After receiving a notification from one of your apps, iOS and iPadOS put a badge on the Home Screen’s app icon to alert you to missed and/or pending notifications. The badge appears as a static red dot at the top-right of the icon, and while we’ve seen jailbreak tweaks-a-plenty that permit color customization of these badges, tweaks for animating said badges seem to be far less common.
Enter AnimeMyBadges, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Antony M that gives Your handset’s notification badges a unique breathing animation that causes them to wax and wane with what can only be described as the in-and-out rhythm of a breath.
The animated GIF below provides an example of the badge-centric animation that AnimeMyBadges brings to the table:
The animation isn’t too fast or slow, instead providing what we believe to be the perfect balance in speed to captivate your attention when one of your apps needs it.
AnimeMyBadges adds a dedicated preference pane to the settings app after installation, but it offers a lot less configuration than you might come to expect:
Users won’t find any options for adjusting the animation speed or the size of the badge, but they will find a toggle switch for turning the animation on or off on demand. A respring button is provided to save the changes you make here.
Those interested in giving AnimeMyBadges a try can download the tweak for free from the Packix repository via their favorite package manager. AnimeMyBadges supports jailbroken iOS 13 and 14 devices and depends on the Cephei Tweak Support package, which won’t be installed automatically if you don’t already have it.
Do you plan to bring your handset’s missed notification badges to life with the new AnimeMyBadges tweak? Let us know down in the comment section below.