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With the evasi0n iOS 6 jailbreak out and already on millions of devices it’s time to check out the best Cydia apps available for iOS 6.

The following Cydia apps will allow users to tweak, customize and do more with their jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. All of these Cydia apps should work in on iOS 6 an iOS 6.1.

Most of these Cydia apps are aimed at the iPhone, and several are specifically designed for the iPhone 5, but we have a few great iPad cydia apps as well.

Read: Essential Cydia Apps for iPhone 5

Unless noted, all of our best Cydia apps are available by searching Cydia without adding any extra repos.

Auxo – An Awesome Switcher

Auxo is one of the best Cydia apps available for iOS 6. Auxo replaces Apple’s tired old Switcher with one that shows a card for each open app for a nicer looking switcher. User can also end and app with a swipe down, or end multiple apps at once by swiping down with more than one finger.

Swipe left to right in Auxo for a larger easier to use music control app and again for access to quick settings and a screen brightness toggle like the iPad.

Auxo is compatible with iOS 5.1 through iOS 6.1 and is iPhone only. Auxo costs $1.99.

WinterBoard and ayecon Theme

Jailbreaking the iPhone or iPad is a great way to customize the look of the device, and Winterboard is the best Cydia app for giving your iOS device a new look.

Read: Best Cydia Themes for iOS 6

WinterBoard is a free Cydia app that allows users to download and install themes that customize the look of the iPhone icons, status bar and much more.

Users can search for a number of great Winterboard themes for the iPhone and iPad, but ayecon is a standout theme that users should check out right off the bat. Ayecon, pronounced icon, is a $2.99  WinterBoard theme that includes over 120 new icons that automatically replace stock and third-party icons.

FullForce for iPhone

Most iPhone apps are updated to run on the iPhone 5’s larger screen, but not all of them are quite ready. Full Force for iPhone is a 99 cent Cydia app that forces older apps to use the full screen on the iPhone 5.

FullForce iPhone Cydia App

FullForce for iPhone forces iPhone 4S apps to fit the iPhone 5.

The app works on most apps without any issue, though occasionally an in-app ad may show up higher than it should. The biggest reason for installing this is to keep the iPhone 5’s keyboard from getting pushed up form the bottom of the screen.

f.lux

F.lux is one of the essential Cydia apps for users who use the iPhone or iPad at night or early in the morning. The app adjusts the temperature of the display to prevent the super-bright display from messing with your ability to fall sleep.

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f.lux is a great Cydia app for night time iPhone users.

The app determines sunset  based on your location and adjust the screen accordingly. There is an option to turn it off quickly if you need the iPhone or iPad’s screen to be normal.

IntelliscreenX

IntelliscreenX is a lock screen Cydia app that puts the Notification Center, Facebook, Twitter, News and more on the lockscreen so it’s easy to see what’s going on without unlocking the iPhone.

IntelliscreenX is $9.99 for new users and a $4.99 upgrade for existing users. The app comes with a free trial.

LowPower Banner

If you hate those annoying low battery popups that interrupt whatever you are doing to tell you that battery life is at 20% or 10% left, grab the free LowPower Banner cydia app.

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Ban big battery alerts with this free cydia app.

LowPower Banner lets users customize the actions and sounds when the phone is charging, and when battery power is low. Most importantly it makes the pop up alert for low battery life an unobtrusive banner.

Nitrous

Safari can load pages faster than other apps, but with the Nitrous Cydia app users of the iOS 6 jailbreak can speed up Chrome and browsers built into other apps like Alien Blue.

Nitrous Cydia app faster browsing

Th Nitrous Cydia app speeds up browsing.

Nitrous lets third-party browsers use the Nitro Javascript engine that is normally reserved just for Safari, speeding up browsing across the board. Nitrous is 99 cents in Cydia.

Springtomize

Springtomize is an app that lets user take control of many iPhone and iPad settings. The $3 Cydia app allows users to put more icons in the dock, create more rows of icons and perform other icon related tweaks.

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Springtomize 2 delivers control of many iPhone tweaks.

Springtomize also allows users to put a custom carrier in the upper right corner, and much, much more. Check out Springtomize on the Cydia app store to see everything it can do.

Springtomize 2 is available for iOS 5 and iOS 6.

Octopus Keyboard

Users who like the look of the BlackBerry 10 keyboard, with on key word suggestions and the ability to flick a word up to the text entry box, will like the Octopus Keyboard.

Octopus Keyboard Cydia App BlackBerry 10 Keyboard

The Octopus Keyboard is like a BlackBerry 10 keyboard for the iPhone.

