Some of my favorite jailbreak tweaks of all time have been those that transform my iPhone’s weather reporting experience, and that’s one reason why I’m especially stoked to be sharing the news about a new free release dubbed WeatherGround by iOS developer Tr1Fecta.
In a nutshell, WeatherGround brings surreal weather-centric animations to the wallpaper of your Home screen and/or Lock screen. What’s more is that the effects can be displayed exactly how they’d appear in your iPhone’s native Weather app, or you can have the effects superimposed over your existing wallpaper image.
As depicted in the screenshots above, you’ll see what the wallpaper looks like when it’s replaced entirely with a Weather app-esque animated image. Alternatively, in instances where you use your own image and superimpose the Weather effects, you might see rain, snowflakes, or the likes over your wallpaper image.
If the flashy animated wallpapers weren’t enough for you, WeatherGorund takes things a step further by adding useful weather-centric information to the Status Bar. You can easily invoke the weather display by tapping on the Status Bar’s time display, as shown above.
As you might come to expect, WeatherGround comes with a few options to configure. You’ll find them in the tweak’s dedicated preference pane in the Settings app after installation:
Here, you can:
- Toggle WeatherGround on or off on demand
- Toggle full weather view (replaces the wallpaper)
- Toggle weather effects only view (superimposes the wallpaper)
- Enable or disable tapping the Status Bar’s time display for weather conditions
- Choose between Celsius, Fahrenheit, or Kelvin temperature readout
- Configure a preferred weather update interval
- Choose whether the effects appear on the Home screen, Lock screen, or both
The developer provides an Apply button at the top right of the preference pane to help you save any changes you make on demand.
As simple as it is, it’s a beautiful addition to any jailbroken iPhone. The developer recommends using with a notched handset such as the iPhone X, but it should also work with other models. On the other hand, iPads aren’t fully supported.
Those interested in trying WeatherGround can download the tweak free of charge from the Chariz repository via their preferred package manager. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 13 devices and is fully open source on the developer’s GitHub page for those interested in learning more about how it works.
Will you be downloading WeatherGround on your pwned handset? Let us know why or why not in the comments section below.