Friday, August 18, 2017

How To Limit The Amount Of Screenshots Taken On Lock Screen In iOS 10

If you want to limit the amount of screenshots taken on Lock screen in iOS 10 then you can o it with new jailbreak tweak dubbed as LSScreenshotLimit. This jailbreak tweak is really easy in use and brings the feature that limits the amount of screenshots that can be taken on Lock screen to every jailbroken iPhone.


In the short review below we'll show you how to quickly install the tweak and enable its feature.

How To Limit The Amount Of Screenshots Taken On Lock Screen

Step 1: Launch Cydia on your jailbroken iPhone. Navigate to the Search tab and search for WA Status Save tweak. Once found, click on it to open.

Step 2: As the tweak is free download package click on the Install button.

Step 3: Then press Confirm to begin installing the tweak on your device.

Step 4: Now when LSScreenshotLimit tweak is installed on your device head over to Settings app and find its preference pane.

Step 5: From there you can start to configure tweak's options. Set the limitation number of taken screenshots.


Step 6: Select actions to perform when more screenshot are attempted after reaching the limit. You can choose to set a message alert for instance. You can even set custom message to displayed in alert. 

LSScreenshotLimit is interesting tweak that limits the amount of screenshots taken on Lock screen in iOS 10. It simple as it is as there is no other options it can offer. The tweak is compatible with iOS 9 and 10 devices.

In Cydia there are many simple tweaks that offer some tiny implementation in the big iOS platform. Personally I like such tweaks as sometimes this tiny improvements make my user experience much more better. So if you need to put the limitation on the number of taken screenshot on the Lock screen then you are free to do it. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

ProxySwitcher Tweak Lets Enable Proxy With A Single Tap On Status Bar

If your iOS 10 device is jailbroken then you can easily enable Proxy with a single tap on Status Bar using new Cyia release dubbed as ProxySwitcher. This jailbreak tweak lets users easily define proxy settings on their device and toggle the functionality on and off quickly with ease.

The average iOS device or Internet user may not have ever concerned themselves with proxies and the use thereof, but the fact that ProxySwitcher tweak makes it so accessible and easy to interact with and implement could be the start of a lot more users getting to grips with it. 


ProxySwitcher is extremely simple in use and brings the dedicated preference pane to Settings app right after installation. From there you can configure the tweak settings. 

The iOS devices owners can also add in the details of the proxy server in this panel which defines exactly where the network requests are passed before being served back to the device. 

The tweak's preference pane also includes a nifty status bar icon. This allows the user to quickly toggle the feature on and off with a single tap from anywhere rather than having to open the native Settings app. So you can easily find the ProxySwitcher settings, and then enable or disable it through there. 


So if you want to enable Proxy with a single tap on Status Bar on your jailbroken device then ProxySwitcher is available as a single purchase commercial tweak from the BigBoss repo. This jailbreak tweak costs only $1.00.

Personally I find this jailbreak tweak release interesting as it allows me to quickly enable/disable Proxy with a single tap on Status Bar on my jailbroken device and now there is no need to dig through the iPhone settings to interact with the details of the proxy server.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

StyloPowerDown Tweak Adds New Options To The iPhone Power Off Screen

If you have jailbroken device then you have a great chance to add new options to the iPhone power off screen with new Cydia tweak installed. Apple has redesigned the Power Off screen in its mobile operating system several times over the past few iterations of iOS. In iOS 10, when you press and hold the Power button, you’re presented with a slider and a knob which you can swipe to power off your iPhone. If you’re running iOS 10 and want to bring a new look to this interface or switch to how it looked back in iOS 7, then you should try StyloPowerDown jailbreak tweak.


This Cydia tweak brings a few new themes for the power off screen in iOS 10. You can switch to the classic power off screen that was present back in iOS 7 or you can go for a theme that has been inspired by the power down menu present in LG mobile phones.


StyloPowerDown tweak also brings new functionalities to your power down screen. When you choose the LG-inspired power off screen, in addition to the default power button, you get extra options for restarting your jailbroken iPhone or placing it in Airplane Mode. 

On the other hand, the iOS 7 theme simply changes the skin of the power down screen to look like that of iOS 7. It also provides a popup menu which you can enable to gain access to more features such as respring, reboot, Airplane Mode, as well as Safe Mode.

So if you interested in trying StyloPowerDown tweak then is available for $1.00 on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. The tweak is compatible with jailbroken iOS 8 – iOS 10 devices. The tweak comes with a dedicated preferences pane that will be added to Settings to configure it the way you want. 