Octopus Keyboard is a $5 keyboard replacement that users will love or hate. The app takes some getting used to, so it would be nice if there was a trial, but at $5 it’s worth a shot for users who want a different typing experience on the iPhone.

Activator

Activator is a free Cydia app that allows users to set up gestures to take the place of button presses. The app is one of the first Cydia apps available and it remains a must have Cydia app.

Activator Cydia App iOS 6 Jailbreak app

Activator is a free Cydia app that brings more gesture control to the iOS 6.

In addition to the built-in functions, users can also download third-party Activator extensions to do even more.

BeeKeyboard

BeeKeyboard is a Cydia app that is best suited for the iPad or iPad mini as it allows users to set up custom Bluetooth keyboard gestures.

Users can even link BeeKeyboard up with Activator for more control and download add ons to control apps like Safari from the keyboard.

BeeKeyboard is a $2.99 Cydia app.

SBSettings or NC Settings

SBSettings and NCSettings are two Cydia apps that put quick controls in the Notification Center or with a swipe on the status bar.

NCSettings Cydia App

NCSettings offers fast access to iPhone settings toggles.

Both of these apps offer fast access to toggles for Bluetooth, re-springing, brightness and more. SBSettings and NCSettings are free in the Cydia app store.

BiteSMS

BiteSMS is a message replacement Cydia app that offers a lot of added functionality to users who want to to quick reply to messages, auto-forward and other features.

BiteSMS is a free Cydia app, but users can get a pro version with no ads. BiteSMS is a continual favorite jailbreak app and it’s as good as ever on the iPhone 5.

Dashboard X

Dashboard X is a great Cydia app that lets users put widgets on the iPhone home screen, like Android users can. The app can let users widgets like NCSettings on the home screen and widgets to tweet or calendars.

Here are a collection of the best Dashboard X widgets to get you started. Dashboard X is $1.99 in Cydia.

MapsOpener

If you prefer to use Google Maps over Apple Maps, MapsOpener is a Cydia tweak that will force the iPhone to open map links in Google Maps automatically.

Google MapsOpener Cydia Tweak

Make Google Maps open by default on iOS 6.

MapsOpener is a free Cydia Tweak that is compatible with iOS 6 and is a must have for any Google Maps user.

Plugication

Plugication is a nice small Cydia tweak that automatically starts playing your music when you plug your headphones in. This is handy for users who rely on the iPhone or iPad for music and audio books, and a great way to get your music started back up when plugging into an AUX in a car. Plugication is free.

Zephyr

Jailbreak users looking for more gesture control can install Zephyr to control the iPhone with multitasking gestures like those found on the iPad.

For example, users can swipe up to reveal the switcher and swipe from the side to switch apps. Zephyr is $4.99 on the Cydia app store.

Quasar

Quasar is a window manager for the iPad that allows users to use multiple apps at once, kind of like the Galaxy Note 2, but with more flexibility. Users can open apps in windows side by side as shown in the video below.

Quasar is one of the best Cydia apps for the iPad and it costs $9.99 in the Cydia app store.

TetherMe

TetherMe is a Cydia app that promises free tethering for iPhone users without paying their carriers’ monthly fees. The App claims to hide tethering activity, but it is likely against your terms of service so use it at your own risk.

TetherMe uses the same Personal Hotspot feature that is built into the iPhone for WiFi, Bluetooth and USB tethering. TetherMe is $4.99 in the Cydia app store.

3G Unrestrictor

3G Unrestrictor is a Cydia app that removes the limits Apple puts on downloads, letting users download large apps, HD movies and more while on 3G and 4G LTE.

Read: Why I Decided to Jailbreak the iPhone 5

3G Unrestrictor is $3.99 in the Cydia app store. Users should be cautious of going over their mobile data plan limits.

iBlackList

Do you constantly get phone calls from an ex or from a debt collector? If so iBlackList is a great Cydia app to install. After installing iBlackList, the iPhone will block calls, iMessages, texts, photo messages and FaceTime calls from unwanted people and companies.

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iBlackList blocks calls, texts and more on the iPhone.

iBlackList is a available as a free trial with a $12 purchase option.

Retro Gaming Emulators

Nintendo won’t likely ever bring old gaming classics like Mario to the iPhone, but with a jailbreak and the right Cydia apps it’s possible to play NES and Super NES games on the iPhone with an emulator. Users can also pair a controller for a better experience.

NES.emu is only available through the developer’s website, and SNes 9X EX is available in Cydia. The apps do not come with ROMS, and it is illegal to download ROMS of copyrighted games.

