Friday, June 23, 2017

How To Replace Siri With Google Assistant On iOS 10 iPhone

Have you ever wished to replace Siri with Google Assistant on your iPhone? If yes, then in this post we'll show you how to do it. As you know Google Assistant is a personal voice assistant developed originally for Android devices and is considered an upgrade of Google Now. The good news is that Assistant is now available for iOS as well.

Although Assistant can be accessed easily via the Today view, it’s not as convenient as pressing and holding the Home button, which activates Siri. As always is the case, if you’re jailbroken, you can easily replace Siri with Google Assistant on your iPhone. Here is how you can do it.

How To Replace Siri With Google Assistant On iPhone

By taking advantage of a popular tweak known as Activator, you can easily make Google Assistant your default voice assistant. 

If you wish to use Google Assistant instead of Siri on your iPhone follow easy steps below.

Step 1: Download and install Google Assistant from the App Store and Activator from Cydia on your jailbroken device.

Step 2: Then launch the Activator app from the Home screen.

Step 3: Click on Anywhere.

Step 4: Under the Home Button section, click on Long Hold.

Step 5: Scroll down to the User Applications section and click on Assistant to select it. Then press on the i button next to it and pick ‘Open App Immediately’ option.

Step 6: Then return to the Anywhere screen and this time launch Short Hold. Scroll down to the System Actions section and pick Do Nothing.

Step 7: Lastly lauch the Settings app and click on Siri. Toggle it off to disable Siri completely.

That's it! Now the next time you press and hold the Home button, it will launch Google Assistant instead of Siri.

How To Make The App Switcher Home Screen Card More Consistent In iOS 10

Those users who have jailbroken iPhone can now make the App Switcher Home screen card more consistent in iOS 10 with new tweak called HomeCardIconLabel, that has recently hit the Cydia. The App Switcher on your iPhone has a Home screen card in addition to those for each of your recently used apps. Each of your recently used apps has its own header with an icon and label above it, while the Home screen card is displayed without these elements.

That's why iOS developer DGh0st fixes that omission in iOS with releasing HomeCardIconLabel jailbreak tweak. This Cydia tweak makes the App Switcher Home screen card more consistent in iOS 10 by adding both a label and icon to the top of the its Home screen card.

As you can see on the picture above the small icon and the label are exactly the same size as all the rest of your App Switcher cards and it looks as the native UI element in iOS.

HomeCardIconLabel is a simple tweak that brings only an aesthetic touch to App Switcher Home screen card. So if you want your App Switcher Home screen card has a its own header with an icon and label then you should definitely give HomeCardIconLabel tweak a try. 

This jailbreak tweak is available from Cydia’s BigBoss repo for free. HomeCardIconLabel works fine only with jailbroken iOS 10 and iOS 9 devices. It doesn't has any options to configure, this means that once you install it, the tweak will immediately add header with an icon and label to your App Switcher Home screen card.

I don't understand why Apple didn't add the header to App Switcher Home screen card by default, but that's where having a jailbroken device is a big advantage. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

CamMode Adds A Mode-Switching HUD To The iPhone Camera App

Have you ever wanted to add a mode-switching HUD to the iPhone Camera app. It can be possible if you have jailbroken device. On your iPhone the Camera app has a bulk of various shooting modes that can be switched between by swiping left or right in the viewfinder frame. Normally the carousel selector that is located under the frame shows the shooting mode you’re currently using, but iOS could do a much better job by informing this actions to the user. Developer Cole Cabral fixed this issue by releasing a new free Cydia tweak known as CamMode.

With this jailbreak tweak installed, a new heads-up display (HUD) appears whenever you change shooting modes in the Camera app. As you can see on the screenshot below, this mode-switching HUD is very similar in design to the HUD you see when your rear-facing LED flash is enabled.

The HUD only appears for just a second before fading away with a brief animation. It doesn't hide any element and don't interrupt your photography by any stretch.

CamMode jailbreak tweak is available for free from Cydia and it works on jailbroken iOS 10 and 9 devices. Once you install the tweak, a new preferences pane will be added to the Settings app:

From there you can enable/disable the tweak on demand, which is really handy in case when you temporarily need an uninterrupted photo-shooting experience for certain high-attention scenarios. The tweak doesn't have any other options to configure.