Note every time you make changes to the tweak’s configuration, you have to respring your device. Just hit the respring button, that is located at the bottom of the tweak’s preference pane. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

CallPlus Tweak Improves The Phone app In iOS 10

Those who have jailbroken devices can now improve the Phone app in iOS 10 with a new jailbreak tweak installed. Known as CallPlus this Cydia release to enhance your Phone app setting bringing even more features than you’re probably accustomed to out of the box.


With this tweak installed you'll get such features:

  • DialLocker : the tweak creates a new page on the Lock Screen with a dialer that allows you to easily dial contacts directly from there.
  • Switcher Call lets you add favorite contacts in the Switcher.
  • Colored Logs this feature colors your recent tab logs into three colors. 
  • Call Protection allows you to protect the phone button when you press call you need to input your fingerprint in order to be allowed to call that user.
  • Call Options when you press a contact in the recent tab it asks whether you want to text or call that user. If you choose text it will automatically launch the message app to that person's conversation without leaving the Phone app. On the other hand, if you press call you need to input your fingerprint in order to call.

So if you want to try CallPlus tweak then you can download it from Cydia’s BigBoss repository for just $1.50.

After installation the tweak will add a preference pane to the Settings app, from where you can start to improve the Phone app in iOS 10 using tweak's settings:


Note that you should hit “Save” buttons, that are located at the bottom of every preference pane anytime you make changes to the preferences. This saves your changes, letting the tweak work how you want it to.

Personally I like CallPlus tweak as I think the Phone app on my jailbroken iPhone has always lacked some essential features, and this tweak brings some useful options that can be handy for me. 


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

How To Jailbreak iOS 9.3.5 On 32-Bit Devices Use Phoenix App

If you like your iOS device to be jailbroken then here is how to jailbreak iOS 9.3.5 iPhone without computer using Phoenix/PhoenixPwn tool. Known as Phoenix, this jailbreak tool allows you to jailbreak all 32-bit devices on iOS 9.3.5 only. The jailbreak has been created by well-known iOS hackers, namely Siguza and tihmstar, with contribution from other members of the jailbreak community such as mbazaliy and qwertyoruiop, and realkjcmember. 


So if you want to jailbreak your iOS 9.3.5 iPhone then carefully read all the requirements and follow the steps below.

How To Use Phoenix To Jailbreak iOS 9.3.5 On 32-bit Devices

Step 1: On your computer, download the Phoenix IPA file from this link, as well as Cydia Impactor.

Step 2: Then connect your iOS device to your computer, and launch Cydia Impactor.

Step 3: Drag and drop the Phoenix IPA file onto Cydia Impactor, as shown on the screenshot below.


Step 4: You’ll be prompted for your Apple ID and password. This info is only sent to Apple to sign the IPA file. Proceed with entering your Apple ID and password so that Cydia Impactor can start to install the jailbreak app.

Step 5: Once the app is installed on your iOS 9.3.5device, you should see its icon on the Home screen labeled “Phoenix”. Before opening it, navigate to Settings -> General -> Profiles (for some, this may be called “Device Management” or “Profiles & Device Management”).

Step 6: Launch the profile labeled with your Apple ID. Then press the Trust button.


Step 7: Now go back to the Home screen and open the Phoenix app.


Step 8: To initiate the jailbreak, hit the Prepare for Jailbreak button.

The jailbreak process will begin now. Once it’s finished, your device will reboot and the Cydia icon should appear on your Home screen. Now you know how to jailbreak iOS 9.3.5 iPhone. It’s not likely that there are many people still rocking an iOS 9.3.5 device, but for those that are, this could be the easiest possible solution to get jailbreaking.

Boxy 3 Lets You Customize Home Screen Layout In iOS 10

Those who like to change their iPhone look and feel have a great chance to customize Home screen layout in iOS 10 using jailbreak tweaks from Cydia. There are many jailbreak tweaks of this nature in Cydia and if you have jaibroken device you can try new one dubbed as Boxy 3 by iOS developer William Vabrinskas with this tweak you’ll have access to a whole host of Home screen app icon layout settings to your device.

Boxy 3 is available for $1.99 from Cydia’s ModMyi repository so to get started you should pay money and install it on your device. Note that Boxy 3 works only with jailbroken iOS 10 devices.


