Supercharge the software keyboard on your pwned iPad with XPad

It was only last month that we showed you an incredible jailbreak tweak called DockX by iOS developer udevs for upgrading the keyboard interface on your pwned handset. Given just how popular the tweak became after its announcement, it may come as no surprise to anyone that users quickly requested a similar tweak designed especially for iPads.

And now we have it – enter XPad, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak for jailbroken iPads from the same developer that allows users to customize the pasteboard shortcuts that appear on their iPad’s keyboard interface.

If you aren’t sure what we’re talking about, have a look at the screenshot example above. The non-blurred section draws your eyes to the pasteboard shortcut section. Here, specialized buttons appear that let you interact with your pasteboard or any highlighted text in a document.

Once installed, users will find a dedicated preference pane in the Settings app where they can configure XPad however they want:

Here, you can:

  • Toggle XPad on or off on demand
  • Enable the shake shortcut
  • Show toast
  • Choose between automatic, left, center, right, or manually-aligned shortcuts
  • Adjust the left/right and up/down offset amounts
  • Adjust the timing
  • Manage the shortcuts that appear in the interface
  • Enable shortcut customization
    • Change the shortcut tint colors
    • Change the toast tint color
    • Change the toast background tint color

Digging deeper into the Manage Shortcuts section, users can manage and rearrange their preferred shortcuts. Options here include:

  • Select All
  • Copy
  • Paste
  • Cut
  • Undo
  • Redo
  • Select
  • Beginning of document
  • End of document
  • Capitalize last word
  • Make lowercase
  • Make uppercase
  • Delete
  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Underline
  • Dismiss the keyboard

The developer provides a Respring button at the bottom of the primary preference pane that users can tap to save any changes they make to their iPad’s keyboard interface.

Not only is XPad useful for tailoring your iPad’s typing experience to suit your needs, but it also incorporates UI customization by way of custom color options. Whether you prefer to add more functionality or make the interface more colorful, there are definitely options for all iPad users to take advantage of here.

If you’re interested in giving XPad a try, then you can download it for free from udevs repository via your preferred package manager. The tweak supports all jailbroken iPads running iPadOS 13. If you have an iPhone, then you should use DockX instead.

For those who aren’t already using udevs’ repository, you can add it to your package manager using the following URL:

Do you plan to upgrade your iPad’s keyboard interface with XPad? Discuss why or why not in the comments section below.