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Quiet lets jailbreakers silence app notifications via the Home Screen

One of the things you can do with a 3D Touch or Haptic Touch-compatible iPhone or iPad is assert a light press or tap-and-hold on individual app icons from the Home Screen to reveal a hidden menu with app-centric options in it. This feature is useful not only because it provides faster access to the most popular features of the app in question, but it can also be a fun way to access them.

While most of these menus sport standard options such as sharing the app, removing the app, or editing the Home Screen, users may also find app-specific options when performing these gestures on apps in which the developer has devoted time or effort into implementing specialized options. Interestingly enough, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed Quiet by iOS developer Greg0109 can add another handy feature to these menus: the ability to mute notifications for that specific app.

As depicted in the screenshot example below, Quiet adds a new option to the 3D Touch and/or Haptic Touch menus entitled “Disable Notifications:”

When tapped, this button imposes the same effect as visiting the Settings -> Notifications preference pane and turning off notifications for the selected app. Another thing worth noting is that retroactively performing the same 3D Touch or Haptic Touch gesture on the same application icon results in a new option entitled “Enable Notifications,” which can reverse the original action and re-enable notifications for the app in question:

Quiet is an ingenious tweak because it allows users to quickly and effortlessly silence notifications from a specific app that might be issuing too many notifications at any given time. For example, you may be in the middle of class and receiving way too many text messages, however, you may want a quick and easy way to silence them rather than navigating the Settings app or silencing all your apps via Do Not Disturb.

This tweak offers a solution to this and alike concerns.

Once installed, the Quiet tweak gets to work. There are no options to configure, and you can start accessing the new menu option immediately. Those interested in giving the tweak a try may download it for free from Greg0109’s beta repository via their favorite package manager, and please note that the tweak supports jailbroken iOS & iPadOS 13 and 14 devices.

If you’re not already using Greg0109’s beta repository, then you may add it to your package manager of choice by using the following URL:

https://greg0109.github.io/repo/

Do you plan to download the Quiet tweak on your pwned iPhone or iPad? Let us know why or why not in the comments section down below.

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