CamMode is purely aesthetic jailbreak tweak. Some will see it as redundant info as the carousel selector below the frame already shows the mode you’ve selected. But many users will value this element of the UI and find it useful.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New Cydia Tweak Disables The Lockout When Connecting iPhone To CarPlay Unit

Those folks who have jailbroken iOS 10 devices have an ability to disable the lockout when connecting iPhone to a CarPlay unit installing new jailbreak tweak dubbed as CarPlay Lockout. Normally when you use CarPlay, your iOS 10 iPhone naturally shows the screen shown below for several seconds before automatically falling asleep and kicking you out to the Lock screen.

The recently released CarPlay Lockout tweak prevents your phone from locking you out and rather returns you to the Home screen after a brief display of the CarPlay screen.

How To Disable The Lockout When Connecting iPhone To CarPlay Unit

iOS allows you to bypass the CarPlay screen manually by pressing the Home button while it’s showing, but CarPlay Lockout tweak eliminates this unnecessary physical step, making this process automated.

So how you can disable the lockout when connecting iPhone to a CarPlay unit. First, download and install CarPlay Lockout from Cydia. The tweak doesn’t have any options to configure. It means that after installation so you should start to notice that the CarPlay screen disappears faster than before and how you’re kicked to the Home screen instead of the Lock screen.

This small enhancement will allows you or your passenger(s) to continue using the iPhone after connecting to a CarPlay unit without any interruptions and without having to press the Home button to exit the screen.

It’s indeed a tedious nitpick of Apple’s stock iOS functionality, but depending on how often you use CarPlay while you’re in the car, it might be worth trying for the added benefits of both hands-free convenience and time savings. Despite how minor it sounds, sometimes it’s the small details that can change a near-perfect experience to a perfect one.

CarPlay Lockout tweak is available for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository and is compatible with jailbroken iOS 10 devices that support CarPlay addition

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

How To Make It Easier To Trust Sideloaded App Certificates

If you advanced iOS user and you may sideload apps from time to time then we'll show you how to make it easier to trust sideloaded app certificates. As you know sideloading third-party apps using Impactor or Xcode in most cases involves trusting a certificate. This is a process you should be familiar with if your device is jailbroken with Yalu102 or Pangu for iOS 9. But iOS platform itself doesn’t make the trusting process easy to perform out of the box.

That's why new jailbreak tweak dubbed as QuickTrust fixes this problem by adding a “Trust” button directly to the certificate pop-up alert, as shown on the screenshot example above. As the result it make it easier to trust sideloaded app certificates.

The QuickTrust doesn’t automatically trust certificates, as this will break security concern. Instead, it just makes the process easier for you, the end user, to trust a certificate without going through the iOS settings.

Before installing QuickTrust, an alert like the one above would normally only have a “Cancel” button. You would then have to digging the preferences panes in the Settings app before stumbling upon the certificate and trusting it from there. QuickTrust really saves your time as it forces the alert message itself confirming trusting certificates for your sideloaded apps, so you don’t have to launch the Settings app at all.

Note that the tweak only works when your iPhone is in a jailbroken state because it’s dependent on Cydia Substrate. QuickTrust tweak doesn’t come with preferences pane for configurations. It means that its effects will take place next time you sideload a new app with a certificate that needs to be trusted.

So if you want to give QuickTrust a try, then it’s available to download from Cydia’s BigBoss repo for free. The tweak supports iOS 10 devices, so if you're jailbroken on iOS 9 you're out of luck.

Monday, June 12, 2017

New Cydia Tweak Lets Move And Rotate iPhone Lock Screen Clock

Have you ever wanted to somehow move and rotate Lock screen clock on your iPhone. With new jailbreak tweak dubbed as TimeMover it can be possible because it allows you to re-orient your Lock screen clock to better match the wallpaper you set.

With this jailbreak tweak installed you can move, resize, and rotate your Lock screen clock easily, just like you would move a snapchat emoji. TimeMover uses an intuitive tap and drag-based user interface for fine-tuning your Lock screen clock to match your unique setup.

On the example below you can see how TimeMover tweak works:

So if you're impressed and want to try this Cydia tweak on your jailbroken device then you can TimeMover today for $1.99 from Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Note that this tweak supports only jailbroken iOS 10 devices.

