iPhone 6/6+ users: What tweaks are you running?

0000757

macrumors 68040
Original poster
Dec 16, 2011
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I'm on the iPhone 6 (16GB) on iOS 8.1.

I currently have installed:

ForceGoodFit - Forces apps to use the 6/6+ resolution (some apps look bad or break when you use this though, be warned)

DetailedBatteryUsage - Wayy more detail for Battery Usage (I just wanted the graph)

iCleaner - Remove junk files off your phone

SameStatus - Smaller status bar on the lockscreen

Alkaline - Battery icon themer

LockGlyph - Replaces Slide to Unlock with the Apple Pay animation

Springtomize 3 - For customizing Springboard appearance

RecentFacebook - Forces Most Recent for the Facebook app
 

dlmart2

macrumors 6502a
Nov 2, 2007
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check out:

callbar - beautiful smaller phone/callbar

möbius - lets you continually swipe through their iOS pages

flurry - change the blur and tint level of overlays

Aria - changes the color of default music app to match the currently playing song album art (instead of the dead white space)
 

IrishVixen

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Jun 20, 2010
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What I've added so far & how I use it:

iBlacklist--set to block calls from all but my contacts
BetterFiveIconDock--obvious...can't bear a 4 icon dock
HomescreenDesigner--set to a 3x4 centered grid
Folder Enhancer 7/8--12-16 icons per page in folders, + folders in folders
DockShift--bye bye, stupid blurred dock background & page dots
Icon Renamer--bye bye, icon names
MusicGestures--swipe on album art to play next song, double tap for play/pause

Most all of these do more than I've listed. I'll probably go back to theming again soon enough, but I typically add those tweaks last after a few days of making sure everything else is stable.

Edit: added Aria thanks to this thread. While I still prefer BlurredMusicApp for making the Music player more attractive, there's no sign right now that particular tweak will be updated for 8. So Aria will do!
 
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Resqu2

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Apr 23, 2011
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Springtomize3 is great!
Möbius
Icon renamer
ITunes radio unlimited
Activator
ExKey. Adds a row of numbers to the stock keyboard
 

vega07

macrumors 65816
Aug 7, 2006
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check out:

callbar - beautiful smaller phone/callbar

möbius - lets you continually swipe through their iOS pages

flurry - change the blur and tint level of overlays

Aria - changes the color of default music app to match the currently playing song album art (instead of the dead white space)
Does callbar affect battery life?
 

Jumpie

macrumors 65816
Jul 7, 2008
1,017
263
Atlanta
pretty simple...I only use a few

  • TetherMe
  • SBFlip
  • CCSettings
  • DNSCrypt
  • f.lux
  • FBNoNeedMessenger
  • GuizmoDNS
  • iTunes Radio Unlimited
  • MxTube
  • My3G
  • OpenSSH
  • ScrubRadio

TetherMe, CCSettings and FBNoNeedMessenger are most important to me
 

fongyuen

macrumors 6502
Jun 9, 2007
386
2
here are mine, free unless otherwise indicated:

20 Second Lockscreen
Activator:
  • 3 finger pinch: lock screen
  • swipe from right: switch to previous app (install LastApp from activator)
  • swipe up from bottom: first springboard page, simulates hitting the home button
  • hold status bar: rotation lock
Autopause: pauses music when volume turned off
BattSaver (paid): purports to extend battery life by turning off radios when locked
BetterFiveColumnHomescreen
BetterFiveIconDock
CCcontrols
Dietbar: reduces the size of the navigation bar for most apps
ForceGoodFit: makes apps not yet updated for 6/6+ look right, doesn't always for every app, but when it does work, pretty awesome
Haptic Pro (paid): haptic feedback when typing with stock keyboard, doesn't work with 3rd party kbs
iCleaner
MusicGestures: allows swiping to skip tracks and pause/play in music app
MyReachability: reachability tweak that uses accelerometer to move window to right or left side
NCSingleTapClear
Nitrous (paid)
OpenNotifier: adds android-like icons to status bar for notifications
Safari Refresh
Samestatus: same font size btw lockscreen and homescreen
Showcase: kb tweak that shows whether you're typing in upper or lower case
Slide2kill8 Lite: closes all apps when swiping down in multitasker
Springtomize 3 (paid)
Tinybar: makes notification bar smaller so doesn't block navigation bar (adjustable)
Untrusted Hosts Blocker: blocks ads
VolumeNotifier: adds a sound when adjusting volume like on a mac
 

