If you’re anything like me, then you like haptic feedback on your iPhone and wish Apple would implement it more broadly across the mobile operating system. While this could certainly happen in the near future as Apple ponders about how it can make iOS better, jailbreakers won’t need to wait thanks to the plethora of readily available jailbreak tweaks that can already bring haptic feedback to miscellaneous interfaces in iOS.
Clockator is a newly released and free extension by iOS developer CydiaGeek that fits this niche subset of add-ons, and as its name suggests, Clockator introduces haptic feedback to Apple’s native Clock app in various ways.
Once installed, Clockator adds a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app where you can toggle the tweak on or off on demand. Additionally, you can designate the elements of the Clock app that you interact with that you’d like to feel haptic feedback for:
Clockator currently supports haptic feedback for the following:
- When swiping to delete an alarm or world clock
- When tapping on the Tab Bar buttons
- When tapping on the Edit/Save button in the alarm interface
- When tapping on the Edit/Cancel button in the alarm interface
- When beginning a timer
- When cancelling a timer
- When pausing or resuming a timer
- When starting a stopwatch
- When stopping a stopwatch
As it would seem, a respring isn’t necessary for changes to take effect, so you’re free to edit Clockator’s options on the fly and test them out immediately after. You may, however, want to force quit and restart the Clock app in between changes.
Clockator is a nice way to upgrade Apple’s native Clock app on the iPhone, and if you’re interested in trying the tweak out for yourself, then you can download it for free from the BigBoss repository in your preferred package manager. Clockator supports jailbroken iPhones only running iOS 11, 12, or 13.
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