We have already seen a couple of jailbreak tweaks in the past that have successfully ported the watchOS UI to iOS 8, mainly by bringing a grid of circular icons to the iPhone’s screen that can be zoomed in and out. However, if you’re more fond of the icon design than its circular style, you should check out a new theme known as Watch iOS.
This theme replaces the design of some iOS 8 npp icons with that of watchOS without applying a circular effect to them. The new app icons design look slightly flatter and more sleek in appearance. Watch iOS theme currently supports only a limited number of apps such as Clock, Maps, Settings, Instagram and Apple Watch.
Interestingly, this theme will not work with the likes of WinterBoard, which is pretty much the go-to tweak for theming an iOS device. You will need another tweak called Anemone installed on your device for setting up this theme. The process is no rocket science, as we show you in a complete step-by-step guide below.
Step 1: To begin, launch Cydia and head to the Sources section.
Step 2: Tap Edit and hit the Add button to enter a new repo. Add the following URL: https://anemonetheming.com/nightly/.
Step 3: Next, press Add Source and wait for Cydia to setup the new repo and reload.
Step 4: Once the new source has been added, search for Anemone in Cydia, and install it.
Step 5: Head back to the Sources section and add a second repo: http://antodev.yourepo.com/.
Step 6: Now search for Watch iOS theme and install it.
Step 7: After the theme is installed, exit Cydia and launch Anemone from your Home screen.
Step 8: Tap the Enable button located next to the Watch iOS theme visible in Anemone, and then hit Apply.
Here’s what the Watch iOS theme looks like:
If you’d like to enjoy a fully functional Apple Watch UI featuring circular icons which can be zoomed in and out, you should check out another jailbreak tweak called Aeternum.
If you haven’t jailbroken yet, you can find the instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 8.4 here:
- Jailbreak iOS 8.4 Using TaiG v2.4 On iPhone, iPad [How-To Tutorial] (Windows)
- Jailbreak iOS 8.4 With PP Jailbreak For Mac OS X, Here’s How [Tutorial] (Mac)
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