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One of the worst things about Safari’s autocomplete for search is that you can’t build on a query like you can do with Google Chrome. Once you select a suggested query in Safari’s omni-box, it auto submits the search.

While suggested queries are definitely a helpful service, the way that Safari goes about the implementation isn’t very efficient. A recently revamped jailbreak tweak called Platinum seeks to improve Safari’s search capabilities. Have a look at our full video walkthrough inside to see what I mean.

Once installed, Platinum places a little blue ‘i’ icon to the right of the search suggestions that appear as you type searches in Safari. Tapping the blue icon inserts the suggestion into the search bar without actually submitting the search. By doing it this way, you can actually build on your search using the suggestions in order to come up with a more intelligent result.

Platinum Search

Platinum is certified to work with the iOS 7 version of Safari, and is available now on Cydia’s ModMyi repo. There are no options to configure, just install it and go.

If you’re an avid Safari user, then this little tweak is something you should definitely check out. It greatly improves search on Safari, and makes searching work more like it does on the desktop.

The whole concept is a bit difficult to explain without seeing it for yourself. I highly advise you to check out the video embedded above to see how you might benefit from this tweak. Let me know what you think about Platinum in the comment section below.

  • Tobias9413

    Jeff I just wanted to show you this cool custom “Slide to Unlock” made for the iPhone 5S especially. It replaces “slide to unlock” with Touch ID icon and it blinks so it makes the LS have a slightly futiristic look and looks really nice.
    Reddit link to OP-I’m not OP
    http://www.reddit. com/r/jailbreak/comments/1vjcnl/anyone_know_how_to_put_this_on_the_lock_screen/cet0qha

    • Xee

      How to get the battery circle countdown icon with percentage in the middle?

      • Wololo

        Try Live Battery Indicator

      • Xee

        Thanks

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        Wish they would update live battery indicator for 5S ARM64. I’ve been missing it. Along with full charge alert.

      • Tobias9413

        Creators of live battery said he isn’t planning on updating his cydia package to work with iPhone 5S. However, there is a work around. As you can see in the screenshot, I have a 5S and Livebattery indicator. Here is a link that teaches you how to do it.
        http://www.reddit. com/r/iOSthemes/comments/1vjcgu/live_battery_indicator_for_ios_7/

      • Xee

        Thanks for the link

  • James Allen

    nice

  • sh1ny

    The tweak doesn’t seem to work on iPad.

    • Al

      Again, iPad gets the shaft..

  • 4p0c4lyps3

    Good tweak, been using it since it’s inception sometime back on ios 6.

  • Mario

    This is great and I have been using it since it came out and it works as advertised. But what’s annoying me much more in safari on iOS 7, when you have some tabs open and you go back to one that hasn’t been opened for a couple minutes safari refreshes the whole page. Is there any tweak that could fix this?

  • Mike K

    Installed on my iPhone 5, doesn’t work. Tried respring, reboot, reinstall. I don’t see the blue ‘i’ icons in safari’s search field as I type.