Password Pilot

Password Pilot and Password Pilot Pro are Cydia apps that remove the need to enter your iTunes App Store password when you buy an app or upgrade in iTunes.

This is not recommended if you share your iPhone with others, or don’t use a PassCode as anyone who has your phone will be able to make purchases. Password Pilot is Free, Password Pilot Pro includes more options and is $1.9 in Cydia.

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45 Comments

45 Comments

  1. jsw

    02/07/2013 at 5:23 pm

    is there anything like Android Tasker available?

    • Josh

      02/09/2013 at 6:17 am

      Droid Themes On “Dreamboard”

      • tonymoran

        04/08/2013 at 11:41 am

        endroid

    • Arun

      03/07/2013 at 9:06 pm

      Yes, u can try infinity task from cydia
      uwill get if free from insanelyi repo

  2. gugunluits

    02/08/2013 at 2:37 am

    like it

  3. Mohd Aktar

    02/08/2013 at 6:27 am

    Springtomize is a great apps because it will help to control iPhone and iPad settings And i definitely buy this app…!

  4. Joe Koe

    02/08/2013 at 6:34 am

    https://www.sinfuliphonerepo.com
    Get All Apps For Free

    • John

      02/10/2013 at 12:50 pm

      Or you could just pay for them because the developers worked hard to make them…

      • Jonnybooyy

        03/09/2013 at 9:37 pm

        Amen brotha. Give these guys their due.

  5. Amenda Jane

    02/08/2013 at 7:46 am

    A good Deb list. Just got my phone jailbroken.

  6. xtina

    02/08/2013 at 9:46 am

    Anyone know if Winterboard has been updated again? it’s causing myself and some users issues

  7. Adam Daieh

    02/08/2013 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks for listing it down for us, I’m now downloading some of the apps.
    I jailbreak my phone yesterday and it was great, very easy and simple steps i found here https://jailbreakhome.com/untethered-jailbreak-for-ios-6-1-on-any-iphone-any-ipad-any-ipod

  8. james-doc (@jamesdoc01)

    02/09/2013 at 4:43 pm

    Not moaning but intelliscreenX wants us to pay for an update, unfair as i am a supporter of the application and the $9.99 then a $4.99 payment for an update is not right

  9. hayeska24

    02/10/2013 at 8:02 am

    When is Quasar going to be updated for iOS 6.1? That app is the main reason I jailbroke my iPad in the first place.

  10. Joe

    02/10/2013 at 10:10 am

    Hi guys
    I cudnt get anything from installous. Says API. Error?
    Anything I hv to do plz

    • chepe

      02/10/2013 at 10:54 am

      Joe, installous is dead, it doesn’t work anymore

      • Mps

        02/11/2013 at 11:04 am

        What’s the alternative ??

        • dn

          02/11/2013 at 6:08 pm

          vShare

          • Michael Afari

            02/27/2013 at 7:28 am

            Try zeusmos. That is installous replica.

        • Adam

          03/06/2013 at 12:47 am

          Using The Appstore.

          • bob

            03/19/2013 at 3:22 pm

            so be it

  11. Arturo

    02/10/2013 at 1:04 pm

    How do you get the Retro Gaming Emulators??

  12. Angel Gauthier

    02/11/2013 at 11:02 am

    Thank you so much
    Bought someone the apps
    My IPhone 5 looks great

  13. Matt D

    02/13/2013 at 9:03 pm

    Where did you get the rainbow background pic for the Springtomize one, I have a Glasklart theme and I think it would look sick

  14. forgetfulfellow

    02/14/2013 at 9:50 pm

    Typo:

    “getting pushed up form the bottom of the screen.”

    :D

  15. Sumiyan

    02/16/2013 at 9:55 pm

    Quasar don’t work on iOS 6. I was about to purchase, thankfully i saw it’s not compatible with iOS 6.

    • sean

      03/05/2013 at 12:40 am

      yes not working on ipad mini ios6.1.2 its keeping in safe mode..need to erase..

  16. jay67

    02/18/2013 at 5:01 pm

    Are there any apps that would enable you to create a new contact group, say a subset of a larger group just for a car’s Bluetooth, and have that group show under the contacts icon when pressed, along with your original group ? It is amazing how bad Iphone’s contact mgt is after what, 10 years of ios development. I guess your supposed to buy an app. I don’t mind paying, but the ones I have tried only create groups within the 3’rd party app and that, of course, does not show when trying to dload over BT to car. I would think lots of folks want custom contact groups for specific occasions/devices.

