Auki Dark Mode

The popular quick reply tweak Auki has been updated to version 1.2, and it brings some notable new features to the table. The big feature with version 1.2 is without a doubt the new dark mode, which is great when texting in low light conditions.

While it’s possible to toggle directly between dark and light mode via Auki’s settings, the tweak also features the ability to schedule when dark mode is enabled and disabled, which its designer, Surenix, subtly hinted to in this clever tweet.

But that’s not all of the new features that you should expect from the new Auki. The update includes a variety of bug fixes and a few subtle additions as well. Check out our video as we walk through Auki 1.2’s new features…

Auki 1.2 contains four notable features, and I already mentioned one of them—the new dark mode. The remaining three features that I’d like to discuss are pretty important in their own right.

Users can now mark a message as read by using a tap-and-hold gesture on the Cancel button found on the Auki quick reply interface. This makes it possible to remove a badge and mark a message as read even if you decide not to reply to the message. You can also choose to send a message as an SMS message by using a tap-and-hold gesture on the Auki interface’s Reply button.

Auki Preferences

Auki’s updated preferences

For those of you who want a way to invoke Auki’s quick compose feature, but aren’t too satisfied with the idea of assigning it to an Activator gesture, Auki 1.2 will make you happy. The tweak now includes a handy Flipswitch toggle that can be easily placed into Control Center.

Auki Flipswitch

Guess which toggle works with Auki?

Of course, there are additional fixes and features that you’ll find in Auki 1.2. The team comprised of Surenix and Bensge have obviously been hard at work stamping out bugs and providing some of the most requested features for its users. Here is an exhaustive list of all of the new items that you can expect to find in the latest Auki update:

  • New dark mode (with scheduling)!
  • New long hold on cancel button to mark as read
  • New long hold on reply button to reply as SMS
  • Support motion/parallax
  • Fixed high CPU usage bug (thanks Beta382 for providing us with a crash log)
  • Fixed picture messaging from not sending/delivering issue
  • Fixed crash on iOS < 7.0.3
  • Fixed keyboard bug
  • Fixed crash in attachment view
  • Fixed contact picture related issues
  • Compatibility with Coono
  • Improved Spanish translation
  • Added FlipSwitch toggle to activate compose
  • Added hardware keyboard support
  • Added language support for Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Slovakian, Turkish and Vietnamese (thanks to all our translators!)

Of all of Auki’s new features, I definitely like the new dark mode scheduling the best. It’s pretty awesome, and because the mode can be manually scheduled, you don’t have to worry about any location data overhead adding drain to your battery.

Auki Schedule Dark Mode

The new dark mode scheduler

Auki 1.2 is available for download right now on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. If you already own Auki, this is a free upgrade. If you haven’t purchased Auki as of yet, you can do so for $3.99.

What do you think about this latest update? How do you like the new dark mode? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments. Also, be sure to check out our original walkthrough of Auki for more background information on the tweak.

  • Bobby Sammarco

    Jeff have you noticed that while taking pictures from within the Quick Compose window, that it always comes out sideways?

    I asked this during the podcast but you hadn’t looked into it prior to my asking.

    • Guest

      That issue has been resolved according to the change log.

      • Bobby Sammarco

        It hasn’t.

    • El Matador

      It still hasn’t been fixed. I just tried it and it still shows up sideways on my 5s

      • Bobby Sammarco

        Yea that’s what I was saying lol. I’m sure it’s an easy fix once Surenix and Bensge notice the issue.

      • El Matador

        LOL, Yeah sorry Bobby. I jumped the gun on that one.

    • Surenix

      Noted, thanks!

  • Inseltraeumer

    If only it had bite’s lock screen auto dim feature…

  • El Matador

    I still wish we where able to dismiss a notification directly from the lockscreen via an “x” like bitesms or have some time of swipe gesture to remove. Great tweak been using it says day one.

    • Surenix

      To dismiss a message on lock screen, swipe the message to the right and tap Cancel.

      If you want to mark that message as read, tap and hold Cancel and you’ll never have to deal with it again.

      • El Matador

        Surenix thanks for the response. The way you just explained it is the way ive been doing it, but for power users that involves invoking the home button, swiping to the right, and holding cancel as opposed to just hitting home button and hitting an ‘x’ which would eliminate a step. I know it sound anal but i think it would be a nice option to have in future updates. Thanks for always taking the time to listen to your customers.

      • Surenix

        We aim to bring native solutions to auki so having an intrusive alert pop up for notifications isn’t a good idea. And to have users swipe it for quick removal or an X button to close, for us, isn’t ideal.

      • El Matador

        Great point. You guys have done an excellent job of making it feel native. Keep up the great work.

    • Daniel L

      If you swipe notification center down and then up again it’ll remove a lock screen notif.. not ideal but its a workaround

  • McBobson

    This is Nice!

  • Please bring compatibility with WhatsApp… I know there’s an extension for Couria but it isn’t so pretty and feature-filled like this one (or Anemo by the way, which hasn’t been updated in months despite the promise by it’s dev)

    • Likii111

      Does it have Password Protecion for quick reply?

      • Yes, Couria has. I don’t know about auki or Anemo.

  • Khalid Tahhan

    Jeff, i think you should have a look at eclipse again. You remember? The night mode for ios 7. It has come a long way since the initial release and has the timed switch from normal to night mode. If anything this has been copied from eclipse to auki rather than an original idea. Hope you will do another video for the nee eclipse version.

  • Jonathan

    I seriously love the look and feel of this tweak. The only thing thats keeping me from switching full-time to this is the lack of conversation view and the privacy options such as passcode lock and having the message say “someone” instead of the senders name just as bitesms has. Having colored avatars for contacts that don’t have pictures would also be a welcomed addition.

  • CsSxPlay3r

    I’ve been using this since day one. Every time I go into Cydia and see there’s an update for auki I get excited haha. The only feature I was looking for was to somehow see previous texts that I myself said. Think of bitesms, where you can pull down the window to see what was said before? Me and the gf talk a lot and have big texts we respond to. Sometimes I’m finding myself just opening the messgEs app instead of using auki because I can’t remember what I said for her to respond in certain ways. Do you guys have any intentions on making this kind of feature?

    • Straw hat

      I doubt they will.. Surenix said it himself that they’re trying to make it seem as native as possible. And adding that feature would not make it seem so Applish

      • Surenix

        That was my answer to another question. This is a totally different question with a whole new answer 🙂

      • CsSxPlay3r

        Yeah I saw that answer to a different question 🙂 so what’s the answer for my question :D?

        Oops I didn’t see your reply til now!

    • Surenix

      This is a real problem that I don’t think anyone has the right solution for, yet 😉

      • CsSxPlay3r

        We’ll hopefully someone finds a solution 🙂

  • Jon Herz

    this tweak is very cool, but not worth 3.99

  • Adonis Phillips

    I strongly agree with Jonathan this tweet would totally make me switch over from bitesms if I had some type of privacy setting. Not everyone likes for people to easily be able to glance over and see what or who I’m texting. I’m honestly tired of bitesms crashing my phone and have been looking for a new SMS tweek but bitesms is the only one with the privacy setting so I’ve been dealing with it but if this was to get an update for some privacy that would be great and I’m pretty sure a lot of people would be leaving bitesms.