8 More Awesome iOS 9 Cydia Tweaks
An iOS 9 jailbreak was released just last week, which brought a ton of new jailbreak tweaks to the scene. Here are eight more awesome iOS 9 Cydia tweaks that you should check out.
The release of an iOS 9 jailbreak came as a surprise for most of the jailbreaking community, especially those waiting for a jailbreak to release. We all expected the jailbreak to release until after the iOS 9.1 update is released, which should be any day now.
However, it seems that jailbreak developers don’t wait on Apple, and have decided to release the iOS 9 jailbreak to everyone. If you’re interested in jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad and haven’t done so yet, we have a guide that takes you through the process, which is fairly easy to do.
Users can now enjoy all of the cool new features in iOS 9, as well as the cool features that jailbreaking has to offer. Plus, there are a lot of new tweaks that take advantage of iOS 9, as well as the exclusive features on the iPhone 6s.
We’ve already discussed a few iOS 9 Cydia tweaks that are worth installing on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad, but if you’re looking for fresh blood, here are eight more awesome iOS 9 Cydia tweaks that you should install right now.
Spotlight Search on iOS has been around for a long time, and it can be pretty helpful, but if you just don’t use it that often and would prefer it not exist, there’s a jailbreak tweak to make this happen.
SpotlightBeGone does one simple thing: gets rid of Spotlight Search completely, so if you were to swipe to the right or swipe down, it would do nothing.
This isn’t a tweak for everyone, as many users enjoy Spotlight Search, but if you find yourself just not using it at all, then there’s no point of it taking up space on your iPhone and accidentally activating it or something, so it’s just best to disable it completely.
We’ve shown off how to get the iPhone 6s’s 3D Touch capabilities on older iPhones, allowing users to access Quick Actions on some apps from the home screen. However, a new tweak adds even more to this.
Since there are some apps that don’t yet have 3D Touch Quick Actions, a tweak called Shortcuts adds them in instead, and perhaps makes the shortcuts better for apps that already have 3D Touch Quick Actions.
Shortcuts gives Cydia 3D Touch Quick Actions, as well as provides Spotify with some cool shortcuts of its own.
So one problem with bringing 3D Touch features to older iPhones is that not all of the 3D Touch features will work, most notably Peek and Pop. Since older iPhones don’t have the pressure-sensitive display, you can apply two different actions for a long-press.
However, a tweak called UniversalForce makes it work by using separate gestures. For example, in the Photos app, you can long-press on a photo then swipe up slightly to Peek at the photo. Swiping up even more will Pop the photo and open it up completely.
It’s a workaround for 3D Touch that does the trick, although it isn’t quite as good as actual 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s.
To make those 3D Touch tweaks even better, you can install a tweak called Hapticle, which provides vibration feedback whenever you activate 3D Touch on your iPhone.
Without Hapticle, activating a 3D Touch feature with a previously-mentioned tweak won’t give you a vibration, which is kind of part of the whole feature, but Hapticle makes it happen.
Some 3D Touch tweaks are starting to include vibration by default, so there has become less of a need for Hapticle, but it still has a place right now on your jailbroken iPhone.
Introduced in iOS 8, Hey Siri is a feature that users can take advantage of with their iPhones plugged in, allowing you to use Siri completely hands-free by saying “Hey Siri” followed by a command.
With the iPhone 6s, this feature works whether the device is plugged in or not, whereas older iPhones need to be plugged in.
However, with a tweak called UntetheredHeySiri, you can use Hey Siri with or without being plugged in on any iPhone, and this includes devices running iOS 8, not just iOS 9.
Apple’s News app is a new app that the company introduced in iOS 9, giving users a one-stop shop for all the news they could ever want, similar to Flipboard or other curation app like it.
However, the app isn’t available everywhere. US users can enjoy it, but there are a handful countries where the app isn’t available on the iPhone or iPad.
Luckily, if you have a jailbroken iPhone, you can install a tweak called NewsoftheWorld, which unlocks the News app for you, even if you’re in a country where the app isn’t officially available from Apple.
Of course, though, you’re probably not that desperate to get the News app, as there are many third-party apps like it that do the trick just fine.
In iOS 9, there’s a new feature that puts back links in apps when you transfer from one to the other. For example, if you’re in the Facebook app and you open a link from the app to Safari, a small link will appear in the top corner that says “Back to Facebook,” making it easier jump back without using the app switcher.
However, if you find this more annoying than anything, there’s a tweak to get rid of this new feature. BreadcrumbsAway is jailbreak tweak that gets rid of these links in the top corners. I personally find that they clutter up the status bar too much, and I just tend to the use the app switcher anyway.
The new app switcher in iOS 9 does thing a bit differently than in iOS 8. First off, it lays out the apps and scrolls in the opposite direction than iOS 8, and it also overlaps the apps so that you don’t have to keep scrolling to find the app you want.
If you want to change the direction that the app switcher defaults to, there’s a tweak called SwitcherTweak that can easily do this.
This is ideal if you’re used the default direction in iOS 8 and want it the same way in iOS 9.
10/19/2015 at 5:42 pm
I have most of these tweaks. The idea behind the UniversalForce tweak is that it detects how hard you pressing by how much surface area your fingerprint takes up. So if you press lightly, the fingerprint will be smaller and it will open up the photo slightly. If you then press harder, the fingerprint will be larger and it open up the photo completely. It doesn’t 100% of the time, but my recommendation would be to make the sensitivity to 70.0 (the highest setting) in the settings for the tweak in order to make it more accurate. Also, another tip would be to not try and use UniversalForce with the side of your finger – use the tip of your finger directly parallel to the screen for the best results.
10/20/2015 at 7:12 am
Thanks marcello it was giving me hell
10/20/2015 at 8:50 pm
So forcy and shortcuts just stopped working for me, they were working great (iPhone 5). Seemed to stop after forcy updated today. Anyone else having this issue? Wondering if it was the update or if another tweak is conflicting with it- been adding new tweaks a lot as they’re being updated for ios9.