One of the things I’ve seen a lot of jailbreakers do over the years is change up their Home Screen’s default icon layout. After all, who doesn’t like giving their own device the personalization it deserves?
This capability is possible even on iOS 14 with Apple’s novel Home Screen-based widget system, but various tweak developers have released different jailbreak tweaks with their unique takes on how such a capability should be implemented.
One of the latest of such releases is a jailbreak tweak called Atria by iOS developer ren7995, and as you might come to expect at this point, it sets its sights specifically on custom Home Screen layouts for iOS 14 devices and the native widget system.
Once installed, Atria adds a new option to your apps’ 3D Touch/Haptic Touch menus entitled “Edit Layout.” When tapped, users will find themselves presented with the user-friendly real-time layout editor shown above.
What stands out to me most about Atria is the fact that it’s so tightly integrated into iOS’ native Home Screen experience. It works well alongside iOS 14’s widget system, and it’s completely free in addition to being open source on the developer’s GitHub page.
Atria also provides the end user with an extensive list of configuration options via a dedicated preference pane in the Settings app so that users can fine tune their experience until satisfied:
Options here include:
- Import settings
- Import settings from clipboard
- Enable or disable Atria on demand
- Enable or disable Atria’s layout settings
- Enable or disable Atria’s App Library settings
- Enable or disable Atria’s save state settings
- Hide app icon badges
- Hide root icon labels
- Hide App Library icon labels
- Hide labels from app icons in folders
- Hide page dots
- Hide the folder icon blur effect
- Hide Atria from 3D Touch/Haptic Touch menus
- Enable or disable a configurable background blur behind your icons
- Enable and select a custom color for the aforementioned background blur
- Enable a custom message and enter a custom text string to be displayed as said message
- Select a custom text color
- Reset all options to their defaults
- Reset the current save state
The developer provides a Respring button at the top right of the preference pane to help you save any changes you make on demand.
Given the deep roots of custom Home Screen layouts in the jailbreak community, it’s fitting to say that this tweak hits close to home for me (no pun intended). Further sweetening the deal is the fact that the tweak is completely free and open source.
Those interested in giving the new Atria tweak a try can download it for free from the Chariz repository via their favorite package manager app. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 14 devices.
Do you plan to customize your Home Screen layout with the new Atria tweak? Be sure to let us know why or why not in the comments section down below.