After installation you can start to customize Home screen layout in iOS 10 by swiping up on the Home screen with one finger to reveal the Quick Settings interface shown on the screenshot above. It includes sliders for adjusting the following things:

  • Horizontal app icon padding
  • Vertical app icon padding
  • Side inset of your app icons
  • Top inset of your app icons

As you adjust the sliders, you’ll see their effects on your Home screen app icons in real time. 

At the top of the interface you'll find three controls: a minimization button for shrinking the interface, a grabber for moving the interface around on your screen, and a close button for exiting the interface.

Boxy 3 also brings its preferences pane to the Settings app from where you can configure a some other options:



Note that the settings with asterisks next to them require a respring to take effect. Just hit the “Apply Changes” button that is included in the main preferences pane to apply and save your settings and respring your device.

So if you enjoy aesthetic modifications, such themes and layouts then you should try Boxy 3 jailbreak tweak.


Sunday, July 23, 2017

WhoMadeIt Tweak Reveals Cydia Package Authors In The Changes Tab

New jailbreak tweak helps you to reveal Cydia package authors in the Changes tab on your jailbroken iOS 10 device. When you’re browsing Cydia’s latest releases and looking for new extensions install, you typically need to click on each individual one just to see the author behind them. Dubbed as WhoMadeIt this jailbreak tweak changes this. This tweak shows the author’s name next to the package’s name in Cydia’s Changes tab, as shown on screenshot example below.


WhoMadeIt can be a useful utility for Cydia if you avoid packages made by a particular developer you’ve had issues with previously. Moreover, if you see a developer’s name that you’re familiar with, you might be more inclined to try a new package.

The modification WhoMadeIt imposes on the Cydia interface is so subtle that you’ll hardly notice it’s there. It blends in with the stock interface so well that it looks like a stock feature. Nevertheless, don’t let its simplicity fool you; it’s a great tweak.

Note that WhoMadeIt doesn’t reveal tweak authors when searching for packages manually, so the functionality is strictly limited to the Changes tab:


If you deal with new jailbreak tweaks on a daily basis, this tweak quickly become a valuable addition to your jailbroken device. After trying it for the short time that I did, it now feels like a must-have that I can’t live without, of course, your mileage may vary.

So if you want to reveal Cydia package authors in the Changes tab with WhoMadeIt tweak then it is available from BigBoss repository for free. The big advantage is that the tweak works on all iOS versions from iOS 3 to iOS 10.

The WhoMadeIt tweak doesn’t have any options to configure, so changes should take effect immediately after installation. You might want to force-quit the Cydia app from the App Switcher after installation though, just to ensure it works correctly.

How To Customize App Switcher-Based 3D Touch Gestures In iOS 10

If you have jailbroken device you can customize App Switcher-based 3D Touch gestures in iOS 10 with new Cydia release dubbed ForceTouchSwitcher. On 3D Touch-enabled devices, you can access your App Switcher with a 3D Touch gesture on the left side of the display.


Released by iOS developer CydiaGeek ForceTouchSwitcher tweak gives you visual and functional options for disabling or for extending the Switcher on the 3D Touch gestures. This tweak has two primary functions built in to customize App Switcher-based 3D Touch gestures in iOS 10:

  • Turn off the 3D Touch gesture for the App Switcher completely
  • Turn on the 3D Touch gesture for the right side of your screen in addition to the left

So ForceTouchSwitcher jailbreak tweak can use  two groups of people  

1) those who don’t want to use 3D Touch gestures for the App Switcher at all; and 
2) those who don’t want to be confined to just one side of the screen for gesture input.

So if you interested in one of tweak's features then you should head over to Cydia’s BigBoss repository and download ForceTouchSwitcher for free. The tweak works on all jailbroken iOS 9 and iOS 10 devices that support 3D Touch.

 Once you install the ForceTouchSwitcher on your jailbroken device navigate to the Settings app and find tweak's preferences pane to start to configure its settings.


To apply and save your changes hit the respring button that is included preferences pane.

I can say most iPhone users are attuned to using the Home button to access the App Switcher, so your 3D Touch access may or may not matter as much to you. On the other hand, if you frequently use 3D Touch to access your App Switcher, then you should try ForceTouchSwitcher tweak.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

How To Download And Install iOS 10.3.3 On iPhone

After seeding few developer betas, Apple has finally launched the newest version of iOS to the public and here is how you can download and install iOS 10.3.3 on iPhone. This new mobile OS version is a minor update. It means there aren’t any major new features added to the platform for the end user. This new software is meant to fix behind-the-scenes issues, improve performance and the overall quality of the software.


iOS 10.3 wasn't the major update, though it brought more than a dozen enhacements and new features, including Find My AirPods, Apple File System, a revamped iCloud section in Settings, a kill-switch for in-app review prompts, a name-and-shame list of legacy apps on your device and much more.

