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Enchant upgrades notification aesthetics on jailbroken iPhones

One of my favorite things to do with a jailbroken iPhone or iPad is customize the native user interface — something that Apple doesn’t generally let you do out of the box because they feel that their team of designers know best, and shame on you for even thinking that you might be able to make something look better. But I digress…

Enchant is a newly released jailbreak tweak by iOS developer P2KDev that lets you customize the appearance of your pwned handset’s incoming notifications. With it, you can achieve a wide variety of aesthetics ranging from nearly stock to polarizingly different; whichever floats your boat.

In the screenshot examples below, you’ll see just a few of the different things you can do with Enchant:

Among some of the highlights are:

  • A redesigned banner notification aesthetic
  • Shrinking the content size of the notifications to squeeze more of them into a confined space
  • Prominently displaying a notification’s app icon and replacing it with a content thumbnail when relevant
  • Adjusting the transparency of notification banners
  • Adjusting the corner radius of notification banners

Once installed, Enchant adds a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app where users can configure the tweak to their standards:

Here, you can:

  • Enter your preferred notification banner corner radius amount
  • Enter your preferred app icon corner radius amount
  • Toggle reduced transparency on or off for notification banners
  • Toggle reduced transparency on or off for the Lock Screen’s Now Playing widget
  • Respring your device to save any changes you’ve made

Right out of the box, Enchant makes any jailbroken iPhone’s notification badges look sleeker and more modern than they otherwise would on a stock installation of iOS. The additional configurations allow the user to get their hands dirty with custom settings, and according to the developer, more options will be coming in future updates to the tweak.

Those interested in giving Enchant a try can purchase it for $1.99 from the Packix repository via their favorite package manager. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 13 and 14 devices.

Will you be upgrading your handset’s notification experience with the Enchant tweak? Let us know in the comments section down below.

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