Chroma: customize the system-wide tint in iOS


One of the reasons that users jailbreak their iOS device is to customize almost every aspect of iOS’s UI elements. The default tint color in iOS is blue and that is why you’ll notice most of the buttons, toggles or chat bubbles colored blue. However, Chroma is a brand new jailbreak tweak that just hit Cydia’s ModMyi repo recently and is the best way to customize the tint color in iOS.

Chroma allows users to customize the system-wide tint in iOS with an unlimited range of colors. In other words, there’s no limited color combinations, the end result depends totally upon you and your choice. Once you choose a color, it will be applied to many different user interface elements across all applications such as the buttons in App Store’s navigation bar, chat bubbles in the Messages app etc…


Once you install Chroma, you can configure the tweak by accessing its preferences pane from the Settings app. You’ll find a kill switch toggle to enable or disable the tweak. You can also customize the dark tint or the light tint color by dragging around the slider on the RGB board to select a color of your choice.

Once you choose a color, you’re not required to respring your device for the changes to take place. Simply close all the apps and re-open them and you’ll notice a change in the tint color. If you don’t want the custom tint color to be applied to certain apps, you can exclude them from the “Excluded Apps” pane.

So far, the only issue that I had with the tweak was that it also changes the flag color in the Mail app to the one I choose making it appear as an unread email. Other than this, I didn’t experience any issues as it works flawlessly.

If you want to give a new look to your iOS device, you should give Chroma a try. It is available in Cydia’s ModMyi repo for free and is compatible with all iOS 7 devices.