Control Center is perhaps one of my most-used features of iOS, from quick access to shortcuts and toggles, to a more detailed Status Bar on my notched handsets. But regardless of how you look at it, there’s room for improvement.
SmallCC12 is a new jailbreak tweak by iOS developer PeterDev helps in that department, as it promises a smaller and sleeker Control Center interface on both your iPhone and iPad. Above, you can see what it looks like on the iPhone, and you’ll see an iPad example below:
According to the developer, the tweak looks and works best on the iPad, but if you own both a jailbroken iPhone and iPad, then you can install it on both devices to experience the unrivaled synergy that you’d expect from an Apple product.
From what we can gather, SmallCC12 shines in the following departments:
- On an iPad – it doesn’t blur the entire background, allowing you to continue using your device when Control Center is open.
- On an iPhone – it shrinks the interface just enough to fit the number of shortcuts and toggles you have enabled.
For the most part, the rest of Control Center looks and behaves the same way after installation, apart from the subtle differences in Control Center’s size and blur behavior. The tweak doesn’t come with any options to configure either, so what you see is ultimately what you get.
It’s worth noting that SmallCC12 supports all iPhones and iPod touches running iOS 11 and iOS 12, but it only supports iPads running iOS 12. If you’re interested in trying SmallCC12 for yourself, then you can download it from Cydia’s Packix repository for $0.99.
Do you think that SmallCC12 is an improvement over the stock Control Center interface? Discuss in the comments section below.