Once you've installed the tweak on your device you can go right to tweak's preferences pane in the Settings app to start to move and rotate Lock screen clock on iPhone using the following configuration options:

  • Enable/disable the tweak on demand
  • Enable/disable editing mode 
  • Enable/disable fine-tuning mode 
  • Set clock alignment (left, center, right) 
  • Enable haptic feedback
  • Select placement for automatic alignment
  • Turn off the date subtitle
  • Disable the ‘press home to unlock’ text
  • Turn off the page dots
  • Disable scrolling on the Locks creen
  • Turn on vibrant effects
  • Save up to three preferred Lock screen clock position profiles
  • Reset everything to factory defaults

As you can see you have various options to change the Lock screen look and feel. What is really convenient is that the developer adds additional features to hide different Lock screen elements as the Lock screen clock can sometimes overlap them in some cases.

As for me TimeMover is really cool Cydia release. For the $1.99 price this tweak offers various options to make your Lock screen look really special.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

How To Tweet Now Playing Music From Anywhere In iOS 10

If you're music fan and have jailbroken device you have a great chance to tweet Now Playing music from anywhere in iOS 10 installing new jailbreak tweak called NPTweet. This Cydia tweak makes it extremely easy to Tweet a Now Playing track from anywhere in iOS applying a Flipswitch. Here is a short review on how this jailbreak tweak works on jailbroken iOS 10 devices.

How To Tweet Now Playing Music From Anywhere On iPhone

To get started NPTweet should be downloaded from for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repo and installed on jailbroken device. The tweak works good on iOS 10 or iOS 9 devices.

To tweet Now Playing music from anywhere in iOS 10 you need to use Flipswitch. When invoked, the extension automatically scrapes together your Now Playing track’s metadata and compiles it into a string of text you can share with your followers. Among the kinds of information you can include in your Tweet string are:

  • The song name
  • The artist of the song
  • The album the song is from
  • The name of the app playing the song

Configuring the tweak is simple; you can go to the Settings app after installation and you’ll find NPTweet's preferences pane:

From here you can customize the string of text so the tweak compiles the info in the format you select. Simply use the guide in the pane to type out the shortcuts in any order along with any other filler text you wish to have.

Once you're done with that, navigate to your Flipswitch settings, which can be accessed via jailbreak tweaks like FlipControlCenter or Polus. To do that, go to the preference pane of the Flipswitch-based tweak you’re using and enable the NPTweet option:

In example we use FlipControlCenter, that's why you see the NPTweet button in Control Center interface like so:

Clicking on the button opens an iOS Twitter share sheet, letting us to share what we’re listening to our Twitter account. For this to work, you must be signed into iOS with your Twitter account from Settings > Twitter.

NPTweet works with seemingly all media apps, whether you’re using the stock Music app, or a third-party app like Spotify or Pandora.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

How To Make Lock Screen Clock Subtler In iOS 10

New Cydia tweak known as Vibrancy (iOS 10) makes your Lock screen clock subtler in iOS 10. As you know by default Apple doesn't provide us with visual customization options to change Lock screen clock looks due to the user’s personality.

As we are all different with our personal tastes and views Vibrancy (iOS 10) gives us ability to add some individual touch to Lock screen clock look. The tweak makes the Lock screen clock text subtler in iOS 10, giving the illusion that the time is fading away into the wallpaper.

On the image example above you can see how the Lock screen clock text looks before and after installing the tweak. On the left (before) side it is solid white and it is semi-transparent white and subtler after installing the tweak (right side).

Of course the look will change due to different wallpapers. To give you an idea of what the effect looks like against different wallpapers, there are few more examples for you to compare:

Since the clock text becomes transparent, it is possible to see certain parts of the wallpaper peeking back at you through the font. As you've noticed the tweak only looks good when paired with darker wallpapers. So it is better to use the tweak with darker wallpapers, rather than with light.

If you want to make your Lock screen clock subtler in iOS 10 then you should consider checking Vibrancy (iOS 10). The tweak is free download from Cydia. Note that it works only on jailbroken iOS 10 devices.

Once you install Vibrancy (iOS 10) tweak on your device, it will start to work immediately, as it doesn’t come with any options for configuration. So you are free to play around with the tweak yourself matching various wallpapers to get the look you want. 

