Skype for iOS gains connectivity status bar, more informative notifications & other perks

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 22, 2016

Microsoft today pushed an update to its mobile Skype application for iOS, bumping the app’s version number on the App Store to 6.22. The new edition includes several enhancements related to notifications and Skype Credit, which can now be purchased from within the app in more currencies than before. Skype for iPhone and iPad are available free on the App Store. Read More

 

NotiCopy lets you copy the text of iOS notifications

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 22, 2016

Sometimes you get important information from people in your iOS notifications that you’d like to do more than just read. For these situations, a new free jailbreak tweak called NotiCopy will come greatly in handy.

With this tweak, you can easily copy the information in any notification from your Lock screen or Notification Center to your clipboard so you can paste it later on. Read More

 

How to let calls from certain people through Do Not Disturb

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 16, 2016

Do Not Disturb is a very useful feature that lets you keep yourself from being notified when you want some time of peace and quiet.

Of course, there other times when you want peace and quiet from all apps and notifications, but don’t mind getting notifications about calls from a select few people.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to exclude contacts from the Do Not Disturb feature in iOS. Read More

 

Resero 9 will shrink down the size of notification banners in iOS 9.3.3

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 31, 2016

One of the things that have been long disliked about banner notifications ever since the launch of iOS 7 and continuing to current iOS releases are just how much space they eat up.

A new free jailbreak tweak called Resero 9 is now available in Cydia that shrinks down the size of your notifications banners so they’re less obtrusive, and we’ll show you how it works in this review. Read More

 

This tweak brings iOS 8-styled alerts back to iOS 9

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 28, 2016

iOS 9 made some UI refinements over iOS 8, despite the fact that most of the UI looks primarily the same as before. One of the things Apple tweaked were the alerts that can pop up on your screen from notifications.

In iOS 9, Apple changed the design a little bit and made the corners much rounder, and if you aren’t a fan of the change, then a new jailbreak tweak called 8Alerts may tickle your fancy. Read More

 

Tip: create custom vibrations for messages and phone calls on your iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 6, 2016

Your iPhone is probably your number one tool for communication between yourself and your friends or family, but out of the box, every vibration you get from a text message, whether it’s an SMS or iMessage, or a phone call, vibrates exactly the same way.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can create a custom vibration on your iPhone and assign it to any contact(s) you may have. Read More

 

iOS 10 tidbit: clearing all notifications at once with a simple 3D Touch gesture

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 15, 2016

One of the longest-standing complaints about iOS has got to be its inexplicable lack of a Clear All button in the Notification Center that would permit users to clear out all of their missed alerts in one go rather than dismissing them one by one, like an animal.

Not anymore: iOS 10 makes expanded use of 3D Touch throughout the system, including making all missed notifications disappear with a single press. Read More

 

Notifications not forwarding to Apple Watch? Check these likely causes

By Anthony Bouchard on May 27, 2016

It’s a nice feeling when software works as it should, but that’s not always the case. In the case of the Apple Watch, notifications that are supposed to be tapping on your wrist may not work when you expect them to.

If you’re having problems with your Apple Watch not receiving the notifications your iPhone is putting out, then you’ll want to follow the steps in this piece to troubleshoot what’s going on and fix the problem. Read More

 

PersonalAssistant: a 7-in-1 tweak that supercharges your Lock screen

By Anthony Bouchard on May 10, 2016

There comes a time every once in a while where a jailbreak tweak is groundbreaking and has the potential to shake up the entire jailbreak community, and folks, we definitely think a new tweak release in Cydia called PersonalAssistant is one of those tweaks.

In this review, we’ll walk you through this monster of a tweak, which the developer notes has seven tweaks built into one unified interface.

Excited yet? You should be… Read More

 

How to disable AMBER and Emergency alerts on iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 14, 2016

Your iPhone comes equipped with government notifications, such as AMBER and Emergency alerts. These alerts are pushed out to individuals by their carriers based on their location, and can be useful for a variety of reasons.

On the other hand, if you don’t think you’ll be using them any time soon or you get sick of seeing them on your device, you can always disable them.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how! Read More

 

Palert brings tvOS-inspired notification alerts to iOS

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 31, 2016

The Apple TV 4 has a completely new operating system called tvOS, which sits right alongside OS X, iOS, and watchOS in Apple’s operating systems.

One of the nice parts about tvOS is the design of the alerts and notifications. In fact, iOS developer Robin Vekety (@Integeritis) thought it would be a cool idea to port the new alert style over to the iOS experience for those with jailbroken devices. Read More

 

How to turn an email into a reminder on Mac

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 29, 2016

OS X’s Reminders app can be used for more than just typing out your own reminders; you can also use it to remind you to read or reply to specific emails at a specific time or date.

