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Contacy provides jailbreakers with a better notification interface for messaging apps

The notification system on the iOS & iPadOS platforms hasn’t changed much in recent years. The stale interface is certainly due for an upgrade, and with iOS & iPadOS 15’s announcement just around the corner, there’s still no telling whether it will receive any changes in the next update.

Fortunately for jailbreakers, sitting around and waiting for Apple to change stuff like this isn’t the only option. That’s because Contacy is a newly released jailbreak tweak by iOS developer XCXiao that brings a popular iOS & iPadOS notification concept originally seen on Reddit to fruition.

Some of the best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s Messages app

Jailbreakers are continuously trying to tweak their devices to make them easier to use and/or more capable than they would be right out of the retail box. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of jailbreak tweaks that make this possible.

Given just how popular iMessage and SMS are for iPhone and iPad users (jailbroken and non-jailbroken alike), we’ve decided to make this piece to recap on a few different jailbreak tweaks that can upgrade the Messages app on iOS 14.

This tweak automatically deletes 2FA and Short Code messages after a user-set amount of time

More and more frequently, iPhone and iPad users are being pushed by Apple or third parties to take advantage of two-factor authentication or text-messaged short codes to confirm their identity when logging in to apps and services.

These messages can add up over time, especially if you use many apps and services that you log in or out of frequently, resulting in excessive conversation buildup in the Messages app.

Personalize your Messages app however you want with the new ChatUI jailbreak tweak

Many iPhone users spend absorbent amounts of their time in the Messages app, and that’s not surprising given just how explosively popular text messaging has become over the years. Given that fact, it’s easy to see why someone might desire more customization options with respect to an app they use all the time.

Fortunately for jailbreakers, iOS developer CreatureSurvive is out with a new and free jailbreak tweak dubbed ChatUI that offers a smorgasbord of seemingly limitless customization for the native Messages app that comes pre-installed on iPhones and iPads alike.

This tweak fixes SMS-based one time password auto-fill after jailbreaking with unc0ver or checkra1n

If you just recently jailbroke your iPhone or iPad with the unc0ver or checkra1n jailbreaks, and you noticed that certain native features of your handset’s keyboard have stopped working as expected, then we’ve got some good news for you!

iOS developer Baw Apple has just released a new and free jailbreak tweak called u0SMSCompleteFix that apparently resolves these issues after jailbreaking these particular versions of iOS or iPadOS.

MsgSwap makes it easier to share Photo Library media in Apple’s Messages app

One of my biggest pet peeves when using Apple’s Messages app to send Photos to contacts via iMessage or MMS is that you have to jump through hoops just to open the Photo Library picker.

Users will either tap on the Camera shortcut and then launch their Photo Library from the ensuing Camera viewfinder interface, or they’ll tap on the App Store button to view installed iMessage extensions and visit the Photo Library via the dedicated Photos button.

WebMessage lets jailbreakers send SMS and iMessages via almost any computer

If, like so many others, your primary methods of communication comprise of iMessage and SMS via your iPhone, then you might take a particular liking to a newly released jailbreak tweak and computer application combination dubbed WebMessage by iOS developer sgtaziz.

WebMessage effectively turns your iPhone into a messaging server on demand, and by installing a special client on your computer, you can read and respond to both iMessage and SMS conversations via your computer even if it’s not a Mac.

Sunset makes it easier for jailbreakers to get in touch with friends & family

When you’re in the mood to get in touch with a friend or family member, you’d generally just launch the Contacts app, find that person, and then tap only our preferred method of contact to reach them — be it text, phone, or email. But it’s 2020, and by now, someone’s got to be saying that it’s ludicrous that one would need to close the app they’re in and launch the Contacts app just to get in touch with someone else.

Those who feel the way we’ve just described are likely to enjoy a newly released jailbreak tweak called Sunset by iOS developer SouthernGirlWhoCode, as it replaces the idea of a Contacts app with a Contacts card that can be summoned from just about anywhere in iOS with one of several different gestures.

LeftyMessages makes iOS’ Messages app easier for left-handed people to use

The iPhone’s Messages app is a particularly well-planned application with a simple user interface that most people have no trouble using, but if you’re of the sinistral variety (left-handed), then you might have a tendency to disagree with that sentiment. Fortunately, the jailbreak community is here to help.

LeftyMessages is a newly released and free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Paperman369 that tries to make the Messages app easier for left-handed people to use with one hand by moving certain frequently used controls over to the left side of the display.

iAutoReply lets you configure automatic responses for text messages & iMessages

If can be tough, if not nearly impossible, to respond to every text message or iMessage throughout the day. This is especially true if you’ve got a lot of friends and a busy schedule. Fortunately, a newly released jailbreak tweak called iAutoReply by iOS developer MeBlackHat is here to help our friends know that their messages aren’t falling on deaf ears.

Just as the tweak’s name implies, iAutoReply offers many flexible features for users who might want to configure automatic replies for text messages or iMessages that they can’t reply to right away. Not only can iAutoReply be configured for global message responses, but it can also be configured to reply to certain contacts in a different way.