Colorize your iPhone’s keyboard however you want with Laetus

One of the most fundamental reasons for owning a jailbroken iPhone or iPad is having the ability to customize it outside of Apple’s stock parameters. If you’re one to enjoy theming or changing the default colors of iOS, then you might appreciate what a free jailbreak tweak called Laetus by iOS developer SparkDev can do for you.

As depicted in the screenshot examples above, Laetus empowers users to colorize iOS’ native keyboard interface with custom colors. With it, you can change the color of the keyboard background and its key text independently of one another.

Post-installation, you’ll find a preference pane in the Settings app where you can configure some settings:

Here, you can:

  • Toggle the tweak on or off on demand
  • Use true black for keyboard background
  • Use custom colors
    • Configure a custom keyboard background color
    • Configure a custom keyboard text color

Right out of the box, you can choose between a power-saving dark mode for handsets with OLED displays, such as the iPhone X, or you can go full-throttle and customize colors to your own personal preference to match a systemwide theme or otherwise.

If you’re interested in giving Laetus a shot, then you can download it for free from SparkDev’s beta repository via your preferred package manager app. The tweak is only compatible with jailbroken iOS 11, 12, 13, and 14 devices.

What color will you configure your iOS keyboard to be? Let us know in the comments section below.