LockToCell: lock app icon spacing in the app switcher

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When you open the app switcher in iOS 7 and scroll through the list of apps, you’ll notice that the app icons beneath the app switcher cards change spacing as you scroll through. In other words, the spacing isn’t always equal between app icons, and the app icons aren’t always located directly beneath the app card that they represent.

LockToCell is a new jailbreak tweak that forces even spacing for the app icons that lie beneath the cards in the app switcher. It makes it so that the spacing stays the same, even when scrolling fast through the app switcher. Have a look at our full video walkthrough inside to see what I mean.

Once you install LockToCell, it just starts working. There are no options or settings to configure. You’ll immediately notice the difference in app icon spacing in your iOS 7 app switcher.

LockToCell Example

LockToCell on the left, stock app switcher on the right

Personally speaking, I’m a big fan of how the app icons behave in a stock iOS 7 environment. I think that removing the dynamic spacing, which is the basic gist of this tweak, inhibits much of the character exhibited by the app switcher in iOS 7.

If you’d like to try LockToCell to see how it works for you, you can find it available free of charge on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. If you do try it, let me know what you observe down below in the comments.