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Improve your multitasking workflow on iPhone with EasyAccess

You can undoubtedly multitask on an iPhone or iPad, but Apple's implementation leaves a lot to be desired. That’s why iOS developer Kane Buckthorpe released a new jailbreak tweak called EasyAccess.

As you might come to expect from the tweak’s name, EasyAccess intends to make multitasking more usable on the iOS platform. This tweak lets you perform actions in two apps at the same time and effortlessly move between apps by way of a highly-customizable dock that you can summon at any time with Activator.

Adjust each of your iPhone’s various volume levels independently with SmartVolumeMixer

At first glance, it might seem like your iPhone has just one volume control that you can change with the volume buttons at the side of the handset, but there are actually nine different volume controls present on your handset.

It can be challenging to discern which volume control you’re adjusting when you press your device’s volume buttons, and so iOS developer midkin just launched a new jailbreak tweak called SmartVolumeMixer to make life a bit easier in this department.

Take control of iOS’s atrocious stock volume HUD with SmartVolumeControl2

Apple publicly released iOS 12 this week, and despite all the new features baked into it, one thing that still hasn’t changed after all these years is that dreadful volume HUD that pops up any time you press either of the volume buttons.

Apple made some remarkable improvements to the video player-centric volume HUD with iOS 11, but for whatever reason, the global volume HUD lagged behind. Fortunately, a new jailbreak tweak dubbed SmartVolumeControl2 by iOS developer midkin fixes this.

Protect your Camera Roll privacy with DontSwipe

While there are times that I enjoy showing photo(s) from my iPhone’s Camera Roll to the people around me, I always worry that someone might start swiping through the rest of my pictures if given a chance.

If you feel the same way, then you may want to take a look at a new free jailbreak tweak called DontSwipe by iOS developer SecondEight1, as it can lay your worries to rest.

Activator picks up iOS 11 compatibility in latest update

Renowned jailbreak tweak developer Ryan Petrich updated his popular Activator extension this week with support for iOS 11.

This is the first time since the release of CoolStar’s Electra jailbreak for iOS 11.0-11.1.2 that Activator received an official update to support Apple’s latest jailbreakable firmware. Notably, unofficial forks were under development by other developers previously.

BioLockout lets you disable biometric authentication with an Activator gesture

Biometric authentication methods like Touch ID and Face ID come standard on most modern iPhones, and a new free jailbreak tweak called BioLockout by iOS developer ARX8x lets you take full control over when they can be used.

BioLockout takes advantage of Activator, so you can easily configure a gesture that toggles biometric authentication on or off on demand. You can set it up in the Settings app after installation:

Randomize your iPhone’s wallpaper image on demand with UnsplashWalls

The wallpaper is one of the first things you notice every time you use your device, whether you're glancing at the Lock screen to view the time, or accessing the Home screen to launch an app. With that in mind, shouldn’t your wallpaper captivate your interest?

It can be challenging to choose a single wallpaper to use all the time, but with a new free jailbreak tweak called UnsplashWalls by iOS developer ipad_kid, you won't have to. It can keep things exciting by randomizing your iPhone's wallpaper on demand.

This tweak adds a Reduce White Point toggle to Flipswitch

Did you know that your iPhone includes the Reduce White Point feature to mitigate eye strain? It can give your eyes a rest from the vibrant colors of your display, but setting it up can be a cumbersome process because it's buried so deeply in iOS' settings.

Enter a new free jailbreak tweak called Reduce White Point Flipswitch by iOS developer Erik E, which aims to make accessing Reduce White Point easier by implementing support for Flipswitch-enabled tweaks.

This tweak integrates your Bluetooth device usage with Activator

Bluetooth-enabled devices are sometimes incredibly handy, but the process of connecting, disconnecting, and toggling between their connections through iOS can be a cumbersome experience.

A new jailbreak tweak dubbed Tooth by iOS developer CreatureSurvive, strives to fix this by making these tedious tasks both quicker and easier for everyone. It integrates with Activator, letting you perform these actions from virtually anywhere with nothing more than a gesture.

Integrate Hastebin text sharing into iOS with ActiHastebin

Hastebin is an open-source alternative to the popular Pastebin website that lets you upload snippets of code or text online for more comfortable sharing. It can be a useful tool, so iOS developer ipad_kid came made a new free jailbreak tweak called ActiHastebin that makes sharing snippets with Hastebin even simpler for you power users out there.

ActiHastebin integrates with Activator, a well-established add-on for jailbroken devices. It’s straightforward to use and works smoothly, delivering the results you’d expect on an Apple device.

AlternateControls 2 brings an Android-style bottom navigation bar to iOS

Available on a wide variety of Android handsets is the bottom navigation bar, and with a jailbreak tweak called AlternateControls 2 by iOS developer Ian Burns, you can bring this functionality to your iPhone as well.

Once installed, the button to the far left will act as a back button, letting you move backwards between interfaces you’ve visited previously, while the center button acts as a virtual Home button and the button to the far right acts as an App Switcher shortcut.