How to map Control Center’s timer shortcut to the alarm clock

By , Jan 4, 2014

CCClockOpenToAlarm

I don’t know about you, but I rarely use the timer found in the stock Clock app. I know Sebastien has mentioned that he uses the timer from time to time while cooking, but he’s one of the few I know who do.

The Control Center panel in iOS 7 features a shortcut to the timer section of the stock Clock app. Personally, I think it would have been more beneficial to link that shortcut to the alarm clock section of the Clock app. If there’s one area of the stock Clock app that I frequent on a daily basis, it’s the alarm clock section.

Jailbroken iOS 7 users can now reassign the timer shortcut to the alarm clock. Take a look inside at our video walkthrough to see how…

CCClockOpenToAlarm is the name of the tweak, and despite its horrendous name, it works exactly as advertised. Upon installing, there are no settings or options to configure, just install and it starts working. Now, whenever you tap on the clock shortcut in Control Center, the stock Clock app will open up to the alarm clock section instead of the timer section.

CCClockOpenToAlarm is available right now on Cydia’s BigBoss repo for free. Let me know what you think about it in the comments section.

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  • http://sciencedem.blogspot.com editor

    Tip; anyone experiencing spotlight crashes; its caused by Winterboard; just uninstall it…..

    • Nathaniel

      You are beautiful.

    • sharp44MAG .

      Thank you for the info!

  • MacGuru16

    Personally, I use the timer all the time for when I steep tea.

    • 4p0c4lyps3

      Nice. Tea ftw!!!

  • Warren Skipper

    Interestingly enough, mine only opens to the alarm part of the clock app. The only Control Center tweak I have installed is FlipControlCenter. Perhaps it opens to the last part of the clock app used or maybe, Ryan Petrich fixed that function in his tweak?

    • Oli

      Yeah that’s what happens, to me. It’ll automatically go to the last things I was in, in the clock app. Which I’m glad they design that by choice because I rarely use the timer and to be honest I just use Siri to set timers and alarms, and turn them on and off right from Siri. So I don’t necessarily eve use control center for that.

  • Chef

    I also use the timer whilst cooking.

  • Mustang5Oh

    I use my phone alarm daily and this has annoyed me so much! Love this simple yet very useful tweak!

  • TripleXero

    I wish there was the ability to just turn the alarms on and off with the buttons

    • Oli

      Just use Siri.

  • Lordrootman

    I REALLY LOVE IT THANKS JEFF

  • Rondog

    I’ve never used the timer, so the tweak is great for me because I do use the alarm quite a bit .

  • Amir Hossein

    it’s good

  • http://sciencedem.blogspot.com editor

    Still waiting for a nice little digital clock in notification center; another strange inexplicable iOS 7 Apple flaw

  • sambuzzlight

    was just wondering what tweak lets you assign any app’s shortcut in the CC? i know CCControl does that but i dont think it has been updated for the 64bit

  • Adrayven

    I use the timer app all the time! A lot of time I’ll use it for cooking purposes, in order remind me when to do something, especially when I’m grilling.

  • Jay Kay

    its like wish comes true

  • Aaron de Silva

    Just use Siri!! Haha but yea I use alarms more than timer… Thanks! =)

  • Maciej Leszczyński

    Thats what I’ve been waiting for a long time! Simple but amazing and usefull!