Remember those hidden iOS 7 Springboard settings that surfaced when iOS 7 beta 1 was first released? At the time, only a few people knew how to access these settings, but thanks to the iOS 7 jailbreak, they are now available to anyone with a jailbroken device.
These settings are already on your device, but they need to be enabled using a tweak. The hidden Springboard settings are actually internal tools used by Apple to test different animation speeds, UI tweaks, and other customizations. Overall, they won’t offer much, but it’s definitely a fun way to take advantage of your jailbroken device.
Check out our video tutorial below:
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Until Mobile Substrate is updated, this tutorial is not compatible with iPhone 5s, iPad mini with Retina Display, and iPad Air. Follow us on Twitter for updates on tweak compatibility with Apple’s latest devices.
Follow the steps below to enable iOS 7′s hidden Springboard settings:
Step 1: Launch Cydia and tap on the “Manage” tab at the bottom of the screen.
Step 2: Next, you’re going to need to add a couple of repositories to your Cydia sources. Tap on “Sources” in the middle of the screen and then tap on “Edit” in the top right corner.
Step 3: Tap on the “Add” button in the top left corner and add the following Cydia source:
Step 4: Once you’ve added the sources above, tap on the CydiaHacks repository and install the “Bootstrap” package, then respring your iOS device.
Step 5: Next, go back into the CydiaHacks repository and install “Hidden SBSettings for iOS 7.” Now, respring your device.
After you’ve successfully installed the two packages and completed the required respring, you’ll be able to access the hidden Springboard settings via Control Center. Swipe up from the bottom to reveal Control Center, then tap on “SpringBoard Settings.”
Check out the video above for a detailed look at the installation process and an overview of iOS 7′s hidden Springboard settings. If you’d like to learn how to jailbreak your iOS 7 device, check out our iOS 7 jailbreak tutorial.
Update: This jailbreak tweak is now officially available on the BigBoss repository under the name, “HiddenSettings7.” Also, if you have an A7 device such as the iPhone 5s, iPad Air, or iPad mini with Retina Display, we have another tutorial here that will help you enable these hidden settings.