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. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

It May Be Possible To Download iOS 10.3.2 Jailbreak For iPhone

Currently many users with jailbroken devices are eagerly waiting for public release and possibility to download iOS 10.3.2 jailbreak. The good news is that security research team KeenLab has demoed working jailbreaks for both iOS 10.3.2 and iOS 11 beta on some of Apple’s latest handsets during MOSEC 2017 event.

The demo showed off three different devices, with the left being an iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 10.3.2, the middle being an iPhone 7 running iOS 11 beta, and the right being an iPhone 7 running iOS 10.3.2.

On the screenshot below you can see Cydia running on each of above described phones:

Since Luca Todesco’s departure from the jailbreak community released the Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10-10.2, there have been no new recent jailbreaks released to the public.

This just might be the first-known demo of an iOS 11 jailbreak to date. This demo version indicates that it is still possible to jailbreak even iOS 11 running devices.

Like with many recent jailbreaks, KeenLab’s seems to run off of a side-loaded app installed with Cydia Impactor. It may be of the semi-untethered nature, which means it would rely on certificates that expire and would need to be re-signed after reboots every so often, but so far this hasn’t been confirmed.

As you may know that just before iOS 10.3.2 update, Pangu the team behind the iOS 9 jailbreak, have allegedly demoed a iOS 10.3.1 jailbreak for iPhone at a tech conference in China. The team planned to launch it just after iOS 10.3.2 release, but they haven't done it. Now the only hope that it will be possible to download iOS 10.3.2 jailbreak is when KeenLab release its demo version to public. 

And while iOS 11 certainly comes packed with a bulk of features that jailbreakers have known and loved in the form of jailbreak tweaks for quite a while, we can certainly say the jailbreak is still a useful tool to have and that many users are still eagerly waiting for its release.

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.