Multitasking

How to drag & drop text and photos between apps in iOS 15

iOS 15 has a bunch of new features that improve FaceTime, Sharing, Notifications, and more. Until now, you would've had to install the iOS 15 beta to try out the features. However, that's now changing with the release of the first iOS 15 public beta. Anyone with an iPhone can now try out the new iOS 15 software and check out all the new features, including the ability to copy/paste text and photos between apps.

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.

This tweak brings the iPadOS Dock to jailbroken iPhones

If you have an iPad with a modern version of iPadOS installed on it, then you already know just how awesome Apple made the Dock experience to be on its tablet platform in the name of multitasking.

Unlike the iPhone’s Dock, which only displays up to four user-selected app icons at all times, the iPad’s Dock does this on the left side separated by a list of recently used apps on the right side. These ‘sides’ are separated by a vertical line.

FreePIP enhances Picture in Picture mode on any jailbroken iPhone or iPad

Picture in Picture mode is a handy feature that iPhone and iPad owners can fall back on whenever they find themselves in a situation where they’d like to continue watching a video while pursuing another task on their device at the same time.

Picture in Picture mode isn’t without its shortcomings, however. For example, it doesn’t work with every app, and users may feel limited by the mini player’s usability while multitasking. That’s one reason why a new and free jailbreak tweak called FreePIP by iOS developer Soh Satoh might appeal to some users.

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.

MilkyWay 3 supercharges multitasking productivity on jailbroken handsets

Multitasking is something that the iOS platform has always been somewhat behind the competition on. While the App Switcher provides fast access to recently-used apps, it’s nowhere near as intuitive as iPadOS’ side-by-side apps or macOS’ windowed applications. Many iPhone users have demanded similar functionality for their handsets for years, but Apple has yet to prescribe a solution.

Fortunately, we have the jailbreak community to help ease that pain, and MilkyWay 3 is a newly released jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Soh Satoh of the YuriDevTeam that brings windowed app multitasking to jailbroken iPhones with a macOS-esque style and appearance.

iPadSwitcher ports the iPad’s superior App Switcher UI to pwned iPhones

Love it or hate it, the App Switcher is something we use every day while interacting with our iPhones. Not only does it provide a rapid way of returning to recently used applications, but it also lets users force-quit those that aren’t currently needed. Unfortunately, the App Switcher user experience isn’t identical from one platform to another…

Anyone who owns an iPad in addition to an iPhone would be able to attest to just how superior the iPad’s App Switcher user experience feels. Fortunately for jailbreakers, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed iPadSwitcher by iOS developer dpkg_ can bring that same user experience to pwned iPhones.

Fuji brings desktop-like windowed multitasking to jailbreakers at no extra charge

Apple has improved the multitasking experience on the iPad by leaps and bounds over the years – quite literally going from an iPhone-style App Switcher to side-by-side apps over the course of just a few years. But for whatever reason, multitasking on the iPhone still bestows upon users what some might consider to be a cumbersome experience.

Those wishing that they could simply run windowed applications on their iPhone just as they can on their Mac or Windows PC might take a liking to a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called Fuji by iOS developer dcsyhi, because as depicted in the series of screenshot examples above, that’s precisely what this tweak allows iPhone users to do.