Apple’s software user interfaces are somewhat notorious for being both streamlined and professional, but they also tend to be on the bland side of things. The company isn’t known for offering much in the customization department, and this can be a serious pain point for those who demand more personality from their iPhone’s user interface. Fortunately, jailbreak tweaks aplenty can help out with this limiting aspect of iOS.
Enter DialerGradient, a newly released jailbreak tweak by iOS developer NaneraManu that lets iPhone users customize virtually any parameter of their handset’s numeric dialer interfaces, whether it’s the Lock Screen’s passcode interface or the Phone app’s dial pad.
Examples of the DialerGradient tweak at work are depicted in the screenshot examples above. You’ll see that the Phone app’s dial pad interface has been uniquely customized with a background gradient, custom button colors, and more. Likewise, the Lock Screen’s passcode interface has been customized to make the buttons appear invisible, but tapping on them shows a different story, as the image below reveals:
Like with all interface customization tweaks, DialerGradient can be configured a plethora of different ways. That said, you won’t necessarily come to the same result that you see in our screenshot examples, as tastes vary from one person to the next.
Once installed, DialerGradient adds a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app where users can configure a variety of aesthetic-centric options:
Here, you can:
- Toggle DialerGradient on or off on demand
- Enable or disable colorization of the Phone app’s dialer pad
- Configure up to six different UI colors
- Configure a custom alpha level
- Configure a preferred dialer color
- Enable and configure a custom delete color
- Enable and configure a custom dialer input color
- Enable and configure a custom circle highlight color
- Enable and select a custom number press sound
- Enable or disable number press vibration
- Enable or disable a custom number long-press sound
- Enable or disable number long-press vibration
- Enable or disable colorization of the Lock Screen’s passcode interface
- Enable and configure a custom number button color
- Enable and configure a custom passcode background color
- Configure a custom passcode background color alpha level
- Enable and configure a custom background color
- Configure a custom passcode background alpha level
- Enable or disable the passcode interface’s black text color
- Enable or disable vibrations when entering a passcode
- Enable and select a custom passcode button press sound
- Choose an image to use as the passcode buttons’ background
- Reset all settings to their defaults
As shown, there are quite a few different options to digest. The biggest takeaway is that you can configure the Lock Screen’s passcode screen and the Phone app’s dialer pad independently of one another, which means they won’t necessarily look the same unless you make them that way intentionally.
Once you make changes, you’ll want to use the Respring button at the bottom of the preference pane to ensure that those changes are saved.
If colorization and device theming is your forte, then DialerGradient is available for free from nanerasingh’s repository via your favorite package manager and supports iPhones running jailbroken installations of iOS 11, 12, 13, or 14.
If you’re not already taking advantage of nanerasingh’s repository, then you can add it to your package manager of choice via the URL provided below:
What colors will you be using to customize your iPhone’s dialer pad and Lock Screen passcode interface? Share in the comments section below.