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Buzz lets jailbroken iPhone users colorize the native Phone app

Owners of jailbroken iPhones who are looking for ways to customize the aesthetics of their native Phone app can now call upon the help of a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called Buzz by iOS developer Sirius24 to do just that.

As shown in the screenshot examples above, Buzz lets you colorize a plethora of Phone app user interface elements, including those appearing in the Favorites tab, the Recents tab, the Keypad tab, the Contacts tab, and more.

New to iPhone? How to see your blocked numbers

Block a Contact on iPhone

Back in the "old days," the only way to block people from calling us was to either take the phone off the hook or unplug it from the wall. But nowadays, we have the ability to block people with a couple of taps on our devices.

You can block others from calling you, stop spam calls from coming in, and block text messages from certain senders. But what if you block someone by mistake or have a change of heart later? You can unblock a caller, but you have to know how to see who you’ve blocked, right?

This tutorial shows you how to see your blocked numbers in the Phone, FaceTime, and Messages apps on iPhone. And as a bonus, we’ll show you how to see who you’ve blocked in the Mail app too.

LetMeDecline makes it easier to decline calls when your iPhone is locked

When you receive a phone call from your locked iPhone, iOS automatically directs you to a ‘slide to answer’ interface with no obvious way of dismissing the phone call. You can press the side button a couple of times to dismiss the call, but not everyone knows this, and it this seems like a user interface shortcoming on Apple’s part.

Given the circumstances described above, we’re especially pleased to see the release of a new jailbreak tweak called LetMeDecline by iOS developer P2Kdev. As depicted in the before and after screenshot examples above, this tweak replaces the ‘slide to answer’ bar with dedicated Decline and Answer buttons, making it easier to get the annoying full-screen incoming call interface out of your way.

RomanPad puts roman numerals on the numeric keypads in iOS

Roman numerals appear to be making a comeback in popularity, and for those who demand classiness from everything they touch, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Just last week, we showed you a jailbreak tweak that adjusted the Status Bar time to appear as roman numerals instead of standard numbers. But with a newly released and free add-on called RomanPad (Beta) by iOS developer Simalary, you can enjoy a similar experience on any number pad in iOS, including the passcode entry screen and the Phone app’s dial pad.

Augment your jailbroken iPhone’s Caller ID with PhoneCaller

Your iPhone displays the phone number of incoming and outgoing calls, apart from certain circumstances in which that number is privatized. But if you’re like me and wish you could see more about a caller than just the phone number at first glance, then you’ll probably come to appreciate a jailbreak tweak called PhoneCaller by iOS developer Osama.

As shown in the screenshot examples above, PhoneCaller works by integrating with the popular TrueCaller app to fetch more detailed caller ID information for both incoming and outgoing phone calls. As you’ll notice, it shows the caller’s first and last name in addition to any relevant photos of that person, where applicable.

This tweak improves the timestamps in your iPhone’s call log history

The Recents tab found in the iPhone’s native Phone app is meant to display a running history of your incoming and outgoing phone call activity, making it easier for you to call someone back or reference a phone number if you ever needed to. Sadly, the timestamps for older phone calls tend to become less descriptive over time, showing only the date and not the timeframe.

Thankfully, a new free jailbreak tweak called ExactTimePhone by iOS developer gilshahar7 can fix this problem. As shown in the before and after screenshot examples above, this tweak makes even your oldest phone history items show a timestamp in addition to the date that it transpired.

Augment your jailbroken iPhone’s dual-SIM capabilities with eSIM+

Apple’s latest iPhones, from the iPhone XR to the iPhone 13 lineup, support dual-SIM functionality. Straight out of the box, these handsets can have both a physical SIM-based carrier and an eSIM-based carrier configured on the same device for traveling abroad. But perhaps unsurprisingly, the native implementation of this capability on the iOS platform leaves a lot to be desired.

Here to help with this particularly disgruntling issue is a newly-released jailbreak tweak called eSIM+ by iOS developer iArrays. Just as the name implies, this tweak augments any jailbroken iPhone that supports dual-SIM capabilities, such as those mentioned earlier.

How to start a conference call on iPhone

Start Conference Call iPhone

Have you ever tried to make plans or just chat with a group of people over text? It can get confusing and opinions can easily get lost. Instead, try starting a conference call to get everyone on the same page, in the same conversation, and at the same time.

Depending on your mobile carrier, you can have up to five people on your call. To help you out, here’s how to start a conference call on iPhone.