How To Remove Unnecessary Things From The Settings App In iOS 10

Those folks who own jailbroken iPhone can now remove unnecessary things from the Settings app in iOS 10 installing new Cydia tweak called SkinnySettings. Most iDevices owners usually use the Settings app to learn how much functionality is packed inside of it from Apple and from jailbreak tweaks that are installed from Cydia.

Some users find the Settings app more cluttered up than it needs to be out of the box. For them CydiaGeek developed SkinnySettings jailbreak tweak. The premise around this Cydia release is to clear the Settings app by removing some of the unnecessary things. Consequently, the Settings app looks less cluttered with the simplified UI.

In the image example below you can see example of how Settings app looks before and after installing SkinnySettings jailbreak tweak. As you've noticed the app icons, separator lines, and even the Status Bar are hidden from user's view. But this isn’t everything the tweak can do.

To get the ability to remove unnecessary things from the Settings app in iOS 10 on your jailbroken device you need to download SkinnySettings. 

The tweak is available as a free download package from Cydia and works with jailbroken iOS 10, 9, and 8 devices. To view all the SkinnySettings configuration options you need to visit tweak's preferences pane in the Settings app.

Once you're done configuring the tweak's options there is no need to respring your device. All you have to do is to simply kill the Settings app from the App Switcher and then restart it to view the recently made changes.

Although not every option in SkinnySettings will look great to everyone, as tastes may vary. That said, you can pick and choose tweak's options to get the look you’re going for.

SkinnySettings tweak gives you minimal, useful and smooth options to make better and more functional your Settings app.

Friday, May 26, 2017

ClassicFolders 2 Tweak Brings Back The iOS 6 Folder Style To iOS 10

Having jailbroken device is always a big advantage as you can make various iOS parts look the way you want and the recent Cydia release lets you brings back the iOS 6 folder style to iOS 10. As you may remember with the release of iOS 7, Apple introduced a fully revamped user interface that was based on flat design. It soon became a design trend that was adopted by many different companies in different industries.

For many users it was really hard to get used to the new design, but it soon started to make sense why Apple made this switch. Though, if you still prefer the old design over the new one, then you may be interested in a new Cydia tweak that brings back the iOS 6 folder style to iOS 10.

Known as ClassicFolders 2, this jailbreak tweak enables the iOS 6 folder style on iOS 10 iPhone, which features a dark background and opens as a tray below the folder icon. The tweak also customizes the folder icon to make it look how it was on iOS 6.

Apart from the iOS 6 folder style, ClassicFolders tweak offers a couple more styles including Modern, Mavericks, and iOS 4 beta style. These styles modify the background of the folder and its icon.

So if you want to bring back older styles then you should download ClassicFolders 2 tweak from Cydia’s BigBoss repo. It costs $1.99 and is compatible with jailbroken iOS 10 devices. ClassicFolders has been developed by CoolStar and Jeremy Goulet. Right after installation ClassicFolders 2 configuration pane will be added to Settings that allows you to configure the tweak's options.

ClassicFolders 2 is a great aesthetic tweak that doesn't only brings the iOS 6 folder style to iOS 10 but provides 3 different folder styles as well. So if you like modern look, then you can try the other folder styles that tweak offers.

Monday, May 22, 2017

How To Customize The Look And Behavior Of Notification Center In iOS 10

If you have jailbroken device you can customize the look and behavior of Notification Center in iOS 10. A new Cydia release dubbed as Lace by iOS developer Andreas Henriksson brings bulk of different aesthetic and convenience-based options so you can tailor Notification Center to your own specific needs. 

Lace jailbreak tweak is available as a free download package from Cydia’s BigBoss repository. The tweak is also open-sourced on GitHub for anyone who’s interested in learning more about what makes the tweak work. It supports all jailbroken iOS 10 devices. So to get started head there and install this tweak on your device. 

Once done with installation, navigate to the tweak's preferences pane in the Settings app where you'll find a short list of options to configure. With Lace you can hide the search bar, access today view or notifications page based on which side of the status bar user swipes down from, choose to make the notifications page default when there are pending notifications and more.

While the list isn’t overly-extensive, some of these features, such as automatic page selection based on whether you have missed notifications or not, are really useful. Many of these options aren’t even available in paid packages like Springtomize 4, so you can save you money and get new features for free.