  17. Collin Sheehan

    02/24/2013 at 1:57 pm

    So, I have been against Jailbreaking ever since I loaded CFW on my psp back in the day… Now I have recently installed Cydia, and I am experiencing the same problems as back then… Why??? :0

    • Timpster

      03/16/2013 at 12:43 pm

      Install f.lux in the cydia App Store and you will LOVE jailbreaking

  18. imppaint

    03/02/2013 at 8:10 am

    Perfect Weather (Alfa) is ready now, Try this!.. perfectweather.tk

  19. kieran

    03/05/2013 at 10:40 am

    WOW ok i love the nes games thing, but WHERE DID U GET THAT WIIMOTE CASE FOR IPOD/IPHONE???

  20. Tury

    03/08/2013 at 8:57 pm

    Does cydia have an app like allshare

    • JJ

      04/07/2013 at 3:55 am

      imediashare in the app store lets u play movies and music on ur xbox 360… just like ALLSHARE for android

  21. Gary

    03/19/2013 at 3:03 am

    Great post guys, keep up the good work. Here is another great resource for cydia apps
    https://clearcydia.com

  22. Bill Mitchell

    03/28/2013 at 7:16 am

    It makes you wonder why Apple doesn’t add some of this functionality to their OS directly, especially things like Auxo and Quasar. These make Apple MUCH more competitive with Samsung products and yet, not only do they not include them, their latest 6.1.3 prevents current users from accessing them. It’s as if Apple intentionally wants to suck. I simply do not compute.

    • Willium

      01/22/2016 at 6:37 am

      Really Springtomize is a ex-client apps but is it possible if i upgraded my iPhone 5 to iOS 7, will it work for it?

  23. sasan

    05/03/2013 at 10:13 am

    thank i need pro this thank you but pless whats your cydia source?

  24. Best Cydia Apps

    07/24/2013 at 4:55 am

    One of the best list I found over web for cydia app.

  25. WhatsApp Spam

    10/16/2013 at 11:12 am

    I upgraded my iPhone 5 to iOS 7, will it work for it?

    • Martial

      10/21/2013 at 3:07 am

      Yes It will for it. I have got the same question. Now in my new iPhone 5, this work for me like a charm.

  26. zmoney12

    12/08/2013 at 9:48 pm

    Some of these are really helpful. I think I downloaded like 3 of these.
    If you are looking for more cydia apps check out
    https://allcydia.com

    I got a few good ones there too. Can’t wait for the iOS 7 jailbreak!

  27. TechGeek

    06/25/2014 at 12:59 am

    I dint know it was this easy to get this information.

  28. Witsel Carry

    05/22/2015 at 11:19 pm

    Springtomize is a very good apps because it will help me!

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Wish App: 8 Things You Need to Know in 2020

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What you need to know about the Wish app.

The Wish app is a shopping app for iPhone and Android that lets you order cheap goods online with major savings. Most items ship straight from China, a growing number ship from the U.S. for faster delivery and you can even pick up select items locally in minutes. The app and service have changed dramatically since it first launched, so it may be worth checking out again.

Wish is a shopping service that puts consumers directly in touch with sellers to buy clothing, electronics, home items, gadgets, and more at a steep discount. There are some knockoff products and some lookalike products. Sometimes you may see a real brand name product on Wish, but they aren’t as cheap and often sell out.

Shoppers can use the Wish website or the app that is available on most major platforms to shop through an array of items. Here are some of the most surprising things you can buy on Wish. Keep in mind that some Wish items take weeks to arrive, and in many cases, you will need to pay attention to the size of shoes and clothes. You’ll also want to remember that if a deal is too good to be true it probably is.

Wish is nearly five years old and it’s growing in popularity and in some cases also in quality. Shipping times and selection are still varied based on what you are looking for, but there are more Wish app reviews that can help you get a good deal and avoid bad purchases. We bought a 70-inch TV, and received a bracelet worth 17 cents instead, so smart shopping is important.

The big question is always, “Can you tell if something on Wish is real or fake?” That’s something that Good Mythical Morning explores in the video above, where Rhett and Link must decide if something is real or from Wish.

While the Wish app is proving popular for shopping in 2020, there are some things that users need to know about this app before placing an order. Here is what savvy shoppers need to know about the app on iPhone, Android, and other platforms.

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What is the Wish App?

The Wish app connects mobile users to the Wish website, where they can buy clothing, accessories, gadgets, and more at steep discounts. There are a lot of various items for sale, including products that look a lot like name-brand versions — but are not the same.

You can buy a wide range of things on WIsh.

