WhitelistSwitcher 2

Looking for a way to tidy up the App Switcher on iOS? Then WhitelistSwitcher may be a jailbreak tweak that appeals to you. As its name alludes to, this tweak allows you to whitelist the specific apps that appear in the App Switcher. Apps that aren’t on the whitelist do not appear in the App Switcher, even if they were recently launched.

After installing WhitelistSwitcher, you’ll need to configure its preferences via the stock Settings app. The preferences for WhitelistSwitcher are simple and straightforward. There’s a kill-switch for enabling and disabling the tweak on the fly, and there’s an Allowed Applications sections where you can specify apps on the whitelist. No resprings are required to configure the tweak.

If you have WhitelistSwitcher enabled with no apps on the Allowed Applications list checked, then you’ll be met with a blank App Switcher upon opening it. If there are certain apps that you absolutely never want to appear within the App Switcher, then WhitelistSwitcher is a bonafide way to accomplish that.

WhitelistSwitcher Preferences

With all of that said, WhitelistSwitcher does contain a distracting bug that appears when opening the App Switcher from an app. At times, the app will stay in the background of the app switcher, allowing users to interact with it. While the effect is interesting, especially with the Safari web browser, it’s most-certainly an unintended consequence. I imagine that this issue will be fixed in a future update.

WhitelistSwitcher is available for $0.99 on the BigBoss repo. Outside of the bug mentioned, what do you think about its core functionality? Is it something you’d be interested in using on your daily driver?

  • Darren

    I was literally looking for a tweak that does exactly this a few weeks ago when I got my Pebble. Now I can whitelist Smartwatch+ and leave it running with InfinityTask!

  • Diego Milano

    Something this simple should have been added -perhaps- to Springtomize.

  • Romi

    I’m looking for a tweak that can whitelist some apps to stay in background but kill any process for non whitelist apps. Just like this tweak, but not hiding the apps, killing it! Any idea ? Thanks 🙂

    • DRYN84

      I’m looking for exactly the same thing, so if an app is not whitelisted it shuts down totally when the home button is pressed right? also if this tweak could close certain apps on a timer it would be awesome.

  • Bart.

    Can you share the wallpaper?

    • Andrew

      I believe that’s one of the default wallpapers, if I’m not mistaken