In conclusion I can say that, Lace jailbreak tweak focuses on the Notification Center, giving users more control over its different aspects. Personally I find Lace jailbreak tweak very useful as it lets me customize the look and behavior of Notification Center in iOS 10 the way I want absolutely for free. As you can see having jailbroken device gives you variety of new features and enhancements that you can apply to certain parts of iOS 10 to improve your users experience.

Hypeman Displays Now Playing Changes On Banner Notifications In iOS 10

If you have jailbroken device you can install new jailbreak tweak that displays Now Playing changes on banner notifications in iOS 10. Many people like to listen to radio apps or random playlists that they didn’t create. If you're one of them then you’re probably knows how it feels when you can’t figure out what’s playing on your iPhone as iOS doesn't provide you with these details. And another problem is that it is impossible to save this song for later.

Dubbed as Hypeman, this jailbreak tweak fixes this problem, by displaying Now Playing changes on banner notifications in iOS 10. This means you get the details of the song that's playing.

The tweak announces the title of each song when it starts or you can configure it to show music changes visually via notification banners. If you choose banner notifications, you'll see song info along with the artwork from the app it’s playing from. But if you pick the voice option, you can configure what voice you hear, the speaking rate or the voice pitch. If you prefer notification banners, you’ll be glad to know that it is possible even swipe on the notification banner to skip a track.

So to give Hypeman tweak a try, you need to download it for free of charge from Cydia’s BigBoss repo. The tweak supports all jailbroken iOS 10 devices. Note that this tweak is configured via Flipswitch. If you have a Flipswitch-based extension such as FlipControlCenter installed, then you can easily head over to that tweak’s preference pane, in Hypeman cell, and begin to configure the tweak from there:

Hypeman is a great tweak for people who connect their iPhone to external speakers at parties. And since the tweak supports both Apple’s Music app and third-party apps, it’s universal tool that fit anyone’s needs. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

How To Download And Install iOS 10.3.2 On iPhone

You can now download and install iOS 10.3.2 on iPhone, as Apple has just launched its latest firmware to public. After releasing a few pre-release seeds to public testers and developers, Apple has now released it for public consumption. With immediate availability, compatible device users can grab the latest firmware version as either an over-the-air download, or with an individual installable IPSW file for installation via iTunes. iOS 10.3.2 is the minor software update that include bug fixes and security enhancements for iOS devices and thus Apple recommends installing the latest update to get all the UI, software and security improvements.

Jailbreakers should avoid to update their devices to the latest software version. Although Pangu Team, who have released the jailbreak for iOS 9, have allegedly demoed a iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak at a tech conference in China and due to reports they are planning to release it in May users with jailbroken device should wait till it will be officially launched. 

How To Install iOS 10.3.2 On iPhone

Don't forget to back up an iPhone before installing this software update. You can do it through iCloud or iTunes. Do not skip a backup, as despite being a minor point release update things could still theoretically go wrong which could result in data loss, a backup makes recovering from such an incident possible.

You can download iOS 10.3.2 software update via the Settings app > General > Software Update. Then choose “Download and Install” after you backup the iOS 10 device to begin the installation and update process.

If you don't have enough space or have some troubles with OTA update then you can download and install iOS 10.3.2 on iPhone using IPSW files below. The steps to upgrade your device are the same as for the previous releases.

iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 5 GSM): iPhone_4.0_32bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 5 GSM+CDMA): iPhone_4.0_32bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 5s GSM): iPhone_4.0_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 5s GSM+CDMA): iPhone_4.0_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 5c GSM): iPhone_4.0_32bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 5c GSM+CDMA): iPhone_4.0_32bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 6+): iPhone_5.5_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 6): iPhone_4.7_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 6s): iPhone_4.7_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 6s Plus): iPhone_5.5_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone SE): iPhone_4.0_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 7): iPhone_7_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPhone 7 Plus): iPhone_7Plus_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.3.2 (iPad 4 Wi-Fi): iPad_32bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad 4 GSM): iPad_32bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad 4 GSM_CDMA): iPad_32bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Air Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Air Cellular): iPad_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Mini 2 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Mini 2 Cellular): iPad_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Air China): iPad_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Mini 2 China): iPad_64bit_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Mini 3 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Mini 3 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Mini 3 China): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Air 2 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Mini 4 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Mini 4 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.3.2_14F91_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Pro Wi-Fi): iPadPro_12.9_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Pro Cellular): iPadPro_12.9_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Pro 9.7 Wi-Fi): iPadPro_9.7_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular): iPadPro_9.7_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.3.2 (iPad 5 Cellular): iPad_6,11_iPad_6,12_10.3.2_14F90_Restore.ipsw