The iOS 10.3.3 update release comes a couple of months before the expected arrival of iOS 11version launch. That software brings with it a bulk of new features, including a new modular Control Center, a new Apple File System, and much more. iOS 10.3.3 will likely be the last version of the platform before iOS 11 arrives later this year.

Jailbreakers should stay away from updating to iOS 10.3.3 as it will kill all the tweaks and apps installed on your device.

How To Install iOS 10.3.3 On iPhone

Those users who have enough space on their devices can use the quickest and the easiest way to download and install iOS 10.3.3 on iPhone is to use OTA mechanism. All you have to do is head into Settings > General > Software Update and grab the iOS 10.3.3 update.

Those users who have some troubles with OTA update installation can grab iOS 10.3.3 IPSW file on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch from the direct links below and upgrade manually. You can use the guide to any of the previous firmware update as the process of installation is the same.

iPad:

iPhone SE

iPod touch:


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Vigor Tweak Adds New Features To Home Screen App Icons In iOS 10

If you wish to add new features to Home screen app icons in iOS 10 on your iPhone then it can be possible if it is jailbroken. Known as Vigor by the AtomDevTeam displays useful info directly inside your app icons.

So to get started you should grab Vigor from Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $1.99. Note that this tweak works only on jailbroken iOS 10 iPhones. After installation, you can toggle Vigor with a new button in Control Center. 


As you can see on the GIF above, after installation the Vigor tweak the Home screen icons display info from their respective apps.

For instance, the Message app shows information about unread messages, the Photos app displays a preview of the most recently-taken photograph, and the Weather app shows info about the temperature outside.

A new page is added to the left of the main Control Center page where you can manage your Vigor-supported apps:



The tweak can also replace app icon labels with app details when you double-tap on empty space from the Home screen. For instance, the Clock app label displays the Sunrise and Sunset times and the Calendar app label shows upcoming events.

Vigor also come with a dedicated preferences pane that you'll find in the Settings app. From there you can configure a few options:


The tweak also allows to configure more detailed settings in the panes for apps. For instance, in the Weather pane, you can enable/disable the widget, select to show data or notifications, enable 3D Touch support, activate hint labels, and configure whether it displays in Celsius or Fahrenheit. 

All unsupported apps can be configured to display missed notifications. You can use this option apps like Mail or Messages, and others where you might regularly get notifications. 

As you can see Vigor is really interesting jailbreak tweak that allows you to add new features to Home screen app icons in iOS 10 and make it more informative.

Monday, July 17, 2017

How To View Animated GIFs In The Photos App On iOS 10 iPhone

For years many iOS users have been requesting Apple to add the ability to view animated GIFs in the Photos App on iPhone. When you save a GIF to your iPhone, it appears as a still image in the Photos app because a single frame of that animated GIF is displayed only.

The popularity of GIF is on the rise and Apple has taken this opportunity to finally bring support for animated GIFs to iOS 11. GIFs will now animate in the Photos app rather than appearing as a still image. Of course this is a great news for users who are planning to upgrade to iOS 11, but what should jailbreakers do in this case. If you’re one such user, and don't want to lose your jailbreak then you will be glad to hear that a new jailbreak tweak dubbed as GIFRoll will bring the functionality to view animated GIFs in the Photos App on iPhone in iOS 10.

How To View Animated GIFs In The Photos App On iOS Device


As the name implies, GIFRoll tweak brings support for animated GIFs to the Photos app in iOS 10. All you have to do to get it is to install GIFRoll tweak on your jailbroken device. It is available as a free package in Cydia’s ModMyi repo. Once you install the tweak, save any GIF to the Photos app and proceed with opening it. You’ll notice that the GIF starts to animate rather than appearing as a still image. The tweak doesn’t require any additional configuration.

If you don’t know how to save GIFs, it is quite easy. Go to a website from where you can download GIFs, such as giphy.com. Open a GIF that you want to save, then tap and hold on it. From the menu that appears, pick ‘Save Image’. Now navigate to the Photos app and you should see the GIF saved in the Camera Roll album.

