If your iPhone or iPad widgets reset to their default settings after restoring your device from a backup, feel free to chalk that up to an iOS bug that Apple is aware of.
In 2016, we showed our readers an innovative mini player widget for jailbroken iPhones dubbed Playtopia that could shrink to a compact size while floating over the top of any interface for convenient music playback control from anywhere.
Today, we’re excited to share that a jailbreak tweak called Playtopia 2 is now available for modern jailbroken handsets running iOS 14 — a project made possible by iOS developers Ginsu and Aviorrok.
If you’re on iOS 14 and you have a jailbreak at your disposal, then you’re probably wondering how you can get the most out of it. The obvious answer is by installing jailbreak tweaks that are relevant to the end user, but with so many releases launching week after week, keeping up with the best ones isn’t easy unless you’re a robot.
The App Switcher is, at least in my opinion, one of the most underwhelming interfaces on the iPhone. The full-screen card switcher interface makes such poor use of the expansive screen real estate that it’s no surprise we see so many jailbreak tweaks attempting to fix this.
The latest of such tweaks is one called Vaon by iOS developer atar13, which not only converts the App Switcher from a card-based interface to a grid-based one, but also adds an iOS 14-style battery widget to the bottom.
Noticeably absent from the plethora of Home Screen widgets offered out of the box by iOS 14 is one for music and Now Playing content.
Given just how much emphasis Apple places on music consumption with regard to its platforms, this seemed like an odd decision on the company’s part.
One of the flagship features of iOS 14 was the ability to add widgets directly to the Home Screen alongside your app icons.
This is something that iPhone users have wanted to do for a very long time, and while Apple certainly did wonders to make it a reality, they also kept the number of native widgets to a minimum.
Jailbreakers, whether they use themes or not, tend to be of the mindset that device customization should be a human right. Apple seems to disagree; but I digress.
One way jailbreakers customize their handsets is by changing their Home Screen’s app icon layout. Unfortunately, Apple designed the Home Screen so that app icons would snap into place without the ability to leave spaces in between app icons.
Apple during its pre-recorded Worldwide Developers Conference keynote announced a set of new features in iPadOS 15 designed to make working on iPad more productive than before.
With the release of the iPhone X, Apple got rid of the ability to see the battery percentage in the Status bar. Prior to this, a simple toggle was available in the Settings app that allowed one to view the battery percentage next to the battery icon.
Don't worry though, as there are still a couple of ways to quickly check the battery percentage on the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, and the iPhone 13 Pro duo. This will work on all the iPhones that come with the notch. Here's how to see battery percentage on the iPhone 13 series with ease.
Note that the steps described below are exactly the same for older devices such as the iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone 11, and iPhone 12 series.
Sometimes, Google is pretty quick when it comes to offering support for Apple's software (and hardware). And other times it drags its feet. When it comes to widget support, it's a little bit of both.
One of the things I’ve seen a lot of jailbreakers do over the years is change up their Home Screen’s default icon layout. After all, who doesn’t like giving their own device the personalization it deserves?
This capability is possible even on iOS 14 with Apple’s novel Home Screen-based widget system, but various tweak developers have released different jailbreak tweaks with their unique takes on how such a capability should be implemented.
If you like to keep a close eye on your iPhone’s battery level, then you probably miss seeing the actual percentage of charge remaining that came on older iPhones. This means you probably open the Control Center to find that exact percentage throughout the day.
For those of you like me who prefer to view the percent of battery remaining all the time, check out these iPhone Home screen widgets. These allow you to get the amount of battery left before you need a charge by showing you that percentage you so desire.