Add iPhone 6 Plus Conversation Pics to Smaller iPhones

There are several iOS 8 features that are limited to the iPhone 6 Plus only. Since the display is larger, items such as home screen rotation do not appear on other devices running iOS 8. In another example, each conversation in the Messages app is labeled with photos of the contacts participating in the thread.

iOS 8.1 jailbreak contact photos

These pictures are sourced from the Contacts photos stored on the iPhone. Now with ConvoPics, any device running iOS 8 can activate these conversation pictures, no iPhone 6 Plus required. The feature makes it even more convenient to locate conversations in the Messages app, by scanning for the person's face.

Make Sure Apps Fit the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Display

The iPhone 6 marks the second time Apple has expanded the iPhone display size. When the iPhone 5 increased screen real estate, it took some time for developers to complete updates to existing apps. Optimized for the iPhone 5 was a common refrain in the App Store. In the meantime, many apps were simply letterboxed to allow them to function properly.

iOS 8.1 jailbreak ForceGoodFit

There are still many apps that have not been optimized for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus displays. These screens are significantly larger than the iPhone 5 family of devices, and in some cases the old apps just don't look right. Thanks to the tweak ForceGoodFit, jailbreakers can enhance the usability of older apps on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Add Kill Gestures to the iOS 8 App Switcher

One area of iOS that begs for customization is the app switcher. Ever since multitasking came to the iPhone, jailbreak developers have devised ways to easily quit all apps. The alternative is manually swiping to quit each app card individually. Clear Background Apps is just one example of such a tweak.

iOS 8.1 jailbreak Slide2Kill8 Pro

Now iOS 8 users can grab Slide2Kill8 Pro for a bevy of app management features. Once installed, Slide2Kill8 adds a ghost button to the lower right of the app switcher. Tapping this button provides three options, kill all apps, open the Control Center, or open the Notification Center.

Fix iOS 8 Wi-Fi Problems with This Tweak

Some iOS 8 users have reported Wi-Fi problems such as slow speeds and other performance issues. Developer Mario Ciabarra suspects the Wi-Fi inconsistencies are because Apple is "using Bonjour over AWDL" and "constraints" of the Wi-Fi hardware make this difficult. Click here to see Mario's detailed write-up on the issue.

iOS 8.1 jailbreak Wi-Fi problems

The good news for those with jailbroken iOS 8 devices is Mario has released a tweak called WiFried to solve the problem. Once installed, WiFried provides a toggle in Control Center AirDrop settings. The toggle will disable AWDL (Apple Wireless Direct Link) support, allegedly improving Wi-Fi performance. Note that while AWDL is disabled, AirDrop will not be available.

How to Add Extensions to Safari in iOS 8

With iOS 8, Apple has finally given third party developers access to some iOS features, including Photos, the keyboard and Safari among others. The new feature, called Extensions, allows third party apps to access and share data with iOS apps. For Safari this means that you can add "Action Extensions" for applicable apps and then use their tools without ever leaving Safari. For example, if you have a password manager like LastPass, for instance, you can add that extension and then use LastPass from within Safari. Here's how you set up extensions in Safari:

1. Open Safari and tap the Share button (bottom middle).

How to set up extensions in Safari in iOS 8

2. This brings up a variety of options. Scroll to the right on the bottom level until you see the "More" icon. Tap on it.

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