SafariRefresh Featured

For a large screen device like the iPhone 6 Plus or even the iPhone 6, it takes some serious thought when designing apps. That’s because it’s much more difficult to reach certain part of the screen using one hand, so developers have to design their apps with one-handed users in mind.

But where such thought may be lacking, a jailbreak tweak can go a long way towards enhancing the usability of certain apps. That’s definitely the case with this latest tweak called SafariRefresh. It adds a simple pull-to-refresh mechanism to Apple’s stock web browsing app, and the result is a much more usable refresh function on large screen devices.

After installing SafariRefresh, you can begin using it immediately. Simply open the stock Safari app, and pull down on the screen and release to perform a refresh.

SafariRefresh contains no options to configure or settings to adjust, just install it and go. I highly recommend this simple jailbreak tweak to Safari users on Apple’s latest iPhone hardware. It goes a long way towards making the experience more pleasant for one-handed users.

You can find SafariRefresh free of charge on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. What do you think?

  • Diego

    very useful

  • kraigeriginal

    Crashes my iPhone 6 every time I open it… anybody else having this issue?

    • titi

      no, on 6 plus with ifile, swipe selection, ccsetting, activtor, networklist, transparentdock.

  • Vinicius Porto

    It crashes. All the time.

  • Taterload

    Only problem I have with this is if you are at the bottom of a page you have to scroll all the way back to the top before it will pull down to refresh.

    • kraigeriginal

      The alternative would disallow you to actually scroll upward… I don’t think you want that.

      • Taterload

        Yeah you’re right I don’t want that and I don’t want to have to scroll all the way to the top as well. Apple’s refresh button may be inconvenient but I don’t want to swap one inconvenience for another so it’s not for me, others may like it. If I don’t install it and use Apple’s refresh that’s one less tweak I have to worry about causing conflict with another.

      • Veronica Lowe

        you might like canopy then. lets you keep the top bar without scrolling up.

      • Taterload

        Hmmm I have to look into that, thanks.

    • Julio M.

      Just tap on the statusbar to go to the top

  • Kimball

    Been missing this, plays nicely on 8.1 @ iPhone 6!

    • kraigeriginal

      weird, that’s not the case for me… might be a conflict

      • Kimball

        Nvm, it was crashing Safari ALOT so I removed it. :/