Top Five Ways multitasking on iPhone 5/5S/5C/4S
One of the best features about using iOS devices is being able to multitask. Although, Apple has done a great job including this feature, it still needs added work. The Jailbreak community has always been the greatest at picking up the slack so to speak where Apple falls short. Today we are going to share five different ways users can improve multitasking on iOS devices.
The first thing users will need to be jailbroken in order us the methods included here. If you aren’t jailbroken please follow our tutorial on How To Jailbreak iOS 7-7.0.6 Untethered here. It’s a simple process and will only take ten minutes at most. Be sure you are running on the appropriate firmware beforehand. Unfortunately, at this time the iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1 is the only jailbreakable device for that firmware.
Top Five Multitasking Methods For iOS 7
Auxo 2 is developed by A3Tweaks and available in BigBoss Repo for $3.99. Auxo 2 consists of three powerful features which are the Multi-Center, Quick Switcher, and Hot Corners. It includes the control center and app switcher all into one awesome way of multitasking. Users can evoke Auxo 2 by using the hot corners or an activator action of their choice. The double press of the home button makes the most sense for any multitask switcher, in my opinion.
Auxo 2 Features
Mult-Center gives the ability to slide up from the bottom of the screen to access the multitask display. Here you have access to many different features such as brightness, volume, media controls, and several other toggles. This is all customizable to the users liking under the settings menu.
Quick Switcher is the fastest way to move through all the recent apps open on the device. Simply pull up from the bottom left region of the screen to access, slide your finger to the app you desire and release to open that application.
The Hot corners let you use the bottom left or right region of the screen to access home screen or multitasking. Put all this together for a dynamic way to multitask. Check out our video walk through below.
Vertex is available in BigBoss Repo for $1.49 and developed by Ian Burns & Xpod. It merges the app switcher and Control Center together into one location. Users can simply swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access the most recent apps, play/pause music, adjust brightness or volume and more. Although this tweak isn’t as massive as Auxo 2 it does offer a great alternative for multitasking compared to the stock app switchers features. Users can customize which toggles appear, the order they appear, how many per page, and much more. It may not offer as many features but its half the cost too. It does include the most needed features in an app switcher tweak.
Referred to as “Tweak of the Year” by several prominent blogs in the Jailbreak community. Just a short look around and users will understand why this tweak has been labeled Tweak of the Year. It was developed by Alan Yip in BigBoss Repo for $2.99. Although, I wouldn’t go as far to call it the tweak of the year but it has some very nice features.
ProWidgets works along with Activator which makes its customizations almost endless. Users may choose to install other widgets courtesy of Cydia as they are developed or through different URL’s. It comes with several widgets included such as alarm, browser, calendar, dictionary, mail, messages, notes, reminders, and timer. As you can see it allows users to open anything they may need through activators using ProWidgets. ProWidgets offers a few different themes which can be customized under settings menu.
ProWidgets feels much like it was developed from Apple directly. The widgets are nicely polished and function very fluidly without any lagging or disruption. Users can quick compose messages by using ProWidgets and assigning it to an Activator. Maybe not a direct replacement for the app switcher but it definitely improves multitasking overall.
Switchr for iPhone
Switchr for iPhone is a complete Multitasking replacement for iOS 7 including a media player and toggles included. Users can kill applications buy swiping up or down over the card. Users may also kill an application by tapping and holding on a card to dismiss all applications running in background. Switchr can be evoked by assigning an Activator action of the users choice. It includes media controls, toggles, and more. The toggles are customizable by swiping left in the app switcher.
Once the Activator has been assigned to Switchr for iPhone users will see miniature cards which represent a screenshot of each app running in the background. The tweak can be customized to choose which applications are not killed when kill all action is performed. Users may choose t o have the media controls present at all times or only when music being played. Users who have the iPhone 5S can be evoked by double tapping the touch ID sensor. However, we are testing the tweak on the iPhone 5 so this option isn’t available.
Dock is a tweak much like the dock for Mac OSX. It’s available in BigBoss repo for $4.99 and comes with a three day trial period. Users can choose from apps ruining in background, app shortcuts, or quickly switch between apps. It supports both thew iPad and iPhone running iOS 4 and up. It was recently updated to iOS 7 and works fantastically. It can be customized however the user may choose.
Users can configure the settings from the app icon added to the springboard. This tweak is a stand alone app. It adds a toolbar with six icons which display horizontally on the right/left said of the screen. However, it can be customized to display as many applications as users wish in the toolbar by customizing under the apps settings.
Many of the features can be turned on/off using a toggle switch. The toolbar can be opened from the lockscreen if the user choose so. It can also be turned off on the lockscreen for users concerned about security.
ClassicSwitcher is available in BigBoss Repo for $0.99 and developed by Thomas Finch. It takes back the iOS 6 style of the app switcher and adds it to iOS 7. Users wishing to have the function of iOS 7 with the look of iOS 6 will find it rewarding. This can be a replacement of the iOS 7 app switcher completely. It supports both the iPad and iPhone and offers multiple overlay styles with opening animations. It too has a built in kill all app running feature. Users can choose Activator for opening and closing the tweak.
Overall, it comes down to personal preference in the end. However, functionality must be evaluated as well. If I had to choose only one of the tweaks above to use for my app switcher it would definitely be Auxo 2. It offers so much more than just an app switcher itself. Please take a brief moment to share this article with all your social media friends. It really helps us when you share.