NoNearMe 2

The ‘Near Me’ tab—which appears at the bottom of the App Store app in iOS 7—allows you to see what apps are most popular around your location. I’ve found the feature to be quite worthless and generally filled with local news apps that I’d never consider using.

With that in mind, wouldn’t it be cool if you could get rid of the Near Me tab altogether? That’s the premise behind a new jailbreak tweak entitled NoNearMe; it allows you to hide the Near Me tab using a simple Cydia install. Have a look inside as we show you how the tweak works on video.

There are no options or settings to configure after installing NoNearMe. Once you open the App Store after installation, you should see the Near Me tab disappear immediately. As long as you keep the App Store app open, the Near Me tab will stay hidden. If you kill the App Store app and then relaunch it, the Near Me tab will briefly be displayed before disappearing again.

NoNearMe

Obviously, a tweak like NoNearMe won’t make a huge difference in your day-to-day workflow, but it’s a nice way to simplify the look of the App Store app by removing a tab that’s largely considered to be worthless.

What do you think about NoNearMe? If you’re interested, head over to Cydia’s BigBoss repo to download it free of charge, and let us know what you experience in the comments section.

  • David Gitman

    Meh

  • illK†Δ

    I live in the middle of no where, so the “near me” tab is completely useless. Good tweak.

    • Micaiah Martin

      Same!!

  • jack

    This “feature” is just like iCloud Tabs / Newsstand.. at first Apple puts it in a very visible location then they just hide it somewhere.. wait for iOS 8 🙂

  • At

    I have never been able to use this feature. I turn on location services and it still tells me to turn it on. Don’t know why it won’t work for me.

  • Is there one to remove the genius tab in iOS 6?

  • Matthew Cleveland

    Does it really bother anyone enough to a have a tweak to remove it?

    • Luke Foord

      Yes, that’s the beauty of Jailbreak, to make the ios we’ve been given perfect to each person.

  • CC

    Now we need a tweak to get rid of the Near Me tab AND move Purchased Apps to it’s own tab, instead of being a part of the Updates tab.

    • fewjative

      I’m the developer of this tweak. I’ve received emails about what you have suggested and I think it is a good idea but I definitely am unsure on how to do it. I’ll keep the thought in mind as I work.

  • Ryan

    I like it just as much as NoSpot iOS 7