The App Switcher, one of the most frequently used feature on iOS 7, can be accessed by double pressing the Home button. If you ever wanted to access the App Switcher from Control Center, you might want to check out a new jailbreak tweak known as CSwitcher.

Developed by Brogan Miner, CSwitcher replaces the Quick Launch apps in Control Center with the App Switcher, allowing you to take a quick glance at the apps running in the background directly from Control Center as well as close any of them. Personally, since I never use the Quick Launch apps, CSwitcher could be a good replacement.

After installing the tweak, double pressing the Home button launches Control Center where you can view the App Switcher from the bottom section where the Quick Launch apps are originally located. Swiping CSwitcher left or right displays all the open apps. To kill any of them, simply tap and hold on an icon and a tiny ‘x’ button will appear on top of it. Pressing it will close the specific app.


Once you install CSwitcher, a new preference panel will be added to the Settings app. From there, you can enable or disable the tweak via the kill switch toggle, choose to view five apps instead of four, as well as enable or disable paging. If paging is disabled, you can continuously scroll through open apps without the page-like effect.

You’ll also find an ‘App Snapshots’ toggle at the bottom of the preference panel that allows you to switch between two views: app icons and app preview cards. Once you’re done with the configurations, simply press the ‘Apply’ button for the changes to take place.

That’s all the tweak offers and if you find it more convenient accessing the App Switcher from Control Center, you should probably check out CSwitcher. As mentioned earlier, the tweak can be a good replacement to the Quick Launch apps if you don’t use them frequently.

CSwitcher can be download from Cydia’s BigBoss repository for free and requires iOS 7 to work.

  • Umut Bilgiç

    Not bad at all 🙂

    • udovoodoo

      does it lag at all?

  • Endriu Andrei

    Swiping up from bottom will also show cc with app switcher ? Or just home button double press will work ?

    • I’ve clearly mentioned it in the article. Swiping up launches CC and displays App Switcher. Double pressing also launches CC.

      • Endriu Andrei

        Sorry bro i was in a hurry

      • Italian_Scallion

        I don’t see in the article where the commonly-used “swipe up for Control Center” gesture is referenced. The article seems to imply that one needs to double press the home button to access this tweak in Control Center.

  • Gustavo Mirabal

    Doesnt Auxo do this? is there a difference? Is not sarcasm, is a legit question 🙂

    • You get this for free, but Auxo offers more functionality.

  • Linton Findlay

    Would rather use auxo 2

    • Waleed

      Auxo 2 is so much fun that you keep playing with it and drain your battery alot! but i uninstalled finally and see a better battery performance! 😀

  • udovoodoo

    For the future, could you please mention whether the tweak lags? Or would that be a conflict of interest for you guys?

    I’ve probably spent like $20 on jailbreak tweaks that I used for less than 10 minutes due to lag.

    • If a tweak has issues such as lag, I always mention it in the post. This one worked smoothly though.

      • udovoodoo

        Sounds good.
        It’s just Jeff mentioned absolutely nothing about Auxo 2 lag which I experienced on both iPhone 5 on 7.0.4 clean wipe “start as new” with only tweak installed (Auxo 2) as well as on 5s on 7.1.2 again clean, with only 1 tweak installed. I always troubleshoot myself before I hit the forums. From memory, he did the same with GridSwitcher which was a lagfest. But cool thank you sir!

    • Spycer0

      what device u running?

  • Ahmed Karoui

    Too late :p I’m happily married to ios 8 😀

    • Abbas

      the only reason that’s stopping from upgrading to IOS 8 right now is that i have to do a fresh install all over again from the GM to the public release.. i will miss my jailbreak though..

      • Max Rojas

        you have to do a refresh when going to a GM to the public version?

      • Abbas

        yes, you have too. otherwise you won’t get further upgrades..

    • Waleed

      you will surely miss iOS 7 with jailbreak LOOOL

    • larry_baker

      It kinda sucks on my iPod touch.
      Holding out for the sixth gen though.
      Hopefully they release one.

  • Christian Mejía

    where is jeff?

    • Jeffery Leo


      • Christian Mejía


  • McBobson

    This is great!! I love it!

  • Jeffery Leo

    iPad supported?

  • barak

    any conflicts with FlipControlCenter??????

  • romeodesigns

    Where are the hands on videos that Jeff use to make? I know you’re not Jeff, but I’ve spotted several tweaks on here without videos and it’s just as difficult to understand some write ups, because I’m a visual learner, as I’m sure of you on here are as well. The wrote ups are good, but I’d prefer to see a video or at least an animated gif

  • NaSty

    If its iPad supported I think this could be a good tweak. I usually use the four finger swipe-up to bring up the Switcher. On my iPhone I kinda like Vertex, though I might need a change now

  • mlee19841

    good tweak. but i still like to see the big cards so i can re-look at something and go back if i forget some info.

  • Arturo Polanco

    icon tweak? at background

  • Ben Thorne

    Good tweak but I lost my quick launchers. I had one that cleared all my open apps (from CCToggles) but now I can’t use it. I wish it didn’t block out the quick launches.

    • Ben Thorne

      nm, just got an update that fixes this prob