How to Add a Blurred Background to Notification Center

Most of the tweaks that have come out for Notification Center have focused solely on function. BlurriedNCBackground is a jailbreak tweak that puts function aside in favor of looks.

And it looks good; real good. If you want to add a blurred background to your Notification Center, then check out the video inside for more details on this interesting visual tweak…


There are three options contained in BlurriedNCBackground’s settings panel: the ability to adjust the amount of blur, the divide ratio, and asynchronous blurring mode.

The most interesting option is asynchronous blur mode, because it forces the blur only after the Notification Center is completely loaded. Otherwise, there is a slight delay when invoking Notification Center due to the fact that blur must be applied first.

If you’re a jailbroken iOS 5 user, then you definitely want to check out this awesome tweak on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Not only is it free, but it’s a great alternative to the stagnant linen background.

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