Tuesday, June 20, 2017

FullSafari Tweak Enables iPad-like Tabbed Browsing On iPhone

Folks who want to enable iPad-like tabbed browsing on iPhone should first jailbreak their devices and then install new Cydia tweak called FullSafari. If you used the paged browsing experience in Safari on the iPhone and the tabbed browsing feature in Safari on the iPad you may noticed that there’s a significant difference between them. For those who better prefer the latter iOS developer Bensge released FullSafari jailbreak tweak that adds iPad-like tabbed browsing feature to iPhone and iPod touch, providing a more capable web browser in the palm of your hand.

So if you're interesting in trying to enable iPad-like tabbed browsing on your iPhone then you should first grab FullSafari tweak. It is a free tweak that can be downloaded from Cydia. What is great is that the tweak supports all jailbroken iOS 10, 9, and 8 devices. Also its source code is available on GitHub for want to dig deeper to learn more about how the tweak works.


Once done with installation, the tweak will start to work automatically as it doesn't have any options to configure. The next you launch the Safari app, you’ll notice a couple of changes that FullSafari tweak has made after installation.

The first one: the tweak adds a “+” button to the menu bar at the bottom of the app. The second, when you hit new button, a new tab launches in the front of your eyes without the original tab disappearing from view.

As you've noticed the tabbed-browsing experience feels exactly like opening a new tab on an iPad and eliminates the need to click on the new page button in the menu bar as you normally would have to do on your iPhone.

So if you want to use iPad-like tabbed browsing on your jailbroken iOS 10 iPhone then you should definitely try FullSafari tweak.

CCustomize Changes Control Center Look On iOS 10 iPhone

There are various jailbreak tweaks in Cydia that aim to change Control Center look on iOS 10 iPhone. CCustomize is among them that has been recently released by iOS developer FromDerik. This jailbreak tweak gives Control Center a completely new look and feel, all adds a host of useful new features to the interface that allows you to get more done in fewer steps.


To get started, CCustomize tweak supports jailbroken iOS 10 devices only and is available from Cydia’s BigBoss repo for free of charge. Once installed, the tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings app, from where you can customize and change Control Center look on your iOS 10 iPhone.


The tweak offer the following options:
  • Enable/disable the tweak 
  • Make the Control Center interface dark
  • Configure the darkness level using slider
  • Clear the stock masking overlay
  • Hide the background color of the toggle buttons
  • Use white-colored button glyphs
  • and more...

Once you're done configuring the tweaks settings hit a respring button, that is included under the kill switch to apply and save your changes.

It should be mentioned that the screen recording, Low Power Mode, and respring shortcuts are built into the CCustomize tweak that is really useful, because you don't need to use separate jailbreak tweaks such as CCRecord and CCLowPower to enable these features on your device.

It is also possible to use a 3D Touch gesture on either the Do Not Disturb or Wi-Fi toggle to reveal a respring button, like shown on the picture below, which can be convenient for your day-to-day respring needs:


Apart from the functional benefits of CCustomize the tweak also change the look of Control Center. This is because it adds an entirely new blur effect to the interface that can you can configure using either light or dark theme.

Friday, June 16, 2017

How To Entirely Disable ‘Behind the Lyrics’ Pop-Ups In Spotify On iPhone

If you want to disable Behind the Lyrics pop-ups in Spotify on iPhone completely then you should read this post. The Spotify music streaming service offers apps that allows to listen to music on your iPhone, PC, and few other handsets model. The service has been around for several years and has consistently been upgraded and improved. Part of these changes involves the addition of new features, including one known as “Behind the Lyrics.”


Despite its popularity, many Spotify users don't like the persistent of this feature that interrupts your view of the album artwork whenever music is playing. Fortunetly those who have jailbroken iDevice can disable Behind the Lyrics pop-ups in Spotify on iPhone completely. Here is how.

How To Disable ‘Behind the Lyrics’ Pop-Ups In Spotify On iPhone Completely


Although the Spotify app lets you configure its settings to disable the feature’s persistence you can not completely remove this feature from the app. You might still see the feature hiding behind the album artwork from time to time. 

This is where new jailbreak tweak know as IamNoGenius comes in hand, as it lets you entirely turn the “Behind the Lyrics” feature off in the Spotify application. As it was already mentioned, unlike the option in Spotify’s playback settings to turn off Behind the Lyrics, this tweak completely disables the feature instead of keeping the card behind the album artwork. This makes it easier to swipe down to dismiss the music player, preventing the accidental swiping down on the album artwork to reveal the Behind the Lyrics card. 

IamNoGenius jailbreak tweak is available as a free download package from Cydia. This tweak supports jailbroken from iOS 8 to 10 devices. This tweak comes with no options to configure, so it starts to work once you've installed it.



How To Disable ‘Behind the Lyrics’ Pop-Ups In Spotify On iPhone

If you're music fan and you want to disable ‘Behind the Lyrics’ pop-ups in Spotify on iPhone then we'll show you how to do it. Many users complains that Behind the Lyrics feature in Spotify interrupts their view of the album artwork whenever music is playing.


This is a feature that shows on the “Now Playing” screen while a song is playing, and provides information about the song and the artist. But when it is constantly popping up over your album artwork while you try to look at it, the feature becomes a nuisance more than anything. Fortunately, it is possible to disable its persistence, and we'll show you how to do it in the guide below.

How To Disable ‘Behind the Lyrics’ Pop-Ups In Spotify


Step 1) On your iOS 10 device launch the Spotify Music app from the Home screen.

