With an increasing number of modern automobiles rolling off the factory line with support for CarPlay, it should come as no surprise to anyone that even jailbreakers on iOS 14 take full advantage of this handy driver-friendly feature.
With the above sentiment in mind, you’d be right to assume that jailbreak tweak developers have discovered new ways of enhancing the stock CarPlay user experience, and as a result, have made various jailbreak tweaks that bring those ideas to life for jailbreakers on iOS 14.
In today’s roundup, we’ll turn to the spotlight over to this subject as we take a closer look at what we believe are some of the best jailbreak tweaks for CarPlay users running iOS 14.
The best CarPlay jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14
CarPlay++ – FREE
Want more control over your CarPlay Dashboard than you would have with a stock iPhone? If you answered yes to that question, and you’re not already using the CarPlay++ jailbreak tweak, then we’d have to say you’re doing yourself an incredible disservice.
CarPlay++ allows CarPlay users to customize things like the number of rows and columns on the CarPlay Home Screen, what’s used for the wallpaper, and the icon label formatting, among other things.
Users can learn everything they need to know about CarPlay++ and how it works in our full review post.
CarPlayEnable – FREE
CarPlay limits the types of apps you’re allowed to use with your vehicle’s dash-mounted display because there are laws and restrictions governing what you can and can’t do while driving. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy some of those features while parked.
CarPlayEnable is a free jailbreak tweak that lets you use unsupported apps with your vehicle’s dash-mounted display via CarPlay, and this includes watching YouTube videos, browsing the web, among other things. It’s a godsend for when you’re bored waiting for someone or something in a parking lot with nothing to do otherwise.
You can learn more about CarPlayEnable and what you can do with it in our full review post.
LandscapeMusic – $1.99
One of the things I really like about the CarPlay UI is that it supports a landscape orientation-friendly interface when interacting with the native Music app on an iPhone. It’s just a bummer that the same landscape experience can’t be enjoyed when you disconnect from CarPlay.
The LandscapeMusic jailbreak tweak, on the other hand, changes that. With it, you can enjoy a landscape-friendly user experience in your iPhone’s Music app just as you could already when you listen to songs in your car via the dash-mounted display while using CarPlay.
You can find out everything you need to know about LandscapeMusic and how it works in our full review post.
Airaw – $1.99
Airaw is a paid version of the CarPlay++ jailbreak tweak that we showed you above, and while it’s very similar, it’s worth noting that it’s a lot more feature rich as CarPlay++ feels more like a ‘Lite’ version of Airaw.
The price point reflects this too; Airaw is $1.99 instead of free, however you get a lot more options when it comes to icon row and column formatting, wallpaper selections, the ability to format the Status Bar, and so much more. In fact, if you use CarPlay a lot, then we would say this could be one of the best jailbreak tweaks currently available for the CarPlay user experience.
If you’d like to find out more about Airaw, then you can head over to our full review post.
ReverseNotifications – FREE
ReverseNotifications is a free jailbreak tweak that brings a CarPlay-inspired aesthetic to the notification banners on larger-screened devices, such as the iPad.
With it, notification banners appear lower on the screen, making them easier to interact with when they appear.
You can learn more about the ReverseNotifications jailbreak tweak and why it’s an enhancement over the stock user experience in our full review post.
The number of jailbreak tweaks available for CarPlay certainly isn’t as high compared to many other facets of Apple’s mobile operating system, but the elusiveness of jailbreak tweaks for this space is just one more good reason to turn some attention to an otherwise overlooked, yet handy feature of the iPhone user experience.
For other roundups like this one, check these out:
- Tweaks for 3D Touch & Haptic Touch
- Tweaks for AirPods
- Tweaks for All-in-One lovers
- Tweaks for Android UI
- Tweaks for Animations
- Tweaks for Apple Pencil
- Tweaks for Apple Watch
- Tweaks for App Library
- Tweaks for Audio
- Tweaks for Battery management
- Tweaks for CarPlay
- Tweaks for CCSupport
- Tweaks for Cellular connectivity
- Tweaks for Clock and Time
- Tweaks for Contacts
- Tweaks for Control Center
- Tweaks for Convenience & Accessibility
- Tweaks for Dark Mode
- Tweaks for Display
- Tweaks for Gaming
- Tweaks for Haptic Feedback
- Tweaks for the Home Screen
- Tweaks for iPads
- Tweaks for the Keyboard
- Tweaks for Location Services
- Tweaks for the Lock Screen
- Tweaks for macOS
- Tweaks for the Messages app
- Tweaks for Minimalism
- Tweaks for Morning Routines
- Tweaks for the Notch
- Tweaks for Notes
- Tweaks for Notifications
- Tweaks for Novelty
- Tweaks for Package Managers
- Tweaks for the Now Playing interface
- Tweaks for the Phone app
- Tweaks for Photography
- Tweaks for the Photos app
- Tweaks for Productivity
- Tweaks for Reachability
- Tweaks for Respringing & Rebooting
- Tweaks for Security
- Tweaks for Sensors
- Tweaks for Shortcuts
- Tweaks for Social Media
- Tweaks for Sounds
- Tweaks for the Status Bar
- Tweaks for Utilitarianism
- Tweaks for Volume
- Tweaks for Wallpapers
- Tweaks for Weather
- Tweaks for Web Browsing
- Tweaks for Widgets
- Tweaks for Windows
- Tweaks for Wi-Fi
- Tweaks for YouTube
What was your favorite jailbreak tweak for CarPlay that we discussed above? And did we miss anything that you use regularly? Be sure to let us know in the comments section down below.