For example, there are loads of listings for Airpods for $5 or so, but they are not the real AirPods. There are many other similar style deals with smartwatches, selfie sticks, jewelry, and more. In addition to the normal savings, there are also daily and hourly deals.

Shoppers can download Wish for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, and Amazon Fire.

You Need an Account to Use Wish

Like many shopping apps, you need a Wish account to use the Wish app. Until you register you cannot see any of the deals, so you’ll need to sign up to figure out if you want something that they sell. Unlike some commerce apps, you cannot even browse without an account.

Even when you go online, you will need to create an account before you can see what the service sells.

What’s the Wish App Catch?

The biggest catch with the Wish app is that you will not get most items fast. Shipping ranges from 11 days to 22 days for many items, which means it can take a month to get your item. You can find some items that arrive in 5-7 days under the fast shipping option. These items ship straight from China, which is why things are not arriving in two or three days as you get from Amazon and other retailers. Some options include U.S. shipping and a newer option is picking up some items the same say at a local store. Not all items are available for pickup locally.

Do your research before you buy things in the Wish app.

The other catch is that the size of clothes and the actual finished product may not match the product images, you may get the wrong color or may not get what you expect. It’s more important to read the reviews and look for user photos on Wish than it is on Amazon and other websites.

Keep in mind if you get a defective item it may take up to two days to hear back from Wish customer support. From there you can ask for a refund or exchange. Check the reviews for information about shipping times before you order.

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Look for Reviews and Actual Photos

As you look for items to buy in the Wish app, you can read reviews to see what other people say about the quality of the items. This is especially important if you plan on doing buying gifts on Wish. You can also read the Store Ratings to see how that store is overall before placing an order.

The best thing to do is skip past the product photos that the seller uploads and look at user photos of the products to see how the actual product looks and what users have to say about it. In the video below you get a good idea of how the products compare to what you see on the website. Some items are great, while others don’t match the fit described or the colors shown on the website.

Watch some video reviews of the Wish purchases on YouTube to see what people think of what they get. There are a ton of users who post Wish hauls and reviews on YouTube to help show off what the actual products look like and how they fit.

If you plan to buy technology, make sure you also look into the reviews before you buy it. As you can see in the video below, there are some good finds.

You can see many reviews of the products and you will hear from users about the shipping, which can take months in some cases.

Wish App Shipping

Wish App - 3Many of the items that you buy in the Wish app ship for free from China, which is a pretty impressive deal. That’s why it takes up to three weeks for some items to arrive.

You can see the shipping cost and estimated arrival for each item as you shop. If you buy from different stores you may need to pay various shipping charges.

Make sure you check this before purchasing, especially if you are buying heavy or bigger items. Some amazing looking deals are no longer a good deal when you factor in shipping.

If you are shopping with Wish for a specific date or holiday, you may find that items will arrive in time, but you won’t have time to do any exchanges if something isn’t as you expected.

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Wish App Refunds

The Wish website offers a return policy that allows you to request a refund within 30 days of delivery. You need to use the app or website to start the return and you should hear back within 72 hours.

You are responsible for paying shipping and all related fees for returns. The upside is that many times you just need to prove that something is wrong with a photo and they will refund without asking you to ship the item back.

When I tried to return a Wish item that was blatantly not what I bought they ended up needing the packaging information which I had already thrown away. Do not discard anything until you have the refund processed. Wish customer service is not always helpful.

Wish Scams

One thing you need to watch out for is Wish scams. I recently found what looked too good to be true, but purchased it just to see what I would get. I bought a 70-inch 4k TV on Wish for free with $2 shipping. The item shipped the next morning and the seller switched the product description to be for a pair of headphones.

Watch out for items that are too good to be true.

Watch out for items that are too good to be true.

According to Wish, over 10,000 people bought this, so the seller pocketed $20,000 or more in a day for headphones in the hopes that people will forget, or perhaps they will close up shop before it is due to arrive.

Check out the video below to see what arrived when our 70-inch TV landed on our doorstep.

The same seller offers an “Ultra-thin Quad-Core Laptop 14” Screen Display 1366*768 pixel 4G+64G Windows 10″ device for sale but the description now shows it is just a keyboard skin, not a laptop.

It’s very important to read the descriptions of items on Wish, especially if they look too good to be true.

What Can You Buy on Wish?

There are all kinds of items on Wish from no-name items that are as good as what you will find in a store at a much higher price to really odd items like toilet paper, fake police badges, swimming pools, boats, and much more. If it’s made in China, you can probably buy it on wish.

