Hold2Speak Screenshot

As you might imagine, I’m pretty proud of this latest jailbreak tweak. Hold2Speak is a release that went from concept to reality in mere days, and it’s pretty handy to boot.

Hold2Speak allows users to send incoming calls directly to the iPhone’s speaker phone using a tap and hold gesture on the Answer button. It’s an extremely simply upcoming release with no settings to configure, just like I stated on our original concept video.

Check inside to see how @isklikas and @sharedRoutine collaborated to make this concept a reality.

One of the best things about jailbreaking is the sense of community amongst individuals who jailbreak. This results in awesome events like WWJC, and of course, it results in collaborations on ideas like this.

Both Jim Gresham and Sebastien Page have experienced this collaborative spirit, joining forces with Filippo Bigarella and others to help make their own visions for a better iOS a reality. I’ve been fortunate enough to experience the same with a jailbreak tweak called TypeStatus.

But this one feels even sweeter because of the immediate community interest, the concept video, and the incredible turnaround time. I literally sat at my desk one late evening and made a concept video from scratch, and a few days later I was playing with a final build of what I had envisioned.

Twitter played a major role in the creation of this tweak, because not even a few minutes after posting the concept video, numerous developers expressed interest in making it happen. But one developer, isklikas, got there first, and he benefited from sharedRoutine’s help.

As you can see from the video review, Hold2Speak works pretty much exactly as expected, and that, again, is a credit to its developers mentioned above. Even on the Lock screen, where the Answer button isn’t really a button at all, you still just tap and hold on the slide to answer bar to send the incoming call to the speaker.

For someone who’s always using the speaker phone, this is a tweak that I will use on a daily basis. It’s a tweak that I know for a fact will stay installed on my jailbroken daily driver.

Hold2Speak should be available within the next few days on Cydia’s ModMyi repo. What do you think about the final product? Is it something that you could see yourself using? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

  • locomambo

    What about to go to bluetooth. Thats all i use. Any workaround jeff??

    • Wolfer

      Hey guy, if you have a bluetooth you dont need even to touch your iphone. Just press the bluetooth button to answer. Only one move from your finger to your ear. God bless u guy. Just saying in a good way, dont want to sound bad way. (English is my second language, not my first, just in case)but Im a proud American security, and dirth, and computer worker.

  • Gucciipad

    What if I want to make a call. Will it work too ?

    • Version 2.0 🙂

    • John Sklikas

      So while holding on the call button, make the speaker activated? Sounds like a plan, as Jeff said, version 2.0 🙂

  • Dan

    this might be useful

  • Jon Herz

    when will this be available jeff?

    • Dani Hayes

      “Hold2Speak should be available within the next few days..”

      Reading an article is helpful.

  • skypawn

    CallBar compatible?

    • Ismail ‘marco’ Azeem

      callbar needs to be updated 🙁 have been waiting for an update for a very long time

  • James Gunaca

    Nice one, Jeff (& dev).

    Side note, I just clicked your TypeStatus article and the iOS 6 screenshot made me cringe. Seems so far back in the past now!

  • Joey Estrada

    is there a tweak that will allow siri to call someone directly with the speacker phone?

    • Lake Ille

      version 3.0

  • Wolfer

    Ohhhh YESSS!!! Someone hear, this is why I really from the hearth, love jailbreak comunity and you, the people of idownloadblog. I was one of your fallowers and reader who wanted to see this tweak a reality; and now it is and will be ready to download soon!!!!

  • walter088

    Jeff, I have a tweak suggestion, it would be great if the notifications were read by siri when the iphone is plugged in with earspeakers, and being able to select specific apps to be notification read. And an activator option for enable or disable tweak. Thanks!! It would be great of you could move your influences! Great day and excellent idea of hold2speak.

  • Shan

    Unbelievable….ppl can’t evn go for 2 clicks in a keypad…movin to loudspeaker mode is understandable on occasions whn ur hands r occupied with somethng else… but always on dis mode…oh come on….ppl want to lay down in a couch n let d smartphone do all d stuff…

  • Wolfer

    Wohooo!!! 🙂 I installed it right now from ModMyi. Waiting for an incoming call to test it. Jeff, thanks man. A 37 years old worker of our Earth, for our Earth, using my hands on dirt, car, computers, etc. Now finally my iPhone5 will not end full of dirt or I can now dont worry to touch my screen more than one time when working on the dirt, or my comp, or the office, or driving, or saving someone. I hate bluetoots.

  • Randy Hall

    This is aweseome Jeff. What would be great and useful i think also, is auto activating speraker-phone via proximity sensor when phone is move away from ear. Great for multitaskers. What deo you guys think?