Here’s a handpicked list of awesome Cydia tweaks for your jailbroken iPhone or iPad. We have a Cydia tweak for any kind of need thanks Jailbreak tweak developers who have been very busy lately in delivering some awesome Jailbreak tweaks. Cydia is the go to place to download all sorts of tweaks and mods after you jailbreak your iPhone or iPad or any iOS device. But one of the major problems of cydia is that it is not well organized. Unlike Apple App Store, there is no ‘Featured apps’ section and you can’t even find any categories. Given the fact that Cydia is home for hundreds of thousands of tweaks, it would be a really cumbersome process for anyone to find any interesting or useful Cydia Tweaks.
Will Cydia bring about the changes we expect such as categories or featured Cydia? Only time will tell. But until then, you can always visit this guide where I have done all the work for you and have curated a list of best Cydia tweaks available for download. You can go through the entire list of best Cydia Tweaks and can download the one you want/like. Without further ado, let’s dive in.
Note: For those who are running iOS 12.1.2 – iOS 12, check out this list for the list of tweaks and their compatibility with your iOS version.
Best Cydia Tweaks for iPhones and other iOS devices
Alkaline allows you customize your iPhone’s Battery, Wi-Fi, and Data indicators without using WinterBoard. It comes pre-installed with some default themes for the above mentioned aspects but that is not all. You can also download more such themes from Cydia.
Activator is is one of the most useful and essential Cydia tweak which most people will install on their device right after jailbreaking. This Cydia tweak provides a lot of shortcuts which allows the user to invoke various actions quickly. For instance, you can assign double tap on status bar gesture for opening App Switcher or you can jump to next song by using volume up button, etc.
3. Auxo 3
Auxo 3 is one of the best, if not the best, multitasking Cydia tweaks out there. It offers three main features: Multi-Center, Quick Switcher, and Hot Corners.
- Multi-Center transforms the Control Center in to an additional card like other apps in Multitasking panel.
- Quick Switcher makes switching between recent apps a breeze. You can switch between apps just by pulling your finger.
- Hot Corners provides a faster way to navigate between app switcher, Home screen, and lock screen.
If you worry about privacy, then this is the tweak you are looking for. Once you have installed this tweak, you will no longer have to worry about your iOS device privacy. AppLocker allows you protect your data by setting a passcode for individual apps such as WhatsApp, Photos, Messages or Facebook. If your iOS device does not have a Touch ID, you can also use the password option instead.
5. Apex 2
Apex 2 brings a completely revamped brand new UI for the stock iOS folders. You can group up to four additional sub-apps to a primary app icon. These sub-apps are initially hidden; to reveal these sub-apps, simply swipe up/swipe down/double-tap on the primary app icon.
6. Cercube 3
Cercube 3 is a must have Cydia tweak which allows the user to download YouTube videos directly from the Youtube app and save them to the Camera Roll automatically. This tweak even has options to export audio to Music app, play them in the background or download videos in 1080p or higher resolution (if it is available).
This jailbreak tweak utilizes built-in Touch ID functionality in the iOS to provide users with advanced levels of security. This is can seen as an advanced version of the App Lock Cydia Tweak. Developed by @rpetrich, BioLockdown not only allows users to protect iOS apps with Touch ID or passcode but also restricts access to toggles and settings panes in the Stock settings app.
8. Bytafont 3
If you do not like the San Francisco font which comes pre-installed with your iOS device, you can change it to any font you like by using Bytafont 3 Cydia tweak. Please be noted that the tweak itself does not come with any font in it. Bytafont only provides a way to install fonts. To find and download fonts that you like, you need to open Cydia and look for the fonts you want and then use Bytafont to apply it. The tweak will take care of the rest.
9. Browser Changer
Bored with the default browser which comes pre-installed on your device? Then this is the app which you are looking for. If you prefer to use a third-party web browser such as Chrome or Firefox, Browser Changer Cydia Tweak helps you with that. It allows you to change the default browser, which is Safari, to the one you like.
You might have heard about Guest Mode from your Android friends. Honestly, it is a big surprise that this has not made it’s way to iOS devices yet. This tweak offers a helpful mode called guest mode in order to help you share your phone with other people safely. When you give them access to your phone, you can also restrict the apps and features which you want those users should have access to; rest of the things you can keep private.
PrefDelete is a good tweak that everyone should have to manage their tweaks better. If you are someone who has installed multiple Cydia tweaks on your device, then this is a must have for you. With PrefDelete, you can easily uninstall other tweaks by long holding their cells in the Settings app. There is no need to open Cydia at all.
