Unify consolidates your iOS notifications for a cleaner look

By , Feb 13, 2017

If you’re one to wake up to a ton of notifications every morning, or even if you’re a popular person during the day, then sorting through all of the notifications on your Lock screen can be nothing short of what feels like a full-time job.

Of course, a new jailbreak tweak called Unify by SpiritOfLogic helps simplify your notifications by unifying them into groups on the Lock screen and in Notification Center.

As shown above, you can see that the compressed notifications take up less room on the Lock screen, and more importantly, because iOS 10 normally only sorts notifications by time received, Unify manages to provide a much cleaner look and feel that makes your notifications seem more organized thanks to being sorted on a per-app basis.

Unify will add a preferences pane to the Settings app where you can configure the tweak’s actions to your liking:

Among the things you can configure are:

  • Toggling the tweak on or off for the Lock screen
  • Toggling the tweak on or off for Notification Center
  • Sorting notifications either by app name or time received
  • Toggling the grouping functionality on or off on demand
  • Toggling notification chaining from the same sender after a short period of time
  • Choose a time threshold for the chained notifications that will appear
  • Hide or show separator lines between notifications in each group
  • Toggle rounded corners on or off
  • Toggle highlighting of the newest notification in a group
  • Hide or show the “Slide for more” functionality

As there are a number of settings to configure here, you can configure the way the notifications look, and also the way they behave. It’s also pretty nice that you can separate the functionality between the Lock screen and Notification Center, as this gives you the flexibility to use the tweak’s feature where you want to and nowhere else.

The chained notification settings are a little bit similar to those of a recently-released jailbreak tweak called DoNotAnnoy in that these are the kinds of actions from message senders that will invoke this part of the tweak’s functionality. On the other hand, Unify won’t mute annoying texters like DoNotAnnoy will, so it’s important not to confuse that aspect.

Overall, I would say the stock settings of Unify are pretty nice as they are, but if you want to customize it, the options are most certainly there to do so.

If you’re interested in trying Unify, you can download it from Cydia’s BigBoss repository today for $1.99. The tweak works on jailbroken iOS 10 devices only.

Do you like the idea of consolidating all alike notifications on the Lock screen and in Notification Center as shown above? Share in the comments below!

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  • Petter Platou

    Seems to not be compatible with my iPhone 6S jailbroken on 9.3.2

    • Sorry, Unify only works with iOS 10 devices due to the updated notification styling!

      • lars

        does it? i dont see any diffrence on 6+ 10.2

  • Ibrahim Aygun

    Sadly, it stops showing time stamps for each notification.

  • andrei endriu

    Nice ! I need 10.1.1 jb !!!!!! 🙂

  • R.J. Arnold

    It doesn’t seem to work at all for me…

  • Gordon Smith

    I’m on 10.2 and it doesn’t seem to be working. I don’t see any difference.

    • R.J. Arnold

      Same for me.

  • hkgsulphate

    Apple should have done this wtf

  • Jay Husin

    Nope not working on 10.2.

    • It is for me. What tweaks do you have that could be conflicting with it?

  • Leon1998

    I’m with the rest, dosn’t work properly on ios 10.2, iphone 5s

    • This was tested on my iOS 10.2 iPhone 6 Plus. I’m wondering if a certain set of users with certain devices are having problems. I am going to contact the developer about it and see if he can reply to everyone here having trouble.

  • I’m still surprised that Apple doesn’t group notifications on iOS yet.

  • TEDESCO CMONNN

  • ***PSA: IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE WITH UNIFY***

    The developer has informed me to pass this message on to everyone having trouble with Unify:

    Troubleshooting:
    – Go to Cydia -> Manage Account -> Installable Purchases
    – Check whether Unify is listed
    – If not listed your purchase has not went through with Cydia Store and you still have to purchase it
    – If it is listed please add my beta repo:
    – Test whether the latest version works
    – If it does not work then please send me an email with your UDID to info@irealsms.com