Among the plethora of things Apple changed over the years with respect to iOS’ user interface is the power down menu that appears when you press and hold a certain button sequence on your handset. On older handsets, you could access it merely by pressing and holding the sleep/wake button, but on newer handsets, you must hold sleep/wake and a volume button.
Like with most changes, not all users take as kindly to the updated interface as others, leaving plenty of wiggle room for nostalgia. For that reason, iOS developer PeterDev has just released a new jailbreak tweak called 7ower that ports the pre-iOS 7.1 power down slider to pwned iOS 11 and 12 handsets.
The before and after screenshot examples above serve as an example to those who’ve never used iOS 7 before or simply have trouble remembering what the power down menu looked like on pre-iOS 7.1 firmware.
As you can discern for yourself, Apple’s latest iterations of iOS sport power down sliders reminiscent of those found in watchOS, while the older power down slider was cruder and not as polished.
For what it’s worth, 7ower is entirely aesthetic, providing your handset’s power down slider with a new skin to make it look more like it did in iOS 7. It won’t impact the power down menu’s functionality in any way, as you can still use the same gesture to summon the menu and then slide along the slider rail to shut your handset off.
If you’re into nostalgic trinkets like 7ower, then you can download it from Cydia’s Packix repository for $0.99. The tweak plays nicely with all jailbroken iOS 11 and 12 devices.
Do you prefer the modern power down menu or the older iOS 7-esque version? Let us know by dropping a comment below.