Jailbreaking is a large part of what we do here at iDownloadBlog, and that’s one of the reasons why we so vehemently carry out our mission of helping our readers with jailbreak tweak discovery. This is especially critical given the vast number of decent jailbreak tweaks that jailbreakers often forget about as newer releases come to fruition.
We’ve already curated hand-picked lists of some of the best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s Control Center, Home Screen, Keyboard, Lock Screen, Messages app, Now Playing interface, notification system, Status Bar, and widget system, but we won’t stop there because there are still several another facets of Apple’s mobile operating system that can be augmented with third party add-ons.
In today’s roundup, we’ll showcase what we believe are some of the best jailbreak tweaks for web browsing on iOS 14. Most of these will pertain to the mobile Safari web browser. If you spend a lot of time browsing the web and you’re interested in improving the user experience on your pwned iOS 14 device, then you’ll find everything you need right here.
The best jailbreak tweaks for web browsing on iOS 14
WebShade – FREE
Dark Mode applies to so many interfaces in iOS & iPadOS 14, but one of the places that seems to be a gray area is the Web. More specifically, web pages aren’t always Dark Mode-compliant, and this can be an eye-searing experience if you’re accustomed to the darker UI of Dark Mode.
WebShade is a free jailbreak tweak that tries to accommodate for this shortcoming by forcing most Web pages to display with darker backgrounds when you’re using Dark Mode. Although it doesn’t support every website, it does a pretty good job of making the web browsing experience less painful on your eyes.
You can learn more about WebShade and what it can do for you in our full review.
NetFence – $3.99
NetFence is a particularly important jailbreak tweak if you spend a lot of time using the internet on your iPhone or iPad because it acts a lot like an outgoing firewall and can help you block trackers and other unwanted nuisances.
This tweak actively monitors and optionally blocks outgoing ‘phone home’ connections that try to tell an app, website, or service more about who you are. You can configure the firewall to be as lax or strict as you want it to be.
Everything you need to know about NetFence can be learned in our full review.
NoInAppSafari – FREE
Sometimes when tapping on a link present in another app, you’ll be bounced into an in-app web browser rather than the Safari app itself. This is intended to provide a more tightly integrated user experience, but if you’re trying to keep track of those websites, in-app web browsers aren’t ideal since they’re treated as instances.
NoInAppSafari is a great jailbreak tweak because it offers a way around this. Once installed, links you open in your favorite apps will no longer bounce you into an in-app web browser, but rather take you straight to the dedicated Safari app itself.
You can learn more about NoInAppSafari and why we like it so much in our full review.
QuickSearch – FREE
Sometimes you’re in a pinch and need a quick way to search the web without fumbling around with your Home Screen to find the Safari app. QuickSearch is a configurable jailbreak tweak that can help you in that department.
With a simple Activator action, QuickSearch lets you summon a search bar from anywhere in iOS. It utilizes one of four popular search engines, including Bing, DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, and Google.
You can learn all about QuickSearch and how it works in our full review.
SafariFastType – FREE
The first thing that most Safari users do upon opening a new tab is tap on the search/URL bar to begin typing something. Interestingly enough, the keyboard doesn’t materialize automatically upon opening a new tab in the iPhone’s Safari app.
SafariFastType is a free jailbreak tweak that changes this by forcing the keyboard to appear after launching a new tab in the Safari app. This eliminates what can only be described as a needless step in the web searching process, and removing unnecessary barriers makes mobile web browsing easier.
You can learn all about SafariFastType in our full review.
SafariWallpaper – FREE
Wallpapers don’t need to be exclusive to your iPhone or iPad’s Home Screen because a free jailbreak tweak called SafariWallpaper lets you have a wallpaper in Safari’s start page for either iOS or iPadOS.
Obviously, there’s not much to say here besides that you can choose the image that you use for Safari’s wallpaper. The tweak is configurable based on your Dark/Light mode settings.
You can learn all about SafariWallpaper in our full review.
SafariAutoCorrect – FREE
Almost all text fields in iOS and iPadOS come equipped with auto-correct, and this helps me avoid so many typos that I don’t even like to think about.
One place where iOS and iPadOS don’t apply auto-correct, however, is Safari’s search/URL bar, and when you’re trying to perform a search query via Google, that can result in some unfortunate doozies. That’s why a free jailbreak tweak called SafariAutoCorrect was released – to enable auto-correct in Safari’s search/URL bar.
You can read more about SafariAutoCorrect in our full review post.
SafariTabs14 – FREE
Apple got tabbed browsing right on the iPad, but some of us will just never understand why they didn’t give iPhone users the same tabbed browsing experience that iPad users have.
SafariTabs14 is a jailbreak tweak that simply gives jailbroken iPhones on iOS 14 the same tabbed browsing experience that you’d have on an iPad running iPadOS 14. It’s a no-brainer if you do a lot of web browsing on your pwned iPhone.
You can learn everything you need to know about SafariTabs14 in our full review post.
SafariBlocker – FREE
When you’re browsing the Web on your iPhone or iPad, it can be particularly unsettling when you accidentally tap on a banner or button that comes flying across your screen when you’re simply trying to scroll or tap on something else. This tends to happen more often on ad-heavy websites.
SafariBlocker is a free jailbreak tweak that tries to prevent the scenario described above by allowing users to whitelist or blacklist certain domains or URLs. This effectively prevents certain ads from jettisoning you to certain unwanted pages.
You can learn more about how SafariBlocker works in more detail in our full review.
That’s going to wrap it up for our recommendations for some of the best jailbreak tweaks for Web browsing in iOS & iPadOS 14, but since the jailbreak community is vast, there’s a chance we’ve likely missed some honorable mentions. That’s where you come in.
If you’re using a Web or Safari-based jailbreak tweak on iOS or iPadOS 14 that you can’t live without, be sure to drop us a comment below so that fellow jailbreakers can learn more about it.