If you want to customize the Messages app on iOS 10 iPhone then a new jailbreak tweak dubbed as BetterMessages by harrywantstodev will help you to change the look of certain UI elements. This jailbreak tweak provides you with a number of new customization options for making your Messages app look unique when compared to everyone else’s.
So to get started go to Cydia’s BigBoss repo an grab BetterMessages tweak that is available as a free download package. This Cydia tweak supports only jailbroken iOS 10 devices. Once BetterMessages is installed, head to the dedicated preferences pane in Settings app.
You'll be presented with a list of all the customization options that can be done with BetterMessages tweak. The range of options available including:
- Progress Bar with color changer
- Navigation Bar color
- Hide various items throughout the app
- A few emoji options
- Change the color of the send and plugin buttons
As you can see you have a wide range of options to customize the Messages app on iOS 10 iPhone. Once you’re done customizing, you’ll have to hit the Apply Changes button that is located at the bottom of the settings pane. This will not respring your device, but it does overwrite your current settings, which is imperative if you want to see your settings come to life.
So if you can’t stand the stock look of your stock Messages app in iOS 10, then maybe it’s time to put that jailbreak to good use. It is also possible to use BetterMessages tweak with such tweaks for the Messages app as TranslucentMessages, DarkMessages, or Littlemoji to enhanced your customizations options. But keep in mind that all thse tweaks may conflict with each other so be very careful when installing them together on your jailbroken device.