GIFRoll tweak supports both iOS 9 as well as iOS 10, so a majority of jailbreak users should be able to install and use this tweak without any issues.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

NCLink10 Lets Group Inbound Notifications By App In iOS 10

If you have jailbroken device you can group inbound notifications by app in iOS 10 installing new jailbreak tweak known as NCLink10, that was released by iOS developer HiDaN. On the screenshot below you can see that NCLink10 tweak not only allows you to group notifications by app, but it even lets you collapse sections. To collapse the notifications associated with  the app just click on its header. 


Note that there are collapsed headers that have numbers on them, and others that don’t. The number shows how many new missed notifications there are inside the section since it was last collapsed.

Also you can easily fold sections with notifications for apps that you don't want to see banners from.
So if you want to group inbound notifications by app in iOS 10 then NCLink10 is available from Cydia for only $1.99. Download it and install on your device. Once you're done the tweak will add a dedicated preferences pane to the Settings app. From there you can configure few options including:


NCLink10 preferences pane is divided into three main sections, including General, Notification Center and Lock screen. Each section offer such options to configure:


The tweak offers bulk of options that will be useful for different users. If you better prefer this classic functionality, then you should definitely try NCLink10. It even offer some additional features that even earlier stock installations of iOS didn’t have, including Apple Watch-style notifications, app-based coloring, and privacy mode.

Whether the NCLink10 jailbreak tweak is for you depends on how you use your phone and how much you miss the grouping of notifications from previous iOS versions. So if you want to have it all back on your jailbroken iOS 10 iPhone right away, then you can grab NCLink10 now.

Friday, July 14, 2017

New Tweak Opens App Switcher To The App That You're Currently Using

New jailbreak release that has recently hit the Cydia does a great job, it opens App Switcher to the app you're currently using. The App Switcher on your iOS device automatically opens to the app you last used upon launch rather than the one you were using when you opened the interface. Known as AppSwitchCurrent (9 % 10), this jailbreak tweak change concept settled by default.

How To Open App Switcher To The App You're Currently Using 


AppSwitchCurrent (9 % 10) tweak is not for everyone and the way you use your App Switcher will define whether this tweak will be useful to you or not. 

This tweak won't be useful for you if you use the App Switcher as a multitasking tool. In such case your goal is to switch to a recently-used app more quickly rather than bring required to swipe over once you launch the interface.

Though, if you use the App Switcher as a force-quitting tool when apps don’t work how it is expected more often than a multitasking tool, then this tweak will bring you right to your current app, that is more convenient from a troubleshooting perspective.

So if you want to open App Switcher to the app you're currently using then first you need to download AppSwitchCurrent (9 % 10) for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository and install on your device. Note that you can use this tweak either on jailbroken iOS 9 or on iOS 10 devices.

You can customize AppSwitchCurrent (9 & 10) options from the Settings app after installation:


From there, you can enable/disable this tweak on demand and select where you’re taken when you open the App Switcher from the Home screen.

So if you hate how App Switcher on your device opens to the app you used last, then AppSwitchCurrent (9 % 10) must be definitely useful to you.

Monday, July 10, 2017

LockscreenXI Tweak Adds iOS 11’s Lock Screen Interface To iOS 10

If you want to add iOS 11’s Lock screen interface to iOS 10 then it can be possible with LockscreenXI jailbreak tweak installed. The tweak is aimed to shift the Lock screen music controls and Passcode view from iOS 11 to iOS 10 device. 

The changes will be noticeable once you'll install the tweak. The tweak will integrate the Now Playing interface is displayed and when you have inbound unread notifications. You can view these changes on the screenshot example below.


The tweak also allows to change the size of the Now Playing widget. By clicking on the “Show Less” button the Now Playing widget can be collapsed to almost half its default size:


If you want to navigate back to the full-sized widget while it’s collapsed, all you have to do is just click on the “Show More” button.

LockscreenXI tweak is a part of Eleven jailbreak tweak collection. It will be released very soon and will bring many of iOS 11’s new interface features to jailbroken iOS 10 devices. LockscreenXI tweak has a few options to configure, and they’ll be found inside of the Eleven preferences pane in the Settings app:


From there you can enable /disable both Now Playing widget and/or passcode keypad theming. 

