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When you open the app switcher in iOS 7 and scroll through the list of apps, you’ll notice that the app icons beneath the app switcher cards change spacing as you scroll through. In other words, the spacing isn’t always equal between app icons, and the app icons aren’t always located directly beneath the app card that they represent.

LockToCell is a new jailbreak tweak that forces even spacing for the app icons that lie beneath the cards in the app switcher. It makes it so that the spacing stays the same, even when scrolling fast through the app switcher. Have a look at our full video walkthrough inside to see what I mean.

Once you install LockToCell, it just starts working. There are no options or settings to configure. You’ll immediately notice the difference in app icon spacing in your iOS 7 app switcher.

LockToCell Example

LockToCell on the left, stock app switcher on the right

Personally speaking, I’m a big fan of how the app icons behave in a stock iOS 7 environment. I think that removing the dynamic spacing, which is the basic gist of this tweak, inhibits much of the character exhibited by the app switcher in iOS 7.

If you’d like to try LockToCell to see how it works for you, you can find it available free of charge on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. If you do try it, let me know what you observe down below in the comments.

  • gittlopctbi

    Yeah, I agree with you, Jeff. The stock operation enables more of the icons on screen.

  • Jonathan

    I gotta say Jeff, I’m loving your multiple posts today on tweaks. I know it’s a lot of work, but thank you for doing it. 🙂

  • Bob

    Auxo lives

  • Omer Alper

    try to change home screen wallpaper with this tweak installed :)) i contacted the dev. she is working on it

  • Adam

    this keeps crashing on my 5s 7.0.4 if i have a lot of apps in the app slider and i scroll 5 6 apps in it will crash into safe mode

  • Try to open the Newstand with this tweak installed. #respring

  • Snakedoctor729

    I’m not having any of the crash issues others have posted regarding LocktoCell. I have 90+ tweaks installed, Newstand and 7 other apps open. No issues so far.
    I can see a situation where this tweak will come in handy. When using Springtomize to resize pages for App Slider (to make text more legible), the icons would be so far away from centered, it looked terrible. Doing away with the icon wouldn’t work either because some pages would be blank and I wouldn’t know what app it is. LocktoCell solves this issue for me. Thanks.

  • mythofechelon

    There’s a reason for this: the icons bunch up together so that you have the option of using the screenshots to scroll slowly or the icons to scroll quickly.