It goes without saying that the Messages app has a huge role in how we keep in touch with people. It is the most preferred way of communication between friends and is used far more than actual calls. For jailbreak users, the messaging experience can be more than what Apple’s stock app offers, so here are the best tweaks that can really improve the way you text with your friends:
Group iMessage conversations can be really annoying, especially if you’re part of them against your will and if it isn’t a useful discussion. Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t make it really easy to get out of group iMessage conversations. Unless there are minimum 4 people engaged in the conversation (including yourself), you won’t be able to leave it.
Thanks to a free jailbreak tweak called AntiSocial, you can now peacefully leave any conversation, no matter how many people are involved in it. The tweak works on jailbroken iOS 9 and iOS 10 devices and is available for absolutely free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository.
Texting at night time with the lights off can be really painful because of the bright UI of Apple’s Messages app. You’re probably thinking that Eclipse is the best system-wide night mode jailbreak tweak, but you might not know that there is a free alternative called DarkMessages that applies to your Messages app only.
Although DarkMessages doesn’t have scheduling options, it lets you switch your Messages app to dark mode by simply enabling the tweak from its preferences pane in your Settings app. It works only on iOS 10 and can be downloaded for completely free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository.
Getting lots of consecutive messages from people who can’t consolidate all their ideas into one paragraph isn’t pleasant at all. When they hit “send” after every single line of text, your device is loaded with notification sounds and vibrations, making the conversation less enjoyable. Fortunately, there is a jailbreak tweak called DoNotAnnoy which reduces the big amount of alerts based on a custom timeout chosen by the user. For instance, you can set a 15 seconds timeout which will result in getting alerts every 15 seconds. You will still receive all the notifications, but those that come outside the chosen time interval will be muted.
Forget about all those annoying alerts and choose yourself when to be notified by getting this tweak from Cydia’s BigBoss repository for only $1.99.
If you’re not happy with how iOS 10 Messages made your Emojis bigger when they’re sent without text, there is a way to bring them back as they were in iOS 9 if you have a jailbroken device. Littlemoji is a free Cydia tweak that makes Emojis on iOS 10 look exactly as they did in iOS 9. They will not be resized anymore when you send them with no text and they will be displayed in a bubble chat. It’s worth noting that the effect of the tweak is visible only on your device, so if you’re sending Emojis to iOS 10 users, they will see the big sized ones while you see them as in iOS 9.
Littlemoji is designed for iOS 10 and can be had for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository.
For those who take the risk of using the same smartphone for both work and personal life, double checking if the right message is sent to the right recipient is a very important matter. As this can be quite stressful, a jailbreak tweak was developed to help users make sure their messages never go to the wrong recipient. The tweak is called MessageFilter and it lets your create a blacklist and whitelist system that allows messages to be sent. You can choose blacklist and whitelist words for each conversation differently and if you are about to send a message that contains blacklisted words, a popup message will appear to prevent you from doing that accidentally. If you still want to send the message, simply tap “Send anyway”. The tweak will definitely do its job not letting embarrassing texts reach to bosses, business partners or family members.
MessageFilter works on jailbroken iOS 10 devices and can be downloaded for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository.
One great advantage of jailbreaking your iOS device is that you can actually change the dull appearance of the stock apps. The Messages app, which is by far one of the most used ones on a daily basis, can have a more stylish look with a free Cydia tweak called TranslucentMessages. The tweak works similarly to a skin, making your Messages app look translucent, letting you barely make out the the interface behind it (usually the Home screen). It was developed with increased attention to every detail, so all the buttons, chat bubbles, menus and text have a great visibility. Moreover, the tweak is compatible with DarkMessages, giving you the opportunity to have both a translucent and a dark appearance on your Messages app.
You can get TranslucentMessages for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository.
While this wraps it up for today, make sure you don’t miss any future updates from us as the Yalu iOS 10 jailbreak keeps our community very busy with exciting tweak releases and news every day.