Notification Center

StatusPeek 2 replaces the Notification Center grabber with the Status Bar

When you drag down from the top of the screen (intentionally or unintentionally) inside of full-screen apps, a grabber that lets you open Notification Center presents itself. While it works fine for what it was made for, many would agree that it’s useless beyond opening Notification Center.

That’s where a jailbreak tweak called StatusPeek 2 by Noeliel can come in handy and improve things for the better. It replaces the usual grabber with a sneak peek of your Status Bar while maintaining the function of a grabber.

The best jailbreak tweaks for Notification Center

Those rocking the Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10 and who are looking for the best jailbreak tweaks to install on their devices have come to the right place. We’re working on a series of roundups that cover the best tweaks for each exclusive part of iOS.

In this piece, we’ll discuss the best jailbreak tweaks for Notification Center that were released following the launch of the iOS 10 jailbreak.

Birdhouse lets you see tweets from your empty Notification Center

When you don’t have any unread notifications waiting to be acknowledged, you typically see the “No Notifications” text string in the middle of Notification Center. Not only isn’t this aesthetically pleasing, but it wastes potentially useful space.

With a new free jailbreak tweak called Birdhouse by candoizo, you can make use of this space by replacing the generalized “No Notifications” text with a Tweet from your favorite Twitter account.

WidgeficationX lets you tinker with the transparency of your banners and widgets

WidgeficationX is a new free jailbreak tweak by Justin Petkovic that lets you customize the look of your widgets and notification banners by modifying their transparency values.

The tweak has a system-wide effect on your device, so you’ll see the changes throughout your many iPhone or iPad interfaces, whether you’re on the Lock screen, Home screen, or viewing Notification Center.

BouncyNC10 makes the Notification Center launch animation bouncier

When you drag Notification Center down from the top of your screen, the interface normally just falls into place. The stock animation is a little boring, and some might argue that it could do with some additional creativity.

That’s the idea behind a new free jailbreak tweak called BouncyNC10 by CydiaGeek, which adds an enhanced bounce animation to Notification Center as it strikes the bottom of the screen.

NoSpot10 removes Spotlight search from your iPhone

If you never really use Spotlight, and it always ends up in your face when you don’t want it to be, then you might want to take a look a new free jailbreak tweak called NoSpot10 by CydiaGeek.

Installing this tweak lets you disable Spotlight in a system-wide manner, leaving you with simpler widget pages on the Home screen, Lock screen, and Notification Center.

This tweak removes the dots from the iOS UI

All across iOS, from the Home screen, to the Lock screen, to Control Center and so on, dots of all kinds appear whether to indicate a page in a page-driven UI, or to let you know something’s new on your device.

While some people don’t mind them, there are a number of people that hate seeing dots across their operating system, and a new free jailbreak tweak called NoDots10 by harrywantstodev lets you erase the various dots from all over iOS.

ColorBanners 2 adds a splash of color to your notification banners

When iOS 10 launched, there was quite a bit of gasping at the appearance of the new notification banner style throughout the operating system, including those that appear in apps, on the Lock screen, and in Notification Center.

Fortunately, a jailbreak tweak called ColorBanners 2 by David Goldman can help you to make your notifications a little easier to look at, as it lets you to colorize them in nearly any way you’d like.

Falcon supercharges your Lock screen and Notification Center

The creativity surrounding a number of the jailbreak tweak releases for iOS 10 so far has been quite impressive, but perhaps one of my favorites yet is one called Falcon by iOS developer Logan O’Connell.

With Falcon, you will be supercharging your Lock screen and Notification Center interfaces with a ton of new features; among those are a web browser, a note taker, and a toggle page.

AccessWithinApps prevents launch of Control and Notification Centers in specific apps

Control Center and Notification Center each can be accessed from any mobile app by swiping up from the bottom of the screen or swiping down from the top of the screen. In some apps, this gesture conflicts with the those that already exist in the app.

While Apple helps to mitigate issues by providing users with the ‘second chance grabber’ in full-screen apps, some apps still don’t play nicely because the gesture is too close to other functions in the app. Giving you more control over this matter is a new free jailbreak tweak called AccessWithinApps by Cole Cabral.

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

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.

Unify consolidates your iOS notifications for a cleaner look

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.

DisplayWeather 10 puts weather info at the top of the Notification Center and Lock screen widget pages

While the Lock screen and Notification Center have each become much more functional and informative in some of the latest versions iOS, it’s still possible to improve on them, and jailbreak developers are taking note of this.

A new free jailbreak tweak called DisplayWeather 10 by pxcex puts your weather information to the left of the date information in each of these interfaces, letting you dedicate the space that would normally be taken up by the weather widget to other widgets instead.

This tweak makes iOS 10 notifications more bearable for minimalists

Being able to customize and theme your device’s look and feel to your own liking is one of the top reasons why people jailbreak their iPhone or iPad in the first place, and a new free jailbreak tweak called CleanNotifications10 is a testament to that.

Developed by AppleBetasDev, this tweak essentially cleans up the look of your incoming Notifications on both the Lock screen and in Notification Center by getting rid of the two-tone color scheme and making them look simpler with a softer, monotonous transparency.