Traditionally, the app switcher on an iOS device displays four icons at once. This limit is set by default within iOS and can’t be changed through the Settings app. While this limit isn’t the biggest inconvenience, there’s a new Cydia tweak that will expand your app switcher’s capacity.
HexaTasker will add six icons to your app switcher. It’s a pretty simple tweak with no settings to configure, and it looks quite nice. The icons overlay each other to create more space, but it doesn’t look too cluttered. You can also open or close apps just as you would with the traditional four icon layout.
The only downside is, if you only have two apps displayed in the app switcher, they’ll still be somewhat stacked on top of one another at the edges. It would have been nice to see the tweak eventually expand to its icon layout when the space is needed, but it’s not a huge issue.
HexaTasker is available for free via the BigBoss repository and is compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. Check our our video walk through below if you’d like to see the tweak in action.
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