Calendar for Lockscreen 2 ensures you never forget an upcoming Calendar event again on iOS 10

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 16, 2017

People who have busy lives often need to have a way to organize their upcoming plans so they don’t forget them, and that’s where your iPhone’s Calendar app comes in handy.

Unfortunately, the Calendar app only lets you see upcoming events when they’re coming up very soon, and for some things, “soon” isn’t enough time to get prepared, and that’s why a jailbreak tweak called Calendar for Lockscreen 2 by VladMax Soft was developed, attempting to make everyday life easier. Read More

 

Choose when Low Power Mode automatically toggles on or off with Low Power Modder

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 16, 2017

One way to conserve power on your iPhone when the battery level gets uncomfortably low is to turn on the built-in Low Power Mode. This feature reduces power consumption on your iPhone by doing things like reducing your screen brightness, slashing background tasks, and making your iPhone fall asleep faster, among other things.

On the other hand, iOS doesn’t kick itself into Low Power Mode automatically until you reach at staggeringly-low 20% of your battery life. By that point, you’re already grasping at straws. That’s why iFlames released a new free jailbreak tweak called Low Power Modder in Cydia. Read More

 

3DLight brings opacity to your widgets and 3D Touch menus

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 16, 2017

Apple has been putting a lot of focus on transparency in many of its modern iOS releases. It can be pointed out in many iOS UI elements, including your 3D Touch menus and the widgets you interact with on your Lock screen and in Notification Center.

Because the whole transparency thing might be getting a bit stale for some, a new free jailbreak tweak called 3DLight by Mohammad Ghzayel can help to change things up a bit by bringing some opacity to the interfaces that you’re typically used seeing distinct silhouettes through. Read More

 

Cydia gets drastic performance improvements in latest updates

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 15, 2017

Saurik launched a duo of essential upgrades for Cydia Installer on Wednesday that are expected to “drastically improve” the performance of Cydia for users of various languages; Chinese in particular.

Version 1.1.30, which superseded version 1.1.29 just hours later with an additional bug fix, is available now. It is recommended all jailbreakers grab the update the next time they find themselves launching Cydia, if they haven’t already. Read More

 

Add a splash of color to your Status Bar icons with Aerial

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 15, 2017

Fresh off the press is a new jailbreak tweak dubbed Aerial, which offers you the ability to add a splash of color to just about any of your Status Bar’s indicator icons.

The tweak has been developed by a team called PolyTweaks, and at the heart of its design is well-known graphical designer Surenix, but the developer behind its creation has chosen to remain anonymous. Read More

 

RecentCalls+ brings a slew of improvements to the Recents list in the Phone app

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 15, 2017

Apple improved the Phone app extensively in iOS 10 by including a new API that third-party developers can use to integrate their App Store apps with calling functionality into it, such as those like Skype or WhatsApp, just to name a couple.

On the other hand, there’s still more that can be done to improve the Phone app, and a new jailbreak tweak release by Olxios&Nico called RecentCalls+ is a step in the right direction. Read More

 

MusicMark saves your place in the Music app when you respring or force-quit the app

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 15, 2017

When you’re in the middle of listening to media via Apple’s Music app and you end up having to force-quit the app or respring your device for any reason, you’ll notice that the app never remembers your place in the song when you get the Music app up and running again.

A new free jailbreak tweak called MusicMark by iOS developer Tony Kraft fixes this by forcing the Music app to remember your place in a song whenever you respring or force-quit the Music app, effectively allowing you to resume where you left off. Read More

 

AntiSocial enables the ‘Leave this Conversation’ button even in three-way iMessage groups

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 15, 2017

One of the things that really grinds my gears is when I get sucked into group iMessage conversations that I really don’t want to be in. Although rare, sometimes people do it just to wish a bulk of people a good holiday without sending individual messages, but other times people do it just to be annoying.

Unfortunately, Apple makes things even more difficult on you by limiting the ability to leave a group iMessage conversation to when there are four or more people in it, so if you’re being dragged against your will into a three-way iMessage conversation, then you’ll find the button to leave will be grayed out.

That’s where a new free jailbreak tweak called AntiSocial by Tony Kraft comes in handy, as it enables the “Leave this Conversation” button even when you’re in a three-way iMessage conversation. Read More

 

AppSync beta released with iOS 10 support

By Joaquim Barbosa on Feb 14, 2017

One of the more common questions we’ve been getting here at iDB since the release of the Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10 is when AppSync Unified, from Karen Tsai (angelXwind), would be getting an update to make it compatible with the new jailbreak.

As you may be aware, many people got themselves into a respring loop of some description by installing AppSync soon after the Yalu jailbreaks came out. That should now have been fixed with this new beta version of AppSync Unified, available on Karen’s Cydia repository. Read More

 

Photo Tools is an all-in-one customization tweak for the Photos app

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 14, 2017

It feels like the Photos app continues to become more cluttered with features that everyday users really don’t even use in every major iteration of iOS. At least for me, I find myself really only ever using the Albums view in the Photos app to get to my most important stuff. I don’t ever really utilize the People or Places albums, nor do I ever use the Memories or Shared tabs.

For anyone who feels like they’re in a similar boat and miss the simplicity of the Photos app as a simple album-based Photo Library viewer, a new free jailbreak tweak called Photo Tools by Justin Petkovic might be able to give you exactly what you’re looking for. Read More