29 Surprising Things You Can Buy on the Wish App

Fake Gold Bars

Fake Gold Bars
$3.00 from Wish

You can buy Fake Gold bars on the Wish App. These small gold bars are designed to look like real gold. With a MSRP of $54 you only need to pay $3 to get an oz of fake gold that is designed to look like real gold. 

The description is up front about what you are getting. Even though the photo shows Credit Suisse and appears to show markings that this is real gold, it is identified as a replica souvenir coin.  

Most reviews indicate this is a great prank gift to give to someone. A real 1 oz bar of gold like this can be purchased on eBay for significantly more. 

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How to Install Fortnite on Android in 2020

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This is how to install Fortnite on Android in 2020. Google removed Fortnite from the Google Play Store, but you can still install Fortnite on Android from Epic Games or from the Samsung App Store. This guide will show you how to do it so that you can play Fortnite.

The move follows Apple pulling Fortnite from the Apple App Store this week and signals a long drawn out feud between Epic Games who makes Fortnite and the major mobile manufacturers. The good news is that on Android it is easy to install Fortnite in 2020, even if the messages you see when you do it may be a little scary.

This method works with Android phones and tablets. The menu options may vary slightly based on your phone or your version of Android, but it is very similar. It is important to make sure that you only download Fortnite to Android from official sources, otherwise, you could end up with an issue.

How to Install Fortnite on Android

How to Install Fortnite on Android in 2020 without Google Play.

You can install Fortnite on Android directly from Epic Games or you can install the Epic Games app from the Galaxy Store on Samsung Devices. To install apps from other app stores or from Epic directly, you need to change some settings on your phone.

When you allow app installations from unknown sources you will see scary messages. This is to let you know that you can install potentially dangerous apps. if you make sure to get Fortnite from Epic Games or from the Galaxy App Store, you should be safe, but you do need to be cautious.

  1. Scan the QR code on the Epic Games website using your Android Phone.
  2. Choose Epic Games.
  3. If prompted say yes to allowing a download.
  4. Tap to start the download.
  5. Tap on the file to open the download.
  6. Allow your browser to install apps from unknown sources.
  7. Tap to go back to the page and choose install.
  8. Open the Epic Games App.
  9. Tap on Fortnite.
  10. Tap on Install.

This will install Fortnite on your Android phone in a few minutes. You can then login to Fortnite and start playing without the need for Google Play. You can also do this from the Samsung Galaxy Store.

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How to Fix Missing Fortnite on iPhone & iPad

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  • Fortnite is no longer in the Apple App Store
  • You can re-install from your purchased items.
  • This works on new iPhones and iPads

Apple removed Fortnite from the iPhone and iPad App Store today, which means if you are a new player you cannot install it. If you ever installed Fortnite on your iPhone or iPad, you can still install it, but you need to know where to look. Here’s how to re-install Fortnite in 2020 while it is missing from the App Store.

Apple says that Fortnite is no longer in the App Store for “violating the App Store guidelines,” and while we expect that the game will be back in the App Store soon, that doesn’t help you or your kids.

If you’ve installed Fortnite on an iPhone or iPad, you can still re-install it to a new device. You may even be able to do this with a Family Share account.

  • Open the App Store.
  • Tap on your Profile in the Upper Right.
  • Tap on Purchased.
  • Tap on My Purchases.
  • Search for Fortnite.
  • Tap the Install Icon.

Wait for Fortnite to install to your new iPhone or iPad. Once the app is installed we expect that you will still be able to play the game as normal, but in-app purchases may be unavailable through the new method Epic Games added.

This is a temporary fix. Once August 27th rolls around, if this is not solved, you may not be able to play Fortnite on an iPhone or iPad.

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Is Hulu Worth It? 10 Things You Need to Know in 2020

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Is Hulu Worth it? We’ll help you decide with a look at what you need to know before you sign up. Now that we are spending more time at home it’s a great time to subscribe.

Hulu is a great Netflix alternative if you like binging TV shows more than movies and it is an excellent cable alternative that lets you choose if you want to see commercials while watching the latest TV shows. You can even get a Hulu Live TV option that streams many of your favorite channels to almost any device.

You can sign up for a free Hulu trial to test the service out, which is also a great option if you are stuck inside and running out of content to watch on Netflix.

This is what you need to know about the Hulu free trial, Hulu deals, Hulu packages, and other things to consider before subscribing to Hulu for on-demand and for live TV.

