Both the Apple Watch and iPhone support silent mode – a feature that mutes all incoming notification sounds to prevent awkward situations in certain predicaments, such as a ringtone going off in the middle of class or disturbing participants during a work conference. Unfortunately, this handy feature doesn’t stay in sync between both devices, necessitating manual input for each.
This is a problem that a newly released jailbreak tweak called WatchMuteMirror by iOS developer Cardboard Face aims to resolve. As you may have inferred already from the tweak’s name, WatchMuteMirror keeps silent mode in sync between your iPhone and your Apple Watch so that the latter doesn’t make a bunch of noise even after you toggle the mute switch on the side of your iPhone.
New renderings of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max successors due this September depict negligibly thicker devices with a redesigned circular Mute switch within a pill-shaped cutout, plus a large triple-lens camera bump integrated into the real glass and more.
It seems like Apple is hiding some pretty useful functionality from us in the iOS 10 Control Center that might remain hidden until a future release of iOS, such as a toggle for recording your screen and a toggle for Low Power Mode, but from the looks of things, it doesn’t end there.
If you have an iPad, then you're probably familiar with the Mute toggle that appears in Control Center, which it's not present on other iOS devices despite still existing in the system. A new free jailbreak tweak called EnableCCMute by iKilledAppl3 enables this hidden toggle on all jailbroken iOS 10 devices.
It's still unclear if Apple's rumored new iPhone 7 colorway will be a dark blue variant, as first suggested by Japanese blog Mac Otakara, or an Apple Watch-like Space Black. Today, Carrier China Unicom published an iPhone 7 teaser image on Facebook indicating Deep Blue colorway but now a more credible source has come forward with shots of claimed iPhone 7 components in a hue which appears markedly darker than Space Gray.
The industry-standard 3.5mm headphone jack may not be the only widely-used feature that is thought to be on the chopping block for the next iPhone. A new batch of high-resolution photographs that surfaced last evening appear to show off a larger 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus model that doesn't seem to have the Mute switch on its side.
The photos were posted by French bog NowhereElse. The same publication released a set of images yesterday that gave us the clearest look yet at the iPhone 7's subdued antenna lines.
Toggling the ringer switch on your iPhone is not enough to make it completely silent: the phone will still be quite noisy when it buzzes as you receive a notification or a call.
According to Apple, in ring mode, your iPhone plays all sounds and in silent mode it doesn’t ring or play alerts and other sound effects, but it may still vibrate. Thankfully, you can change this behavior with a quick toggle in Settings that'll prevent your iPhone from vibrating when it’s silenced, here's how.
SwitcherDND is a new jailbreak tweak that just arrived on Cydia. It allows you to replace the mute switch's functionality with that of a Do Not Disturb switch. If you use Do Not Disturb often like I do, then you may want to give this free jailbreak tweak a spin.
Although we won't likely see a new iPhone at WWDC next week, it is on the way. The handset is reportedly scheduled to go into production this month, and is expected to be unveiled during a September or October event.
We know little about the device, believed to be the iPhone 5S, outside of the fact that it is going to look like its predecessor. We have seen a number of minor part leaks though, with a few more turning up this morning...
The behavior of the iPhone's Mute switch has long been a topic of debate. While switching it off will silence most of the handset's sounds, it won't keep alarms and other system functions quiet, which as you can imagine can make for some embarrassing moments.
And that's where the Mutator comes in. The tiny accessory fits in your iPhone's headphone jack, and promises to ease your mind when in meetings, movie theaters and other 'please silence your cell phone' situations by ensuring your handset won't make a sound...
The fact that the iPod touch lacks a physical mute button, shouldn't prevent one from muting their device in style. A new jailbreak tweak, entitled TapVolumeToMute, allows you to do just that.
Even if you have an iOS device with a physical mute button, this is a tweak that you still might want to give a go. That's because it allows you to easily mute your device with a quick tap on the volume heads up display. More details inside...
Is your iPhone envious of your iPad's ability to turn its mute switch into a rotation lock, and vice versa?
If so, introduce your iPhone to LSCameraExtender — a jailbreak tweak that can add hardware rotation lock functionality and more...