How to Easily Clear iOS 5 Lock Screen Notifications With Ipsum

By , Jan 7, 2012

Ipsum is a jailbreak tweak that makes it ridiculously simple to clear iOS 5’s Lock screen notifications.

A single swipe of the notification will work as normal — unlock the phone and go to the app that created the notification. With Ipsum installed, all it takes is a double swipe of the Lock screen notification to get rid of it…

Ipsum may seem trivial, but it’s one of the best methods to clear iOS 5 Lock screen notifications that we’ve seen from the jailbreak community thus far.

Head over to Cydia’s ModMyi repo if you’re interested in trying it out. Don’t forget to let us know what you think about it in the comments below.

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  • http://twitter.com/oneBurge Burge

    If you dont want them on you lock screen just turn them off..you have them there cause you want them there ..
    P.s. if it’s free it might be worth it , but the post doesn’t say …jeff what the price if any ?

    • http://twitter.com/BryantAllred Bryant Allred

      its free.

  • Jobran

    i have intelliscreenx, and my lockscreen notifications are off. but on lockscreen i can see all notifications with intelliscreenx.. the only problem is that banner notifications keep showing when i unlock the phone because it is like u haven’t seen them yet.. any other way to stop them from showing again as banners when i unlock ? i dont want to turn off banners.
    thx

    • http://www.facebook.com/noammat Noam Matalon

      you can disable the lockscreen alerts from the notifications tab in the settings app. however you will have to disable it manually for each app.

  • Anonymous

    I just wish after you cleared them they were basically marked as read without having to go into the app and read the same message to clear the badge. Messages, email, facebook… I want them all on my lock screen but I hate having to look at the same message twice

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaredstrugala/ geetarspaz

      that feature will show up in iOS 8

    • Anonymous

      I believe you can do that from Settings app –> Ipsum.

  • Li wei Wu

    slide~slide~ :D

  • Anonymous

    I don’t have a lockscreen, therefore this tweak is not for me, but it might be useful for someone else.
    At least, this is not a pointless/useless tweak.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe I’m thick but why not just slide to unlock? That clears the lockscreen as well.

    I guess this would be useful if you wanted to clear a single item but that’s what the notification center is for.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe I’m thick but why not just slide to unlock? That clears the lockscreen as well.

    I guess this would be useful if you wanted to clear a single item but that’s what the notification center is for.

  • Anonymous

    i keep getting “unable to locate file for the com(dot)istopped.ipsum package… you may need to manually fix this package”

    .. any suggestions please?

    • Anonymous

      When that happens………..just update your sources.

      • Anonymous

        thanks, i presumed as i’d jailbroken the day before and not notified of any new changes that i had the latest source packages.

  • Anonymous

    I’m using the updated Popup Blocker, which can dismiss notifications by tapping the Home button.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adam-Pettitt/559603438 Adam Pettitt

    I’m using a beta for opennotifier and I have to say there is one thing that is driving me nuts!! In a few apps, eg, chase mobile, mail, facebook, you can’t just clear the notifcation on the lockscreen to get the status bar icon at the top to go away, you have to go into the app and go clear it yourself (especially frustrating with Chase as it’s hidden behind about 500 subtabs). Would this solve the problem? If not do you know what would?