By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 5, 2016
3D Touch is the flagship new feature of Apple’s iPhone 6s handset. It’s a part of the display that is capable of capturing forceful touches and performing actions based on how firmly you’re pressing, and Apple has done a great job creating a range of features throughout iOS that take advantage of this display technology.
But for those that feel iOS leaves a lot to be desired, the jailbreak community has come up with a variety of new uses for 3D Touch, whether your iPhone supports 3D Touch or not. And in this roundup, we’re going to show you a number of tweaks that we think really help compliment the 3D Touch experience on a jailbroken iPhone. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 5, 2016
Starting in iOS 9, Apple introduced Siri Suggestions in the updated Spotlight interface, which is accessed to the left of the first Home screen page.
Interestingly, despite the new Spotlight interface, Apple kept the original Spotlight interface that you can access by pulling down from the top of the screen, and as you might imagine, it doesn’t have all the new bells and whistles the new Spotlight interface does.
A new jailbreak tweak called NearbyNews is now available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $0.99 that will let you bring these features to the original Spotlight interface in iOS 9. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 4, 2016
Gravitation is a brand new tweak that adds gravity to your Home screen app icons. If you’ve been around jailbreaking for some time, then it may remind you of 2010’s Graviboard, by Conrad Kramer, now of Workflow fame. Activated by means of an Activator gesture or a shake of your iPhone, Gravitation adds fun to an otherwise mundane and regular iOS Home screen experience.
As expected, Gravitation, a $1.99 jailbreak tweak available on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, features several settings for adjusting the way the tweak looks and behaves. Watch our video demonstration to see how it works in action. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 25, 2016
iCloud Drive is a feature that comes with iOS 9 and allows you to view and edit files in iCloud that have been saved there via your apps, whether they’re native apps or third-party App Store apps.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to hide or show the iCloud Drive app from your iOS device’s Home screen. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 24, 2015
I appreciate my iPhone 6s Plus’ ability to display the Home screen in landscape mode, but in practice I rarely use it or even want it. With a stock iPhone 6s Plus, there’s no way to prevent the Home screen from rotating without turning off rotation altogether. But a new jailbreak tweak called Nuus will allow you to isolate rotation locking to just the Home screen. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 17, 2015
Aeternum is a jailbreak tweak that debuted last year, which brought an Apple Watch-inspired interface to the iPhone. Aeternum Hives is a new tweak based on Aeternum that takes the idea to the next level.
If you’ve dreamed of a folder-less Home screen setup with easy to view and easy to launch apps, then Aeternum Hives is going to be right up your alley. I was able to snag an early preview copy of the tweak, and I’d like to show it off to you via our hands-on video walkthrough. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 31, 2015
WeatherPeek, an upcoming jailbreak tweak from the AtomDevTeam, does something pretty cool—it allows you to use a simple “peek” gesture while on the first Home screen page to see current and upcoming weather info for a designated area. The peek gesture is basically a swipe and hold gesture that reveals the weather information hidden off screen. Watch our video inside to see what I mean. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 26, 2015
RippleBoard is a new tweak that brings tap indicators to the iOS Home screen. Whenever you tap the screen, or launch an app, you get a cool little ripple effect on the Home screen.
But RippleBoard isn’t just limited to on screen taps. As you’ll see from the tweak’s preferences, there are other things that you can do with RippleBoard, including customizing the range and duration of the ripple effects. Read More
By Sébastien Page on Apr 30, 2015
With the Apple Watch Home screen, Apple introduced a new layout and design that is a departure from what we have all been accustomed to with iPhone and iPad. Instead of favoring rows and columns of square-ish icons, Apple had to rethink the user interface and introduced us to an infinite and honeycomb-like fluid grid of apps devoid of pages, folders, or dock.
One could argue this design paradigm modernizes the Home screen as we know it, but beyond the new and refreshing look, I’ve had a hard time getting used to it and actually find it useful. As a matter of fact, I don’t find it useful at all. It is absolutely gorgeous to look at, but it is also a terrible mess to use. Organizing apps, looking for apps, and being able to accurately tap on their icons is something that I have had a difficult time with. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 27, 2015
One of the reasons why I’ve never been heavily into theme reviews is because of the time it takes to set up the theme and revert my Home screen configuration after testing. Many themes only support certain apps and app icons, hence, it requires a lot of app icon rearranging to aptly show off the theme in question.
