Now that iOS has reached version nine, some long-time iPhone users are feeling nostalgic for the classic look and feel of iOS 6. It was over two years ago when Apple took a dramatic turn and transitioned their mobile operating system to a flat interface. Not all of the changes were cosmetic, as aspects of iOS such as the app switcher saw functional changes. Now anyone who misses the old app switcher can bring it back with the jailbreak tweak VintageSwitcher.
Some jailbreak tweaks are purely cosmetic, and ClassicShutterAnimation falls squarely into this category. Anyone who misses the skeuomorphic design of iOS 6 will remember how Apple animated the Camera app. With every shutter release, fake aperture diaphragm blades appeared signaling the photo was captured. While this may have been charming, the animation was abandoned in 2013 with the release of iOS 7.
The jailbreak tweak 3D Touch Notifications offers a new way to interact with iOS notifications from the Notification Center or lock screen. Once installed, peek and pop on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus can be accessed from the Notification Center just like native 3D Touch. A press will preview the notification contents, and a deep press opens the app.
Searching the web or finding the definition of a word on the iPhone most often involves opening Safari. Another way to find information fast is to ask Siri for help. Like many jailbreak tweaks, TextSearchPro seeks to streamline things using an Activator action. Once installed, searching for a word or term can be initiated at any time, from anywhere within iOS.
While the iPhone offers many different alarm sounds, many users prefer to wake up with music playing. Choosing your favorite song or using Apple Music as your alarm works well. Now thanks to the jailbreak tweak SpotAlarm, fans of the streaming music service Spotify can use any Spotify track as an alarm. The tweak is compatible with iOS 8 and iOS 9 on jailbroken devices.