Heads Up Display Mode Mirror

I just tried one of the coolest new jailbreak tweaks that I’ve tested in a while. It’s called Heads Up Display Mode, and it allows you to mirror your iPhone’s screens so that it reflects an accurate image in your car’s windshield.

After installing the tweak, simply head over to Activator’s preferences and assign Heads Up Display Mode to an Activator gesture. Once invoked, the iPhone’s screen will mirror so that it will accurately reflect your screen on a reflective surface.

The reflective surface could be anything, a mirror even, but the most obvious application is your car’s windshield. As you might have guessed, I couldn’t wait to go out to my car and try this out.

Once I got into my car, I simply invoked Heads Up Display Mode, placed the iPhone in a good spot on my dash, and I was instantly able to see the iPhone’s screen reflected in the windshield.  Obviously this was a quick test, and I didn’t have the most ideal mounting surface and/or setup. But I was impressed by how well it worked.

Granted, my car was parked in the garage, so the lighting was very kind to the HUD. In direct sunlight or even in daylight, the results might differ significantly. You may find that you’ll need to max your iPhone’s brightness while using the tweak.

I’m going to continue to play around with Heads Up Display Mode and see what I find. If nothing else, it’s an awesome proof of concept that such a thing could work given the proper setup, mounting surface, brightness, lighting conditions, etc.

Some popular GPS manufactures already implement similar tech into their devices, allowing users to project GPS information right on the windshield. But having a full handheld computer displaying on the screen is quite a bit more exciting than a GPS.

What do you think?

  • Want!

  • Judge

    Great Tweak I bought an old android phone and I use it every night as a speedometer heads up display. It is off by only 1 MPH. I also have another android phone that I use from time to time to display the Torque App

  • ready1take1

    Speedometer app does this…it’s a great feature.

    • Judge

      Didn’t want to tie up my Iphone with the speed app so I bought a crappy android phone cost me 30 bucks at the pawn shop

    • Smeltn

      there are so many speedometer apps on the market. Which one are you guys using that works well?

    • HUDWAY is a navigation app doing exactly the same thing.

  • sharp44MAG .

    Apple could implement this tweak easily into stock iOS but they won’t. Awesome tweak though.

  • Don Walker II

    Great tweak, though mounting is probably a better option.

  • Evan Moore

    I see like an angled mirror that you slant at an angle to get better visual rep of the screen. Nothing too crazy

  • I’m just a little worried about the heat, when the iphone is on the windshield, more because my iphone is black

  • romeodesigns

    Very good video, and thanks for the real world depiction of how it works, but I’m curious if it would work that well with your gps on in the day light? Would the reflection not show up bright enough?

    • Thanks, I think I’m going to test it out tomorrow in daylight. Not sure at the moment.

      • bstockz

        I tested it in daylight, and couldn’t see anything at all. It worked well in my garage, just like in Jeff’s video. But the moment I drove outside, I couldn’t see anything.

  • Kevin Osborne

    Does anyone know if this works on the iPad? I have an old (3rd gen I believe? the last to use the 30-pin adapter and has a retina display), that I use in my car strictly as a GPS unit.

  • asd

    lol peasants… get a bmw

  • Francisco victoria

    I want to have the same app on my android phone, Y have speed had apps and they work perfect but I would like to find something like this, that mirror all my apps and the screen of my phone as hud

  • Trevor A Rees

    ive been scouring ebay looking for the best one. The single screens like in the video go as low as $10. but its better to get the smartphone adapter other wise the only other heads up is either a speedo or out right gps and they start at $30. seems the best option is to get a good reflective screen