There is plenty of Wi-Fi related tweaks available in Cydia such as CleverPin or Vestigo, but if you want to go a step further and add more new functionality to your iOS Wi-Fi preferences, you may want to try out a new jailbreak tweak called BetterWiFi7.

BetterWiFi7 improves the functionality of your device and gives you more control over your Wi-Fi networks list by providing you a bunch of new options and displaying more information about the nearby networks…

The tweak provides additional information by displaying a network’s Encryption level, MAC Address and the signal strength. Additionally it allows users to view a list of previously joined networks along with their password directly from the Wi-Fi’s preferences pane as well as copy a network’s SSID and its password.

Apart from this, the tweak adds a “Pull to Refresh” option allowing users to refresh the networks list by pulling it down just like in the Mail app. A new “Open networks only” switch will be added to the Wi-Fi preferences allowing you to hide encrypted networks so that you can view the nearby open networks only. This is quite useful in public areas where there’s a lot of encrypted Wi-Fi networks nearby and you want to connect to an open network.

One major feature that BetterWiFi7 offers is “Smart Passcode Lock” which if activated, disables the device’s passcode lock whenever a user is connected to a trusted network. Users can add a trusted network from the tweak’s preferences pane. The developer calls this feature “Smart” because the tweak compares a network’s MAC Address, which is unique for every network, rather than its name or SSID.

betterwifi7-preferencesMoving on to the tweak’s configurations, you can enable/disable the “Open networks only” switch as well as choose its position in the Wi-Fi preferences, enable or disable “Smart Passcode Lock” and add trusted Wi-Fi networks, enable or disable Pull to Refresh feature as well as choose whether you want to view the known networks list from the Wi-Fi preferences. You can also remove the RSSI limit which allows you to view networks that are far away from you, beyond the signal strength limit set by Apple for Wi-Fi networks. You can also select what information you want to view about nearby Wi-Fi networks (MAC Address, Encryption level & Signal Strength) in the Wi-Fi preferences.

BetterWiFi7 is useful tweak and adds more functionality and information to your Wi-Fi preferences. BetterWiFi7 supports iOS 7 devices and if you want to give it a shot, you can purchase it from Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $1.50. Users who own BetterWiFi iOS 6 will get a 50 cents discount off BetterWiFi7’s price.

What do you think about BetterWiFi7? Let us know in the comments below.

  • Plistumichu

    Is there any teak that allows you to setup a reminder (or note) to pop-up when you get connected to a certain WiFi SSID?

    • Manjot Singh

      umm… maybe activator? note sure tho

    • Syed


      • Plistumichu

        My bad.
        I was talking about a Reminder for instance. Instead of a location based reminder, I’m talking about a SSID connection based reminder.

  • Lenilson Alves

    IntelliScreenX Bug ! confirmed ? Me use Free !

  • babiloe

    I wish direct wifi enabled file sharing on Ifile to android/PC without any router physic or personal hotspot enabled

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  • deepdvd

    I’m trying to guess whether “Alihassan Mahdi” is really a new article contributor, or iDB is just fishing to see whether people will comment about bad English.

    • Laith Al-Omari

      it seems like he is Arabian, and i totally respect him, because English isn’t his native language but i think he did really well in this post.

      • deepdvd

        I agree. It’s just interesting to see the new names that show up as article contributors.

    • qosmio

      Your English is perfect i guess!

      Nice article Alihassan

      • deepdvd

        Maybe you missed the “or” in my comment.

      • qosmio

        Maybe you missed my point.

      • deepdvd

        I hope so.

  • aEFwae

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