‘CalliFy’ lets you change the Call button text in the stock Phone app

By , Mar 6, 2013

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Have you been searching for a way to customize the text on your Phone app’s green “Call” button? Yeah, me neither. But now that a tweak has appeared in Cydia that allows you to do so, I’ve been giving it a try.

CalliFy is the name of the tweak, and as you would expect, it’s extremely simple and straightforward. Installing it lends a new preference panel in the Settings app, which can be used to customize the green Call button’s text.

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There are limits to the amount of text that can be used, seeing as the real estate available is minimal. Normally the button contains the word C-A-L-L, so it makes sense that any customized text is limited to only four characters. It’s also nice to not have to respring your device for the changes to take effect. To make a change, just change the text, tap Apply Changes in the tweak’s settings, and kill the Phone app.

My only gripe with CalliFy is the price. I’m usually not one to make a big deal about tweak prices, because developers who make their tweaks should be able to charge whatever they want. I’ve always believed that if a tweak is overpriced, it just won’t sell well. In the case of CalliFy, however, I think it’s a little absurd to charge anything for such a simple customization. But again, that’s just my personal opinion.

CalliFy can be found right now on Cydia’s BigBoss repo for $0.99. What are your thoughts?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jamie.tilden.9 Jamie Tilden

    Couldn’t agree more on your critique of the price. Pretty ridiculous.

  • Latrese

    Seriously? I wouldn’t pay a penny for this. It’s pointless y wud I waste a buck on this???

  • http://www.facebook.com/max.reynoso Max Reynoso

    Not paying for that!!

  • RarestName

    This is why iOS haters make fun of us.

  • Eric

    And on top of that, it’s extremely easy to simply modify the Phone app’s plaintext files in iFile to do the exact same thing for free.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mohgui Andrew Lee

      how to do it then?

      • Guest

        Step one – Download free version of iFile

        Step Two – Go to /Applications/MobilePhone.app/English.lproj (Or “your_language”.lproj )

        Step Three – Edit General.strings

        Step Four – Locate the “CALL” = “Call”; and modify “Call” with whatever you want

        Step Five – Respring

        Done that in 30 sec, it might be faster than

        - Launch Cydia,
        - Wait for it to reload data,
        - Buy (!!!) this (poor) tweak,
        - Install it, (maybe respring),
        - Launch settings,
        - Locate the tweak settings’ section,
        - Change to whatever I like
        - Apply change (respringing I guess).

  • Tikimaker

    it is almost useless, infact upon first reading this and skipping ahead to comments without completly reading the whole article I had already decided I would not be adding this tweak. That is when I assumed it was free.

  • Kbud

    Wow. You actually wrote article for literally the most useless tweak ever created. And you spent a dollar for it. Ahaha. I’ve never troll’ed in my life but this is absolutely retarded. Claps

  • Tikimaker

    what I would pay for is a nice dialer replacement to the lane stock one. There are plenty of free dial pad themes but I haven’t found any that work on i5.

    • http://twitter.com/Cesuva Matthew

      Try ayecon

      • Tikimaker

        I will thanks

  • Munim

    Why would someone pay for this, there’s tweaks that do more and that are free

  • http://twitter.com/landryb06 Benoit Landry

    Can easily be done with iFile…

  • Kurt

    Who’s not going to change their call button text to “iDB”? haha

  • http://twitter.com/notoriousTEG tim

    very nice write up jeff

  • TheAsianDVD

    Great tweak, bad price :p

  • http://www.facebook.com/arnaud.ne Arnaud Nelissen

    Step one – Download free version of iFile

    Step Two – Go to /Applications/MobilePhone.app/English.lproj (Or “your_language”.lproj )

    Step Three – Edit General.strings

    Step Four – Locate the “CALL” = “Call”; and modify “Call” with whatever you want

    Step Five – Respring

    Done that in 30 sec, it might be faster than :

    - Launch Cydia,
    - Wait for it to reload data,
    - Buy (!!!) this (poor) tweak,
    - Install it, (maybe respring),
    - Launch settings,
    - Locate the tweak settings’ section,
    - Change to whatever I like
    - Apply change (respringing I guess).

  • Hamza Mohammed

    the tweak is free now, i just downloaded it for free