ModernSettings adds informative widgets to iOS’ Settings app

It was only last month that we showed you a useful free jailbreak tweak called SettingsWidgets that added a number of useful widgets to the top of your Settings app in iOS 13. We fell in love with the concept from the moment we laid eyes on it, but some users demanded more pep in terms of widget capabilities, and a newly released jailbreak tweak called ModernSettings by iOS developer iOSthemem0d (Dylan West) seems to fulfill that demand.

As shown in the screenshot examples above, ModernSettings looks and works a lot like SettingsWidgets did, except that it offers a lot more to the end user in terms of widgets and user configuration.

In terms of what the tweak brings to the table, users will find a plethora of different useful displays and shortcuts, including:

  • A customizable photo canvas
  • Information about Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity
  • Battery and storage usage
  • Toggles for AirPlane Mode, Wi-Fi, Cellular, Bluetooth, Respring, Safe Mode, and more
  • Miscellaneous device information, such as system uptime and localization information
  • And more…

That’s already a lot of useful modules to have present right at the top of your Settings app, but if even that isn’t enough for you, then you’ll be excited to learn that the developer will be adding more in future updates.

In the meantime, you can freely customize all the existing module options to your liking. ModernSettings adds a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app after installation where you can configure it to your liking:

Here, you can:

  • Toggle ModernSettings on or off on demand
  • Configure what modules you do or don’t want to use
  • Configure the canvas module
  • Configure the battery/storage module
  • Configure the device information module
  • Configure miscellaneous module settings
  • Customize title and cell text
  • Reset all options to their defaults

As you choose the widgets you do and don’t want to use, you need only drag the ones you want into the “Enabled” section. Those in the Disabled section won’t appear, and furthermore, the order you set them in this list is the order they appear in via the Settings app:

As for customizing your modules, we’ll break that down for you below:

Canvas Modules

Here, you can choose an image from your Photo library that will be used in the canvas. Pick something showy, as this is essentially a ‘just there for looks’ module.

Battery/Storage Modules

Here, you can:

  • Configure a custom free storage space color
  • Configure a custom used storage space color
  • Configure an available battery health color
  • Configure a used battery health color

Device Info Modules

Here, you can:

  • Configure whether the information appears left, center, or right-aligned
  • Choose a text size of your liking for the device information

Modules Settings

Here, you can:

  • Adjust the cell height
  • Choose a font weight that suits your needs
  • Toggle borders on or off
  • Configure border color and size
  • Enable or disable custom colors
  • Choose a background color
  • Choose a container color
  • Choose a text color

Customize Title & Cell Text

Here, you can enable and configure custom text strings for almost anything that would appear in your modules.

The developer provides a Respring button at the top-right of your preference pane for saving any changes you make.

Whether or not you want modules hanging out at the top of your Settings app is a matter of personal preference. However, I find it particularly useful to have all this information in an easily accessible location without having to navigate the labyrinth that Apple calls the Settings app.

If you’re interested in trying ModernSettings for yourself, then it’s available to purchase for $1.49 from the Twickd repository via your favorite package manager. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 12 and 13 devices.

Do you plan to augment your Settings app with ModernSettings? Let us know why or why not in the comments section below.