Anyone who uses their iPhone’s native alarm feature to wake up each morning probably understands the struggle of trying to turn the obnoxious noise off when it begins firing. On the other hand, you might only be half-awake when you attempt to do so, resulting in repeated blind taps on your nightstand only to find that you continuously miss the correct button to stop the alarm.
BigSnooze is a new jailbreak tweak developed by Cole Cabral that tries to remedy this problem by making the snooze and stop buttons easier to tap when you’re on the cusp of awake and incoherent while the alarm fires at the crack of dawn. The result? No more tapping around and missing the desired button with your finger when you’re groggy.
As depicted in the screenshot examples above, BigSnooze resizes the snooze and stop buttons such that they take up the entire display real estate. In doing so, it becomes a lot easier to tap the correct button, even when you aren’t totally awake yet.
It’s worth noting that the snooze button only appears and takes up half of the display if you’re configured a snooze-based alarm. If you haven’t enabled snooze, then the stop button would take up the entire display, as shown in the middle screenshot. BigSnooze also supports the Clock app’s timer feature, which utilizes stop and repeat buttons, as shown in the far-right screenshot.
BigSnooze was developed with Bedtime Alarms in mind, and so if you’re taking advantage of this feature to ensure a better night of sleep, then the tweak will work seamlessly with your existing alarm system. BigSnooze also works with the iPad, regardless of the orientation.
If the concept behind BigSnooze sounds familiar, then that’s because we showed you a jailbreak tweak called BetterAlarm earlier this year. Both tweaks appear to offer similar functionality, albeit with slightly different aesthetics and behavior. BigSnooze appears to be the cheaper option, however BetterAlarm appears to offer more options to the end user out of the box.
Those interested in trying BigSnooze may purchase the tweak for $1.25 from the Packix repository via their favorite package manager. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS & iPadOS 12, 13, and 14 devices.
Do you plan to enjoy an upgraded alarm experience on your iPhone or iPad with the new BigSnooze tweak, or are you using something else/keeping it stock? Let us know in the comments section below.