To apply and save your changes it is necessary to respring your device. A button for respringing you'll find in the Eleven preferences pane. You'll notice that all other sections will remain disabled. They will be in this state until other jailbreak tweaks included in Eleven package will be officially launched in Cydia and downloaded to your jailbroken iPhone.

iOS 11 will bring a host of new features and if you prefer to stay jailbroken and add iOS 11’s Lock screen interface to iOS 10 then you should definitely try LockscreenXI tweak. You can grab this tweak from Cydia’s BigBoss repository for just $1.00 today. It supports only jailbroken iOS 10 devices.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Lysithea X Adds iOS 11-esque Lock Screen Music Controls To iOS 10

If you don't plan to upgrade your device to the Apple's latest software release not to lose jailbreak then you can add iOS 11-esque Lock screen music controls to iOS 10 installing new Cydia tweak. As you may know, iOS 11 brings with a redesigned Now Playing Lock screen interface, that takes up less space. As the result you can manage your music playback and see missed notifications in the same place and in the same time.


Dubbed as Lysithea X, this interesting jailbreak tweak brings this iOS 11 Now Playing Lock screen interface to jailbroken iOS 10 devices. So if you interested how this new interface will look on your device then download Lysithea X for $0.99 from Cydia and install it on you device. 

On the screenshot example above you can see that the changes are somewhat drastic. The interface for your music looks like a Today widget, it shows your Now Playing media instead of your typical widget info. You get controls for music scrubbing, volume level, next and previous tracks, and playing or pausing the music.

It is also possible to double-tap on the album artwork to shrink the size of the widget vertically, as shown below:


Lysithea X comes with a dedicated preferences pane, that will be added to the Settings app right after installation. From there you can configure a few options. Lysithea X brings four styling themes - iOS Default, Custom Tint Color Overlay, Artwork Blur and Artwork Color. These are all available in the Settings app.

There to is no need to respring your device to apply and save your setting as all changes will take place right away.

Note that Lysithea X tweak is compatible with jailbroken iOS 10 devices only. This tweak works with the most of the already existing Lock screen tweaks including Noctis, Priority Hub, Lockglyph X and more.


If adding iOS 11-esque Lock screen music controls to iOS 10 is not enough for you and you're are looking for even more iOS 11 features, then you should wait for Eleven. This is an extensive set of jailbreak tweaks, that is currently under development. 



How To Merge The App Switcher And Control Center Interfaces Into One

SwitcherControls jailbreak tweak, that has recently hit the Cydia, aims to merge the App Switcher and Control Center interfaces into one. Have you ever wondered what would happen if Apple merged the multitasking switcher with Control Center. With jailbreak it becomes possible. Now with a single action, you can access various Control Center sections which are now part of the App Switcher. SwitcherControls has the ability to customize the order of the sections so that you can get that perfect setup.


Whenever you’re listening to music, SwitcherControls will automatically show the Now Playing interface so you can easily control your playback:


The tweak doesn't change the main functionalities of App Switcher and Control Center, so you can swipe up on app cards to force-quit apps in App Switcher as you do it normally.

So if you want to try to merge the App Switcher and Control Center interfaces into one then SwitcherControls is easy to download. It is available from Cydia’s BigBoss repository and costs $1.50. The tweak adds its own preferences pane to the Settings app where you’ll be able to configure the look and feel:


The tweak is divided into sections: main, Section Layout, Advanced Options. From the main section you can enable/disable the tweak on demand and respring your device to apply and save your changes. 

From the Section Layout pane, you can configure such options as:


Advanced Options pane allows you to configure the following options:



As you've notice the tweak offers long list of options; enough to satisfy almost every iOS device user.
SwitcherControls is compatible with many control center tweaks including Kaze, FlipControlCenter, 3DSwitcher 2, Polus, Noctis, and most other app switcher tweaks.

SwitcherControls is one of my favorite jailbreak tweaks, I really find merging App Switcher and Control Center into one interface very useful and handy for daily usage. That's why I love my iOS 10 iPhone to be jailbroken, as I can try various tweaks from Cydia to improve my user experience. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

How To Bring An Android-Style Bottom Navigation Bar To iOS 10

If you have jailbroken device, it is possible to bring an Android-style bottom navigation bar to iOS 10 iPhone with new Cydia tweak dubbed as AlternateControls 2. This tweak offers a set of on-screen software controls for iOS and is available for download from Cydia for $1.49. If you have the original AlternateControls you can get a free upgrade. The tweak supports only jailbroken iOS 10 devices.


Once you install it you've notice that bottom navigation bar on your iPhone has been changed. It now has three options: the button to the left option will act as a back button, the center button as a Home button and the button to the far right as an App Switcher shortcut.

