Thursday, February 9, 2017

Safari Tools Tweak Changes The Look And Feel Of Safari On iOS 10

If you would like to customize the look and feel of Safari on iOS 10 on your jailbroken device then new jailbreak tweak will help you to do it. Dubbed as Safari Tools this Cydia release brings a number of settings that you can apply to Safari browser to change its appearance and behavior on your jailbroken device under certain conditions.

How To Customize The Look And Feel Of Safari On iPhone

Safari Tools tweak focuses heavily on the appearance of Safari, letting users configure how they view pages in the web browser, as well as how things look when the user performs actions.

So to get started download Safari Tools jailbreak tweak from Cydia on your jailbroken device and install it. The tweak supports all versions of iOS from 7 to 10. Once the tweak is installed it will add dedicated preferences pane to the Settings app where you can configure a number of the tweak’s settings like giving the URL bar a flatter appearance, disabling the back and forward swipe gestures, blocking pop-ups and redirects that will try to open the App Store and more.

There is also another cell that’s dedicated specifically to the Favorites page in Safari gives you such options as:
  • Hide your cloud tabs
  • Hide your frequent websites
  • Shrink the size of your favorite website icons
  • Configure a custom grid layout for your favorite website icons

After you're done with configurations just force quit Safari from the App Switcher for your changes to take effect. In some cases, a respring might be necessary.

On the example screenshot above we've customized the look and feel of Safari on iOS 10 with Safari Tools tweak by applying full-screen web page scrolling, a hidden Status Bar, and a redesigned Favorites page. As you can see the browser has really changed and you have still more options to change.