Apple created the iOS Control Center interface to be an all-in-one hub for shortcuts and switches, but for whatever reason, it limits the shortcut choice to a small number of native apps without so much as the seemingly necessary option of configuring custom apps. shortcuts of the end user’s choice.
If you, like me, despise Apple’s systematic disregard for user configuration, there’s no doubt that you’ll like such a recently released and free jailbreak tweak called Coeus by iOS developer Azzou.
As pictured in the screenshot example above, Coeus allows users to add another module to the Control Center with any number of custom app shortcuts they want, and you can even add Activator shortcuts to the mix. Users can choose how big or how small the module should be displayed and the number of shortcuts displayed in it. Furthermore, Coeus includes 70 preloaded characters right out of the box for some of the App Store’s most popular apps.
If the concept sounds familiar, it’s because the tweak is strongly inspired by a release from the days of iOS 9 called Polus. Coeus, on the other hand, was created with iOS 13 design principles in mind.
Once installed, Coeus can be activated by visiting Settings → Control center → Customize controls and drag the relevant item into the “Include” section, as follows:
Once enabled, you can go to the Coeus settings pane and start configuring the module according to your needs:
Here you can:
- Configure Coeus modules
- Configure Coeus changers
- Respring to save the changes
- Reset all settings to the default settings
IN Module settings, you can:
- Adjust the horizontal and vertical sizes of the module in steps of 1 via the sliders
- Activate a dark slider
- Adjust the collapsed horizontal and vertical sizes of the module in step 1 via the sliders
- Enable or disable paging in hidden mode
- Hide or show the slide indicator in hidden mode
- Hide or show labels in hidden mode
- Adjust the module’s extended horizontal and vertical sizes in step 1 via the sliders
- Enable or disable paging in extended mode
- Hide or show the slide indicator in extended mode
- Hide or show labels in extended mode
- Allow vertical scrolling in extended mode
IN Switch settings, you can:
- Add a new switch
- Choose a name for your switch
- Select a pre-installed glyph for your switch
- Use SF symbols for your switch
- Configure an activator action to be triggered when you press the new switch (s) instead of opening an app
One thing we like about Coeus is that even if you do not plan to use it to launch different apps, you can still use it to invoke Activator actions of your choice. You can choose to create shortcuts for one or the other or create an interface dedicated to both app shortcuts and Activator actions in one place.
If you are interested in trying Coeus, you can download it for free from Azzo’s repository via your favorite package deal. Tweak supports jailbroken iOS 13 devices and is open source on the developer’s GitHub page.
Those who do not already use Azzo’s repository can add it to their chosen package manager with the following URL:
Do you intend to take advantage of Coeus? Discuss why or why not in the comments section below.