iOS 10.3.2 (iPod touch 6G): iPodtouch_10.3.2_14F89_Restore.ipsw

Monday, May 15, 2017

How To Disable The Blurred Camera Effect In The FaceTime App On iPhone

If you prefer to jailbreak your device and take advantage of different Cydia tweaks features then you can learn how to disable the blurred camera effect in the FaceTime app installing NoBlurFrontCamera tweak. By default the FaceTime app on your iOS 10 iPhone displays a blurred silhouette of yourself via your device’s front-facing camera any time you’re in this app. It’s an interesting aesthetic effect, but it’s a waste of battery and a deterrent for camera-shy people.Developed by CydiaGeek, NoBlurFrontCamera tweak officially allows you to disable this effect, replacing it with a simple dark background.

How this tweak can be useful for many people.First and foremost, because it disables camera activity in the FaceTime app, except for when you’re in a video call, it’ll be great for anyone who hates being on camera during simple actions like checking FaceTime call history.

Secondly, turning off the blurred camera effect also helps keep your device’s battery from draining too quickly while you sift through your call history. While you probably don’t spend a lot of time staring at the FaceTime app for no good reason, every bit of battery savings can be useful when you’re taking several precautionary steps to conserve power on your jailbroken iPhone.

So how to disable the blurred camera effect in the FaceTime app? If your iPhpone is jailbroken go to Cydia’s BigBoss repository and download NoBlurFrontCamera tweak. It is available for free and is compatible with jailbroken iOS 10, 9, and 8 devices. Right after installation NoBlurFrontCamera will add a dedicated preferences pane to the Settings app, from where you can toggle the tweak on or off on demand.

There is no need to respring your device to save the changes you've made. But you have to force-quit and re-launch the FaceTime app from the App Switcher aplly your settings and save them.

How To Summon Banners With iPhone Battery Information In iOS 10

New Cydia release called BatteryBanners allows you to summon banners with iPhone battery information on demand via Activator that shows a numeric battery level percentage. The Status Bar has already a battery icon and iOS can be configured to show the numeric battery level percentage right beside it. On the other hand BatteryBanners tweak allows you to disable the feature but still let you get to battery information when you need it.

How To Summon Banners With iPhone Battery Information

So how this tweak can be useful? The Status Bar easily becomes overbearingly cluttered with icons and words, such as those from long carrier names, the rotation lock icon, the VPN indicator, the alarm icon, and more.

To avoid this problem, some find that disabling the numeric battery percentage helps to conserve space. The only problem with this is you’re then forced to rely on an icon to tell you how much battery is remaining, but because the icon doesn’t show any numbers, it isn’t as informative.

To start to use BatteryBanners tweak you should grab it from Cydia’s BigBoss repository for free and install on your device. The tweak is compatible with iOS 10 devices and Activator must be installed to set it up.

As it was already said BatteryBanners tweak is invoked via Activator, so it’s super easy to access it from anywhere in iOS. For instance, you can be in an app, or on the Home screen or even on the Lock screen and easily see your actual numeric battery level percentage by invoking the gesture you've set.

To set this gesture launch the Activator preferences pane or app, choose the gesture, then assign BatteryBannners tweak to it:

I think BatteryBannners is really useful tweak as you can summon banners with iPhone battery information from whenever in iOS any time you need to check this details.

Friday, May 12, 2017

How To Change The Shape Of App Icons In iOS 10

Do want to change the shape of app icons in iOS 10 then a new Cydia tweak dubbed as SpringToolz by iOS developer Stoyan Stoyanov will help you to do it. This jailbreak tweak allows you to change the shape of your Home screen icons, add drop shadows, and much more. The SpringToolz comes equipped with a vast number of shape options to pick from and can give your jailbroken iOS 10 iPhone unique look. So let's see how this tweak change the shape of app icons on iOS 10 iPhone and enables its other options.

To get started download SpringToolz tweak on your device. You can grab this tweak for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repo. It supports all jailbroken iOS 10, 9, and 8 devices. Every aspect of the tweak can be controlled straight from the Settings app itself. Just go there and then select SpringToolz. Here, you will be able to start your journey into the world of custom app icon shapes. 