I can’t remember where I read the comment, but an iDB commenter mentioned SetBack as a possible solution to my problems. It claims to allow you to restore your SpringBoard layout with ease. Yesterday, I tried SetBack for the first time, and he was right, it is the solution that I needed, and you might like it too. Read More
By Timothy Reavis on Mar 18, 2015
Today, developer Hamza Sood tweeted a short video demonstrating how users will be able to reposition apps on their Apple Watch Home screen using the companion app found in iOS 8.3. He previously posted screenshots that detailed a variety of settings and preferences for Apple Watch, as well as a closer look at the Activity companion app. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 3, 2015
MultiIconMover+ is the follow-up release to one of the most handy jailbreak tweaks from a purely practical standpoint. The original MultiIconMover provided an easy way to move multiple app icons from one SpringBoard page to another. MultiIconMover+ takes this same concept and adds several new handy features to the mix. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 29, 2015
If you’ve been around jailbreaking for any decent amount of time, then you’re no doubt familiar with Gridlock—a jailbreak tweak that allowed you to arrange Home screen icons with spaces in between them. Anchor, a new jailbreak tweak that just recently appeared on Cydia, takes this basic premise and brings it to iOS 8. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 15, 2015
Wallmart is a newly released jailbreak tweak that allows you to cycle through your favorite wallpaper on iOS 8. After installing the tweak, which is downloadable free of charge via Cydia’s BigBoss repo, you can set it up to automatically cycle through each wallpaper after a specific interval of time, or cycle with every unlock. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 27, 2014
One of the big advantages of the iPhone 6 Plus when compared to the iPhone 6 is the 6 Plus’ ability to rotate into landscape mode while on the SpringBoard. Home screen rotation also works with smaller devices that use upscaling tweaks like LittleBrother or Upscale.
If you’re someone who find the Home screen rotation to be annoying, then you may be interested in disabling the rotation outright. Notate is a brand new jailbreak tweak that allows you to do just that. Have a look inside for all of the details. Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 24, 2014
Betaworks, the team behind the popular game Dots, and later versions of Digg and Instapaper, has released a new app today called #Homescreen. The goal of the app, as its name suggests, is to allow users to share screenshots of their iPhone Home screens.
This in and of itself is a rather interesting concept, as people seem to be genuinely intrigued with others’ Home screens—I’ve caught myself on more than one occasion peering at stranger’s devices—but Betaworks takes it a step further with app identification. Read More
By Alihassan Mahdi on Nov 15, 2014
One of the useful features of iOS is definitely the dock, where you can place your four favorite apps to access them quickly, no matter which page of the Home screen you’re on. If you ever wished to get rid of the dock, you should definitely check out a solid new tweak called Abeo.
The tweak has just one purpose and it does it nicely. With Abeo, you’ll have the ability to hide the dock on your iPhone’s Home screen leaving space for other icons to fill in. The tweak doesn’t add a new row of icons, but rather increases the spacing between adjacent rows of icons to accommodate the empty space. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 7, 2014
If you’re looking for a way to add a fifth column to your Home screen app icon layout in iOS 8, then you may want to check out this recently uploaded tweak called better Five Column Homescreen. This tweak is from the same developer that brought us betterFiveIconDock, and it does just as it states—adds a fifth column to the Home screen on iOS 8 devices.
The result is pretty much as expected—the existing icons are repositioned and proportioned to fit an additional column. Why does the developer insist that his tweak is “better”? Mostly because of the improved spacing mechanics employed by his release. Have a look inside to see what it has to offer. Read More
By Alihassan Mahdi on Oct 27, 2014
One of the major differences between the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus is that the latter is capable of changing the Home screen’s orientation. In other words, you can change from portrait to landscape mode on the Home screen when using the iPhone 6 Plus, just like the iPad. On the other hand, the iPhone 6 and older devices lack this capability, but if you’ve already jailbroken your iOS 8 device, you should definitely check out SBFlip.
SBFlip enables Home screen rotation on unsupported devices, just like the iPhone 6 Plus. This means that you can rotate your Home screen from portrait to landscape mode on iPhone 6, iPhone 5s and older devices running iOS 8. The tweak also comes with two flip styles called Dynamic Dock and Stationary Dock. Read More