Step 2) Click on the Your Library tab if you’re not already in it.


Step 3) Then click on the Settings button at the top right of the app.

Step 4) click on the Playback cell.

Step 5) Move the Behind the Lyrics toggle switch to position OFF.

Once you have successfully disables Behind the Lyrics pop-ups in Spotify on your iPhone you might still see the feature hiding behind the album artwork from time to time. You will see something like shown on the screenshot below.


Unfortunately it’s impossible to turn off  Behind the Lyrics feature entirely on a stock devices, but those who have jailbroken devices can take advantage of a free Cydia tweak from known as IamNoGenius. This tweak removes the Behind the Lyrics feature from the app completely on iOS 10, 9, and 8 devices. Of course it will be nice if Spotify allows users to disable the Behind the Lyrics feature entirely, as many users just don't want to jailbreak their devices.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

How To Quickly Unlock Non-Touch ID iPhone

New Cydia tweak called Accelerated Unlock know new way how to unlock non-Touch ID iPhone quickly. As you know devices that don’t support Touch ID or just aren’t utilizing the feature typically resort to passcodes as the next best form of security. As the result,it tends to be a rather annoying delay after pressing the Home button before the passcode interface finally appears.

Released by iOS developer Youssef Mikhai Accelerated Unlock jailbreak tweak does away with this unwanted delay and makes unlocking your device seem faster. The delay is negligible for the most part, but since the developer thought it was a bit of a nuisance himself, he developed this tweak. If you experience the same delay, Accelerated Unlock tweak can make unlocking your iOS 10 iPhone repetitively more fluid throughout the day.


So how to unlock non-Touch ID iPhone quickly? First Accelerated Unlock should be downloaded for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository. Once done with that install it on your device. Note that the tweak is compatible only with jailbroken iOS 10 devices. With no options to configure, Accelerated Unlock tweak will start to work right after installation.

Once you're done with setting up the tweak the next you attempt to unlock your device you should notice that the passcode input screen appears more quickly on your display after you press the Home button. Although it’s not a night and day difference, the tweak is a minor improvement to the UI and usability of Apple’s iOS platform.

So you may be thinking now: if you’re using Touch ID to unlock your device, can it help make your device faster too? Unfortunately Youssef Mikhai says if you’re using Touch ID as your main authentication method, you won’t see any difference at all in your unlocking speed after installing Accelerated Unlock tweak. So it’s really only intended non-Touch ID or that have Touch ID disabled for some reason.

New Tweak Makes Spotify Album Artwork Display In Full Screen Mode

If your iDevice is jailbroken you can now make Spotify album artwork display in full screen mode with new Cydia tweak called SpotifyFullScreenArtworkUI. Usually when you're listening to favorite songs via the Spotify Music app, the album artwork is displayed in the way that there’s an empty space in between it and the edge of the iPhone's display. SpotifyFullScreenArtworkUI tweak changes this by expanding the album artwork so it fills the whole top half of the device's screen.


For the most part, the differences are noticeable, and for many users it look cleaner and more immersive. You can look at the image above to compare the before and after examples.

How To Make Spotify Album Artwork Display In Full Screen Mode In iOS 10


If you want to make Spotify album artwork display in full screen mode on your jailbroken device then you should first grab SpotifyFullyScreenArtworkUI tweak from Cydia’s BigBoss repo absolutely for free and install it on your device. The tweak supports all jailbroken iOS 10 devices.

The tweak doesn’t come with any configuration option and is compatible only with the free Spotify Music app from the App Store. That said, you shouldn’t see any differences in any of your other music apps installed on your iPhone.

It should be also mentioned that if your music’s album artwork has text at the top of the widget, in some cases it can conflict with the text at the top of the Spotify app. This isn’t the case with every song you play, as it depends specifically on the artwork being shown more than anything else.

Personally I find SpotifyFullScreenArtworkUI tweak as a nice addition to my tweaks collection. Although it doesn't bring any new feature or enhancement but it makes my Spotify Music app displayed in full screen mode.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

How To Customize The iPhone Status Bar Time Format

If you want to customize the iPhone Status Bar time format and have jailboken device then it can be possible with new Cyida release called AdvancedStatusTime. Status Bar on your iOS 10 iPhone is a place for a digital clock that you glance at on a daily basis to keep track of time. But there are many users who don't like the way it’s formatted out of the box. That's why AdvancedStatusTime tweak offers you a way to customize the time text string so that your time is displayed in the Status Bar how you want it to be.

Look at the screenshot example below. As you've noticed the tweak is capable of making some considerable changes to your Status Bar clock, of course your results will vary depending on how you set it up.


So if you want to try to customize the iPhone Status Bar time format then you can grab AdvancedStatusTime for $0.99 from Cydia’s BigBoss repo and install it on your device. The tweak is compatible with jailbroken iOS 10 device.

After installation the tweak adds a dedicated preferences pane to the Settings app, from where you can set the tweak's options:


Here, you can enable/disable the tweak on demand and enter your preferred time text string format. The developer includes a cheat sheet for all the symbols you can use to set up your time format and also add a respring button to apply and save your changes.

As an example, you can use the following format:

M/d/y (E) | h:mm:ss a z

To get the following result:

6/9/2017 (Fri) | 12:17:45 PM EDT

Of course it is possible to mix and match these characters and add any symbol or text you want to use. Note, you may have to respring your phone once or twice for your changes to take the full effect.