‘Cream’ gives your iPhone watchOS-like colored Control Center toggles

By , Mar 12, 2016

cream colored control center toggles jailbreak tweak

If you’re interested in adding a touch of color to your Control Center interface in a way inspired by that of watchOS itself, then you’re going to be interested in a new free jailbreak tweak called Cream. Cream can be had from Cydia’s BigBoss repository today, and in this review, we’ll talk a little more about how the tweak works.

Using Cream to colorize Control Center toggle buttons

Cream is a jailbreak tweak that gives iOS a new look and feel in a very subtle way. Even something as small as changing the colors of the Control Center toggle buttons can make a huge difference in the user interface’s attractiveness.

The developer notes that the tweak was based off of watchOS, which, in case you’re not familiar with it at all, the toggle buttons in your settings Glance will turn similar colors when you turn them on and off:

watchos example for Cream jailbreak tweak

Although the watchOS toggle buttons only include three toggles, one each for for Airplane Mode, Do Not Disturb, and ringer/silent, the iPhone has a total of five: Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb, and Rotation Lock.

The additional toggles the iPhone has means the developer had to get a little creative with two additional colors, but nevertheless, they look pretty spot on with what I’d expect to see if additional toggles were ever added to the Apple Watch in any way.

Although it’s a simple tweak, Cream is fully compatible with FlipControlCenter and Polus, which are both incredibly popular Control Center modification extension platforms.

cream compatible with polus and flipcontrolcenter

Configuring Cream

Cream will add a preferences pane to the Settings app, but there aren’t a whole lot of options to configure. What you’ll find is a kill switch to turn the tweak on or off on demand, as well as an option to configure custom colors for your Control Center toggles if you’re using FlipControlCenter or Polus.

Cream preferences pane options configure

When you want to pick a custom color for yourself, you’ve given a full color picker rather than pre-set colors, so the options are literally endless:

Cream color picker

My opinion on Cream

I think Cream is a well-crafted port of a rather nice-looking watchOS feature over to iOS. I always liked this feature about the Apple Watch, and having it on my iPhone makes me feel a little more complete.

Although I’m quite happy with the stock colors the tweak comes with, it’s kind of nice that it lets you pick your own so long as you use a third-party Control Center modification extension like FlipControlCenter and Polus.

As of this writing, there is a small bug with the tweak related to this and FlipControlCenter, so changing colors isn’t possible at the moment, but it appears to work right with Polus at this time.

On the more critical side of cream, it’s not really a tweak for minimalists because all it does is modify the look and appearance of something to make it pop out more. It’s a tweak for those that like to tinker and make things look unique from everyone else’s, and this is something to keep in mind.

Wrapping up

If you’re jailbroken and are interested in giving your iPhone a watchOS-inspired color makeover for its Control Center toggle buttons, then you can download Cream from Cydia’s BigBoss repository for free right now.

What are your thoughts on Cream? Share in the comments below!

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  • Luke

    See, this is one of the reasons why I want to jailbreak. Awesome little tweaks like this one. iOS 9.2 jb shouldn’t be long..

    • Abhijeet Gupta

      iOS 9.1 JB being released yesterday might be one of the reason that theres no JB for 9.2 or 9.2.x and 9.3 releases.

  • Still waiting on a jailbreak for iOS 9.2.1. I guess they’re just waiting for iOS 9.3 now.

  • Blip dude

    Cool!! Look forward to it once a Jailbreak for iOS 9.3 comes out.

  • You’re on point Luke. That’s precisely why the jailbreak was launched for iOS 9.1 only!

    • the hood

      How long have 9.2 and 9.2.1 been out for? If they patched the 9.1 jailbreak, why wasn’t it released ‘very’ shortly after said versions? I think this may be premise behind some of the general frustrating comments posted across various blog sites.

      • Abhijeet Gupta

        You’re exactly on point. If a 9.3 JB is available or in making, they shouldn’t have released a 9.1 JB because anyways people will update to 9.3 since its a major update, and a 9.3 JB makes more sense than a 9.1 JB at this point of time. Not Pangu but some other team might drop a 9.3 JB

      • the hood

        That’s one plausible explanation, however it would mean that Pangu are aware that someone else has a JB for 9.3. If there is no 9.3 JB, it makes the timing of this release all the more puzzling. It’s a shame they don’t provide some sort of ‘explanation’ to the community, (not that they have to), however in not doing so provides a good cover for theories such as yours. Time will tell.

      • Abhijeet Gupta

        They are no answerable to anyone and maybe some other team has a 9.3 JB. remember when GeoHotz had a JB for either iOS 8.x or 9.x build but held it back. releasing JB for an obsolete build always raises suspicion.

      • the hood

        Right. And as I stated ‘time will tell’. Meaning we don’t really know for certain but we offer up plausible suggestions to fill in the time until we do know for certain. This is the sort of ‘chatter’ that keeps blog sites ticking over with various assumptions, deductions, gossip and guesses. It’s their bread and butter (metaphorically speaking).

      • the hood

        What’s more disappointing is that iDB were caught with their pants down with no device to test the JB on. Considering their status in the JB community they come across as rank amateurs, not even able to obtain a test device from somewhere with all their contacts. Without Jeff iDB is a shell of its former self I’m afraid and this exposes that.

      • Abhijeet Gupta

        I don’t agree with your opinion, Anthony is a great writer, he has served ModMyi before and i know how well he writes. I have 4 iDevices at home and none of them on 9.1 because no one expected a 9.1 JB. jeff now works for 9to5, Michael fisher left pocket now but that doest mean we have a scarcity of good writers. Kudos Anthony 😀

      • the hood

        My opinion has nothing to do with Anthony. I agree he is better than most writers on iDB. You clearly fail to understand when I say iDB, I do not refer to one person. iDB comprises of many people on a site that for a long time has held a priviledged reputation for a reason. I am still disappointed at ‘their’ (collective) lack of procurement of a test device to test latest jailbreak. I trust you now understand what I was saying.

      • the hood

        It would help if you take the time to thoroughly read comments before you shoot your mouth off and make false accusations. I never once criticised Anthony nor made reference to him at all. I don’t know if english is your second language or you misunderstood or you’re just an idiot. False, ignorant and baseless accusations such as yours is what guves me the shits and reduces half of the comments to idiots being corrected and detracts from proper discussions. You’ve now been told!

  • :D

    That looks really nice

  • Kelvin Wu

    Cream is a very beautiful tweak.
    But it’s not compatible with Anemone ‘s FlipControlCenter enable.

  • Zach

    Would this work with Polus?

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  • Sarah Sanchez

    How did you get the rounded edges for the Air Drop and AirPlay buttons?