You can configure AlternateControls options visiting via the new preferences pane in the Settings app:


As you've notice AlternateControls offers a host of different options that allows you to not only customize the functionality but the look  of the navigation bar.

When it comes to configuring aesthetics, it is possible to select your own icons and colors from the preferences pane:


You can configure any of the icons or all three at once and it is up to your personal tastes. For colorization, a color picker allows you to choose any color you like.

Of course AlternateControls is not for all users as if you’re a hardcore iOS user, you'll better prefer the way iOS works. But if you want to try something new on your jailbroken device and bring an Android-style bottom navigation bar to iOS 10 then this tweak is for you.

Personally I like this jailbreak tweak. Previously I had Android device and I find bottom navigation bar as a handy option that can be used on the daily basis.

How To Apply A New Control Center Look In iOS 10

If you want to apply a new Control Center look in iOS 10 then you should jailbroken your device. Once you do that it can be possible to download new Cydia tweak known as CCSmooth10 by CydiaGeekeak. This jailbreak tweak aims to change Control Center interface by giving you visual and useful options to make its look and feel better.

CCSmooth10 tweak comes with a bulk of options that can make Control Center look totally different than it does out of the box. Its effects are purely cosmetic rather than functional, but you can get some awesome effects playing with tweak's options.


CCSmooth10 tweak is available as free package for download from Cydia’s BigBoss repository. It works fine only with jailbroken iOS 10 devices. Once you're done with installation, CCmooth10 will add a dedicated preferences pane to the Settings app, from where you can change your appearance options:


Note that to apply and save your changes you need to respring your device. Find ta respring button at the bottom of tweak's preferences pane and click on it.

You can toggle all the options on at once, or you can mix and match them; it all comes down to personal preference. On the screenshot above you can see our example on how you can use the tweak apply a new Control Center look in iOS 10. Of course tour mileage may vary when compared to our examples, as the appearance will depend on the options you’ve applied.

CCSmooth10 tweak is one f my favorite as it allows to customize Control Center interface look. Personally, I like the vertical Control Center option the most. And when enabled it with the translucent blur effect and white glyph effects it look really amazing. Although CCSmooth10 is an aesthetics tweak and doesn't offer some interesting functionality or improvement it is really fun to play with its options. 

Friday, June 30, 2017

New Tweak Lets Customize The Position Of iPhone Lock Screen Clock For Free

Those folks who have jailbroken device can customize the position of iPhone Lock screen clock for free with the jailbreak tweak known as TimeMover Lite. Normally the Lock screen clock appears at the top center of the Lock screen on any stock device out of the box, but with TimeMover Lite by iOS developer NeinZedd9, you can change its position anywhere you’d like. Here is how you can do it.

How To Customize The Position Of iPhone Lock Screen Clock 


TimeMover Lite is a free version of the TimeMover tweak that we wrote about a couple of weeks ago, but it’s still plenty powerful and offers many options.

As it has been already mentioned TimeMover Lite is availbale as a free download package from Cydia’s BigBoss repository. The tweak supports all jailbroken iOS 10 devices. 

So to start to customize the position of iPhone Lock screen clock for free you should download and install it on your jailbroken device. Once you're done, you will be able to tap and drag your Lock screen clock around, like this:


It is also possible to use pinch gestures to resize or rotate the Lock screen clock. This means you can adjust its positioning to go with the flow of your wallpaper if you so choose.

As you see the TimeMover Lite tweak is really simple in usage. Unlike the paid version of the tweak, there aren’t any options to configure. So if you want to try how TimeMover Lite will work on your device you are free to grab it today.

If you end up liking TimeMover Lite, and want some additional options then you should download the full version of the tweak. TimeMover offers such additional features hiding certain elements from the Lock screen, auto-aligning the clock, haptic feedback, vibrancy color options, and even the ability to save multiple profiles. But you'll have to pay $1.99 to get all this option.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

How To Silence Obtrusive Notifications When iOS 10 iPhone Is Unlocked

 Have you ever wanted Apple brings the ability to silence obtrusive notifications when your iPhone is unlocked. When you’re using your iOS 10 iPhone, sometimes the influx of notification sounds and vibrations can be enough to frustrate even the most tolerant of multitaskers who are trying to get things done on his device.


Fortunately, a recently released tweak called QuietWhileUnlocked by iOS developer The Holy Confluency of the Summer Triangle helps solve this problem by suppressing notification sounds and vibrations whenever your iPhone is unlocked.

