It’s been our mission these past several weeks to provide visibility for some of the best jailbreak tweaks for various elements of iOS 14. But our work is never done, and the show must go on!
Having already covered some of the best add-ons and extensions for iOS 14’s Control Center, Home Screen, Keyboard, Messages app, and Now Playing interface, we figured that this week would be a better time than ever to focus more on iOS 14’s notification experience.
We know that notifications are a particularly personal part of the iOS 14 user experience, and that’s why we’re so excited for this week’s addition to our cause. So without further ado, let’s get started!
The best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s notification system
Breezy – FREE
There’s no doubt that being stuck in the middle of a conversation or social event that you don’t want to be in can be both stressful and aggravating, especially when you don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings by leaving abruptly.
Breezy is a brilliant jailbreak tweak that helps you come up with the perfect excuse, as it can be configured to invoke and display fake notifications in a pinch to provide you with just the right excuse to get out of virtually any situation that you might find yourself in at any moment in time.
You can learn everything about Breezy and how it works in our full review.
Contacy – $0.99
As you receive notifications from your apps, iOS displays them in the order they were received. If you receive lots of notifications, then this means having to do a lot of sorting to get to the most important ones first.
iOS 15 attempts to fix this issue by grouping less important notifications into a summary and independently displaying notifications from actual people so that you can focus more on those. Contacy is a jailbreak tweak that brings a similar concept to jailbroken iOS 14 devices, as it groups notifications from your favorite messaging apps at the top.
You can learn more about Contacy and how it improves the notification experience in iOS 14 in our full review.
DNDBadges – FREE
It can be easy to forget when you have Do Not Disturb mode turned on, especially when you aren’t paying particular attention to the Lock Screen’s banner or the sudden lack of incoming notification sounds and vibrations. This results in missed notifications – especially those that could be important.
DNDBadges is a jailbreak tweak that helps draw your attention to the fact that Do Not Disturb is turned on by turning your notification badges purple if the feature is toggled on. Upon disabling Do Not Disturb mode, notification badges return to the original red color.
You can learn more about DNDBadges in our full review.
LottieNotifications – FREE
Banner notifications in iOS 14 are just as boring as they have been for the past several iterations of iOS. The fact that Apple doesn’t change how they look or augment them with any kind of new animation(s) is somewhat frustrating.
Fortunately for jailbreakers, LottieNotifications is a free jailbreak tweak that provides fun and quirky animations for incoming notification banners in iOS 14. The animations can be customized in a bevy of different ways, which caters many different users.
You can learn all about LottieNotifications and how it works in our full review.
Enchant – $1.99
iOS 15 is introducing an entirely new look and feel for notification banners, putting more emphasis on thumbnail images and making notification consumption both easier on the eyes at a glance and more aesthetically pleasing.
We know this doesn’t have much to do with jailbroken iOS 14 devices, but that’s why the Enchant jailbreak tweak is on this list, as it provides a similar notification banner aesthetic for anyone lucky enough to own one.
You can learn everything about Enchant and what it does to your notification banners in our full review.
Quiet – FREE
There are sometimes instances where you’d like to keep a specific app from sending you notifications.
You could turn off that app’s notifications by navigating the labyrinth that we call the Settings app, or you could use a free jailbreak tweak called Quiet to silence individual apps quickly and easily from the 3D Touch/Haptic Touch menu on the Home Screen.
You can learn more about Quiet in our full review.
BlurryBadges – FREE
I’ve never really liked the way notification badges looked on the Home Screen. They’re just red, boring, and somewhat unsightly.
BlurryBadges is a simple jailbreak tweak that at least helps make your Home Screen’s badges easier to look at by allowing iOS 14 users to customize them with borders, colors, and more.
You can learn all about BlurryBadges and how it can make your handset’s badge notifications look slicker in our full review.
SmartNotifications 2 – $1.99
Those looking to augment the native notification system will do good to check out a jailbreak tweak called SmartNotifications 2, as it can seriously change the way you get notified by your favorite apps.
This tweak comes jam-packed with useful features, such as snoozing notifications, enabling custom notification sounds for individual apps, timeframes to filter notifications during certain times of the day, allowing important notifications to override your mute setting, auto-enabling Do Not Disturb mode as you use certain apps, custom volume levels for certain notifications, and much more.
You can learn all about SmartNotifications 2 and how it can make your iOS 14 device’s notification system more powerful in our full review.
Suimitsuto – FREE
There really is no need for the iPhone’s notification banners to be as large and clunky as they are. That’s one reason why I really like putting them on a diet on iOS 14 with the Suimitsuto jailbreak tweak.
Not only can you reduce the amount of space your notification banners take up to make accessing the navigation bar easier in apps when a banner appears, but this tweak also offers custom colorization options and a whole lot more to make notifications look the way you want.
You can learn everything you need to know about Suimitsuto in our full review.
Yokumiru – $1.80
If you’re interested in helping to make your most important notifications stand out from all the rest, then Yokumiru is a good place to start, especially on jailbroken iOS 14 devices.
This tweak can apply unique aesthetics and animations to your notification banners dependent on certain criteria, such as the existence of a special keyword inside of a notification banner’s context. This way, those important notifications will always catch your eye, no matter what!
You can learn all about Yokumiru and what you can do with it in our full review.
That brings our piece of some of the best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s notification system to a close, but we’re certainly sure there are a lot of other wonderful notification-centric tweaks out there.
Having said that, we welcome commentary below if you feel we’ve missed anything worthwhile that your fellow readers could benefit from.
In the meantime, remember to keep it tuned to iDownloadBlog to ensure that you’re keeping yourself apprised of all the latest jailbreak tweak releases and jailbreak news as it happens!