SwipeNav is a jailbreak tweak that enables swipe navigation on apps that support UINavigation. Got all that?

Yeah, I was about as confused as that sounds when reading the description for SwipeNav, but after actually trying the tweak, I was able to understand the concept behind it.

In a nutshell, SwipeNav will allow you to use swipe motions to navigate to a prior page on apps that feature the blue navigation bar at the top…

Still confused? Take for instance Apple’s App Store app. When you navigate throughout the App Store, and you look at a specific page for an app, there’s that blue bar at the top that tells you what your current location is.

When you decide to go back to the main page of the App Store, what do you do? You tap the button in the upper left-hand corner in the blue bar. That button will take you back to your previous page; this is called UINavigation.

Now where does SwipeNav come in? Well, instead of tapping the button, you can just swipe on the blue bar instead, and it will take you back.

Is this useful? Probably not? Is it cool that people keep releasing tweaks to alter every single corner of your iPhone? Definitely.

Check out SwipeNav in the Cydia store, it’s free for those of you will jailbroken iPhones.

Let us know how you feel about this tweak.

  • Thanks for sharing info about this

  • Sascha

    Installed it, tried it, found it useless, uninstalled it.

    If I still need to reach to the top bar to swipe there, I might just as well go the extra half inch and tap the standard navigation button.

    No win.

  • i like your content too much about iphone

  • Lucas K.

    Seems easier to tap the button once than swipe across. It’d be useful if you could swipe left to right anywhere on the screen would be useful.

    • Ejm

      Where do you think you swipe? What is wrong with you?!?

      • Lucas K.

        The story says you swipe on the blue bar…

  • Aaron

    You CAN swipe anywhere on the screen!

  • Eric

    After trying this I found that using the iPhone with 1 hand (which I do) there are a lot of accidental swipes. Very annoying. Also some games (like words with friends) if you drag a tile left to right it takes you back a page. Oh well. It was a nice try.

  • Selcuk

    When I saw this I was thought the concept behind it would be amazing.. Until I tried it out. I could only swipe to a previous page and no, it doesn’t allow you to do it ‘anywhere’. It’s really annoying when you adjust the slider knobs in settings (in my case folder enhancer’s colour settings); it goes to a previous page when you move the slider to the right. It’s a really good idea, just needs to work properly for it to be better.

  • Aaron

    Well, works anywhere on the screen for me.

    I do find I’ve had a few unintentional swipes/triggers in some apps so I absolutely agree that it could definitely be improved.

  • Fred

    After installing this i can no longer right swipe to the screenshots in the app store. Does anyone see this or is it just me?

  • Xepptizz

    This isn’t very relevant, but does anyone have a suggestion for a low resource faster appswitcher? I noticed today how the stupid animation in the default app switcher slows me down considerably.

  • yup this is lame.. seems these guys are running out of ideas THEY NEED TO STOP BSING AND MAKE A SELECT ALL OPTION FOR THE MAIL APP DAMMIT..

  • @Xepptizz – use multiflow its an expose style app switched hat lets you see the state of all running apps..

    • Lucas K.

      You can do card style now too.