The tweak's preference pane is divided into three different sections. The first is responsible for changing the shape of the Home screen icons, the second for changing the shape of the Dock icons, and the third deals with adjusting the drop shadow options. 

On the screenshot below you can see what shapes and shadow colors this tweak offers:

When you’re done configuring the tweak’s settings, all you need to do is navigate to the main preferences pane and click on the Apply button to respring your device and apply your changes.

So if you don't like how icons and interfaces look and behave on your Home screen then you should try SpringToolz tweak. This tweak will make you jailbroken iOS 10device look unique and non-typical without wasting your money.

CCVertically Gives Control Center A Vertical Makeover In iOS 10

Want to try a nifty trick to give Control Center a vertical makeover in iOS 10 then you should install new Cydia release known as CCVertically. By default Control Center has a horizontal layout; it’s devided into rows with each section having its own dedicated purpose, whether it’s for toggles, shortcuts, or sliders.CCVertically Cydia tweak, created by iOS developer pxcex flips everything 90 degrees to give Control Center a vertical makeover in iOS 10. Let's find out how this jailbreak tweak actually do this trick.

How To Give Control Center A Vertical Makeover

Look at the screenshot below. All the elements in the Control Center look different after installing CCVertically tweak. The toggle buttons appear on the left side of the interface, the shortcuts appear on the right side, and all other elements appears in the middle of Control Center.

It is also possible transform the look of the media page in Control Center using CCVertically tweak. It puts your music controls on the left side of the interface and your sound source on the right.

So if you're wan to try how your Control Center will look with the vertical makeover then you should first install CCVertically tweak. CCVertically is available for free in Cydia’s BigBoss repo and works with all jailbroken iOS 10 devices.

Once the tweak is installed, head over to the dedicated preferences pane in the Settings app where you'll find a few options for configurations:

  • Enable/disable the effect for the main Control Center page
  • Enable/disable the effect for the media Control Center page
  • Hide/show the text labels for the buttons
To save your changes you need to click on a respring button, that you'll find at the bottom of the pane.

Of course not all users will like a vertical Control Center, but it can be a nice breath of fresh air from the original appearance. So if your iOS 10 device is jailbroken you can install CCVertically tweak right now.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

CCStatus Lets You Customize The Control Center Toggle Button Statuses In iOS 10

With new jailbreak tweak called CCStatus you can customize the Control Center toggle button statuses in iOS 10. Control Center on your iOS10 device contains bulk of toggles that make accessing certain iPhone's features more convenient. When you enable/disable the features in Control Center, a status update appears at the top of the screen that lets you know what you changed.

CCStatus is the new jailbreak tweak, that allows you to customize these strings of text so that your changed statuses appear when you toggle buttons on or off.

Normally, you will see the toggle's name, followed by a colon and then “On,” or “Off.” For instance, you might see:

Bluetooth: On/Bluetooth: Off
Do Not Disturb: On/Do Not Disturb: Off
Wi-Fi: On/Wi-Fi Off
And so on…

So to start to customize the Control Center toggle button statuses in iOS 10 should download CCStatus tweak from Cydia’s BigBoss repo for free. Then install it on your jailbroken iOS 10 device. The tweak will add its preference pane to the Settings app, where you can set your configurations:

There, you can apply your custom strings to each of the toggles by typing them in yourself. It is possible to customize the ‘on’ and ‘off’ strings individually.

Once you’re done configuring, click on the Save & Respring button at the bottom of the pane to apply and save your changes.

On the screenshot example above, I added a custom string to the Do Not Disturb toggle so that the next time I'll enable it, Control Center will tell you, “Don’t allow anyone to annoy me” and when I'll disable it, it will say, “Enyone can annoy me right now.”

Notably, there’s also a Low Power Mode option as well, and although Control Center doesn’t have a Low Power Mode toggle button out of the box, you can use a Cydia tweak known as CCLowPower to add one.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

How To Eliminate The Delay After Pressing The iPhone Home Button

If your phone is jailbroken then you have a great chance to eliminate the delay after pressing the iPhone Home button installing new Cydia release. By default there’s nearly a full second of delay after pressing your Home button before the app you’re in actually closes. But even if you don't want to wait this short period of time new jailbreak tweak called Accelerated Home Button by iOS developer Mehul Rao will come in handy.

