3D Touch

Add a splash of color to the Home Screen’s contextual menus with Color3DIcons

Whether you’re new to or experienced with jailbreaking, one thing that remains true about most users of pwned iPhones is that they love personalizing the native user interface in ways that makes it stand out from a crowd of vanilla handset users.

If you’re moderate when it comes to personalization and you like adding custom colors to existing interfaces as opposed to replacing them with something different outright, then you just might appreciate a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called Color3DIcons by iOS developer CydiaGeek.

This tweak lets you clear an app’s cache right from the Home screen

More than five years ago, iOS developer Ryan Petrich released a handy cache-clearing jailbreak tweak for apps on jailbroken iPhones and iPads called CacheClearer, which allows users to delete app caches right from iOS’ native Storage settings page. That same tweak was re-created for iOS 11 last year with the aid of developer Julio Verne, and has now been reincarnated once more for newer versions of iOS by developer alex_png.

PasteAndGo2 adds a new search feature to iOS’ Haptic Touch menus

It comes up often enough where I find something of interest while reading an article or text messaging my friends and consequently find myself doing some research on Google about said item of interest. Doing this typically necessitates highlighting the link or text in question and then launching the Safari web browser to paste it into the search bar. But what if there was an easier way?

Fortunately, there is. Enter PasteAndGo2, a free jailbreak tweak release by iOS developer amodrono that adds a new option to the Home screen’s Force Touch/Haptic Touch menus to your favorite web browser applications. Examples of the tweak at work are shown in the screenshots above.

Manila lets you use 3D Touch or Haptic Touch to launch apps in folders

If your iPhone’s Home screen is chock-full of application icons, then you might use folders to help you organize them. On the other hand, having too many folders can quickly create the illusion of an application labyrinth that makes navigating your Home screen more confusing than it’s worth.

Those familiar with the circumstances described above just might take a liking to Manila, a new and free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer David Goldman that lets you launch apps from your folders with a Haptic Touch or 3D Touch gesture.

Re-enable your iPhone’s 3D Touch hardware in iOS 13 with Sunflower

One of the most controversial changes in iOS 13 was the removal of 3D Touch functionality in place of a new feature Apple calls ‘Haptic Touch.’ While this might’ve made sense for handsets that lack 3D Touch-equipped displays, Apple purposefully disabled this hardware with the release of iOS 13 such that even devices with 3D Touch-equipped displays would utilize Haptic Touch instead.

If you were among those disappointed by Apple’s decision to nix 3D Touch, then you’ll be happy to know that a newly released jailbreak tweak for iOS 13 dubbed Sunflower by iOS developer LaughingQuoll can help you get your precious pressure-based 3D Touch gestures back.

Enable Peek and Pop on unsupported devices with Peekable

One of the most popular functions conceived by Apple’s 3D Touch and Haptic Touch gestures on modern iOS devices is the ability to press firmly on an app icon from your Home screen to reveal a hidden menu, but there’s actually much more to this feature than meets the eye.

Peek and Pop is a great example, as it enables users to press firmly on objects throughout the operating system to view more information and options for that item. Peek and Pop is limited to devices that support 3D Touch or Haptic Touch, but with a new and free jailbreak tweak called Peekable by iOS developer Ryan Nair, you can enable Peek and Pop on any iOS device.

This tweak puts an iOS 13-like ‘Rearrange Apps’ button in your 3D Touch menus

In case you didn’t already know, iOS 13 brings a new ‘Rearrange Apps’ option to those 3D Touch/Haptic Touch Home screen menus that we all know and love. Fortunately, those with jailbreaks can already enjoy this feature ahead of the official iOS 13 release.

Edit3d is a newly released and cleverly named jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Wh0ba that ports a similar feature to the native 3D Touch/Haptic Touch Home screen menus on jailbroken iOS 11 and 12 devices.

Add useful new options to your Home screen’s 3D Touch menus with 3DTools

Whether you have a handset that already supports 3D Touch or Haptic Touch out of the box or you’re using a jailbreak tweak to simulate similar features on an unsupported handset, chances are you’ve used the Home screen-centric app icon menus at least once in your travels.

This interface is somewhat lacking on a bone-stock handset, but with the help of a newly released tweak called 3DTools by iOS developer smokin1337, you can add several useful new items to these menus that promise to augment your Home screen usage exponentially.