Toggle the iPhone Flash While Recording Video

Using the built-in LED flash while recording video on iOS can help illuminate a dark scene or highlight your subject. Unfortunately, it's impossible to switch the flash on or off while recording is in progress. The Camera app hides the flash toggle option as soon as the record button is pressed. This means that the choice of whether to turn the flash on or off must be made before recording begins.

Record n Torch tweak Cydia iOS

The free jailbreak tweak Record 'n' Torch seeks to improve the situation by adding a moveable flash toggle button to the video recording screen. The button can be dragged to different places on the screen, and when tapped it will turn the flash on or off while the video is being recorded. To remind you the flash is switched on, the button even turns yellow.

How to Customize iOS Alert Fonts and Animations

Stock iOS alerts always look the same, but with the jailbreak tweak Alertmate installed, you can take control. Besides providing a long list of animation options to change the way alerts appear on your device, this free tweak from Daniel Taub offers different fonts as well. Once you've set the alert behavior and text, you can even have iOS to read the alert out loud.

Alertmate tweak Cydia iOS

Settings are configured under Settings -> Alertmate after the tweak is installed from the Cydia jailbreak app store. Speak toggles are provided along with a choice of more than 50 fonts. Can't decide which animation to use for alerts? A random effect can be chosen automatically to keep things interesting every time you receive an alert.

Use a Swipe to Switch iOS Message Threads

Some iOS tweaks are so straightforward it's incredible that Apple didn't already incorporate them into the iPhone. Swiping is one of the most commonly used gestures in iOS. So why is it that every time you want to switch threads in Messages you have to go back to the main messages list?

MessageSwiper tweak Cydia iOS

Now with a jailbroken device and the free tweak MessageSwiper there's an easier way. While reading messages from one of your contacts, simply swipe left or right to switch conversations. The tweak will cycle through your threads with different people and groups in the same order they appear on the main messages list.

How to Use Face Detection with iOS Video Recording

Did you know that iOS stops checking for faces while video recording is in progress? The default camera app checks for faces before recording video then simply starts recording. No adjustments are made for face detection while this recording is in progress.

FaceDetectionDuringVideo tweak Cydia iOS

Unlike a still photo, lighting or focus conditions on multiple faces in a scene could change over time in a video. Jailbreak fans will be happy to know that face detection can be enabled during a video with a simple tweak. FaceDetectionDuringVideo is a free tweak that can be installed from Cydia that continues to monitor faces during a video shoot.

Snooze iOS Reminders with RemindMeAgain Tweak

Reminders on the iPhone are limited to daily reminders, with no real option to "snooze" an active alert. If you're interested in getting multiple reminders for a task on the list until it's marked complete, then the RemindMeAgain iOS tweak might fit the bill.

RemindMeAgain tweak Cydia iOS

With RemindMeAgain installed, iOS will keep reminding you that a task is outstanding based on a pre-set interval of time. Until the task is marked complete, the tweak will make sure that the Reminders app continues to remind. Essentially, RemindMeAgain functions as a snooze button for the Reminders app.


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