The jailbreak community has been somewhat of a roller coaster ride for the last several weeks, slowing down and speeding up from time to time.
In this roundup, we talk about all the jailbreak tweaks that launched throughout the past week, starting with our favorites and then moving on the rest afterwards.
Our favorite releases this week
Auto SilentMe – FREE
Auto SilentMe is a wonderful jailbreak tweak for those with busy lives because it can automatically silence your incoming notifications based on calendar events that you’ve set.
Whether you want your device to stay quiet during business meetings, classes, or family gatherings, all you will need to do is set up calendar events for these situations and the tweak is intelligent enough to take care of everything for you in the background.
It’s a step up from toggling Do Not Disturb mode on manually, especially since people are prone to forgetting to do so. You can learn more about Auto SilentMe in our full review.
NFCWriter – $3.99
NFCWriter is a new jailbreak tweak that finally came to be after iOS developer Limneos was successful in hacking Apple’s NFC chip to work with third-party devices that it’s normally locked off from using.
The tweak enables you to interact with these devices, such as tags, while collecting data about them and writing information to them. Many other non-Apple handsets can already do this out of the box, so this tweak brings your iPhone up to date with the times.
iOS 11 will bring this functionality to developers out of the box, but if you have a jailbroken iOS 10 or earlier device and you want this functionality now, then you should read our full review to see more about how it works and how to get it.
QuietWhilePlaying (iOS 10) – FREE
There’s nothing quite like being bombarded by an onslaught of notifications while you’re trying to enjoy your music. The notifications constantly interrupt your music playback by causing shifts in playback volume, and this can ruin the best part of the song for you.
QuietWhilePlaying (iOS 10) is a simple tweak that keeps notifications silent while you have music playing. You will still see the banners and can interact with them normally, but because you don’t hear the notification noises, your music playback stays consistent throughout the notification, keeping your listening experience from being degraded.
You can learn more about QuietWhilePlaying (iOS 10) and why it’s a must-have in our full review.
Other releases this week
AlternateControls 2 (iOS 10): Adds Android-style on-screen controls to the iPhone ($1.49 – review)
Ambiance: Perfectly tunes your Phillips HUE bulbs to match the colors on your screen ($0.99 – review)
BetterPhotoCrop: Moves the photo-cropping interface down slightly to reduce accidental Notification Center invocations (free – review)
CCSmooth: Give your Control Center a new look and feel (free – review)
FavoriteEmojis: Replaces the “frequently used” Emojis with favorites instead ($0.99 – review)
forceForward: Use a 3D Touch gesture on screen edge in ‘jiggle’ mode to move between pages (free)
Lysithea X: iOS 11-like Lock screen media controls ($0.99 – review)
Messages++: Adds useful shortcuts to contacts in the Messages app ($4.99)
MessengerStoriesUpload: Makes uploading images from the Camera Roll to Messenger Stories even easier (free)
QuietWhileUnlocked: Keeps your device completely quiet while it’s locked (free – review)
SwitcherControls: Like MultiCenter, but for iOS 10 ($1.50 – review)
TimeMover Lite: A way to move and resize your Lock screen clock (free – review)
VerticalVideoSyndrome 2: Warns you when you’re about to record video in portrait orientation (free – review)
Although that wraps things up for this week’s roundup, you can bet there will be more jailbreak tweaks to come as the new week begins. As always, we will continue to keep you updated with each of the best new releases as they come.
If you’re itching for more jailbreak tweaks in the meantime, you can check out last week’s roundup, as well as all of the following specialized roundups we’ve made over the past several months:
- The best jailbreak tweaks to use with iOS 10
- The best jailbreak tweaks for the Messages app in iOS 10
- The best jailbreak tweaks for Notification Center in iOS 10
- The best jailbreak tweaks for the Music app in iOS 10
- The best jailbreak tweaks for the Status Bar in iOS 10
- The best jailbreak tweaks for the Lock screen in iOS 10
What was your favorite jailbreak tweak release this week? Let us know by dropping us a comment below!