Affix Gear Icon

I always love it when I see a new tweak by rvirajm. You know that you probably won’t be getting some blockbuster tweak like Auxo, or Velox, but what you will get is a well thought out tweak that makes the iPhone a better device to use. Affix is the latest such example of this trend. It’s a tweak that places a handy shortcut to the Notification settings page at the bottom of Notification Center.

If you’re an OS X user, then you’ll no doubt recognize the inspiration behind this tweak. Take a look inside for a few more details.


Affix is, as you would imagine, is a simple tweak. In fact, there are no settings or options to configure for it, just install it and you’re done.

Once Affix is installed, open Notification Center and you’ll notice a little gear icon in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen. Tapping this icon will open up the Settings app to the Notification section. This is great for quickly customizing the look and feel of Notification Center.

If you’re a biteSMS user, then you may want to keep in mind that Affix’s gear icon resides right where the biteSMS quick compose button normally is. That means that you’ll have to disable quick compose in Notification Center for biteSMS so that the buttons won’t conflict. With that in mind, it would be nice if Affix contained at least one option to position the shortcut button in different areas within Notification Center.

If you’re someone who’s always venturing into the Notification settings on your device, then Affix may prove to be a real time saver. You can find it free of charge on Cydia’s ModMyi repo. Let me know what you think about it in the comments below.

  • Simple, yet useful.. Good job

  • Bob

    Amazing. This is why people jailbreak. Not only will it save me 3 seconds by not having to go into settings then clicking notifications, but it will also leave a beautifully designed and perfectly positioned icon. It wont take on average 2 or 3 goes to press it because of it’s small size. It also won’t be accidentally toggled once in a while whilst you’re exiting out of the notification centre one handed. Users also like to adjust their notification settings every 5 minutes, so in 12 hours, once you have used the shortcut (720mins/5) 144 times, you would have saved yourself an amazing (144*0.03/0.60) 7minutes & 20seconds. That was all sarcasm if you’re wondering. Forgive me if my math work is currently incorrect as I’ve currently consumed marijuana. I don’t usually smoke, just trying it out, it’s always good to try new stuff right? It’s a weird feeling. A friend said that it would help with me with my work, but it’s quite counter-productive I just feel like doing nothing & eating everything, omg, I’m hungry, gotta’ stop typing. *goes to the kitchen*.

    • Gorgonphone

      ^^this dude is cool as hell…

      • Bob

        You’re as cool as hell too XD

      • Zaidan Umar

        Comment of the month!!

  • amazing, installed and now my phone won’t boot…i forgot to ave my furious! anyone got suggestions?

    • Gorgonphone

      reboot holding volume up.. it will boot into safe mode them you remove the tweak..

      • tried that and with the clicker but no luck, apple logo, screen goes brighter, screen goes almost black and it turns of and doesnt turn on anymore 🙁

      • oh itworked with volume up home and power 🙂 thanks for the suggestion!!!

      • Gorgonphone


  • Gorgonphone

    cant use it cause Bite sms has an icon in that same location lol.

  • i spoke to the developer and he said the next update brings a option for changing the position of the button!

    • Gorgonphone

      lol greaaaaaat

  • F P

    It’s not useful if it’s right beneath my SMS logo.

  • Nice tweak interferes with biteSMS and the Messages tweak. Will get it once updated to move position.

  • useless. i’m going to notification center settings 2-3 times per month. why people need this shortcut ? what i’m missing on notification center settings panel ?

  • It’s so attractive… Good!