triple tap to clear

Inputting text on the iPhone can be a tedious task. It’s not so much the typing. But due to limited display space, editing can be irksome. It seems like doing things such as copying or deleting text are more complicated than they need to be.

Case in point, try typing a lengthy message in your Messages app. Now delete the whole thing. As it stands, the fastest way to do this is to tap on your text, ‘Select All’ and then delete it. But as with most things in iOS, it could always be faster….

And you can actually make this process faster by grabbing the new jailbreak tweak Triple Tap to Clear. It’s a simple package, with no icon or settings to configure, that allows you to quickly delete all text within your Messages app text field.

Once installed, the tweak takes effect. And it’ll stay that way until you uninstall it. In fact, the only way you’ll know it’s there is when you’re using it—just quickly tap 3 times in the text field of your Messages app to delete all of your text.

My only beef with it is that it only works in the one app, as it would be much better if it was OS-wide. Otherwise, I found it to be both useful and reliable. I have a few little tweaks like this (such as SwipeSelection) that make editing much easier.

If you want to check out Triple Tap to Clear for yourself, you can find it in Cydia, in the ModMyi repo, for free.

  • I still prefer swipe selection. But this can be useful

    • Swipe selection is a great tweak and all but for me it doesn’t even work in apps like Pages which is a big let down as it’s editing power would truly come alive in apps such as Pages…

  • OS-wide implementation would’ve been better. Does this even work with BiteSMS?

  • Lordthree

    Triple tap to cut/copy would be way more useful in my opinion

  • zeeshan

    My phone is not jailbreak and I tried this on my iMessage without installing this tweak and surprisingly this work even without jailbreak. I think it is Apple default option.

    • iBanks


  • Rashid

    I want to ask about the thing in up left of your screen .. In last 3 news it was there but i dont know what it is ?!

  • sam445

    this any cydia app that i can download music for free, right from the mobile iTunes to my iphone.

  • Dylfo

    I tried this tweak and I wanted to do one thing, make my icons 1/2 transparent and I spent almost 20 minutes trying to figure it out.. This tweak is too confusing. Is there any other way to get a half transparent look for my icons?

  • Dylfo

    Oops wrong page lol

  • shake -> undo typing. You can do it in basically one tap!