From the moment you unlock your iPhone and begin interacting with the Home Screen to launch apps, the Dock is one of the first things you see. It stands out with its pronounced background and exclusive user-selected app list that persists regardless of which page of the Home Screen you’re on. But what if you could customize the Dock even further?
Meet Lakeside, a newly released jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Sirius that lets jailbreakers assume full control over the aesthetics and behavior of their Home Screen’s application Dock in more ways than one. With it, users can enjoy custom colors, borders, styles, and even animations, all of which are extremely likely to capture the attention of others who aren’t already jailbroken.
The screenshot examples above do a good job of depicting all the different kinds of aesthetics that you can achieve with Lakeside. As for the animations, we’ve embedded a couple of animated GIF examples below that depict some of the animation effects:
As you might come to expect, Lakeside adds a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app where users can configure the tweak to their liking:
Here, you can:
- Toggle Lakeside on or off on demand
- Configure individual styles and effects
- Configure individual coloring options
- Respring your device to save any changes you make
Digging deeper, we’ll show you what each of the aforementioned sections entails:
In the Styles preference pane, users can:
- Choose a Dock style:
- Standard, floating, classic, or hidden
- Choose the number apps shown in recents/suggestions:
- Enable additional icons in the Dock:
- Enable and configure a custom Dock height via a slider
- Adjust the Dock’s corner radius via a slider
- Enable or disable Dock animations
- Choose the first color for animations
- Choose the second color for animations
- Choose a preferred style:
- Background color, border color, border blink, or background blink
- Adjust the opacity level via a slider
In the Colors preference pane, users can:
- Choose a Dock background color
- Enable gradients
- Choose the first gradient color
- Choose the second gradient color
- Choose the gradient direction:
- Vertical, horizontal, diagonal
- Enable border effects
- Show only the borders
- Choose a Dock border color
- Adjust the border opacity via a slider
- Enable Dock shadow effects
- Choose a Dock shadow color
- Adjust the shadow opacity via a slider
When finished making your preference adjustments, you’ll want to use the Respring button at the top right of the primary preference pane to save all the changes you make.
Those interested in giving Lakeside a try can purchase the tweak for $1.19 from the Packix repository via their favorite package manager. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 12 and 13 devices and works on both notched and non-notched iPhones, regardless of Dock style.
Do you plan to add personalization to your iPhone’s Dock with Lakeside? Let us know why or why not in the comments section below.