VideoGestures is a recently released tweak that allows you to perform gestures while playing video to adjust volume and playhead position. The tweak features several settings to adjust the velocity of swipe gestures, along with a setting to invert the gestures for natural scrolling.

If you’re looking for an intuitive way to control video playback on iOS, then look no further. Check out our full video walkthrough after the break.

Once you install VideoGestures, you can head over to the stock Settings app to configure the way the tweak works. At the top of the preferences, you’ll find a kill-switch for quickly enabling or disabling the gestures. You’ll also, as mentioned, find two sliders for adjusting the ratio of both volume and video playback navigation. The higher the value, the more velocity is placed on the gestures.

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Swiping up or down on the video playback screen adjusts the volume, while swiping left and right adjusts the video’s playback position. Those are the only two gestures you’ll find with VideoGestures, but at least the effect doesn’t feel forced.

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If you’d rather use inverted controls for controlling video playback position, then you can enable the natural scrolling toggle at the bottom of the tweak’s preferences. This natural scrolling toggle allows you to invert the left and right video position controls for an even more intuitive type of video playback control.

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

  • Hipster

    Here is the link to the latest beta you’ll need appsync installed itms-services://?action=download-manifest&url=

    • Ishaan Malhotra

      Cool. But what’s the point when you cant call anyone with it?

      • You can call Hipster πŸ˜‰

  • Guito Mendez

    Anyone have the issue of the setting update badge staying after updating to ios 7.1?

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  • abdullah575

    please can you leave the jailbreak !!

    • Presuming you mean:

      “stop writing about jailbreak stuff”

      Why’s that? Getting pissed off that your dog updated your device to iOS 7.1 or what?

      • XboxOne


  • Jonathan Liu

    Seems kind of useless to me.
    Volume: Volume buttons
    Playhead: Will be annoying when I try to dismiss the overlay and move my hand slightly and accidentally move the video forward

  • eliiasv

    Seems pretty cool πŸ™‚

  • Callum

    VLC already has this and more, (brightness,play pause etc)

    • Ashish Maheshwari

      VLC crashes a lot for me πŸ™

  • Svs

    I think this tweak is inspired by foxtube

  • Tommy

    Just use PPS for video viewing.
    Swipe (left side) to increase/decrease brightness
    Swipe (right side) to increase/decrease volume

  • Tom

    one more thing, does any one has this?

  • Rey Garcia

    Jeff what do you use to screen capture your iPhone. I have Reflector app for Mac but I do not get the onscreen touch gestures like on whatever it is you are using. Thx

  • This is one of those tweaks that Apple should eventually implement into iOS officially, it’s great.

  • I’m going to test it on iOS 7.1

  • Ashish Maheshwari

    does it work for third party media player apps too? or just stock video player?

  • Robert Goldberg

    is there a similar tweak for music apps?

  • disqusted

    Note: This does not work in anything but the system/native video player. So anything like YouTube or any app using a built-in player, it will not work in. Kind of defeats the usefulness of the tweak, to me… too limited in scope to warrant having yet another tweak installed that I’ll probably forget to even utilize when I do get the chance.

  • Gabriel

    it sucks. Does not work on Netflix or Youtube but works on youtube through safari.