All eyes right now are understandably on Apple and its impending announcement of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but those of you who won’t be upgrading may be looking to add a little extra functionality to your existing iPhones running the jailbreak-friendly iOS 9.3.3 firmware, and jailbreaking is one way of doing exactly that.
When you do jailbreak, you will need to know exactly which tweaks to download from Cydia and which to avoid, and that’s not always something that easy to decide.
Thankfully, there are handy resources that give you a good place to start and we like to think that our monthly and weekly lists of the best new jailbreak tweaks to check out on Cydia are a good jumping off point, and with September now very much underway, we have a new collection to get you started.
Let’s get right into it, shall we? There are 18 best newly released jailbreak tweaks to check out in our September 2016 edition. So without any further delay, here are all of them that you can try on any iOS 9.3.3-based jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device.
Login (BigBoss, $1.99)
Brings an OS X-like login screen to the world of iOS, complete with buttons to restart and shut down the device.
Discreetify9 (BigBoss, $0.99)
Filter incoming notifications based on your own keywords to ensure nothing untoward is visible.
ArithmaticAlarm9 (BigBoss, $0.99)
This tweak turns the alarm clock into a maths test. The alarm will not stop sounding until you answer a mathematics question correctly. That’ll surely wake you up!
Notum (BigBoss, $1.00)
Music notifications right within Notification Center, with customization options and more.
Messages (BigBoss, 3-day free trial – $1.99)
Quick reply and compose iMessages from anywhere within the system.
Steps (ModMyi, Free)
Steps is a handy pedometer for those that like to know how many steps they take.
AutoSaveStory (BigBoss, Free)
Automatically saves all Snapchat stories to the Camera Roll.
EventOnAppClose (BigBoss, Free)
Trigger Activator actions as soon as a specified app is closed.
AppDye 2 (BigBoss, $1.99)
This tweak changes the color of various user interface elements throughout iOS.
SkyCalendar (ModMyi, Free)
A nice, elegant calendar for those that want something a little less heavy than normal calendar apps. Additionally, it lets you view the number of days between today and a chosen date.
Best Tube (ModMyi, Free)
Search for music videos from YouTube, create playlists and play music while the app is running in the background.
Amalthea (BigBoss, Free)
A whole new design for the volume HUD throughout iOS.
GIFLock (BigBoss, Free)
Set an animated GIF as your lock screen wallpaper. What more could you want?
StatusbarVolume (BigBoss, Free)
Control the volume of your device right from the iOS status bar, much like how it’s in the new stock YouTube app for iOS.
BottomBar (BigBoss, Free)
If, for some reason, you always wanted the iOS status bar to be at the bottom of the screen, you’re now in luck!
Keep On Airplane Mode (BigBoss, Free)
Keeps Bluetooth and/or WiFi to on even when the Airplane Mode button is toggled on.
NightOwl (BigBoss, Free)
Automatically toggles the official Twitter app’s dark theme based on sunset and sunrise in your location.
CustomNC (BigBoss, Free)
Completely remove certain parts of the Notification Center view, such as the Today view.
Phew! That’s a lot to get on with. We’re sure you’ll find some gems. Enjoy!
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