Meteor: a tweak that adds current temperature and weather conditions to the Weather app icon

By , Feb 10, 2016

Meteor Screenshot

Meteor is an upcoming jailbreak tweak that brings weather conditions and temperature to your Home screen Weather app icon. Along with the enhancements to the Weather app icon, Meteor lends weather information to the iOS status bar.

If you have a jailbroken iPhone, Then Meteor should certainly be on your Radar. Check out our hands-on video walkthrough of the upcoming tweak for more details.


Once installed, users can head over to the stock Settings app to find Meteor’s preference panel. Inside the tweak’s preferences, you’ll find the obligatory kill switch, along with several customization options for changing the look of the tweak on both the Weather app icon, and in the status bar.

Although changes to Meteor’s settings requires a respring, it’s possible to change the weather readout on both the status bar and the Weather app icon, simply by rearranging the order of the Weather app’s cards. Once you place a card at the beginning, that particular location will be the location used to output Meteor’s pertinent information.

Meteor might remind you of other tweaks like WeatherIcon, and LiveWeatherIcon, but it brings its own unique feature-set to the table. Most notably, Meteor borrows glyphs from the Weather app location itself to provide users with good-looking and accurate weather information.

Meteor is a $1.99 jailbreak tweak, and should be available shortly on Cydia. You can follow its developer on Twitter for more details.

What do you think?

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  • I really want a jailbreak for iOS 9.2.1 now just so I can get this tweak. I wish Apple added more live icons like they did with the clock app.

  • Blip dude

    Finally!! I have been waiting for this since Weathericon during the good ol pre-iOS 7 days. Now I am definitely looking forward to a Jailbreak.

  • temeke

    What about battery draining? How much energy does the tweak consume?

    • temeke

      From the developer’s twitter: “Doing some final tests on Meteor to ensure there is no battery drain
      issues. The last test resulted in a 3% drain overnight (8 hours),”, what is quite a lot.

      • nin9tyfour

        I can see how you may see this as a lot. It was tested with an iPhone 6s which has a claimed standby time of up to 10 days (240 hours). Over 8 hours the battery drained 3% meaning it was using 1% every 2.66 hours. This is higher than the rated 1% per 2.4 hours. I’ll also point out that I had poor signal (2/5 bars) which causes the radio to use more power and Bluetooth was on. I’m not claiming that Meteor saves battery, but I believe it’s fair to say it doesn’t drain it. A beta tester observed a 1% battery drain over 8 hours.

        (This data assumes that batteries are calibrated to an accurate standard).

    • Wouldn’t know yet but depending on how much the tweak checks for the weather, that all it’ll be doing. Is your screen off, then it won’t use much except for the occasional ‘ping’ to check the weather.

  • salzamani

    Gonna miss you Jeff 🙁

    • af0erster31

      Why will you miss him? Will he leave iDB?

      • salzamani

        Yes he is leaving. He has already done his last podcast and we only have him for about another week with idb

    • Saulo Benigno

      Yeah, why?

      • salzamani

        Yes he’s leaving

      • Saulo Benigno

        oh noes.

        thanks for the news 🙁

    • iPhoneWINS

      is he retiring? Did he sell IDB?

      • salzamani

        Lol! He is leaving idb. He was never the owner. Sebastian is the owner.

  • arsenal6

    any impacts on performance?

    • al7oot

      Which performance you mean?

  • iPhoneWINS

    Bout damn time .. apple is crazy not tok have already added this simple great feature to IOS…

  • rockdude094

    Or you can just tap the app

  • TheShade247

    These little handy features Apple could’ve added long time ago. But nope…they don’t know wtf to do with iOS.

  • TheShade247

    Where is Jeff going? Is he opening androidDownloadblog?

  • The Guy

    Only for iOS 9… at least let people know so we don’t waste time looking it up.