Compass

This tweak turns the Safari app on your Home screen into a real compass

One of my all-time favorite jailbreak tweaks was once LiveClock by iOS developer Ryan Petrich, and while Apple has since implemented its functionality into iOS right out of the box, that never changed my appreciation for small, yet fun and quirky jailbreak tweaks of similar nature.

One of the latest jailbreak tweaks to fall under this category of fun and quirkiness is a new and free release called LiveSafari by iOS developer Skitty. Perhaps unsurprisingly, LiveSafari animates the native Safari app icon on your Home screen such that the compass arrow always points to the North.

Add transparency and zoom features to Google Maps for iOS with GMEnhancer

Despite how Apple Maps has matured over the years, Google Maps continues to be one of the most popular navigation solutions on the iOS platform. Google Maps is reliable, easy to use, and encompasses a bevy of conveniences that Apple Maps doesn’t; but one thing it lacks customization.

Here to fix that dilemma is a new free jailbreak tweak called GMEnhancer by iOS developer b01s. This tweak provides users with several ways to modify the stock look and feel of the Google Maps app on pwned iOS handsets.

Simplify your Compass app’s user interface with sleekCompassView

The Compass app might be one of the most under-appreciated stock apps on an iPhone, but it can be exciting to use if you’re hiking and don’t want a map to spoil all the fun. Nevertheless, the app has a somewhat over-developed user interface.

A new free jailbreak tweak called sleekCompassView by iOS developer CydiaGeek simplifies the Compass app’s user interface by removing some of the unnecessary interface elements.

How to use your iPhone’s compass with Apple Maps

iPhone includes a magnetometer sensor, also known as digital compass. With it, your iPhone can tell the direction it's pointed at. Along with built-in GPS and iOS's Location Services, this allows for some cool navigation capabilities. If you're wondering how to use iPhone compass with Apple Maps, you've come to the right place.

Displaying compass on a map not only helps you orient yourself better and find a route to a location, but also stay on course while navigating to avoid distractions that could lead to dangerous situations. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to display the compass for navigation and use it with Apple Maps turn-by-turn directions.

Tip: your iPhone’s stock Compass app has a level built into it

There's a feature hiding inside of your iPhone's Compass app that could come in handy in many scenarios.

You've probably downloaded third-party level apps from the App Store at one time or another to make sure that a picture frame or something you built turned out nice and flat without any signs of being crooked, but did you know you didn't have to?

iPhone 6s may suffer from iOS 9 bug affecting some apps which tap into compass and gyroscope data

Apple's new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus seem to be affected by a potential software bug present in iOS 9.0 and iOS 9.0.1 that appears to affect some, but not all apps which rely on data collected from the handset's compass and gyroscope sensors.

As first reported by AppleInsider, developer Fifth Star Labs has confirmed that reported issues with the Compass feature in its Sky Guide stargazing app are indeed limited to the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus and do not extend to older hardware.

Compass for Velox places the stock Compass app in an enhanced folder

The inevitable deluge of Velox compatible add-ons has began, and it shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Compass for Velox is the latest such jailbreak add-on to benefit from Velox's recent release on Cydia.

As you would expect, Compass for Velox adds enhanced folder capability to the stock Compass app. If you've found yourself in an unfamiliar area, you can rest easy knowing that the iPhone's Compass is a mere finger swipe away.

DirectionBar adds a live compass to your iPhone Status bar

Have you ever wanted to be able to quickly know what directions you're heading to just by looking at your iPhone Status bar? Well, me neither, but I'm sure there is someone out there with a need for this new tweak by jailbreak dev Rud0lf77 called DirectionBar.

As you might have guessed by now, DirectionBar adds a handy live compass to your Status bar. Simply pull out your iPhone from your pocket, hit the Home button to wake your device, and look for the little compass pointing to the North...