Do Not Disturb

We talk about a lot of interesting things on Let’s Talk Jailbreak, and one of them is the concept of sleeper tweaks. These are great tweaks, that for whatever reason have been forgotten, or fly under the radar. We’ve talked about a few of them on the Podcast, and I’d like to periodically talk about them on the blog.

One of the first sleeper tweaks that comes to my mind is BannerDisable. It came out before Do Not Disturb hit iOS, and it’s a lot more forceful than iOS’ built in DND feature. If you absolutely do not want any notifications disturbing you for any reason, then you should definitely have BannerDisable installed on your device.

BannerDisable Cydia

BannerDisable is a free jailbreak tweak available on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. We’ve talked about it before in the past — read the post here — but I feel like it’s been forgotten since iOS 6 came on to the scene. That’s a shame, because it’s a really awesome, and for me, sometimes necessary tweak.

iOS’ built in Do Not Disturb is often good enough for most people — it shuts off all notifications while your phone is locked, and features a nice subset of options. When you unlock your phone, the notifications are once again free to flow. That works most of the time, but there are some moments that just require complete and total silence regardless of the circumstances, and that’s where BannerDisable comes in.

If Do Not Disturb is a curtain blocking access to notifications, BannerDisable is like a steel wall. It doesn’t matter if your phone is locked, unlocked, etc. Notifications are totally impeded with BannerDisabled installed and enabled. Activating the tweak is as simple as going into Settings and toggling on the Do Not Disturb toggle that rests under Airplane Mode.


This makes BannerDisable perfect for meetings, classical concerts, and anywhere else when you require total peace and quiet. It’s also great for preventing banners and other types of notifications from popping up on your screen. For instance, say you’re demonstrating something to another person using your phone, and an embarrassing message banner pops up? Having BannerDisable enabled totally prevents such a scenario from occurring.

BannerDisable is one of my sleeper hits, and it’s also one of the items I like installing on my iOS devices after a jailbreak. What about you? Have you used it? Forgotten about it? Never heard about it to begin with? Whatever the case may be, don’t sleep on BannerDisable. Again, it’s free on Cydia’s BigBoss repo.

  • jose castro


    • Jeff

      I linked the original post, which contains a video if you’d like to see one. Try clicking that.

      • Om Soni

        I loved how you compared the tweak and DND to a curtain and a steel wall! 😀

  • Rickm_jr

    Is there a way to change the DND toggle in Auxo to toggle this tweak instead?

  • Sweet!

  • RarestName

    There should be a sleeper tweak article once in a while!

  • Nestea80

    This tweak is a must have for me. Would’ve been nicer if it looked different than the iOS6 DND section in settings. And some sort of toggle would be great too..

  • This is what Do Not Disturb should of been. I guess there’s Airplane mode, but still, at least if I’m reading articles on my iPhone on the train or something and I need the data on, this would suit me perfectly. Hopefully Apple does a little refresh with Do Not Disturb, because I do tend to use it a lot.

  • Need a ncsettings/sbsettings toggle for this.

  • airplane mode is much easier.

  • Loy

    Hey I don’t know whether it’s just me or this tweak has a problem. Whenever I turn it on, it DOESN’T show the crescent moon on the statusbar. Now when I turn it off, it SHOWS the moon. It’s like reversed or something. Really confusing. Sometimes I don’t know whether my banners are disabled or not (the function is reversed: so when i turn it on, it shows notifications. When off, it hides notifications)