It’s no secret that many of the tweaks found on Cydia are close replicas of already existing tweaks; LaunchConfirm is no exception.

Heavily borrowing from another recently released jailbreak tweak by the name of DoubleTapToOpen, LaunchConfirm aims to accomplish similar results, albeit using a slightly different method.

Both tweaks aim to prevent the end user from accidentally launching apps. DoubleTapToOpen requires a double tap to launch apps, while LaunchConfirm adopts a confirmation dialogue box in order to do so.

In the end, both tweaks are very similar, as you’ll see in this full video walkthrough…

There’s really not much to state about LaunchConfirm that the video didn’t already cover in detail. It’s a simple tweak that aims to do one thing, and do it well.

It would be nice if the app included an exclusion list of certain apps that were able to launch without confirmation, but that appears to be outside of the scope of this tweak.

LaunchConfirm is available for free to all iPhone jailbreakers on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. If you happen to give it a shot, be sure to let us know what you think below.

  • James Wolfe

    Accidentally launching an app is nowhere near as annoying as the damn browser taking off to a link you didn’t click on while you where trying to scroll or zoom in. I am forever having to click the back button or closing multiple popup ads and then waiting for the page I was trying to read reload. For sites that monitor traffic and get paid for click throughs they need to assume that at least 50% of page hits from mobile devices are unintentional due to a poor user interface. If there was some way to say YES I want to actually go to the damn page I would love that.

    • XepptizZ

      I think there is. Atleast for the appstore pop ups there is.

  • Dane

    The worst is when you accidentally click an ad for an app and it launches the app store. If only the screen were bigger so it didn’t happen so often

  • LALA

    I think this pop up is far more annoying then accidentally launching an app.

    • Sittly

      Totally second that

  • XepptizZ

    Why the hell is accidentally launching an app so awefull? There’s always the thing called the homebutton. I would understand this for the cheaper priced android phones with a horribble touch screen, but surely not the higher end models.

  • KingKoppa

    Initially I took a liking to this tweak, but eventually got annoyed by it. Note to the developer: how about providing an option for users to select which apps can/cannot be affected by the tweak?