Depending on how you use your iPhone or iPad, you might have a preferred way to listen to audio in one app that differs from how you listen to audio in another app. For example, you might prefer using a Bluetooth speaker for the Music app, but prefer using your AirPods to listen to YouTube video how-tos, etc.
While there’s certainly no shortage of things that you can do with a jailbroken iPhone or iPad these days, perhaps one of my favorite things to customize is Control Center because I use it so frequently throughout the day.
Fortunately for those who agree with me, iOS developers Tr1Fecta and Kennyroo have just launched a brand new jailbreak tweak dubbed Akara that claims to give Control Center a “refreshing yet familiar” makeover.
Being in control of your iPhone’s display brightness can be incredibly convenient depending on your surrounding circumstances. But I’ve long noticed that even the lowest brightness setting isn’t quite as low as I like it sometimes.
As of iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2, you've been able to access music recognition through the Control Center overlay. Apple has announced that customers have used this Shazam-powered feature more than a billion times since those software updates dropped in November 2020.
Many jailbreakers are perfectly fine with the way their iPhone functions, but they simply want to make it look different than it does out of the box. If that sounds like you, then you might enjoy using a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed Vide by iOS developer Xyaman.
When you tap on the Calculator shortcut in Control Center, it insta-jolts you from Control Center to the Calculator app. Wouldn’t it be so much sleeker if Control Center had a dedicated Calculator module just like the many other modules it offers?
If you ever need to hide your identify from someone that you’re attempting to call from your iPhone, then you can utilize the “Show My Caller ID” option in the Settings app to toggle displaying your caller ID on or off when making outgoing phone calls. On the other hand, finding this option in the Settings app can feel a little like navigating a complex labyrinth.
Apple device users responded positively to AirPods Pro and their tight integration with the iOS and iPadOS mobile operating systems. More specifically, users appreciated being able to switch listening modes directly from Control Center, which includes Noise Cancellation mode, Normal mode, and Transparency mode.
These features were once exclusive to the AirPods Pro, but fast-forward to today, and those same features can be enjoyed on AirPods Max and even certain Beats headphones like the Beats Studio Buds. One caveat, however, is that users must be running iOS or iPadOS 14.6 or newer to enjoy this functionality with the Beats Studio Buds.
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.
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.
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.
With the release of macOS 11 Big Sur, Apple welcomed a primarily iOS-focused feature to the desktop: Control Center. Now that it's been available for a few months, it's time to get your thoughts.