The iPhone 6 is a pretty interesting device. For years Apple has stuck with small baby-like steps in terms of updating its iPhones. The iPhone 6, on the other hand, is said to be the biggest change to iPhone since its existent. And it’s clear why. In today’s video I’ll be walking through 15 of Mitch’s must have tweaks on his iPhone 6, while being jailbroken with Pangu8. (This list is in no specific order.)
Springtomize 3 ($2.99, BigBoss)
Springtomize 3 is undoubtedly a tweak for tweaks. It offers a variety of options ranging from the lock screen, to the Control Center, to the Notification Center. It’s been around since the days of iOS 4, and is an all-in-one tweak. If you want to customize something, Springtomize will most-likely be able to.
StatusHUD 2 (FREE, BigBoss)
One of my biggest gripes with stock iOS is the volume HUD. It’s big, obtrusive, and simply uses more real estate then it should. StatusHUD 2 fixes that. Originally a paid tweak, developer Alan Yip has decided the tweaks second generation (now compatible with iOS 8) will be free for all users. And rightfully so. StatusHUD 2 removes that annoying volume HUD and moves it up into the status bar. No longer are you bombarded with an obtrusive HUD in the middle of the screen (even in full screen apps). You’ll be able to turn up the volume without missing out on your favorite scene.
Speak Notifications ($1.49, BigBoss)
Speak Notifications allows you to hear notifications handsfree. Wether you’re walking in a busy area, sitting at a library, or relaxing at home, Speak Notifications will read every notification that gets pushed through to your iOS device.
Roomy (FREE, BigBoss)
The lock screen on iOS is a huge waste of space. There’s an inch of space above the clock and an inch of space below the slide to unlock chevron. Which means wasted space. Roomy is here to resolve that. Roomy moves both the clock and slide to unlock chevron closer to the top and bottom of the display, respectively. Allowing more room for notifications.
QuickMusic 2 ($1.99, BigBoss)
With the introduction of iOS 7, the Control Center submerged. Being able to quickly toggle a flashlight, airplane mode, or quick access to the camera is awesome. You also get quick access to your Now Playing media. What you don’t get is a quick way to pick a song, album, or artist. QuickMusic 2 resolves this issue. With a swipe from the right side of the screen, you have access to your entire music library.
PullToRespring (FREE, BigBoss)
This tweak needs no introduction. Simply launch the settings app, pull down from the top, and respring.
LockGlyph (FREE, BigBoss)
Don’t you just love Apple Pay? It’s easy, private and secure. It also includes a proprietary animation and sound when used. With LockGlyph, that animation comes to the lock screen. Simply put your finger on the home button, the animation appears, and if it’s the correct finger you’ll get the familiar chime and check mark from Apple Pay. Only now, it does it when you unlock your phone.
IntelliscreenX ($9.99, BigBoss)
Intellborn is known for their deep tweaks. IntelliscreenX is no exception. This tweak supercharges the Notification Center. Adding Facebook, Twitter, and RSS feeds to the Notification Center. It also comes with swipe based notifications, as well as a weather widget. You get what you pay for. A tweak that does a lot. Some may even argue that it does too much.
HandyKey ($0.99, BigBoss)
Is the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus keyboard a pain when typing with one hand? This tweak, HandyKey, will shrink down the width of your iPhone’s keyboard to make it more easy to use with one hand. Essentially leaving some space on either the left or right side of the keyboard.
DateInStatusBar simply puts the date next to the time in the status bar. This tweak can be found on this repo: http://repo.rpdev.info.
ConvoPics (FREE, BigBoss)
The iPhone 6 Plus, all models of the iPad, and the Mac come with contact pictures. So why don’t the rest of the iPhones have them? Apple says it’s because there’s not enough space. ConvoPics brings this functionality to all devices.
The new iPhones are undeniably bigger than any other iPhone to date. Apple didn’t know do much to optimize the OS for the bigger screens. They look like an iPhone 5s, stretched. Especially with the 6 Plus, why not add an extra column of apps, or an extra app for the dock?
Activator needs no introduction. It is the foundation for gesture, button and shortcut management on iOS.
Aeternum ($2.99, BigBoss)
Do you like the Apple Watch UI? What if you could have it on the iPhone? That wouldn’t be practical. With Aeternum, you have the Apple Watch UI optimized for the iPhone. With options such as toggling the dock. It’s the best Apple Watch UI simulator for iOS. Period.