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Give your older iPhone a bevy of modern handset features with Little12

When Apple launched the iPhone X back in 2018, we knew the company was transitioning into a new hardware era. It wasn’t long before Apple ditched Home Button-equipped handsets altogether, paving the way for a more advanced gesture-driven user experience that could be enjoyed on a larger edge-to-edge display.

For those who still have an older Home Button-equipped iPhone, the user experience isn’t quite as robust as it would be on a notched handset by comparison. For that reason, iOS developer Ryan Nair launched Little12, a free jailbreak tweak that back-ports several of the gestures and features from notched devices (and then some) to non-notched devices.

How to customize the Dock and menu bar of your Mac

Customize Dock and menu bar on your Mac

macOS lets you customize the Dock and menu bar effortlessly. Starting with macOS Big Sur and carried forward by its successor macOS Monterey, the System Preferences saw some revamp. You can figure out most of these changes on your own. But there are a few things you should know to get started.

So here, we’ll show you how to customize the Dock and menu bar on Mac.

How to navigate the desktop, Dock, and Mission Control using VoiceOver

Use VoiceOver on a MacBook Pro Desktop

The built-in VoiceOver feature on Mac gives you an easier way to do things if you need some extra help. With keyboard commands and spoken feedback, you can take care of tasks that may normally be visually difficult.

With this, you’ll need to know how to navigate the areas of your Mac like the desktop, Dock, and Mission Control. And that’s where this next VoiceOver on Mac how-to will take you. We’ll show you the commands you need for moving around these major areas of your Mac.

Diamond re-imagines the iPhone’s Dock and Status Bar in a big way

Two things that remain mostly the same since the very first iPhone launched in 2007 are the Status Bar and the Dock. Despite a few minor tweaks and adjustments by Apple over the years, they haven’t changed much, and it’s apparent that many users demand more from these essential interface elements.

Diamond is a newly released jailbreak tweak by iOS developer SouthernGirlWhoCode that re-imagines these interfaces on the iOS platform, and it does so by combining some of the most important features of the Dock and Status Bar into a single, aesthetically pleasing interface that can be customized in a bevy of different ways.

Genesis 2 – The new all-in-one jailbreak tweak you don’t want to miss

Given just how easy it is to rack up an expensive bill in the process of buying paid jailbreak tweaks these days, it’s no wonder why all-in-one jailbreak tweaks have become so popular as of late. Not only can they give you more bang for your buck, but they can also free up system sources by reducing the number of tweaks that hook into processes on your device.

In this review, we’ll be taking a closer look at a new jailbreak tweak called Genesis 2 by iOS developer ItzNebbs. Genesis 2 is the latest all-in-one extension to be released for jailbroken devices, and as you’ll soon learn, it offers and slew of powerful tools for customizing various user interfaces found throughout iOS.

This tweak brings macOS-inspired open app indicators to the iPhone’s Dock

On a Mac, running applications are represented in the Dock with a tiny indicator light beneath the icons that represent said applications. iPhones and iPads also have application Docks, but no such indicator appears on those platforms.

Whether or not such a feature would be useful on an iPhone or iPad remains to be seen, however a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called Dock Indicators by iOS developer LacertosusDeus can bring this functionality to these devices in a fun and customizable fashion.

Lakeside offers advanced custom aesthetics for your iPhone’s application Dock

From the moment you unlock your iPhone and begin interacting with the Home Screen to launch apps, the Dock is one of the first things you see. It stands out with its pronounced background and exclusive user-selected app list that persists regardless of which page of the Home Screen you’re on. But what if you could customize the Dock even further?

Meet Lakeside, a newly released jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Sirius that lets jailbreakers assume full control over the aesthetics and behavior of their Home Screen’s application Dock in more ways than one. With it, users can enjoy custom colors, borders, styles, and even animations, all of which are extremely likely to capture the attention of others who aren’t already jailbroken.

Cenamo depicts your iPhone’s current battery level via the Dock

A quick glance at the Status Bar of your iPhone is the quickest way to discern how much of a battery charge you’ve got left. But let’s say you use a jailbreak tweak that hides this information from the Status Bar – what could you use in its place?

Enter Cenamo, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Thomz that transforms your Home Screen’s Dock into a dynamic battery level display. As depicted in the screenshot examples above, Cenamo fills the Dock’s native background with colors to depict your current battery situation.

Dock Controller lets jailbreakers supercharge their iPhone’s Dock

The Dock is an integral part of the Home Screen on any iPhone or iPad, and if you’re familiar with both platforms, then you’ll already know that Dock behavior varies from one device to the next. iPads, for example, have a much more robust Dock experience with a separated section for recently-used apps, whereas the iPhone’s Dock is much more simplistic.

If you wish you had more control over your handset’s Dock experience, then we think you’re going to love a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed Dock Controller by iOS developer Tomasz Poliszuk. Just as the tweaks’ name implies, Dock Controller gives users quite a bit more control over their handset’s Dock aesthetics and behavior.

DockChanger brings the classic Dock to notched iPhones and vice versa

If you owned an iPhone before the days when Apple began incorporating Face ID and the infamous ‘notch,’ then you probably remember the classic Home Screen application Dock with the edge-to-edge background. Fast-forward to now, and modern iPhones’ Docks sport a floating appearance rather than the traditional edge-to-edge background.

Whether you’ve got a notched iPhone at your disposal and you’re feeling nostalgic over the traditional Dock UI or you’ve got a notchless iPhone and feel left out because your Dock doesn’t have the same floating aesthetic that newer handsets have, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak named DockChanger by iOS developer Thomz could be just what you’re looking for.