Glances Tweak Brings watchOS Like Glances to iOS


If you are familiar with watchOS interface, then you would know about Glances. The special interface that was available through a swipe up gesture made it possible for users to get an at a glance view of different applications at one place. You simply had to swipe left to go through all the glances that included glances for battery, weather, music, third-party apps etc. Apple replaced Glances from watchOS in favor of the Dock feature. However if you miss the Glances screen and want to have it on your iPhone or iPad, then try the new Glances tweak from Cydia.

Just like watchOS’s Glances feature the tweak offers different glances on different pages that you can scroll through. To make it easier for users to get to their favorite glance quickly the tweak also offers a shortcut page. Glances tweak includes dedicated glances for Weather, Battery, Calendar, Control Center, Music and Apps. The apps glance lists up to 8 applications that you can launch.


The Battery glance not only looks exactly like the one found on Apple Watch but it also allows users to enable or disable low power mode more conveniently. Glances offers a number of customization options including the ability for users to disable certain glances and rearrange them on the scroll list, choose an opening glance that will appear first when you swipe up, enable dark mode, change size, customize shadow intensity and more.

While Glances tweak will replace the official Control Center you can also use it side by side with the CC. All you need to do is choose an Activator action to launch Glances other than swipe up gesture. If you are concerned about privacy, then you get the option to disable Glances on the lockscreen.

Glances tweak fully supports iOS 9 and iOS 8. It is available in Cydia for $2.99.

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