Read: FuboTV vs Hulu+ Live TV

Before you sign up for Hulu, there are a few things you’ll want to know about the service, options, and plans. Instead of trying to make sense of a long FAQ from Hulu, we are here to walk you through everything you need to know before you give Hulu any money. We’ve been using Hulu for years, and testing various plans and options to find out how to get more from the service, where to look for deals, and other tips.

How Much is Hulu?

Hulu is $5.99 a month with ads or $11.99 a month with no ads. Hulu Live TV is $54.99 a month or $60.99 a month with no ads.

From there, you’ll find an array of add ons that we’ll cover more in-depth in the pricing and package section. There is no commitment, and you can cancel Hulu at any time without penalties, hassles, or even a phone call.

You can also get Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for $12.99 a month.

You can also find some Hulu deals that drop the price if you are a student, or if you bundle it with another service.

When Do New Episodes Go on Hulu?

When do new shows appear on Hulu?

When do new shows appear on Hulu?

We typically see new episodes of current shows go on Hulu the next day, early in the morning. This isn’t a hard and fast rule though. Sometimes shows arrive a day later or even five days later depending on the show and the contracts negotiated with Hulu and the network.

You can typically watch the current season and potentially part of an older season, but you won’t often find the full run of a show on Hulu if it is still in production. There are times when you will see all episodes of a newer show, but this tends not to be typical.

If you miss the last few episodes of a series, it may not be there when the new season hits, so you need to plan accordingly. I had to buy a few episodes of the first season of A Million Little Things which I hadn’t caught up on when Season 2 dropped.

With some premium programming you will get a selection of older seasons, but not all of them. For example, Hulu offers five seasons of Homeland, while there are currently seven seasons.

Hulu Plans

There are two main Hulu plans to choose from. The first is a $5.99 a month plan that includes streaming shows and movies, but you will see ads interrupt your viewing experience. The second is an ad-free version for $11.99 and allows you to watch without seeing any ads.

You can also choose if you want Live TV, which bumps the price of the cheapest plan down to $54.99 and the price of the no ads option to $60.99. You will still see ads during Live TV viewing. The no ad option is for the part of the streaming that you can do on Hulu without Live TV.

You can also add Enhanced Cloud DVR to the Live TV plan for $9.99 a month and Unlimited Screens for $9.99 a month, or add both for $14.99 a month. Without this option, you can only watch live TV on a limited number of devices at the same time.

Hulu Deals

We used to see Hulu deals drop the price to $5.99 a month, but that is the standard pricing. You can score an epic Hulu deal if you are a student that also wants Spotify. You can subscribe to Spotify Premium and Hulu with ads for $4.99 a month. That is an epic deal and you can start the process on Spotify. You will need to cancel any subscription you have to Spotify or Hulu through a carrier or app store to use this deal.

If you pre-pay for Hulu with ads for a year, you can pay $59.99, compared to $71.88 a year if you pay monthly.

Are Hulu Add-Ons Worth It?

You can upgrade your Hulu plan with add-ons including HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and Starz. You can add these to any of the Hulu plans, including the ad-supported ones or plans with Live TV. The pricing is the same as if you subscribed to these individually, but it may be cheaper than if you go with the plan through a cable company, so double-check that if you use Hulu in addition to paying for cable.

Hulu Show List

There's a range of shows on Hulu.

There’s a range of shows on Hulu.

You can check out the Hulu show list without subscribing to see if your favorite shows are on the service. This page includes a link to all the shows on Hulu and a list of the seasons and episode count. You can watch big hits like Seinfeld, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, This is Us, Rick and Morty, The Golden Girls, Bob’s Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Futurama and many others.

You can also filter to only see shows that are still on the air. This will help you decide if it is a good alternative to paying for cable. You will not find most CBS shows on Hulu since CBS would rather sell you CBS All Access plans.

Does Hulu Offer Movies?

While most of us think about Hulu for TV, the service also includes movies. There are documentaries like the Fyre Festival documentary Fire Fraud and other original content. It’s a mix of old and new movies, but the catalog is nowhere near as deep as Netflix. We’re seeing a lot of limited-run shows and more movies on Hulu lately.

You can check out the Hulu movie listings on this page.

What is included with Hulu + Live TV

When it comes to sports, you can pick your favorite teams.

When it comes to sports, you can pick your favorite teams.

The Hulu Live TV plan includes access to the standard Hulu streaming options as well as more than 60 Live and On-Demand TV channels. This includes sports, news, and entertainment. You can record up to 200 hours on a Cloud DVR if you pay $9.99 a month for the option.

With Hulu Live TV you get major networks including; ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and many other networks including channels like CW, Discovery, A&E, FX, and USA to name a few. You can check out the full listing and enter your zip code to see which local channels you get with Hulu.

