Bluetooth

Rename Bluetooth devices via your pwned iPhone with BTDeviceRenamer

One of the great ways you can amplify your iPhone’s user experience is through the extension of Bluetooth accessories, including but not limited to headphones and/or speakers. But have you ever tried to pair your newly acquired Bluetooth device only to find that it had an odd or unappealing name in the Bluetooth list?

If you answered yes to the question above and have a hard time distinguishing between one device from the next, then we’d like to recommend an excellent new and free jailbreak tweak dubbed BTDeviceRenamer by iOS developer Tr1fecta. Just as the name implies, this tweak lets you rename virtually any Bluetooth device that you’ve paired with your jailbroken iPhone or iPad.

This tweak simplifies device connection switching for AirPods

Apple advertises the AirPods and AirPods Pro connectivity experience as ‘magical’ and ‘seamless,’ but if you’ve ever tried to connect your AirPods to another device of yours, then you’ve likely experienced the widespread frustration in which they connect to your most recently-used device instead. It’s easy to fix this when it happens, but it’s also somewhat cumbersome and time-consuming to say the least.

Anyone who is even the least bit familiar with the aforementioned experience will almost certainly come to appreciate the likes of a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called AirPopupConnect by iOS developer nicho1asdev, as it aims to make the process of pairing your AirPods or AirPods Pro to a different device noticeably faster and easier.

AlwaysOnHeadphones can improve the call-taking experience on Apple Watch

Having an Apple Watch is convenient for a bevy of reasons, but one of my favorites is having instantaneous access to messages and phone calls from the comfort of my wrist, even when my iPhone isn’t within arm’s reach.

As wonderful as it is, it’s not without its quirks. Perhaps one of the most annoying processes has to do with how you would take Apple Watch-centric phone calls when you have a Bluetooth headset or headphones connected to your iPhone, and a newly released jailbreak tweak called AnswerOnHeadphones by iOS developer CardboardFace aims to fix this once and for all.

This tweak displays a notification when your AirPods case gets low on battery

AirPods

Your AirPods are a piece of peripheral hardware with no useful battery indicator on them apart from a few limited features that are built into iOS. For example, you can open your AirPods case to view the battery percentage in the pairing interface, or you can look at the Today widget to see the remaining battery life for any paired AirPods.

These limitations mean that it’s easy to wear your AirPods’ battery down to near-zero, and this includes the charging case you use to keep them kicking all day long. At some point, they’ll just run out of battery, but with a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called AirPods Case Low Battery by iOS developer Jackson Sykes, you can at least receive a low battery notification banner when the charging case’s charge gets too low for comfort.

Ainsworth upgrades iOS’ pairing interface for all your favorite accessories

If you’ve ever paired a set of AirPods or Beats-branded headphones with your iPhone before, then you should be vividly familiar with the unique Bluetooth pairing experience that you’re presented with when you bring these devices close to your iPhone for the first time. Apple describes the experience as magical, and that’s no lie.

But if you’re pairing any other brand of device with your iPhone, be it a pair of headphones or perhaps a speaker for that matter, you’ll find that the pairing experience isn’t quite as magical. Apple does this on purpose to make its products stand out, but if you want a similar pairing experience for your third-party accessories, then you can take advantage of a newly released jailbreak tweak dubbed Ainsworth by iOS developer Dave van Wijk to do just that.

This tweak adds a confirmation dialogue to iOS’ AirDrop interface

AirDrop is one of the easiest ways to transfer files from one iOS device or Mac to another. On the other hand, some might argue that it’s just a little too easy to use. After just one tap, your file begins transferring to the recipient, whether that tap was intentional or not…

Enter AirDropConfirm, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak created by iOS developer SparkDev that aims to curb accidental AirDrop-centric file transfers by implementing a two-step confirmation dialogue into the AirDrop sharing interface.

BlueFinder jailbreak tweak helps you find a misplaced iPhone via Bluetooth

Have you ever misplaced your iPhone somewhere in your home, but had immediate access to a paired Bluetooth device? If so, then you might be excited to learn about a new jailbreak tweak called BlueFinder by iOS developer AnthoPak.

From what we can gather, BlueFinder lets you use a paired Bluetooth accessory to trigger an audible ringing sound on your misplaced handset. This has significant advantages for clumsy folk who consistently drop their iPhone between the sofa cushions or leave their handset somewhere in the house and forget where they put it.

Daisy brings audio route icons to Control Center on jailbroken handsets

If you’re jailbroken on iOS 11 or 12 and actively looking for a fun and quirky way to style up the Control Center interface when listening to music with your favorite Bluetooth headset or speaker, then you’re probably going to enjoy a new and free jailbreak tweak release called Daisy by iOS developer LaughingQuoll.

As depicted in the screenshot example above, Daisy populates the volume slider in Control Center with a meticulously crafted glyph that represents the type of Bluetooth device you’ve connected to when listening to audio. Notably, the glyph still appears when the volume slider gets expanded to full screen.