iF34R

macrumors 65816
Jul 13, 2011
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South Carolina
Springtomize 3
MyWi
iFile
Winterboard
RM Cache
Iconomatic
Classic Dock
Colorbadges

will add:
3gunrestritctor (when app store is supported)
BiteSMS (when if/ever it is released for iOS 8.x.x)
Iconoclasm (when it doesn't cause safemode restarts/conflicts with springtomize 3)
 

pdxmatts

macrumors 68000
Jan 12, 2013
1,744
398
Portland, OR
Cydia tweaks for my i6

AdBlocker 2 (IOS 8) (remove unwanted ads)
Aeycon Theme
Barrel (add various animation effects to the icons on home screen)
BatteryUsageEnhancer (Detailed battery usage)
BdaySpotify (Unlimited skips, no shuffle playing, can restart song)
BetterWifi7 (IOS 7 & IOS 8) (helps you to find out best WiFi network based on various filters)
ColorBadges (changes badge color to the app color)
ColorFlow (changes background color to Album art color)
Cou (adds an Accept and Decline call button to lock screen)
Fascy (better Browsing scrolling)
FBNoNeedMessenger (FB messaging back on FB app)
Flurry (change the blur and tint level on IOS)
Forecast (weather app animations or forecast on lock screen)
Hideme8 (hide unwanted apps, doc background etc. Dozens of tweaks in one app)
iCleaner Pro (clean cache and preference files)
IconOmatic (add shadow overlays and edit appearence of your icons)
IconRenamer (rename icons or remove icon name)
iFile (file manager)
Jaku Theme
No Yahoo! & TWC (removes Yahoo and TWC name from notification bar)
NoSlowAnimations (speeds up animations on IOS)
NotTracking+ (stops tracking of your browsing history)
Pandoraskips (unlimited skips)
SaveGram (enables you to save Instagram photos)
Slide2Kill8 Pro (clear all open apps with one swipe)
Spin (music player-album art and controls on the lock screen)
SwipeSelection Pro (swipe directly on the keyboard in order to move the cursor to edit text)
Tabless (removes tab on lock screen)
Unlimited iTunes Radio Skips 8 (unlimited skips)
UntetheredHeySiri (use Hey Siri without needing a power connection)
Untrusted Hosts Blocker (blocks unwanted ads including Cydia ads)
Virtual 2 Theme
Weatherboard (enable live weather to lock screen or home screen)
WiFried (fix the persistent Wi-Fi issues )
Winterboard (apply themes)
 
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EDiTOR9

macrumors regular
May 27, 2012
168
17
South Bay, CA
I've got

Activator
Alkaline
Almpoum
AptBackup
Bars
Bridge
Callbar
CroppingScreen
Cydelete
f.lux
FBNoNeedMessenger
Flex 2
FlipControlCenter
FMFNotifier
FolderEnhancer
ForceGoodFit
FullFolder
iFile
Infinidock
IntelliscreenX 8
MultiIconMover+
openOther for iOS 8
PandoraDownloader
Platinum
PrivaCy
RecentFacebook
RecordMyScreen
SafariRefresh
Showcase
Springtomize 3
Status Modifier
SwipeSelection
TransparentVolume8
Unlimited iTunes RadioSkips 8
Zeppelin
 

gametime10

macrumors regular
Mar 30, 2006
174
35
- Flux - Makes your iPhone much easier on the eyes during nighttime
- Firewall IP7 - Allows me to block unneeded internet connections
- Better5icon
- Lockdown Pro - Allows me to hide or lock folders & apps
- TetherMe
- My3G
 

