The Recents tab found in the iPhone’s native Phone app is meant to display a running history of your incoming and outgoing phone call activity, making it easier for you to call someone back or reference a phone number if you ever needed to. Sadly, the timestamps for older phone calls tend to become less descriptive over time, showing only the date and not the timeframe.
Thankfully, a new free jailbreak tweak called ExactTimePhone by iOS developer gilshahar7 can fix this problem. As shown in the before and after screenshot examples above, this tweak makes even your oldest phone history items show a timestamp in addition to the date that it transpired.
Being that I place and receive tons of phone calls from one day to the next, I find this tweak to be a subtle improvement over iOS’ native form and function. The tweak serves a legitimate purpose in terms of improving the standard user interface, and it does so in a sleek and minimal fashion.
Perhaps even more exciting is the fact that this tweak was created primarily in response to a request posted on /r/jailbreak just two days ago; not a bad turnaround time if I do say so myself!
ExactTimePhone doesn’t come with any options to configure, and with that in mind, it gets to work as soon as you install it from your preferred package manager. Should you ever want to disable the tweak, you would need to uninstall it.
If you’re interested in trying ExactTimePhone, then you can download it for free from the Packix repository in Cydia or Sileo. The tweak supports all jailbroken iOS 11 and 12 devices and is open-source on the developer’s GitHub repository for those interested in learning more about what makes it tick.
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