From a sports standpoint, you get Fox Sports 1, the Big Ten Network, ESPN, TNT, NBC Golf, CBS, NBCSN, Fox Sports 2, and others. You can watch a lot of sports with this plan. With this information, you can check to see which of your events are on Hulu.

It’s a good idea to use the free month alongside your current option to see if Hulu Live TV has enough channels that you like to make it worthwhile.

How Many People Can Use Hulu At Once

With the Hulu and Hulu no ad plans you can only watch two streams at a time. You can install the app and sign in on as many of your devices as you want, but you can only use two at the same time.

With the Hulu Live TV plan, you can watch on two devices at the same time. If you need to add more streams you can upgrade to the unlimited Screens option for Live TV. This gives you unlimited streaming on your home network and three mobile streams. This is a $9.99 a month option.

What Does Hulu Work On?

Hulu works on a wide range of devices. There are two versions of the Hulu app still ins use. You can use the current version on most modern devices and a classic Hulu app that doesn’t include Live TV access. You can use the latest Hulu app with Live TV on the following devices;

  • Android phones and tablets
  • Apple TV (4th generation or later)
  • Chromecast
  • Echo Show
  • Fire Tablets
  • Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
  • iPhones and iPads
  • LG TV (select models)
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Mac and PC browsers
  • PlayStation 3*
  • PlayStation 4*
  • Roku and Roku Stick (select models)
  • Samsung TV (select models)
  • Windows 10
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One
There are different experiences depending on your devices.

There are different experiences depending on your devices.

The classic app is available on older devices and on many Smart TVs. These include;

  • Android TV
  • Apple TV (2nd & 3rd generation)
  • LG TVs and Blu-ray players (select models)
  • Roku and Roku Stick (select models)
  • Samsung TVs and Blu-ray players (select models)
  • Sony TVs and Blu-ray players
  • TiVo
  • Wii U
  • VIZIO TVs

The odd devices out are the PS4 and PS3, which feature the latest Hulu app, but not Live TV. If you want to watch Live TV and use the latest features, you may want to buy the latest Apple TV or Fire TV Stick 4K.

Is Hulu Worth It?

Is Hulu worth subscribing to in 2020? With a price below one iTunes movie rental each month, it is a very tempting option for many users. I subscribe to Hulu alongside cable because it offers the best way to watch many of my favorite shows. I’m still considering switching to Hulu + Live TV and ditching cable, though with the DVR add on I’ll be spending a decent amount each month.

I also spring for the ad-free version because I get sick of seeing the same ads over and over again. Being able to watch many of my favorite shows without worrying about DVR issues and clunky on-demand set-top boxes is worth the price.

The value really kicked in when I discovered Homeland, which Hulu offers seven seasons on demand. This was a massive saving over buying them or subscribing to Showtime just for those episodes.

Ultimately it will depend on how you watch and what you watch if Hulu is worth it, but if you get the value of one iTunes movie rental a month out of it, the version with ads is a very good value.

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Supercharge Your iPhone Photos and Videos With This Bundle

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Record better video with REC on iPhone.

The Camera+ app and the new REC app help you take better photos and record better-looking video. These apps offer more control over camera features and show you important information on the screen while you are using them.

I use my iPhone to take almost every photo in my life and to record most of our YouTube content. I’ve been using Camera+ and Camera+ 2 for years, and the new REC app looks like a great option for expanding my iPhone videography.

REC is really handy since it allows you to choose the lens, use automatic stabilization, pick a resolution, and frame rate. You can even set bit rate and choose the format. Another feature is to lock exposure and white balance when you start recording.

The controls for video are stellar, but what really shines to me is the option to control the microphone. You can choose the mic you want to use on your device. On the iPhone 11 Pro Max, I can pick the front, back, bottom, or external if I connect on. This also lets you control the gain, sample rate, and format. I love that you can see the microphone information on the screen while you are recording.

Control more settings on your iPhone with the REC app.

Controls are easy to use, with fast access to white balance, shutter speed, ISO, EV, and manual focus. You can also swap cameras and formats.

Another cool feature is that the videos are saved to the app so that you can review them before sending it to your editor of choice or your photo library.

REC is hosting a contest through August 23rd for the best 3-minute video shot with the REC app. The winners will get either a DJI Osmo Mobile 3 or a PolarPro Litechaser Pro Filmmaking Kit. Here’s more on the contest.

You can buy REC for $4.99 or you can get the Ultimate iPhoneography Bundle with REC and Camera+ 2 for $6.99 on sale.

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