I very seldom use my iPhone’s Spotlight interface for anything now that I can just use Siri to command almost anything I need. Nevertheless, the former still comes in handy when you want to find an app or perform basic math without using your voice.
Niche uses aside, Apple doesn’t provide any way of customizing the Spotlight user interface on a stock device, but jailbreakers can now take advantage of a newly released jailbreak tweak dubbed Spotlightizer by iOS developer 1di4r to bypass this seemingly unnecessary restriction.
Spotlightizer introduces two primary functions for the customize-happy, including:
- Colorizing the Spotlight background
- Enabling or disabling the native Spotlight background blur effect
Users can configure these options however they want in the preference pane that gets added to the Settings app after installation:
Here, users can set their preferred Spotlight background color with a color picker, configure their background blur preference, and toggle the tweak on or off on demand. The developer includes a Respring button at the bottom of the preference pane that saves any options the user sets.
Spotlightizer isn’t insanely complex, and it adds a level of customization to a feature of iOS that is often overlooked by users. Those interested in giving Spotlightizer a try can download it for free from the BigBoss repository in their preferred package manager. The tweak works with jailbroken iOS 12 devices.
Will you be changing the appearance of your Spotlight interface with Spotlightizer? Discuss in the comments below.