By Joe Rossignol on Jun 19, 2014
For the past few weeks, my iPhone has prompted me with an annoying message about how iCloud does not have enough space to continue backing up the device. Apparently I need an additional 2.1 GB of storage to backup my iPhone, but I would rather not pay for a higher tier than the free 5 GB of storage that Apple provides by default.
If you’re in the same shoes as me, there is actually a simple solution. Apple makes it easy to delete your iCloud backups right on your iPhone. You can even manage how your backups work so that you are only backing up essential data. Read ahead for step-by-step instructions on how to delete old iCloud backups on iPhone… Read More
By Joe Rossignol on Apr 30, 2014
When you receive an iMessage or another alert or notification on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that you are unable to check at the moment, your natural course of action is probably to ignore it. No big deal — you’ll check it later. Unfortunately, Apple has set alerts to repeat at two minute intervals by default on iOS devices.
As such, just a few minutes later, your device lights up or vibrates again to remind you of the notification a second time. The reason for this is because Apple sets notifications and alerts to repeat once by default on iOS devices. To me, this was incredibly annoying. Fortunately, there is an easy solution to disable this feature… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 8, 2013
Sentry, the designer behind Auxo, has been extremely busy this year. In addition to helping design one of the most popular jailbreak tweaks we’ve seen in a long time, he’s also posted a number of well-received iOS concept videos.
And today, we’re adding another concept clip to the list. It’s entitled ‘iOS Lock Screen Toggles,’ and as you might have guessed, it showcases Sentry’s vision for a Lock screen tweak that offers users quick access to Settings toggles… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 21, 2012
I’ve been known to give jailbreak developers a pass when it comes to developing what many deem as “worthless” tweaks, because I know that there is always someone who will find a tweak to be useful. The latest such item to teeter upon this fine line is Fake iOS 6 About — a jailbreak tweak that allows you to fake statistical information about your device.
If you’ve ever wanted to pretend that your device could hold a million songs, or that you reside on a carrier not available in your country, then Fake iOS 6 About is the tweak for you. In most cases, many will feel that such a tweak is worthless. I’ll be totally honest with you; this time, it’s hard not to agree with those sentiments. Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 18, 2012
As noted by MacRumors, a new app went live in the App Store yesterday called Bluetooth OnOff. As the name suggests, the software enables you to toggle your iOS device’s bluetooth settings on or off with a single tap.
This is a big deal for a couple of reasons. For one, Apple has a history of denying or removing apps from the App Store that access iOS settings. And two, it makes toggling bluetooth much easier for non-jailbreakers… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 9, 2012
There are a couple of a reasons why someone would want to activate the hidden debug settings in iOS. Perhaps you’re a budding hacker or developer, and are looking for more elements in iOS to tinker with.
Or maybe you don’t know about any of that stuff and you just want to do it to further “hack” your device. Regardless of why you want want to do it, the real question is: how do you do it? Keep reading and we’ll show you… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 29, 2011
Earlier this month, we showed you how to create home screen shortcuts for Settings toggles without jailbreaking. The method has become quite popular over the last few weeks, catching the attention of UI designers like Jeff Broderick.
Given that there’s no untethered jailbreak for iOS 5, and no jailbreak for the new iPhone 4S at all, a lot of folks have started using these shortcuts as a temporary replacement for SBSettings. And if you’re one of those users, you may not want to update to iOS 5.1… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 29, 2011
Preference Folders is an upcoming jailbreak tweak that will shortly be released on Cydia. It allows you to group your favorite preferences from your Settings app into a custom folder that you create.
What’s cool about Preference Folders is that it allows you to mix and match both stock iOS preferences and jailbreak tweak and app preferences. This grants the ability to place your most used items into a custom folder located directly in your Settings app.
Check out our video sneak preview inside for more details… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 24, 2011
With the advent of over-the-air (OTA) delta updates, Apple has brought a significant convenience to the majority of their users. Now, not only do you not need to be near a computer to update iOS, but updates are generally much smaller than they were previously.