How To Silence Obtrusive Notifications When iPhone Is Unlocked

The way the QuietWhileUnlocked tweak works is rather simple; instead of having your phone buzz and ding repeatedly while the device is in your hand and you’re doing something on it, your notifications will remain silent. Isn't it great?

You will still see the notification banners pop up, but they’ll do so without being trailed by distracting sounds and buzzing, helping you focus more on what you’re doing at that time.

It should be noted that the tweak doesn’t affect notification sounds or vibrations from notifications when the device is locked; only when it’s unlocked, so you can still hear your notifications when your phone is sitting on a table on the other side of the room or feel your phone vibrating in your pocket without a hitch.

QuietWhileUnlocked can be downloaded absolutely for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository. The tweak supports all jailbroken iOS 10 devices. Once you're done, install the tweak. You can configure the way the tweak works from the new preferences pane in the Settings app:


From the preferences pane you can independently disable sound and/or vibration while your phone is unlocked with two different toggle switches. Once you're done with configurations there is no need to respring your device as all the changes will take effect immediately.

New Tweak Shows Warning When You Are Recording In Portrait Mode On iPhone

New jailbreak tweak known as VerticalVideoSyndrome 2 shows warning when you are recording in Portrait mode on iPhone. Why do you actually need this. Sometime when I'm watching videos on YouTube or social media I wonder just how many iPhone users record their videos while their iPhone or iPad is in portrait orientation.

As I know, these services are designed for computer screens, which naturally have displays longer than they are tall, so recording videos in this way usually degrades the viewing experience for the viewer. That’s why iOS developer Andreas Henriksson released his VerticalVideoSyndrome 2 jailbreak tweak.


This tweak is available in Cydia via the BigBoss Repo absolutely for free of charge and supports all jailbroken iOS 10 devices. For phones that are running an earlier version of iOS, the original VerticalVideoSyndrome is also available. The tweak doesn't come with any options to configure. It means that after installation, you’ll begin seeing a warning sign if the device is in a vertical orientation while in recording mode in the Camera app.

This warning sign is there to let you know that you’re recording in the undesirable orientation. This doesn't mean that VerticalVideoSyndrome 2 won’t prevent you from recording video in this mode, and the warning sign won’t be visible in your footage, but it serves as a friendly reminder that landscape orientation is the better choice.

Personally, I think VerticalVideoSyndrome 2 tweak is a great tool for breaking the the habit of recording videos in portrait orientation and encouraging point-and-shoot iPhone videographers to use the best orientation available for viewing quality.

That said, I would recommend the tweak for just about anyone who records videos in portrait orientation when they don’t have to. Showing warning when you are recording in Portrait mode on your iPhone helps you quickly switch to landscape orientation when you want to.

How To Silence Your iPhone Based On Calendar Events

With the new Cydia release installed it can be possible to silence iPhone based on calendar events. There are situations when you can take notifications, and sometimes you just can’t do it. Of course you can use Do Not Disturb tool for this, but it’s not the perfect solution to avoid unwanted notifications as you must manually enable or schedule it, and sometimes you can just forget to do it.


That's where a new jailbreak tweak known as Auto SilentMe brings new notification-suppressing features to your device that will force your device not to push embarrassing notifications when you don’t want them.

So how to silence iPhone based on calendar events with Auto SilentMe. First you should have jailbroken iOS 8, 9, or 10 device as the tweak supports all of these iOS versions. Then go to Cydia’s BigBoss repo, pay $1.99 payment and install Auto SilentMe tweak on your device.

The tweak keeps your iPhone’s sounds and vibrations from going off by using such iOS features like Calendar event detection, Do Not Disturb integration ,Wi-Fi network detection, and more.

Once you install the tweak head over to tweak's preferences pane in the Settings app . From there you can start configure it to the way you use your phone:


It should be noted that you can draw info from any of your iCloud calendars, so you can use Auto SilentMe for work-based events or family-based events; whatever is most convenient for you.

If you’re utilizing the Wi-Fi option, this means you can choose a network on your active Auto SilentMe profile and when your iPhone connected to a network then it will be silence automatically. Useful when you are connecting to your office/professional networks.

The other settings allows you to configure how your notifications will come in assuming the profile is active, which include setting custom volumes and vibration settings. This ensures you have the most undisturbed experience possible when you go where you need to go and do what you need to do. Note that due to the user experience scenarios, volume is reduced to very low level (0.06*).


Auto SilentMe is great tweak for those users who attend school, or aducational establishment, work in professional office environments, but it can be useful for casual usage as well.