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If you’re a jailbreak enthusiast like me, you’ll probably end up installing a bunch of jailbreak tweaks that will pile up over time. Sooner or later, you might forget about them and after a period of time, you’ll end up with a lot of unused tweaks which may have a negative impact on the performance of your device and can slow it down or cause lags. Surely, it’s easy to remove one or two tweaks that you don’t need, but it becomes a hefty task if you want to delete a lot of tweaks that you no longer use.

Fortunately, there’s a workaround that allows you to uninstall all the jailbreak tweaks that you don’t need in a single tap. This involves queuing all of them together and performing a batch uninstall. To find out how, follow our step-by-step guide outlined below.

How to batch delete jailbreak tweaks

Step 1: The first thing that you’ll have to do is open Cydia from your Home screen.

Step 2: Navigate to the “Installed” tab and tap on a tweak or theme that you want to uninstall.

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Step 3: Press the “Modify” button located in the top right corner and choose “Remove”.

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Step 4: Now, instead of pressing the “Confirm” button, tap the “Continue Queuing” option. This will add the tweak or theme to the queue.

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Step 5: Repeat Step 2, 3 and 4 until you’ve added all the tweaks and themes you want to delete to the queue.

Step 6: Now, to mass uninstall all of them, go back to the “Installed” tab and press the “Queue” button located in the top right corner.

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Step 7: You’ll see a list of all the tweaks and themes that have been queued. Press the “Confirm” button to start removing all of them.

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Once all of them have been removed, you might be asked to reboot or respring your device for the changes to take place.

Note that the process to install multiple tweaks at once is the same. You can queue them up and install them all in one shot. This is particularly helpful when you first jailbreak your device and want to install a bunch of tweaks at once.

  • Mike M. Powell

    Nice tutorials 4 da beginners 🙂

  • RarestName

    Tip: when you’re at the “Confirm Queuing” page, you can exit Cydia and it will temporarily background itself with your queued installation packages. You can do this when you’re trying to install or uninstall multiple things from Cydia and you need to refer to another app.

    • ARX8

      Orr if you want to save those deb files for offline use

    • Timothy

      What?? I have lost install/remove queues of up to 20 tweaks by accidentally quitting Cydia during queueing! This is terrible advice! D:

      • RarestName

        You’re supposed to close it on the queuing page.

  • Jonathan

    Thanks for posting this. While already I knew this, when I first installed Cydia, it took me weeks to learn what it was and how to use it. So if I, at the time a beginner tech nerd, need it, I know others will.

  • Merman123

    Just want to thank Alihassan Mahdi for all his recent posts. Everyone seems to just ask for Jeff, but we forget to thank new staff members, and their work is just as valuable! Keep them coming :).

    • archer14

      You ain’t fooling noone, Alihassan. Stop praising yourself.

    • Thanks!

  • Templar

    Awesome

  • Sachmach29

    Just to add on, Reloading Data will clear the queue.

    • Crashinng the Cydia app does too. It’d be nice if in the event of the app crashing or data being reloaded the queue would be maintained…

    • And selecting one and then clicking cancel on that one also clears the whole lot

  • Should actually be titled ‘How to install and uninstall multiple Jailbreak tweaks at once”. Two tutorials one post.

  • 0ʇılouɐɯ

    4 a REAL complete uninstall, You MUST delete the CONFIG files too of the tweaks you are uninstalling!!

  • Nyschal

    The most easy steps would be Unistalling “Cydia Substrate”. It will remove all your installed tweaks and apps.

  • Tuấn Anh Trần

    thanks

  • Shingo

    or u can just remove mobile substrate it will fix lots of time…..

  • Timothy

    Wow. A revolutionary new feature. No one knew that existed. Amazing.

  • Awesome tutorial! I love it