SafariFullScreenScrolling gives you a better full screen scrolling experience in Safari

By , Sep 11, 2016

SafariFullScreenScrolling Before and After

Because your iPhone doesn’t have as large and immersive of a display as your computer does, every single last pixel you can squeeze into a website as viewing space can make the web browsing experience better, depending on the circumstance.

A new free jailbreak tweak called SafariFullScreenScrolling cleans up the interface of Safari while you’re scrolling around to give you a much nicer full-screen effect.

iOS already tries to go full-screen when you’re browsing by shrinking down the size of the navigation bar and hiding the bottom bar entirely, but SafariFullScreenScrolling takes things a step further by completely hiding all of the bars as you scroll.

The animated GIF below depicts just how this tweak works:

SafariFullScreenScrolling GIF

As you can see, not only does the bottom bar slide out of view as you’re scrolling, but so does the entire top bar. This gives you a truer full-screen web browsing experience that the stock iOS standards can’t touch.

When you scroll back up to the top of the web page, both the top navigation bar and bottom action button bar in Safari come back into view so you can interact with them if you needed to.

As short and to the point as this tweak is, I think it’s a great addition to Safari. The bars are never too far out of reach to get back, and overall, this tweak dedicates more of the limited screen space you have to displaying more web content at a glance.

SafariFullScreenScrolling is available as a free download from Cydia’s BigBoss repository on your jailbroken device right now. It’s compatible with all iOS 9 devices, including the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

In case you were wondering, there are no options to configure, so you can start using the tweak immediately after you install it.

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  • Javier Lopez

    This tweak is a good example of something that should be implemented into iOS by default. Kudos to the dev of this tweak.

    • Agneev Mukherjee

      Ziph0n made this.

    • Ziph0n

      Thanks 🙂

      • Agneev Mukherjee

        What was the other tweak you made with this?

      • T. Allen

        DAMN GOOD JOB!

      • nonchalont

        Awesome tweak! It’s always the little things that I enjoy about jailbreaking. Simple tweak, yet beautiful and effective.

  • Noohar

    I use this App when I want to browse the Web completely full screen

  • Maybe it’s just iOS 10 and I’ve forgotten that it’s “new”, but when I scroll in Safari the bottom bar already moves out of the way. Not only that, but the address bar slides up as well to just give a fine print name of the website I’m using. All this tweak does in comparison is hide my signal strength and clock battery icons which honestly doesn’t save that much room and in some cases could be annoying. But that’s just preference I guess.

    Also, in landscape mode scrolling hides everything other than the webpage, so nothing really new here.

    • Diego Milano

      I agree, the cost vs benefit of hiding the clock bar isn’t properly balanced to make me feel I need this tweak. In other words, I prefer to see all that stuff the tweak hides, but I do believe it’s very well implemented regardless. 🙂

    • It’s not only in iOS 10, what you’re describing happens in iOS 9 as well. This tweak just goes the extra mile to make everything disappear completely, and if I remember correctly, it was a requested tweak and that’s why the developer made it.

  • ready1take1

    This will be implemented into iOS 11, and Apple will take full credit.

    Sometimes I wonder what iOS would look like today if it weren’t for the jailbreaking community. We may still not have cut, copy and paste.