Any and all jailbreakers who might be in the market to add a splash of paint to the otherwise boring Settings app user interface should immediately turn their attention to a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called April by iOS developer Luki134.
Not to be confused with the April jailbreak tweak we showed you last year for customizing the Lock Screen, this April jailbreak tweak focuses primarily on allowing the user to customize the look and feel of the Settings app via various configurable parameters.
Whether you want a specific image from your Photo Library to be used as the Settings app’s wallpaper or you simply want custom colors and gradients paired with optional blur effects, April has a little bit of something for everyone.
In the screenshot example above, you’ll see that we have applied a dual color gradient to the Settings app’s background, and that each of the individual cells comprising the Settings app interface are now transparent to make viewing the colors easier.
Notably, the effects only seem to impact certain sections of the Settings app. While the primary page of the Settings app and some sections are customized, we noticed that the Wi-Fi page, for example, doesn’t exhibit the same customizations.
Once installed, April adds a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app where users can configure the tweak to their liking:
Options here include:
- Toggling April on or off on demand
- Choosing a background image from the Photo Library to be used as the background
- Enabling and configuring the background blur effect:
- Choose between a light, dark, or epic blur effect
- Adjust the blur intensity via a slider
- Enabling and configuring the alpha level of cells:
- Adjust the alpha level via a slider
- Enabling and configuring a background gradient:
- Select a primary color
- Select a secondary color
- Choose a gradient direction:
- Bottom to top
- Top to bottom
- Left to right
- Right to left
- Upper left to lower right
- Lower left to upper right
- Upper right to lower left
- Lower right to upper left
All changes appear to take effect on the fly, and as such, a respring isn’t necessary to save changes. This helps a lot, as the user typically wants to see how changes to individual settings impact the app’s aesthetics as quickly as possible.
Those interested in giving their Settings app a fresh look can download the April tweak for free from the Twickd repository via their favorite package manager app. April supports jailbroken iOS 13 and 14 devices and is open source on the developer’s GitHub page.
Do you plan to give your Settings app a slick new aesthetic with the new April tweak? Let us know in the comments section down below.