In this tutorial, we’ll be showing you how you can use the Reminders app on your Mac to remind yourself about specific emails you receive in your OS X Mail app. Read More

 

How to stop your iPad and other devices from ringing when you get a call on your iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 28, 2016

If you own more than one Apple device, be it an iPhone, an iPad, an iPod touch, or a Mac, you might have encountered this situation where a call on your iPhone rings simultaneously on your other devices. This is part of a feature called Continuity, and in most cases, it’s really helpful.

But if like most of us at iDB, you own several Apple devices, the situation can quickly escalate and you end up having your iPhone, two iPads, and maybe even your Mac ring at the same time.

For some, this can be incredibly useful, but for others it just creates an array of unwanted notifications and multiple devices ringing at once. This can get really annoying if you have all of your devices sitting around the same desk when you get a call because it sounds like a phone call symphony.

If you’d like to fine-tune which of your devices are allowed to take phone calls from your iPhone, then follow along with us. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to keep your iPad, iPod touch, or Mac from ringing every time your iPhone gets a phone call. Read More

 

How to disable notifications for some Facebook apps and games

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 4, 2016

Tired of being pinged about invites and activity notifications generated by apps and games you’ve added to your Facebook account? Want to mute those app alerts, but keep the notifications from Facebook games you actually care about flowing?

You’ve come to the right place.

iDownloadBlog recently told you about a master switch that instantly stops all game invites.

Additionally, we taught you how to stop apps from spamming your Facebook Timeline and shared how to stop receiving game invites from specific Facebook friends.

In this tutorial, we’ll discuss disabling activity notifications for specific apps and games sans those that you do care about.
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How to stop specific Facebook friends from sending you app requests and game invites

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 3, 2016

We recently told you about a master switch that instantly stops all game invites that people you’re friends with on Facebook pester you with. In addition, we taught you how to stop apps from spamming your Facebook Timeline. But if you like playing some games on Facebook, turning off all game invites from everyone might not be the best solution.

If you want to keep seeing app-related requests from some friends, this tutorial will show you how to block game invites from everyone except a select few people. Read More

 

How to stop receiving all game invites on Facebook

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 2, 2016

I couldn’t care less about FarmVille or Candy Crush Saga or any other game on Facebook, for that matter. If you’re anything like me, I suppose pesky invite notifications for Facebook games have been ticking you off.

But don’t worry, you can block those annoying requests with just a few taps. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to stop getting invites for apps and games from Facebook friends, both on the web and in the app. Read More

 

EasyClear: the only 3D Touch notification clearing tweak you’ll ever need

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 27, 2016

Those rocking a jailbreak that have been looking for the perfect all-in-one 3D Touch notification-clearing tweak for their iOS device(s) need not look any further than a new jailbreak tweak release called EasyClear, which is now available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $1.49.

This tweak makes use of the 3D Touch display on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to let you dismiss notifications universally throughout iOS. Whether it be a badge on an app icon from the Home screen, or one or more notifications from Notification Center. Read More

 

‘QuickClear’ lets you clear app badges with 3D Touch

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 20, 2016

Here’s a gem for 3D Touch fans and jailbreakers alike; a new free jailbreak tweak that goes by the name of QuickClear is now available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository that lets you perform a 3D Touch gesture on any app icon with a notification badge to clear the badge from the app icon. Read More

 

Temporarily clear app icon badges with BadgeCleaner

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 19, 2016

If you’re like me, then you probably get several notification badges on your Home screen app icons all the time because people want to talk to you or because apps want to share stuff with you.

Unfortunately, if you launch the app just to get rid of the badge, the notification is gone for good and you might forget to look at it later.

Available now to solve this problem is a new free jailbreak tweak called BadgeCleaner, which can be had from Cydia’s BigBoss repository. This tweak lets you easily clear app badges without dismissing the notifications the app might have waiting for you. Read More

 

‘3D Touch Notifications’ lets you peek and pop your notifications with 3D Touch

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 30, 2016

3D Touch is one of the flagship features of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, allowing users to press firmly on various interfaces throughout iOS to reveal hidden menus with shortcuts to commonly-performed actions.

Despite iOS already having a variety of 3D Touch peek and pop menus, the jailbreak community is continuing to engineer interesting new uses for 3D Touch, such as this recent scale concept tweak, and it doesn’t stop there. A new jailbreak tweak called 3D Touch Notifications from Cydia’s BigBoss repository is about to change the way you interact with notifications on the Lock screen and in Notification Center using 3D Touch. Read More

 
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