Auxo 3 Quick Switcher 1.1

Auxo 3 was met with fairly glowing reviews, including ours at iDB. But that’s not to say that it wasn’t without flaws or opportunities for improvement. A3tweaks has answered the call with Auxo 3 version 1.1, an update that brings a marked increase to the tweak’s responsiveness.

If you’ve been frustrated with the responsiveness of Auxo 3 in the past, then maybe it’s time to give it another shot. Version 1.1 adds the following to the mix:

  • Added ability to use Hot Corner on Home Screen to lock device
  • Added way to access your Recent Contacts, in Notification Center
  • Added Continuity support in MC
  • Added ‘Open to Last App’ for QS
  • Added ability to increase home button speed (ala Speedy Homey)
  • Optimized Quick Switcher’s performance and speed greatly
  • Improved tweak compatibility with GridSwitcher, Polus, and others
  • Improved iPad support for MC
  • Improved iTunes Radio support
  • Fixed iPhone 6 Plus visuals/assets
  • Fixed iOS camera grabber issue
  • Fixed various bugs and crashes

To me, the biggest new feature of Auxo 3 v1.1 is the optimized Quick Switcher performance. This has, since Auxo 2 introduced the Quick Switcher, been a pain point for Auxo owners. The Quick Switcher has never been as responsive as one might expect, but version 1.1 almost completely nails it. There’s still a minute twinge of unresponsiveness to be found if you really want to be nitpicky, but the difference between the original and this latest update is truly night and day.

Auxo 3 v1.1 brings  a new ‘Open to Last App’ feature for the Quick Switcher, which will center the previously used app when invoking the Quick Switcher. This allows you to quickly switch between two apps back to back.

Auxo 3 Open to Last App

A new option to disable the double-click Home button functionality to invoke the App Switcher serves to speed up single-clicks of the Home button. This new option is reminiscent of another jailbreak tweak called Speedy Homey.

Auxo 3 Double-Click Home

One of the complaints that I addressed in my original Auxo 3 review is how the tweak eliminates the shortcuts for recents and favorites in the App Switcher. These have now been relocated to Notification Center if they are enabled.

Auxo 3 Favorites Recent Contacts

Lastly, there’s now continuity support in the MultiCenter, and the ability to use Hot Corners on the Home screen to lock your iPhone.

Couple all of these changes with improved compatibility with other tweaks like Polus, improved iPhone 6 Plus support, and various other big fixes, and you have a winner in Auxo 3 v1.1. If you’ve been holding off on using Auxo 3 thus far, then you should definitely give it another look. The Quick Switcher responsiveness alone is enough to make it worth taking the plunge.

What do you think about Auxo 3 v1.1?

  • Chris

    For me it’s solved all the crashing problems when trying to open CC, all the new features make it so much nicer to use as well, awesome work A3 Team.

    • Chris

      It also works with Cobalia…

      • czbird

        What’s that cellular data widget? Thanks

      • It’s called Data Widget. I think it’s £0.69 in the App Store. I use it with mixed success

      • Chris

        It’s free

      • Oh is it? Hmm I guess they made it free. I’m sure I paid for it “/

      • SushiChef

        It’s free for a limited time only. Advertised in apps gone free this week.

      • Martin

        Data Widget is 1,99 right now.. 🙂

      • BoardDWorld

        It was… Seems to have finished.

      • Use Data Man. Better looking widget with themes and fonts. Free.

      • Sohail Wahab

        DataMan is perfect from all perspectives, but it’s widget is like iOS banners which doesn’t seem like a widget.

      • Damian

        I still don’t understand the point of this tweak. You have all these toggles in control centre, right? Polus tweak makes it wonderful.

        Unless you would want to remove toggles from control centre, but why would you?

      • Chris

        I don’t use Polus because I use CCControls which removes it upon install so instead I chose to keep CCC and have Cobalia appear in NC for ease of access rather than needing to close NC and have CC appear.

      • TeddyBearStand

        Get DataMeter from cydia. 100% accuracy.

      • Unicorn Drank

        whats the signal bar tweak?

      • Chris


    • A Data Widget is need to know Total Down and Up Data? OMG!

  • Damian

    QuickSwitcher finally hits the sweet spot. Welcome back Auxo.

    • BoardDWorld

      I don’t know if it’s Aeternum but it’s hardly made a difference for me. The only thing that is responsive is swiping back to springboard.

      • Inseltraeumer

        I use a 5s and it hasn’t really become more responsive here either 🙁 I don’t have Aeternum installed.

      • ARX8

        Do you have an upscaled display?

      • Inseltraeumer

        no, I don’t use any tweaks that are heavy on the cpu

      • ARX8

        Upscaled video resolution doesn’t eat CPU.There’s hardly any change in battery drain and CPU usage

      • Inseltraeumer

        I wouldn’t know, I just thought you hinted at exactly that because the topic was lag with Auxo.

  • Merman123

    QuickSwitcher is spot on now! Finally!

  • SteveZ

    Bought Auxo 3 but sticked with Tage, which is much more responsive.
    Gonna try the updated version.

    • SteveZ

      Nope Tage is still much much more responsive.

      • SushiChef

        Way more. A3 are slackers…

  • Diego Milano

    One suggestion I still insist they should be adding if they are to truly make MultiCenter “minimalist” as to add an option to hide the brightness/volume/media controls and leave only the toggles. It would be nice if at least someone replied or provided some feedback as this was mentioned several times and no one bothered to say a word about it.
    I do notice the improvement in performance on Quick Switcher, kudos to the developer on this one!

