‘DoubleTapToOpen’ Prevents You From Accidentally Opening Apps

Have you ever found yourself opening your iPhone’s apps by accident? Perhaps you’re navigating from page to page, and you finger slips, launching an app that you had no intention of opening?

If that scenario sounds all too familiar, then DoubleTapToOpen may be just what you need.

DoubleTapToOpen is a recently added tweak to Cydia’s BigBoss repo, that requires you to double tap an app icon before it will launch. Personally, I find this tweak to be a bit over-the-top, but check inside and judge for yourselves…


DoubleTapToOpen certainly lives up to its name, and will without a doubt prevent you from accidentally launching apps, but it’s the equivalent of killing an ant with a sledgehammer. It’s just too over the top for day-to-day use in my opinion.

I rolled with this tweak for about two days before I had to remove it out of frustration. It’s engrained in our heads that a single tap launches an app, so you will have to retrain your mind and fingers in order to get used to this tweak. I, of course, never did.

Still, if launching apps by accident is a problem that continuously plagues your iOS experience, it’s something to consider. Again, you will need a jailbroken iPhone to try it out, and it is free on Cydia.

What do you think?