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. 


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