I had never before been so impressed with Spotlight search on my iPhone. Apart from letting me search anything I want, it also allows me to tap into third party apps with utmost ease. However, as they say, nothing is perfect in this fast changing world, I still crave to enhance this swipe-down feature on my iOS device in order to make it more user-friendly.

Luckily, there is an interesting jailbreak tweak called “PersonalSpotlight” primed to enhance the functionality of Spotlight on iOS device by adding a number of handy features like, the option to clear search history.

PersonalSpotlight Cydia Tweak

A Number of Smart Features

This Cydia tweak is loaded with plenty of cool features that help you not only experience the much-improved Spotlight but also let you control it the way you want.

Whether it’s the option to disable the pull-down gesture on the Home screen of your device or turn off the Show More feature, it has packed in with a lot of tricks. Let’s have a glance at some of the important ones!

  • You can clear your search history while dismissing Spotlight.
  • The option to disable showing the keyboard when you tap in the search field.
  • Ability to disable using the cancel button to dismiss the keyboard.
  • Completely disable the cancel button.
  • Disable the pull-down gesture for Spotlight on the Home screen of your iPhone.
  • Disable the swipe-right gesture for Spotlight on the Home screen of your iOS device.
  • Allows you to keep apps from being launched from the Spotlight.
  • You can disable the ‘Show More’ feature in Spotlight.
  • Option to hide the blur effects on the left minus page.
  • Lets you hide the dictation icon from Spotlight.
  • Enables you to hide the ‘Show More’ feature from the Spotlight interface.

How to Get Started?

This jailbreak tweak is available for free from BigBoss repo. Simply install the tweak on your device and configure it the way you want to use it from the preference pane which you can access from Settings app and then you are ready to make the best use of it.

Verdict

The tweak works well in living up to the expectation. With so many customization options to let you get the best out of Spotlight, it has the quality to be your instant pick.

As it’s free, you can have a go at it immediately and let us know your personal experience about how good is it.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

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