The iOS 8 jailbreak is officially out and available for all iPhones and iPads that are capable of running iOS 8. Here are five iOS 8 Cydia tweaks that actually remove features from iOS 8 for the better.
The TaiG dev team is responsible for this latest jailbreak and they’re a recent addition to the jailbreak community, first breaking into the scene just recently with the release of an iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak, allowing users to jailbreak their devices running on the latest version of iOS at the time, but have since updated it to support iOS 8.1.2, which is the current up-to-date version.
The iOS 8 jailbreak from Pangu, however, is also still running strong on devices that are on iOS 8.1. The Pangu dev team is also a recent addition to the jailbreak community, breaking into the scene with their iOS 7.1.2 jailbreak back in June shortly after the update released from Apple.
We’ve decided to highlight some iOS 8 Cydia tweaks that remove features from iOS 8, but not features that you probably enjoy. We’re talking about features that actually don’t really enhance the iOS 8 experience and mostly just get in the way.
So if you’re looking for ways to get rid of some of the pesky annoyances in iOS 8, these tweaks might be for you.
The Photos app in iOS 8 comes with a new folder called “Recently Deleted,” which takes photos that you delete and puts them in this folder.
The Recently Deleted folder is put into action when a user deletes a photo. The deleted photo automatically gets put into the Recently Deleted folder, meaning that it’s not truly deleted from your iPhone or iPad. So in order to truly delete a photo off of your iOS 8 device, you have to essentially delete it twice, which is less than convenient.
It’s easy to see why a feature like this is worth having in iOS, as it prevents users from accidentally deleting photos, and if they do delete them, they’re easily recoverable. It’s essentially like having a Recycle Bin right on your iPhone. However, for some users, it’s just annoying. This is where NoRecentlyDeleted comes in handy.
This tweak gets rid of the Recently Deleted folder, so once you delete a photo, it’s gone forever, just like how it was in iOS 7.
The nice thing about older versions of iOS is how simple the Photos app was to browse photos. One of the biggest annoyances in the Photos app in recent iOS versions is the Collections tab, which many users avoid using.
A simple jailbreak tweak called NoPhotosCollection gets rid of the Collections section in the Photos app, that way you can go back to browsing photos the old-fashioned way for a simpler interface. Plus, it makes the Photos app a lot easier to navigate and gets rid of the clutter.
Disable Frequently Visited Sites
In Safari on iOS 8, the “New Tab” lists Favorite websites, as well as Recently Visited websites. If you’re like me, you don’t need to be reminded about which sites you recently visited.
That’s where a tweaks appropriately called “Disable Frequently Visited Site” comes in handy. While some users find this section in Safari to be useful at times, a lot of users simply don’t use the Recently Visited section, so getting rid of it is something that you may want to consider. This tweak allows you to do just that.
There are no settings to adjust or anything. Simply just download and install the tweak, and you’ll see that the Recently Visited section is no longer visible in Safari.
iMessage in iOS 8 comes with the ability to send instant audio messages to friends and family, but if you don’t use this feature, it mostly just gets in the way.
NoAudioRecorder removes the microphone icon in iMessage so that you don’t accidentally tap on it and send an audio message by accident. While it wouldn’t be too big of a deal, it only takes one time to accidentally send an embarrassing audio message to a friend.
No Page Bounce
If you’re like me and only have one or two pages of apps on the iOS 8 springboard, you don’t spend a lot of time scrolling side to side finding an app, and one annoyance that I’ve found is that iOS 8 still does that rubber band effect even when I try to scroll past the end of the app pages.
It’s really not a huge deal, but it’s a worthless UI effect, and No Page Bounce is a tweak that disables that rubber band effect at the end of the app pages, so when you do try to scroll past the last page, it won’t do anything.