Wednesday, April 12, 2017

How To Add A Character Counter To The Notes app In iOS 10

If your device is jailbroken you can add a character counter to the top of the Notes app in iOS 10 with new Cydia release. Almost all world’s best text editors and word processors feature some kind of character or word counter and it isn't clear for what reason Apple’s Notes app doesn't have this edition. But there is a way to fill this gap. Dubbed as NotesCharacterCount by iOS developer hvyc this new jailbreak tweak brings a character counter to the Notes app and put it on the top of the app interface.

How To Add A Character Counter To The Top Of The Notes App

On the screenshot example above you can see that the character counter is easy to see and it is updated in real-time as you type in the Notes app.

There are many scenarios why you might want add a character counter to the top of the Notes app in iOS 10:

When you’re simply interested how many characters are in a body of text;

When you’re drafting something before copying and pasting it into another app that imposes character limits;

When you write an essay for class on your iPad and you have a character limit you have to try not to overstep;

When you’re writing a short story and want to keep track of your character count along the way;

There may be some other uses for this jailbreak tweak. But if you really need to add this minor addition to your jailbroken device than you can grab NotesCharacterCount for free of charge from Cydia’s BigBoss repo right now and install on your device. The tweak supports all jailbroken iOS 10 devices and doesn’t come with any options to configure. This means that the tweak will bring a character counter in your Notes app right after installation.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

How To Make iPhone Home Screen Wallpaper Visible In The Weather App

New jailbreak tweak dubbed TransparentWeather by CydiaGeek makes iPhone Home screen wallpaper visible in the Weather app. Usually the background in your iPhone’s Weather app shows the weather conditions outside. TransparentWeather tweak changes this by bringing a little different look to your jailbroken device.

How To Make Home screen Wallpaper Visible In The Weather app

TransparentWeather tweak does away with the animated weather background and makes the app transparent so you can see a ghosted image of your Home screen wallpaper behind all of your weather information.

A lot of iPhone users like the look of the animated weather background in the Weather app. However if you have a tweak like WeatherLock installed, then seeing the same animations on the Lock screen than you see when checking your detailed weather information might feel a little redundant and this tweak offers some diversity.

The rest people who isn’t using WeatherLock, really don’t have to worry about said redundancy and can use this tweak just to change the look.

It is worth noting that because TransparentWeather reveals your Home screen wallpaper behind the information in the Weather app, all the parallax motions that you would normally see on the Home screen are also present there, unless of course you have the Reduce Motion option enabled.

So if you want to make iPhone Home screen wallpaper visible in the Weather app then you should download TransparentWeather tweak. This tweak is available as a free download package from Cydia’s BigBoss repo. TransparentWeather supports all jailbroken devices from iOS 8 up to iOS 10. The tweak doesn’t come with any options to configure. Once you install it, its effects will take place immediately on your jailbroken device.

TransparentWeather is a simple tweak that brings some aesthetic change. If you want to see how the tweak's effects play with your Home screen wallpaper setup then you can download the tweak right now.

Friday, April 7, 2017

How To Edit The Caption Of A Photo In Instagram On iOS 10 iPhone

Here is useful guide on how to edit a post caption in Instagram on iOS 10 iPhone. Nothing is worse than taking the time to compose the perfect caption for an Instagram post only to hit Share button and see a glaring typo.

At that point you have two options - embrace the mistake, or clear the post and compose again. Fortunately, from now Instagram allows users to edit the captions of photos and videos after it’s already posted to profile. Follow easy steps to learn how to do it.

How To Edit The Caption Of A Photo In Instagram On iPhone

In order to get the ability to edit captions, you will need to download the latest version of Instagram from App Store on your phone. 

Step 1) On your iOS 10 iPhone launch the Instagram app.

Step 2) Then click on the Profile tab.

Step 3) Open the photo or video you want to edit the caption for. It must be a photo or video that you uploaded yourself.

Step 4) Click on the Edit option from the pop-up menu.

Step 5) Tap inside of the caption text box and type anything you want with the keyboard.

Step 6) Add a location to the image by tapping "Add location". You can change the existing location by tapping the location name.

Step 7) Lastly, hit the Done button to save your changes. The word "Edited" will appear above the caption whenever someone taps the Comment button.

That is as easy as it is. Now you know how to edit a post caption in Instagram on iPhone. 

Once you have edited a caption in Instagram, you can go back and change it as many times as you want as this feature is not limited. So keep that in mind.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

BetterMessages Tweak Lets Customize The Messages App In iOS 10

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.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

How To Change Instagram Username On iOS 10 iPhone

Here is a useful guide on how to change Instagram username using your mobile app. Unlike many social media platforms, Instagram comes with the flexibility of allowing users to change their usernames - which other users can use to identify, search, and tag you in photos on the app - after having created an account. Whether you're hoping to make your username more easily searchable or you're just in the mood for a change, you're in luck.

How To Change Instagram Username On iPhone

 If for whatever reason you want to change your Instagram username, follow these easy steps below:

Step1) On your iOS 10 iPhone launch the Instagram app from Home screen.

Step 2) Click on the Profile tab.

Step 3) Next, click on the Account Settings button.

Step 4) Then click on the Edit Profile cell.

Step 5) Click on your current username to activate the text field, then clear your current username with the keyboard.