fongyuen

macrumors 6502
Jun 9, 2007
386
2
I've got

Activator
Alkaline
Almpoum
AptBackup
Bars
Bridge
Callbar
CroppingScreen
Cydelete
f.lux
FBNoNeedMessenger
Flex 2
FlipControlCenter
FMFNotifier
FolderEnhancer
ForceGoodFit
FullFolder
iFile
Infinidock
IntelliscreenX 8
MultiIconMover+
openOther for iOS 8
PandoraDownloader
Platinum
PrivaCy
RecentFacebook
RecordMyScreen
SafariRefresh
Showcase
Springtomize 3
Status Modifier
SwipeSelection
TransparentVolume8
Unlimited iTunes RadioSkips 8
Zeppelin
For openother for ios8 how do you find the app id for an app? Looking to replace calculator with Numerical. Thx.
 

Subjugator

macrumors regular
Jul 10, 2010
127
0
On my 6+

BetterFiveColumnHomescreen
BetterFiveIconDock
BytaFont 2
CCSettings
DockShift
Eclipse 2
FolderCloser
ICleanerPro
IFile
LockGlyph
Nitrous
Springtomize3
 

dlmart2

macrumors 6502a
Nov 2, 2007
669
0
So I can have 5 columns of 6 icons rather than 4 columns of 6 icons. Same reason I have 5 icon dock. So I can have 5 icons there rather than 4.

Oh my bad.. for some reason I thought 5 columns was the default on the 6+, I forgot I used Springtomize to make mine 5 columns.
 

Subjugator

macrumors regular
Jul 10, 2010
127
0
Oh my bad.. for some reason I thought 5 columns was the default on the 6+, I forgot I used Springtomize to make mine 5 columns.
I tried to do it with springtomize but when I rotated it the icons would get bigger and the icon name would come back for a second then go back to normal. Weird little glitch. I don't have it with the better5column tweak.
 

lyceumHQ

macrumors 65816
Aug 4, 2010
1,105
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I've got.

Springtomize
Winter board
Folder enhancer
Cloaky
Bloard
Noslowanimations
Bytafont 2
Icleaner pro
IFile
Nitrous
CCsettings

That's about it right now.
 

DennischNL

macrumors newbie
Jun 9, 2014
17
0
here are mine, free unless otherwise indicated:

20 Second Lockscreen
Activator:
  • 3 finger pinch: lock screen
  • swipe from right: switch to previous app (install LastApp from activator)
  • swipe up from bottom: first springboard page, simulates hitting the home button
  • hold status bar: rotation lock
Autopause: pauses music when volume turned off
BattSaver (paid): purports to extend battery life by turning off radios when locked
BetterFiveColumnHomescreen
BetterFiveIconDock
CCcontrols
Dietbar: reduces the size of the navigation bar for most apps
ForceGoodFit: makes apps not yet updated for 6/6+ look right, doesn't always for every app, but when it does work, pretty awesome
Haptic Pro (paid): haptic feedback when typing with stock keyboard, doesn't work with 3rd party kbs
iCleaner
MusicGestures: allows swiping to skip tracks and pause/play in music app
MyReachability: reachability tweak that uses accelerometer to move window to right or left side
NCSingleTapClear
Nitrous (paid)
OpenNotifier: adds android-like icons to status bar for notifications
Safari Refresh
Samestatus: same font size btw lockscreen and homescreen
Showcase: kb tweak that shows whether you're typing in upper or lower case
Slide2kill8 Lite: closes all apps when swiping down in multitasker
Springtomize 3 (paid)
Tinybar: makes notification bar smaller so doesn't block navigation bar (adjustable)
Untrusted Hosts Blocker: blocks ads
VolumeNotifier: adds a sound when adjusting volume like on a mac
Does BattSaver works for you?
 

fongyuen

macrumors 6502
Jun 9, 2007
386
2
Does BattSaver works for you?
Hmm, at first I didn't think it was but after a couple days I think it is making some difference. I haven't done any testing by turning it off and comparing tho.

It does also affect the UX though because since the radios are off when phone is locked. But if you can live with it, it does extend the battery life.