NPurge can clear all notifications from the Lock Screen or Notification Center with a pull-down gesture

As notifications stack up on the Lock Screen and in Notification Center while you’re away, you might find yourself coming back to a colorful mess of missed notifications.

iOS lets you clear notifications for individual apps in one fell swoop, but iOS developer smokin1337 sought to clear all missed notifications in their entirety from the aforementioned interfaces with a single gesture. Consequently, a free jailbreak tweak dubbed NPurge was conceived.

With NPurge, users can simply pull down while on the Lock Screen or in Notification Center and a new prompt will appear saying that you can continue pulling to clear all missed notifications.

After reaching the threshold, the Lock Screen and Notification Center are completely purged of all and any missed notifications. We’ll that was easy!

Once installed, NPurge adds a few new options to a dedicated preference pane located in the Settings app:

Here, users will be able to:

  • Toggle NPurge on or off on demand
  • Hide or show the spinner
  • Choose a custom spinner color
  • Hide or show the NPurge message title label
  • Choose a custom message title label color
  • Adjust the title label font size via a slider
  • Adjust the vertical offset of NPurge via a slider

In our testing, it would appear that all options take effect on the fly without the need to respring your device.

While not everyone is going to have a use for a tweak like NPurge, the fact that it’s available for those who want it is a testament to why jailbreaking exists in the first place — to be able to do things you can’t do on a stock handset.

If you’re interested in giving NPurge a try, then you may download it for free from the iDeviceHacked repository via your favorite package manager app. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 11, 12, 13, and 14 devices.

Those who aren’t already taking full advantage of the iDeviceHacked repository can add it to their preferred package manager app by using the URL provided below:

Do you think NPurge will come in handy after a long while of letting the missed notifications rack up? Let us know in the comments section down below.