Step 6) Type in your desired new username to replace it, then Hit Done when you are satisfied with your new username. This button is at the bottom of the page.

  • If your new username is unavailable because it has already been chosen by another user, a red message reading "Sorry, that username is taken."
  • If the username is available, a green message reading "Profile saved!"

As you can see changing your Instagram username is quick and easy process. Other Instagram users will see your new username instead of your old one whenever you comment on stuff or share new media. No one will be able to see what your previous username was.

Other users can find you by searching for your new username, but if they try searching for your old username, they won’t find you. So keep that in mind.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Public iOS 10.3.1 Download Links For Compatible iDevices

Here are public iOS 10.3.1 download links below for those who want to upgrade their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. This minor software update comes only seven days after Apple has made iOS 10.3 available for public consumption. iOS 10.3.1 update supports older 32-bit devices whereas final version of iOS 10.3 did not. 

iOS 10.3 has brought few new features along with bug fixes, performance improvements and security enhancements. Some of the more notable changes are:
  • Apple File System
  • iCloud Analytics opt-in feature
  • Ability to find misplaced earbud with the Find My iPhone app
  • CarPlay and Siri improvements
  • Reduce Motion for websites
  • Settings toggle to disable in-app ratings and reviews
  • Revamped iCloud section, now at the top of the Settings app
  • Hourly forecast in Maps
  • Navigation improvements for Mail’s Conversation View
  • Easier typing on Chinese and Japanese keyboards

Considering iOS 10.3.1 release comes after just one beta release of the OS, we can say that this release brings some under the hood improvements to stability and security fixes. The small size of the OTA update for the iPhone also indicates that we are looking at a minor update here mainly aimed at fixing some bugs and patching security vulnerabilities.

iOS 10.3.1 brings the support for older 32-bit devices that were not previously able to update to iOS 10.3. Also this update comes with the plugging of a security flaw that could potentially allow attackers to execute code on the device’s Wi-Fi chip.

So if you have a 32-bit device, then this update is going to make a big difference for you. For those who don’t care about jailbreaking, it is recommended to update now to ensure the maximum security for your devices.

You can grab the public iOS 10.3.1 download links for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch below and easily upgrade your device. Make sure you have took a iTunes or iCloud back up beforehand.


9.7-inch iPad 2017 (WiFi)
9.7-inch iPad 2017 (Cellular)
12.9-inch iPad Pro (WiFi)
12.9-inch iPad Pro (Cellular)
9.7-inch iPad Pro (WiFi)
9.7-inch iPad Pro (Cellular)
iPad Air 2 (6th generation WiFi)
iPad Air 2 (6th generation Cellular)
iPad Air (5th generation WiFi + Cellular)
iPad Air (5th generation WiFi)
iPad Air (5th generation CDMA)
iPad (4th generation CDMA)
iPad (4th generation GSM)
iPad (4th generation WiFi)
iPad mini 2 (WiFi + Cellular)
iPad mini 2 (WiFi)
iPad mini 2 (CDMA)
iPad mini 3 (China)
iPad mini 3 (WiFi)
iPad mini 3 (Cellular)
iPad mini 4 (WiFi)
iPad mini 4 (Cellular)


iPhone 5 (CDMA)
iPhone 5 (GSM)
iPhone 5c (CDMA)
iPhone 5c (GSM)
iPhone 5s (CDMA)
iPhone 5s (GSM)
iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6s
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone 7 (iPhone9,1)
iPhone 7 Plus (iPhone9,2)
iPhone 7 (iPhone9,3)
iPhone 7 Plus (iPhone9,4)
iPhone SE

iPod touch:

iPod touch (6th-generation)

Monday, April 3, 2017

QuickDial Pro Brings Speed Dial Functionality On iOS 10 iPhone

Those who have jailbroken iOS device have a great chance to get speed dial functionality on iOS 10 iPhone with new jailbreak tweak. The Phone app in iOS comes with a Favorites tab where you can add your frequently contacted people so that you can look them up more quickly rather than going through the entire contacts list. Jailbreak tweak dubbed as QuickDial Pro provides a more simpler method of contacting your favorite people.

How To Get Speed Dial Functionality On iOS 10 iPhone

QuickDial Pro tweak adds a speed dial functionality to the stock Phone app allowing you to assign your favorite contacts to the dial keys. When you 3D Touch or tap and hold on a key assigned to a specific contact, a menu is displayed for calling, messaging, or placing a FaceTime call with that particular contact.

The big advantage of this tweak is that it supports both 3D Touch and non-3D Touch devices. If you don’t own a 3D Touch device, then you can long press on the dial keys to view the shortcut menu. This means you can use QuickDial Pro on any of your pre-iPhone 6s devices, including but not limited to: iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, etc. This is really cool.

If you interested in getting speed dial functionality on iOS 10 iPhone then grab QuickDial Pro from Cydia for only $0.99. Once you install the tweak, you can get started by heading to its preferences pane in Settings where you can set the contact number for each of the dial keys. You can add a maximum of ten contacts to your QuickDial Pro roster, so you might want to limit your choices to close family members and friends that you contact the most often.

After you assign your favorite contacts to the dial keys, you can start speed dialing them right away from the Phone app without having to perform a respring.

If you don't want to pay money then you can use a Lite version of this tweak known as QuickDial Lite, which carries fewer features and is available for free from Cydia.