Failsage is something that should have came built in with the iOS itself. This Cydia tweak will enable Wi-Fi, Location Service, and Cellular data if a wrong passcode is entered. So if your device gets stolen and someone tries to unlock it, you will be able to track your device easily through Find My iPhone service (even if you had not previously not enabled location).
13. Forcy / RevealMenu
Forcy and RevealMenu have the same feature, bringing 3D Touch-like functionality to older devices which does not have the 3D touch hardware. With RevealMenu tweak, you can do a long press on an app icon to invoke the 3D Touch Quick Actions menu which is very similar to the actual 3D touch functionality. With Forcy, you simply swipe-up the app to imitate the 3D touch functionality. These gestures are shockingly similar to what you’d find on 3D Touch-enabled devices.
14. Equalizer Everywhere
If you are someone who greatly cares about the quality of the music you listen to, then this is a must-have tweak for your device. Equalize Everywhere helps you take full control of the equalizer on your phone which in-turn makes your audio sound better to suit your speakers/headphones. The sound controller will be added to Control center, so you can quickly access from anywhere.
15. Eclipse 3
Night mode is something which is now natively built into iOS. But if you are among those who own an iOS device too old to receive the latest update, then this tweak is the one you need. Eclipse changes the system UI to night mode making it easier to read at night. Please note that, with Eclipse 3, the apps that get the night mode are disabled by default. You have to manually enable the night mode for specific apps as per your need.
16. Detailed Battery Usage
With the latest iOS updates, Apple brings a new battery usage dashboard which helps the users to find out which apps are consuming the most battery life. But if you need more detailed information about which iPhone system function is consuming battery, then you can use this Cydia tweak. Once you installed it, you can keep track of battery life in more detail in the form of a graph. Also, you can also know how much energy your phone is consuming by noting the stats such as SOC, GPS, and CPU usage etc.
17. Display Recorder
When it comes to screen recording on iOS, this the best Cydia Tweak out there, hands down. Of course, Apple has introduced a native way to record the screen with the latest iOS update. But what about the old devices? That is where this Cydia tweak comes into play. Display recorder allows the user to record the screen in high-resolution with settings ranging from different rotations, frame-rates, video formats and much more. You can even assign an Activator gesture for quickly recording.
This has been one of the most sought-after tweaks that all the Apple users need. CallBar displays the in-call user interface as a banner at the top of the screen which in-turn allows the user to continue using your iPhone without being interrupted by the full incoming call screen.
Confero is a simply Cydia Jailbreak Tweak which puts all your apps with notifications into a single folder. The user can then clear the app badges of all these apps at once by swipe up an app icon or long-press and holding on it. You can easily access this special type of folder by tapping on a tiny icon on the status bar or using an Activator gesture.
20. Camera Tweak 4
Camera Tweak 4 is definitely one of the must-have Cydia tweaks when it comes to taking photos on iPhone. This tweak offers better manual control, a lot of professional options that default iPhone camera app doesn’t offer. You can change FPS settings for video, resolution of the photos, separate focal point from exposure, set timers and much more.
21. CCSettings Free
By using CCSettings, you would be able to fully customize the options that is displayed on the Control Center options from Settings. You can add some essential but missing toggles such as Cellular data, Location Services, Hotspot, VPN, etc. There are also options to remove options which you do not want to show.
22. iKeyWi 3
With iKeyWi Cydia Tweak installed on your jailbroken iPhone, you can add an extra row of number keys on top the keyboard (the fifth row) just like what you see in the Google Keyboard. You will no longer have to press the 123 key in order to be able to access the number row. This makes typing on iPhone way more fun and it also saves a lot of time.
HideMeX is a powerful UI tweak allows the user to customize any of the interface elements. You can hide the icon badges, change the blurred style of the dock, create nested folders, customize App Switcher, ControlCenter and much more.
iFile provides you with a complete full-featured file manager and file viewer for the iPhone/iPad, which is not present in iOS devices by default. With this powerful Cydia tweak installed on your iPhone, you can do a lot of things that was normally impossible such as manage root folder, install .deb packages, transfer files through Bluetooth, and much more.
iCleaner enables the user to remove unnecessary files, cookies, temporary files and much more from their iOS devices. You can attach the iCleaner app with the other apps that you want to clean regularly or set a schedule for the cleanup process. You can also launch the iCleaner Cydia Tweak by quickly using an Activator gesture.
iOS by default comes with two different types of volume controls: Ringer volume and Media Volume. The in-app volume for games, music, and videos are controlled by Media volume and you cannot individually set volume levels for each app separately. If you want to have a better control over the in-app volumes, installing VolumePanel will do the trick. The tweak offers a neat little button in Control Center so that you can tap on it to show and hide the volume controls.
