Control Center

Command your iPhone’s Control Center in new ways with ShyCC

Control Center is something I take advantage of on a daily basis, whether for turning on Do Not Disturb, Low Power Mode, or toggling my iPhone’s wireless radios on or off.

While I’ve come to realize the convenience of Control Center, I also recognize that the gesture can sometimes get in the way, especially when playing full-screen games in landscape mode.

Level up your iPhone’s App Switcher with the Gemini jailbreak tweak

If there’s anything that jailbreaking my iPhone has taught me over the past several years, it’s that I should always come to expect more from iOS than Apple provides for it out of the box.

The aforementioned rule of thumb holds true in so many different respects, but one particular element of iOS that I find to be lacking features and intuitive integration is the App Switcher. It’s just… boring.

Some of the best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s Control Center

Just last week, we kicked off a new micro-series of posts that are intended to summarize some of the best jailbreak tweaks available for a particular facet of the iOS mobile operating system. Last week’s topic of interest covered the Messages app, but as we move into our latest post, I’m getting an itch for Control Center.

At iDB, we don’t leave any itch un-scratched, so we’ll be asking you to join us as we briefly showcase some of our favorite jailbreak tweaks designed specifically for augmenting the Control Center interface on pwned iOS 14 devices.

Sonyfy lets jailbreakers toggle noise cancellation mode on certain Sony headphones via Control Center

Apple’s AirPods Pro sent a shockwave through the earbud industry when they became some of the first wireless earbuds to support active noise cancellation. Fast-forward to today, and even Apple’s newer AirPods Max over-ear headphones support this feature along with transparency.

But Apple isn’t the only brand pumping out earbuds and headphones with active noise cancellation and features similar to that of the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. Sadly, the company limits iOS’ native controls to the first party audio consumption devices — requiring the use of third party apps to control third party accessories (eww).

New to iPhone? How to disable Control Center while using apps

iPhone Control Center

Has the Control Center on your iPhone ever gotten in the way? If you’re playing a game or using an app where you have to tap or swipe on the top right, then you know what I mean. Sometimes you open the Control Center by mistake. And if you’re a new iPhone user, this can be especially aggravating.

While the iPhone Control Center is a handy tool, you don’t always need it “right there”. But luckily there’s one small setting that can keep it where it belongs while you’re using your apps. This means, no more accidental Control Center invasions during your game or app time.

Here’s how to turn off your iPhone Control Center when you’re using apps.

This tweak gives the iPad a proportionate Control Center background blur

It’s no secret that the iPad’s Control Center user experience leaves a lot to be desired. In fact, we recently covered the release of a free jailbreak tweak called Yuna that makes better use of all the otherwise wasted and unused space.

When you open Control Center on the iPad, the entire display becomes blurred, yet the actual Control Center interface is contained to the right-most 1/3 if the display. Seems overkill, don’t you think?

Give your pwned iPhone or iPad a macOS-inspired Control Center with BigSurCenter

When Apple released macOS Big Sur last year, it invited a plethora of new aesthetics and features alike to Apple’s desktop operating system. One of the more notable changes encompassed Control Center, which received a modular makeover.

On the flip side, the latest iterations of iOS & iPadOS didn’t bring any substantial changes to Control Center on Apple’s mobile operating systems. If you’re one of the many who were left feeling a little bit salty about that, then there’s a high probability you’ll find yourself nodding to a newly released jailbreak tweak called BigSurCenter by iOS developer nicho1asdev.

Make better use of all the empty space in the iPad’s Control Center with Yuna

The iPad offers the same useful Control Center interface that the iPhone and iPod touch do, and while that’s great, it’s also the biggest problem.

While Control Center’s features are both convenient and useful, the issue I take with the interface on the iPad is that it leaves so much screen real estate unused. In fact, it’s literally an iPhone’s Control Center interface crammed at the edge of the iPad’s large display.