Wednesday, October 5, 2016

How To Enable Transparency Across iOS 9 Platform

Those users with jailbroken devices have a great ability to enable transparency across iOS 9 with new Cyida release. Called MinimalisticUI this jailbreak tweak aims to make the UI throughout iOS a little less noticeable while you peruse through content in various apps.

The tweak can be used to adjust the transparency and more of tab bars and navigation bars so that they appear to ‘fade’ away as you scroll up and down. The transparency effect is mostly seen in apps with longer scroll views than others, such as in the App Store, Safari, and even the Settings app. Here is short review on how the tweak actually works.

How To Add Transparency Across iOS 9 Platform

So in order to enable transparency across iOS 9 on your jailbroken iOS 9 device head to Cydia and search for MinimalisticUI tweak. Download it for free of charge and install on your device.

Once installed, MinimalisticUI will add a preferences pane to the Settings app that allows you to configure just how minimalistic you want your UI to be:

Below, we see an example of the transparency in the navigation bar and tab bar via animated GIF:

A similar effect is seen when transparency is enabled in Safari on iOS 9 iPhone:

The main settings are separated between Safari and the rest of iOS, so you can configure each to behave differently. The developer behind the tweak says that a 50% transparency setting for the navigation bar (top of the screen) looks best when paired with a 75% transparency setting for the tab bar (bottom of the screen).

There are also miscellaneous options for being enabled system-wide, enabling an alternate styling, and hiding table separators where applicable.

You don't need to respring your device for all changes to take place. However it is recommended to shot down all your apps in the App Switcher every time you make changes to the settings to ensure they’re saved to all your apps the next time you use them.

MinimalisticUI is really useful jailbreak release that can be a great addition to your tweaks collection.