On the flip side, OTA updates make things a bit more annoying for jailbreakers and potential jailbreakers, as you’ve likely already experienced… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 9, 2011
Update: Video and download pulled. Apparently this file is not officially approved by the developer, and it was stolen/illegal/unlicensed. I apologize for the inconvenience, but we don’t want to wrong the hard working members of the community. I hope you understand.
One of the main reasons that people have shied away from the iOS 5 jailbreak, besides the obvious tethered nature, is the lack of settings for their favorite tweaks. This makes their favorite tweaks severely maimed, or utterly useless.
The following tutorial shows how to update your PreferenceLoader which will in turn enable settings for tweaks on iOS 5. Keep in mind that an update PreferenceLoader should be coming anyway, with the release of iOS 5 on October 12th. For those who just can’t bare to wait any longer, this tutorial is for you… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 20, 2011
SBSettings is always the first tweak I install after jailbreaking. Even when it’s not installed, I find myself swiping at the statusbar expecting a menu to drop. The simple utility gives me quick access to toggle Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings, as well as a respring function.
Though I’ve yet to find anything in Cydia that matches the functionality of SBSettings, the competition is certainly heating up. Jeff recently told you about Homescreen Settings, which places the actions on your springboard. I’m going to tell you about SwitcherSettings, which adds the functions to your app switcher… Read More
By iDB Staff on Jun 10, 2011
You know in iTunes how you can rename your iPhone or iPad while it’s plugged in? With iOS 5, you can now do that directly from your iPhone. This is definitely not a groundbreaking feature but I’m sure some of you will appreciate it.
In order to change your device name, you will have to navigate to Settings > General > About > Name… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jun 7, 2011
iOS 5 continues to amaze us. The amount of customization that now exists at the system level almost rivals what a jailbroken iPhone can do.
Thanks to the shiny new Notification Center, you can customize the way incoming push notifications look in iOS 5. You can customize how many notifications display on your lockscreen, and you can even toggle the lockscreen view on and off Read More
By Alex Heath on Jun 7, 2011
Yesterday, Apple unveiled the next version of their mobile software called iOS 5. We’ve already shown you a lot of iOS 5, including some screenshots of things like Notifications Center and the new Music app.
We’ve got a few more iOS 5 screenshots to show you, and these reveal some of iCloud’s settings and customizations. A similar, new feature in iOS 5 is the ability to view memory usage for different apps alongside iCloud usage… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Jun 6, 2011
Over The Air syncing and download of content across various iDevices is slowly being rolled out by Apple. After showing your purchase history in the App Store app and leting you easily download previously purchased apps, a new update has been pushed, this time to the Settings app of your iPhone.
If you got to Settings > Store, you will now see new options that allow you to automatically download new purchases made on other devices… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 3, 2011
If there’s one area of jailbreaking that continues to be a source of confusion, it’s backing up all of your jailbreak apps and tweaks.
There are many different methods devised by just as many people, but there continues to be a lingering sense of misunderstanding among the throngs of jailbreakers.
Fortunately there is one surefire way to backup your iPhone, and all of your jailbreak settings each and every time by means of a handy little jailbreak app called PKGBackup… Read More
By Alex Heath on Nov 13, 2010
Do you hate how your iPhone leaves app icons in the multitasking bar even though they aren’t running anymore? How about when you have to go through that tedious process to exit an app; click the home button twice, tap and hold an icon in the multitasking bar, wait for it to jiggle, and then click that tiny red delete button to quit.
Luckily, there are other people that feel the same way. MultiCleaner is a jailbreak app that relieves the cumbersomeness of managing your multitasking apps. In fact, the app’s tagline is quite simple, “Because iOS 4 multitasking sucks…”
By Sébastien Page on Nov 12, 2009
As I was playing around my iPhone settings a couple of days ago, I discovered a few options I had never seen before. I might be a little late and maybe you guys already know about that but I’d like to share these findings with you anyway.
These hidden features are in Settings > General > Accessibility. While they would appear useless to most iPhone users, they are very helpful for people with hearing or vision disabilities. I know for sure I had been in this area of the settings before but for some reason I didn’t notice them all.
Note that these features may be available for iPhone 3GS users only. Also note that when you try to grab a screenshot by of these features in action, it simply doesn’t work, which is why I took these bad pictures… Read More