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Give your iPhone’s keyboard the personalized touch it deserves with ProKeys

The keyboard is an integral part of the iPhone’s operating system that users will interface with just about every day. It does everything it’s supposed to do right out of the box, yet Apple doesn’t offer much by way of personalization. That’s just one of many reasons why the keyboard is one of the most popular things to customize upon jailbreaking.

One of the latest jailbreak tweaks to lend a hand in this department is a paid release called ProKeys by iOS developer Justin Proulx, which features eye-catching aesthetics like RGB coloring and animations, along with haptic feedback, among other things.

In the screenshot examples below, you’ll see just a few examples of what’s made possible with ProKeys, including touch-driven key animations, interface colorization, and much more:

Once installed, users will find a dedicated preference pane in the Settings app where they can configure ProKeys to their liking:

Options here include:

  • Enabling or disabling ProKeys on demand
  • Configuring Physical Click options
  • Configuring Color & Style options
  • Configuring Animation options
  • Testing your keyboard setup

Digging deeper, we’ll show you what you can do in each of the aforementioned preference panes:

Physical Clicks

In the Physical Clicks preference pane, users can:

  • Enable or disable haptic feedback
  • Choose a haptic feedback strength:
    • Soft
    • Light
    • Medium
    • Heavy
    • Rigid
  • Enable or disable a blue switch style key release (like a mechanical keyboard)
  • Enable or disable Android mode

Colors & Styles

In the Colors & Styles preference pane, users can:

  • Enable or disable custom colors and styles for the keyboard interface
  • Enable or disable glass keys
  • Enable or disable flat keys
  • Enable or disable hiding the key caps
  • Enable or disable hiding the key pop-ups
  • Choose a default keyboard color
  • Choose a dark mode keyboard color
  • Enable or disabling syncing the letter colors
  • Choose a default letter color
  • Choose a dark mode letter color
  • Enable or disable using dark mode colors
  • Enable or disable randomized colors
  • Adjust the SAT and LIT values individually via a slider

Animations

In the Animations preference pane, users can:

  • Enable or disable touch-driven keyboard animations
  • Choose a preferred animation style:
    • Bubble
    • Halo
    • Firework
  • Adjust the size of the animation by entering a pixel value (default 125)
  • Adjust the animation duration via a slider
  • Enable or disable snapping the animation to the key being used
  • Choose between manual or random animation colors
    • Select a manual color if that option was selected instead of random
  • Adjust the animation color hue via a slider
  • Adjust the animation SAT via a slider
  • Adjust the animation LIT via a slider
  • Adjust the number of streaks in the firework animation via a slider
  • Adjust the random animation SAT via a slider
  • Adjust the random animation LIT via a slider

With all the options above, jailbreakers can enjoy a fully custom keyboard experience on their pwned iPhone. Not only will they physically feel each key tap with granular haptic feedback controls, but the viewing experience will be augmented with animations and custom colors.

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

How will you customize your iPhone’s keyboard with the ProKeys extension? We’re excited to hear from you in the comments section down below.

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