Compared to iOS 6, Notification Center has been upgraded a little in iOS 7 but there’s still some room for improvement. Just like iOS 6, there is a lot of jailbreak tweaks on Cydia that will bring new features to iOS 7 Notification Center and allow you to customize it. These range from providing additional statistics about your device to placing your favorite apps right at your finger tips.
This is why we have compiled a complete list of the best jailbreak tweaks for Notification Center on iOS 7 that will help you get the most out of it.
BetterNC7 comes with a bunch of toggles that allow you to enable or disable certain Notification Center features. These include hiding separators, Yahoo logo, or tabs, transforming the background in Notification Center to transparent, removing the blur effect and much much more. It’s more like an all-in-one tweak rather than serving a single purpose. Best of all, BetterNC7 is available on Cydia for free.
A nifty little tweak that acts like a sticky note and allows you to create notes or memos directly from Notification Center. An empty text box will be added under the ‘Today’ tab where you can type in your notes. The tweak also provides the ability to adjust the text box and font size, change background color, font color and much more. NCMemo is available for free and can be download from Cydia’s BigBoss repository.
There are a few tweaks on Cydia that allow you to launch your favorite apps directly from the Lock screen or Control Center. AppTray is a similar one that allows you to add your favorite apps to Notification Center and be able to launch them directly from there. A new “AppTray” tab will be added to Notification Center and all your favorite apps will go in there. You can add as many apps as you want without any limits as well as adjust icon opacity.
AppTray is currently available for $1.49 on Cydia.
If you can’t wait to get your hands on iOS 8, you can at least port some of its features to iOS 7 using the various jailbreak tweaks available on Cydia. One of these is Notific8, which transforms your iOS 7 Notification Center style to that of iOS 8. If you’re interested to enjoy iOS 8 Notification Center style on iOS 7, you should probably install Notific8 which is available on Cydia for free.
CCMeters is a tweak that is for both Notification Center and Control Center. It displays the system and network stats in Notification Center such as RAM, free space, cellular data and more, all of which can be viewed from the ‘Today’ tab. The tweak also allows you to customize the icon and text colors.
CCMeters is available for free on Cydia and supports all iOS 7 devices excluding iPad.
Volume Mixer is a jailbreak tweak that allows you to adjust the different audio sounds in iOS directly from Notification Center under the ‘All’ tab. You can adjust the sound of phone calls, Bluetooth headset, Bluetooth headphones, ringtone as well as the audio or video sound. If you’re interested to take it for a spin, Volume Mixer is available for $0.99 on Cydia.
Share Widgets for iOS 7
If you’re a big fan of social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter, you might want to check out Share Widgets for iOS 7. As the name implies, the tweak adds share widgets for Twitter, Facebook, Weibo, and Tencent to Notification Center, all of which can be accessed from the ‘Today’ tab. Share Widgets for iOS 7 is available for free and can be downloaded via Cydia’s BigBoss repository.
If you’re looking for a way to make your Notification Center cleaner, make sure to check out NCFold. The tweak places your notifications into similar groups to make it more simple and efficient to view them. Tapping on a section allows you to switch between the folded or expanded view.
By default, when you swipe down the Home screen to open bring up Notification Center, it will display the last opened tab. With NCObey, you can set the default tab that you want to be displayed first when you open Notification Center and you can also set the ‘Today’ tab as the default tab when there are no pending notifications.
Additionally, NCObey adds three gestures that allow you to go directly to a specific tab: swipe down on the far left of the screen to open the ‘Today’ view, swipe down from the middle area to open the ‘All’ tab and swipe down from the far right of the screen to open the ‘Missed’ tab.
NCObey can be installed for free via Cydia’s BigBoss repository.
When you have a lot of notifications piled up, it takes some time to remove all of them from Notification Center. NCSingleTapClear speeds up the process by allowing you to tap the ‘X’ button only once to remove the notifications instead of tapping twice. This tweak can be downloaded for free from the BigBoss repo.
These are the best jailbreak tweaks that allow you to customize iOS 7′s Notification Center and enjoy more features. If we have missed a tweak that deserves to make it to the list, let us know in the comments section below.