Aperio is a lightweight, yet functional app launcher for jailbroken iPhones

If there’s anything to be said about app launcher concepts, it’s that they’re a cornerstone of the jailbreak community’s existence. There’ve been literally countless app switcher concepts released as jailbreak tweaks over the years, and even today, they continue to materialize. One of the latest of such tweaks is one called Aperio by iOS developers burrit0z and Thenatis.

As you might’ve discerned already from the screenshot examples, Aperio is a Lock Screen-based app launcher interface that comes with different display modes to appease both minimalists and power users alike. If you’re more of a minimalist, then you’ll probably opt for the compact interface option, whereas power users will likely go for the more crowded interface.

Some of the main takeaways to be noted about Aperio are the following:

  • Easy one-tap functionality via the Lock Screen
  • Show or hide the interface with ease
  • Choose the apps that appear in Aperio
  • Use a preset number of apps or as many as you want (scrolling is used if there are too many to display)
  • Customize appearance and behavior
  • Light on system resources

Once installed, users will find a dedicated preference pane in the Settings app where they can configure a number of options to their liking:

Here, you can:

  • Toggle Aperio on or off on demand
  • Enable hiding of the interface by default
  • Choose the apps that appear in Aperio
  • Configure General options
  • Configure Appearance options
  • Configure Spacing/Insets options
  • Reset all options to their defaults

Digging deeper, we’ll show you what each of the aforementioned preference panes will let you do:


In the General preference pane, users can:

  • Choose the number of taps needed to toggle Aperio:
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  • Choose Aperio’s alignment on the Lock Screen:
    • Left
    • Center
    • Right
  • Adjust Aperio’s horizontal offset


In the Appearance preference pane, users can:

  • Choose an Aperio style:
    • Light
    • Dark
    • Automatic
  • Adjust Aperio’s:
    • Height
    • Width
    • Icon size
    • Icon corner radius
    • Background corner radius
    • Background alpha level


In the Spacing/Insets preference pane, users can:

  • Adjust Aperio’s:
    • Spacing between rows
    • Minimum horizontal spacing
    • Icon inset from the top
    • Icon inset from the bottom
    • Icon inset from the left
    • Icon inset from the right

The developer includes a Respring button at the top-right of the preference pane so that users can save any changes they make.

There are tons of app launcher options available in a bevy of repositories, including a free release that we showed you yesterday called FastAppLS. Aperio shines in the fact that it’s both affordable and functional.

Those interested in trying Aperio can download the tweak for free from the Dynastic Repo repository. Aperio supports jailbroken iOS 13 & 14 devices.

Do you plan to install Aperio on your iPhone, or do you use an alternative app launcher tweak? Let us know more about your setup in the comments section below.