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When you hold the delete button on the iOS keyboard, eventually the cursor will start to delete entire words in an effort to speed up the deletion process. While at times, this comes in handy from a speed perspective, I often find it more of a nuisance; it seems to always delete words that I had no intention of removing.

StopAutoDelete is a jailbreak tweak that slows down deleting on iOS, placing a sort of limiter on deleting and preventing whole words from being delete at once. Have a look at our video walkthrough for a full explanation.

There are no settings or options to configure for StopAutoDelete. Just install it and you’re good to go.

Although StopAutoDelete definitely slows down the otherwise inordinately fast deletion process, it can also save you from the hassle of accidentally deleting words that you had no intention of removing in the first place.

If you’re looking to tame the fast deletion process that occurs when holding the delete button on your iPhone, then by all means give StopAutoDelete, a free jailbreak tweak on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, a thorough test drive.

What do you think about StopAutoDelete? Sound off down below in the comments section with your thoughts and opinions.

  • Thank you so much for the article and the video, I’m glad to see one of my tweak on iDB!

    • Saulo Benigno

      Nice idea for a tweak. Thanks 🙂

  • Saulo Benigno

    Amazing. I hate the word delete. This is amazing. Thanks 🙂

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    I do find this tweak quite useful. I too find myself saying “oh no don’t delete that much!” on occasion. Will give it a go.

    Also Jeff, the cool ambient background music you put in this video is a nice addition. Keep it!

  • E Double

    lol, Jeff is rocking the baby iPhone now because no jailbreak on the 6+ for the love of Apple watch. The struggle is real Jeff!! I did the same thing.

  • mkOS

    I was excited with this tweak, cause I’ve always hated the word delete, but I installed and it didn’t work 🙁

    • i bet you are on iOS 7

      • mkOS

        Yes, I am. I have an old iPhone 4, so it supports up to iOS 7.1

      • the tweak does work only on iOS 8 and up sorry