There are tons of themes for iOS out there, well, for jailbroken iOS devices to be precise. But you have to install Winterboard Cydia Tweak first in order to be able to install those themes. What this does is that it gets all data from your chosen theme and then applies them to your iPhone accordingly. If you have already install Winterboard, it’s time to find some nice iOS themes: Best Winterboard themes to install.
28. Live Photos Enabler
Missing the Live Photos functionality on your iOS device? Live Photos Enabler will enable native Live Photos feature on all iOS devices, which in turn will allow you take amazing motion photos right from the stock camera app without having to use an iPhone 6s or newer iOS device.
29. Power Tap
With Power Tap, you can respring, reboot, power down, or boot into safe mode all from the defaul power off functionality. Once you have installed the Cydia tweak, hold your power button to invoke the power down screen. Now you can simply tap on the slider to change its functionality. After selecting the action that you wish to perform, just slide the slider to execute that action.
This is an another interesting Cydia tweak for the Camera app. RecordPause enables the ability to pause video while recording it from the camera app. You can do this by simply tapping the timer button at the top. In order to resume the video recording, simply tap on the timer button again.
Switch Service is a great tweak for those who switch between the traditional text messaging and iMessage frequently. It enables you to choose whether a message is delivered as an iMessage or SMS, so that you can easily switch between them by tapping and holding on the Send button.
32. Springtomize 3
Springtomize is the probably the most powerful tweak at the moment when it comes to customizing each and every aspect of the iOS operating system. You can do a lot of cool things such as increasing the number of apps displayed in the dock, adjust the duration of the system animation, remove the page limits and much more. And you an also take full control of the Lock screen, Home screen, Control Center, Icons, status bar – literally every nook and corner of iOS.
33. Safe Alarm 2
This tweak is for users who need advanced control in the iOS Alarm app. You can change the volume level, add some fade effect to alarm tone and even set it to auto stop or snooze, etc. Added to that, the tweak has several universal options that you can be applied to the Alarm app in a single click.
34. SwipeSelection Pro
SwipeSelection allows the users to swipe directly across the iOS keyboard in order to move the cursor in the text that you are typing. This allows you to move the cursor to specific spots with much more accuracy than before. You can even select text by swiping from the shift key or from the delete key.
TranslateMe allows the user to translate a text from literally anywhere from the iOS user interface without having to install other dictionary apps. After installing this tweak, all you have to do is select any text that you would like to translate and then tap on new “Translate” button (which has just been created automatically by installing this tweak). This is the easiest way to translate and read a text in a foreign language on iOS devices.
As the name indicates, this Cydia jailbreak tweak replaces the default “huge” notifications banner by a little tiny banner that fits in the Status Bar. If there is more information to be displayed, the text will automatically scroll down.
37. TypeStatus 2
TypeStatus 2 is a simple and very useful jailbreak tweak which lets you know if anyone is typing iMessage to you or they’ve already read your message by putting information in the Status bar in dsiplay. You can also configure the type of status bar alerts that should be shown individually for two types of information in the tweak settings.
This is tiny little Cydia tweak for the Cydia app itself. This tweak puts a 3D Touch shortcut menu on Cydia app. The 3D Touch menu consists 4 shortcuts: refresh repos, add new repos, view installed tweaks and search for a package in Cydia.
39. Virtual Home
Virtual Home is perhaps the very first Touch ID-based jailbreaks tweaks available at the moment. It offers four Touch ID gestures that can be used instead of pressing the Home button: single tap, double tap, short press, and single tap + hold.
You can then assign a specific action to each of these gestures such as wake up your device, back to the Home screen, launch App Switcher and much more.
Point-And-Shoot gives you a quick way to take photos by using the 3D Touch Quick Actions menu of the Camera app icon from the Home screen. When you press and hold on the Camera icon and select the Take Selfie or Take Photos options from the Quick Actions menu, the menu will be replaced by an actual live camera viewfinder, allowing you to take photos without launching the app.
I hope this list has introduced some interesting and new Cydia tweaks for you. Now, it is your turn to tell us what is your favorite Cydia Jailbreak tweak?