    • 9to5Slavery

      I want the switcher cards to be reachable and minimal

      • Diego Milano

        You would have to wait until Auxo Legacy is released for that; in the meantime, I suggest you to use QuickSwitcher which is much more responsive in the latest version compared to the original “laggy” one of the original release.

  • Mohammed Khaled

    The recent contacts still doesn’t sppear for iPads! A new update is coming

    • Wilber Flores

      U can disable it in the mail settings

  • J. Rockwell

    I only use TAGE these days. It runs smoother than Auxo, with less lag as well. I don’t think an update is enough to make me switch back.

    • Merman123

      Give it a shot. I was in the same boat.

    • Paul Edmund

      I agree. Tage is great. I like swiping the edge of the screen to switch apps, just like Zephyr.

  • Sohail Wahab

    It’s still not responsive on my iPad 3.
    I wish I had an iPad air 2

    • BoardDWorld

      3 was just a dirty iPad, a nasty joke Apple played on their regular upgrader’s. Apple are foolish in this respect.

      • Sohail Wahab

        I know! But iOS devices are crazy expensive here in Afghanistan, you should really stick with one for at least 3 years

      • BoardDWorld

        Yeah, selling it on & buying used is another option. I bought a 64GB 5s for “half” the price it was 4 months earlier & overall there’s virtually no difference outside of the screen size compared to the 6. If the 6S+ comes up to par then it’ll be the first I have bought new since the iPhone 4.

      • Glarus

        The 3 killed any planned upgrades for iPad’s for me. I’m going to use it until it can’t function anymore, then hope like hell another tablet comes out that is equal to iPad. But I was definitely one of the iPad 3 buyers that now hates Apple for that stunt.

      • BoardDWorld

        I completely understand! My 4 month old iPad 3 was obsolete & the iPad 4 was so out of the blue no one had time to sell there iPad 3 before prices went down. I was stung again with my 128GB iPad Mini Retina, “literally the following day” of purchase it was leaked out that a new version was coming early, & again when that only amounted to a fingerprint scanner minus everything the Air 2 has. It’s mainly for my son so I bought him a used 64gb iPad 2 for US$168. No more iPads until the educational apps stop working well on that.

  • Much less lag now but it’s still sluggish at times…

  • SushiChef

    While it’s better, it still lags behind tage. Until they can make it perfect like tage, I’ll stick with tage.

  • TonyVee73

    Is there a way to have the Control Center (Pull up from bottom) normal and the App Switcher (Double press home button) be the “Multi-Center”?

    • GuyWithTheThings

      Yeah. You download Auxo 3 or Vertex.

      • TonyVee73

        I have Auxo 3 and in settings, when you enable “Multi-Center”, Control Center (Pull up from bottom) AND the App Switcher (Double press home button) act as the “Multi-Center”. there is no way to have the control center normal unless you’re in the lock screen.

      • Andrew

        I’d like the exact same thing.

  • Roderick Lathon

    So how do you lock your phone from the home screen with Auxo……did I miss that in the review?

    • Merman123

      Slide up from bottom right

  • Tommy Gumbs

    Curious as to iO6 plus users and themed batter life afte jail breaking. Any notice a decrease?

  • I disabled Tage; and got Auxo 3 just for the Favorites in NC. (Although they tend to vanish every so often)

    • VitoM

      How can I enable the Favorites in NC?

      • Auxo three settings but then open the switcher once, then they should be enabled

      • Enable multi switcher if the button is grayed out then say move contacts to Nc then be sure to activate the switcher once

  • Jamessmooth

    Works even better now. I’m so happy with this tweak… Takes about a day to get used to but after that, you’re off and running.

  • Linh

    OMG….awesome awesome awesome tweak….first app/tweak I actually paid on Cydia!

    • Sohail Wahab

      Wow! Good for you, what’s your iOS device?

  • DopamineAddicted

    can someone please help me with a tweak please. Thanks. i bought the weatherboard tweak and would like to know if there is a way to disable it because i don’t want it on all the time.

  • Sebastian Toro

    This is useless… All you need is activator. Download it and map the controls as follows to get the most amazing iphone experience:

    – “Swipe left” on the status bar and activate the “last app” application.
    – “Swipe right” on the status bar and execute “Activate Switcher”
    – And the most awesome of them all, on the status bar, map “Hold” to put to sleep. The most gentle way to have your phone go to sleep mode.

    Now you will never press a physical button on your phone ever again.

    Extra goodies:
    – Map “double tap” on the status bar to execute “Home”
    – Map “Shake” to also put your phone to sleep.

    You’re welcome.

  • Jeep204

    Is there disable with 3rd party keyboard in Auxo 3?

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  • Newly

    Any Body Else’s Virtual Button Stop Working On The Double Press?

  • Oscar

    I’ve been having problems since day 1 and still can’t find the problem when i want to use the “slide to close all apps” function, it keeps crashing.

    Anyone knows wich tweak that makes auxo crash and respring when i want to close all apps?

    • Chris

      Get CrashReporter from Cydia, it should tell you what’s conflicting.

      • Oscar

        Chris: My bad. but it kinda doesn’t crash, it just resprings my phone. I think i have a tweak that makes this happen but i don’t know wich one.

        I have CrashReporter, but it doesn’t report anything, when it resprings.

  • Don Bido

    greaaaat hot corner lock

  • Ex mea sententia

    Auxo 3 made my device run so slow and glitchy that I had to take it off. Hopefully this is sorted out.

  • And that is were apple should have put their recent / favorite contacts.