MEssages on iOS is one of the most frequently used apps for iPhone users. Mainly the reason narrows down to receiving texts and audio messages from friends, associates and colleagues. Even though iOS 8 brought a number of changes to the keyboard, there are quite a handful of features that can still be added.
Henceforth, for your ease of access and customization needs, we have compiled a list of five jailbreak tweaks that will improve your experience while using the iOS Messages app. So buckle up and pen down your favorites.
Improve Your Messaging Experience With These Jailbreak Tweaks
Do take note that these tweaks require your iOS device to be jailbroken. Moreover, the tweaks are compatible with iOS 8 and may not function on any version prior to that.
You've been warned.
If you like to use your voice more frequently instead of typing your message, then we have just the tweak that does a pretty neat job. QuickDictation simply transforms the audio message button to a dictation key, saving you an extra tap. It's simple and it's fun.
QuickDictation is available on Cydia's BigBoss Repo for free.
CustomMesages is a funky jailbreak tweak that allows users to customize colors for chat bubbles as well as the background of the conversation. Set your background according to your mood. The stock Messages app on iOS 8 has never looked so alive. Other than this you can also choose custom borders around message bubbles. CustomMessages is a must have tweak for jailbreakers.
CustomMessages is available on Cydia's BigBoss Repo for $1.99.
If you're a fan of Facebook Messenger's Chat Heads, then we present to you MessageHeads, designed for the Messages app on iOS 8. The popular tweak accesses all of your active conversations and incarnates them into Facebook-like Chat Heads. Tapping on the message heads would take you directly to that conversation where you will be presented with a reply option. The tweak is great for multitasking as well. You also have the ability to drag message heads if they're blocking the view.
MessageHeads is available on Cydia's BigBoss Repo for $0.99
Couria (iOS 8)
If you liked CustomMessages then you're in for luck because we have another tweak that transforms your Messages app on iOS 8 into something awesome. Couria is the best alternative for stock iOS Messages app. You will see a lot of customization options in the tweak ranging from new quick reply interface from notification banners to changing conversation background colors. You will see the entire conversation in the quick reply screen. Couria also features changing chat bubble colors. The app is light weight and integrates pretty well with the stock iOS Messages app.
Couria is available on Cydia's BigBoss Repo for Free.
Remote Messages (iOS 8)
Remote Messages is a really handy app for iOS 8 users that allows users to stay in contact with friends over iMessage and SMS on any computer, be that a Mac or a PC. You have the option to not just send iMessages and SMS, but all photos and emoji characters.
Remote Messages is available on Cydia's BigBoss Repo for $3.99.
Spice up your messaging experience with these iOS 8 jailbreak tweaks. If you have a personal favorite that can be added to the list, then feel free to share in the comments below.