Top iPhone Tweaks: Zephyr Gestures Avoid Home Button

One of the highlights of the iPhone design has always been the one and only physical button on the front of the device, the home button. Even though it's easy to use, double or triple clicking the home button is a lot different than using gestures. iPad users have been able to take advantage of multi-finger gestures to substitute for the home button already.

Zephyr iPhone gestures multitask

With the jailbreak tweak Zephyr from developer Chpwn, iPhone users can take advantage of these gestures and more. The smaller screen can make it more difficult to use these three and four-finger gestures. The great thing about Zephyr is the additional Swipe up from Bottom and Swipe from Left and Right gestures that improve multitasking and reduce home button use.

Top iPhone Tweaks: FullForce for Phone Expands Apps

The iPhone 5 brought with it extra screen real estate, and Apple left it up to developers to optimize their apps to take advantage of the added space. Although many apps have been designed with the larger iPhone 5 display in mind, there are still some that have fallen through the cracks. Now with a jailbroken iPhone 5 and the FullForce for Phone tweak, you can stretch or expand these apps.

Full Force iPhone 5 apps

This means no more letterbox bars on the top and bottom of your iPhone 5 screen. FullForce knows which apps are not optimized to fill the screen, and will ask you what action to take the first time you run an app. Settings -> FullForce includes a list of apps and the behavior you want to take place when filling the iPhone 5 display.

Top iPhone Tweaks: Mail More Photos

Sometimes the best tweaks are simple. Mail More Photos does only one thing, has no settings, and can be installed on your jailbroken iOS device free of charge. Sharing with the Photos app is great, except for the built-in limitations.

Mail More Photos iPhone

Ask anyone who emails themselves a lot of photos, or even bloggers who regularly take screen captures on their iOS device. Apple limits the number of photos that can be emailed to five. Mail More Photos removes this limitation, freeing up the Photos app to email more images at once.

Top iPhone Tweaks: AssistantLove Boosts Siri

Don't you wish Siri could do more stuff? Well if you jailbreak your iOS 6 device with evasi0n the AssistantLove tweak will help. There are several distinct areas where AssistantLove adds more capability to the Siri personal assistant.

Cydia tweak AssistantLove

First off, with AssistantLove you can define personal shortcuts to launch apps with your voice. This expands on Siri's built in ability to run an iOS app by request. What's useful is you can set app aliases from Settings -> AssistantLove -> App Aliases. Rename any app to quickly and easily launch it from Siri using a unique name.

More iPhone Tweaks: 3G Unrestrictor

When you're not within range of a Wi-Fi network, there are some things your iPhone won't let happen. For example, Apple will only allow downloads of apps larger than 50 MB over Wi-Fi. 3G Unrestrictor is a tweak designed to remove these restrictions on what you can and can't do with the cellular data plan for which you're already paying handsomely.

iOS tweak 3G Unrestrictor

FaceTime calls over LTE? No problem no matter who your carrier is when 3G Unrestrictor is installed. Your device must be jailbroken but once you have the tweak, FaceTime, iCloud, and almost all third-party apps won't know the difference whether you're connected to a cellular or Wi-Fi network for data.


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