Always-On Display

AlwaysOnMusic: An always-on display for iPhones when music is playing

Apple didn’t introduce always-on display (AOD) functionality with its iPhone 13 lineup this year as many had expected them to do. Fortunately, one advantage to jailbreaking these days is that you can enjoy an always-on display experience on your current iPhone without waiting for Apple to get their bleep together.

In fact, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed AlwaysOnMusic by iOS developer Jez takes a new and rather exciting approach to always-on display functionality for anyone who enjoys using their iPhone for music consumption.

Déjà Vu provides an always-on display experience to jailbreakers, and it’s free

The concept of an always-on display certainly isn’t new to the smartphone space, but it’s something that Apple has yet to offer for its iPhone lineup despite adopting truly jaw-dropping OLED displays starting with the iPhone X in 2018.

For jailbreakers, an always-on display has always been achievable thanks to popular tweaks like AOD, Glow, and Tritium, but with many of these releases demanding money out of users’ wallets, some have been reluctant to try them.

Glow is Elias Limneos’ take on an always-on display for jailbroken iPhones

Ever since Apple first started integrating OLED display on its iPhones, starting with the iPhone X in 2017, we’ve witnessed a steady increase in the number of jailbreak tweaks attempting to bring a true always-on display experience to the platform. One of the latest attempts comes by way of respected veteran tweak developer Elias Limneos and has been aptly named Glow.

Like other always-on display tweaks before it, Glow takes full advantage of the OLED display in Apple’s high-end handsets to express true darks for the background. It simultaneously displays pertinent details such as the date, time, and battery level, along an indicator to let you know whether you’ve got any missed notifications. Best of all, it does all of this while consuming as little power as possible.

Photon brings an ambient display to jailbroken devices

Photon brings an ambient always-on display to iPhone.

If you’ve got a jailbroken iOS device at your disposal and you’re in the market for a really cool new display experience for your iPhone, then you should probably take a few minutes to check out this new jailbreak tweak release called Photon by iOS developer cemck.

Photon appears to be a true ambient display experience for the Lock screen on iOS devices, and it displays pertinent information using a variety of different methods and in combination with existing popular Lock screen-centric tweaks such as Complications, Grupi, Jellyfish, Sylph, Xen HTML, and many others.

Dots 2 gives OLED-equipped iPhones an awesome new notification indicator

Ever since Apple first introduced an OLED display in its smartphone lineup, there’ve been countless jailbreak tweak releases attempting to take full advantage of it. From always-on displays, to revolutionary new notification indicators, there has been no shortage of innovation on this front.

The latest addition to the party is a newly released jailbreak tweak called Dots 2 by iOS developer Shyam Lad, and as depicted in the screenshot examples above, this tweak displays pulsating colorful dots for missed notifications at the top of an always-on pitch black display when the device is locked.