How To Enable Hidden iOS 7 Settings On iPhone And iPad, iPhone 5s Altogether [TUTORIAL]

For example: if you don’t like iOS 7’s new thin font size? Bold it up! Head over to Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Enable Bold Text, like that there are 25+ top up features that you likely don’t know about.

Today, we aren’t going to uncover those iOS 7 hidden features, but talking about one of the new jailbreak app. Best part is that this app lets you enable hidden iOS 7 settings on iPhone 5s and iPad all versions. Full details on how to below!

Believe it, this new hack will enable iOS 7’s hidden springboard settings on an iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPhone 4 and iPads. After forcefully staying on legacy firmware and enjoy the liberties jailbreaking provides, or upgrade to iOS 7 and have live with stock installation, users now have the power back in their hands. With the recent release og Evasi0n jailbreak means that we will start to see a variety of new tweaks available, being uploaded to the default Cydia repositories, with HiddenSettings7 being one of the latest offerings to hit the jailbreak app store.

Note: Jailbreak only – this method is not compatible with any A7 devices until Mobile Substrate is updated in the near nature, but the good news is, there’s yet another method available now that doesn’t even require Mobile Substrate. That allows users to enable hidden springboard settings.

The hidden Springboard settings are actually internal tools used by Apple to test different animation speeds, UI tweaks, and other customizations. Although, they doesn’t offer much, but it’s surely a fun way to take full advantage of your jailbroken iOS 7 device.

What actually the HiddenSettings7 package offers in terms of functionality? It was only a matter of time until we welcomed a new jailbreak into our devices that would pave the way for aforementioned settings to be uncovered the installation of a tweak. HiddenSettings7 is that new jailbreak tweak.

The developer known as DeVbug, has evidently decided that the settings offer enough functionality to warrant exposing them to all jailbroken users. Installation of the Cydia package is extremely simple and pain-free. Adds additional button within the new iOS 7 based Control Center. Tapping that new ‘Springboard Settings’ button immediately dismisses the overlaid Control Center and the tweak presents the user with a new tabled list of settings which Apple had intended to remain hidden. How clever!

The tutorial was originally posted on Reddit by Michael Carroll and the full instructions can be found here, but it is recommended, attempting this method, unless you got some point of view, or know what you’re doing. Particularly, this process involves manually editing files on an iPhone 5s, and for the average user, this is not going to be so easy.

Exposing these settings allows owners of jailbroken devices to dramatically customize interactions and the way that certain aspects of the iOS device works. Options to alter the behavior of icon animations, folders, parellex scrolling, screen fade animation and text legibility are all present in one set up. Digging and amending different settings can result in a dramatic overhaul of how an iOS 7 powered device works.

HiddeenSettings7 is available as a free-of-charge download from the BigBoss repository and finally requires a jailbroken iPhone or iPad running iOS 7.0 or above. For iPhone 5s and iPad Air, since the MobileSubstrate package isn’t compatible on 64-bit devices yet, DO NOT install it yet.

Alternate method to enable access to hidden settings menu on A7-based devices like the iPhone 5s is here. While the method is long and a bit complex. it may well be worth trying.

Follow the steps below to enable iOS 7’s hidden Springboard settings, which I had successfully activated on my iPhone 4.

Step 1: Jailbreak iOS 7 – iOS 7.0.4 untethered using Evasi0n 7 [Windows / Mac]

Step 2: Launch Cydia and tap on the “Manage” tab at the bottom of the screen.

Step 3: Add couple of new repositories to your Cydia sources. Tap on “Sources” in the middle of the screen and then tap on “Edit” in the top right corner.


Step 4: Tap on the “Add” button in the top left corner and add the following Cydia repos.


Step 5: Once added, tap on the CydiaHacks repository and install the “Bootstrap” package, then respring your iOS device.

Step 6: Next, go back to the CydiaHacks repo and install “Hidden SBSettings for iOS 7.” Now, respring your device.

That’s it! Once you’ve successfully installed the two packages and completed required respring, you’ll now be able to access the hidden Springbaord settings via iOS 7 Control Center. Swipe up from the bottom to reveal Control Center, after that, tap on “SpringBoard Settings.”

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UpdateX1: Confirmed that this method works on all A7 devices (iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and iPad mini with Retina Display). Happy Hacking!