The Accelerated Home Button tweak removes this delay making home button presses seem much faster. Since the tweak removes the delay even when you double press the home button you are returned to the Home screen first and then are taken to the app switcher, which seems kind of cool.

So how this tweak actually eliminates the delay after pressing the iPhone Home button. Apple wants to let your device think for a moment and see what your next action is going to be. If you press the Home button once, you navigate to the Home screen, but if you press the Home button twice or three times consecutively, something else happens entirely.

The short pause after pressing the Home button once lets the device wait for additional presses so that it can seamlessly open the App Switcher or provide you with Guided Access/Zoom options without any jitter in animations, assuming you want to.

Accelerated Home Button will make these animations more jittery, but the speed at which it closes out of apps immediately after the Home button is pressed might be preferred by some over the stock timing tolerances.

Apart from disabling the delay that you normally experience when the Home button is pressed, there really isn’t much more to the tweak. With that in mind, you really have to try it and judge it for yourself to find out if you like it.

To install the Accelerated Home Button on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad you need to navigate to Cydia’s BigBoss repo and grab it for free. Accelerated Home Button tweak doesn’t have any options to configure, so it starts work right after installation. 

Spotlife Tweak Hides Today Widgets On iOS 10 iPhone

If you own jailbroken device you can hide Today widgets from iOS 10 iPhone. Many users don't use the Today page on the Lock screen, Home Screen, and in Notification Center, and would like to bring back the iOS 9-style Spotlight page. That's why new jailbreak tweak dubbed as Spotlife was developed by iOS developer pxcex to hide Today widgets from iOS 10 iPhone and bring back the iOS 9-style Spotlight page.

Installing Spotlife transforms the Today page on both the Home screen and Lock screen on iOS 10 devices to into a simpler iOS 9-esque Spotlight search page. Rather than showing a bevy of features you might never use in your face, the tweak causes only the Spotlight search bar and Siri app suggestions section to appear here.

So if you want to try Spotlife tweak you need to navigate to Cydia’s BigBoss repo first. The tweak is available as a free download package and is compatible with all jailbroken iOS 10 devices. The tweak will add dedicated preference pane to Settings app from where you can set your configurations. 

If you’re interested in de-cluttering the Home screen and Lock screen, but don’t want to give up Today page access completely, then it is possible to access your Today widgets via Notification Center.

Apple allows to remove the Today page from the Lock screen entirely by going to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode. Spotlife in its turn doesn’t disable the Spotlight page entirely instead, it only removes the Today widgets. As the result this lets you continue conducting Spotlight searches from the Lock screen.

It should be also noted that Spotlife tweak allows you to selectively choose where the Today widgets appear in iOS, so if you like having them on the Lock screen, but not on the Home screen (or vice-versa), you can configure it in the Settings app from dedicated preference pane.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

No Date Today Tweak Hides The Date From The Today Page In iOS 10

Now it is possible to hide the date from the Today page in iOS 10 for those who own jailbroken device. Many users find the date information that appear in the Today page unnecessary as it is possible to find the date in few other places on our iOS devices. If you agree with them and want your device to hide the date from the Today page in iOS 10, then a new Cydia release dubbed as No Date Today could be useful for you.

How To Hide The Date From The Today Page In iOS 10

 No Date Today tweak hides the date from the Today page and makes more vertical space for displaying additional Today widgets in a single screen. As the result you won’t have to scroll down to the bottom see their content.

Actually the amount of space saved by the tweak depends on apps you use. On the screenshot example below, you can see that there is much more space for at least one more widget can appear at the bottom of the screen so there is no need to scroll down to view it.

What is really great is that No Date Today tweak brings this changes to each Today interface found in iOS 10, including on the Home screen, the Lock screen, and in Notification Center. 

So if you want to see how No Date Today tweak will work on your device, then you can download it from Cydia’s BigBoss repo for free. This Cydia tweak supports only jailbroken iOS 10 devices.

Right after installation this tweak will add its preferences pane to the Settings app. A switch is provided in Settings to enable/disable the tweak. You need to hit the respring button in order to save your changes.

So if you're tired of the oversized date text in your Today View or Notification Center then reclaim this lost space and see more of your widgets at the same time with No Date Today.