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Tweaks Updated May 09, 2024

Complications tweak adds widgets to iOS 15 Lock Screen

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When jailbreaking your iPhone, the Lock Screen can become much more functional than simply displaying notifications. With Complications tweak, you can add watchOS inspired widgets displaying useful information on Lock Screen at a glance. Complications tweak can run on iOS 15 including Palera1n, Dopamine, and XinaA15.

What is Complications?

Complications is a jailbreak tweak that brings the Apple Watch widgets to your iPhone's lock screen. The tweak is full compatibility with the latest jailbreaks running iOS 15 on all devices and offers backward compatibility up to iOS 12. This is a paid tweak available for $1.99. Complications was never updated to support iOS 15, however with a fix you can make it work.

Once installed, a dedicated preference pane is added into the Settings app, providing you with complete control over various options. From this pane, you have the flexibility to toggle the tweak on or off, define precise positioning offsets, and even choose the desired number of rows and columns for displaying Complications widgets, among other customizable features.

The jailbreak offers a variety of tweaks for customizing the lock screen of your device. Among them, the Complications tweak stands out for its beautifully animated 34 widgets. These widgets display useful information from your preferred apps, allowing you to stay informed without having to unlock your phone. Additionally, the widgets are designed to update regularly.

Two iPhone screens showing the Complications tweak on Lock Screen and Complications widgets selector.

There is no need to own an Apple Watch to use Complications on your iPhone. The only requirement is to jailbreak your device with a preferred tool like unc0ver or checkra1n. Complications tweak comes with over 30 built-in widgets for your device.

These include Activity Rings, Air Quality Index, Alarm, Battery, Battery: Accessories (Apple Watch, AirPods, etc.), Calculator, Calendar, Compass, Date, Find my Friends, Flashlight, Home, Humidity, Mail, Maps, Messages, Music, News, Phone, Podcasts, Rain Percentage, Reminders, Remote, Stocks, Sunrise / Sunset, Timer, UV Index, Voice Memos, Volume, Wallet, Weather Temperature, Weather Conditions, Wind, World Clock (Digital or Analog).

To change a widget, simply long-press and hold the icon on the lock screen. This will open a dedicated menu, showcasing all of the available widgets that the tweak offers. Additionally, you can also add any app shortcut to the lock screen, alongside your other widgets, for quick and easy access. This feature provides access to your most frequently used apps.

Ben Giannis is the designer and developer behind Complications and many other jailbreak tweaks. He has done an excellent job in creating the widgets Lock Screen tweak. The widgets seamlessly blend with your wallpaper, featuring beautiful animations and provide a level of customization for positioning to fit any desired design.

Two iPhone screens showing the Complications preference pane in the Settings app.

Complications tweak is a great alternative for the Watermelon tweak ($1.49) offering similar features. If you like to place rounded widgets below the clock on the lock screen booth tweaks will do the job. Complications tweak is a bit more expensive and offer 14 more widgets.

One of the major new features in iOS 16 is the ability to add widgets to the Lock Screen. This feature provides a convenient way to view important information, such as the weather, time, date, battery levels, upcoming calendar events, alarms, all from the Lock Screen.

Complications appears to have been ahead of its time, as it offers similar functionality as an Apple feature, but with more widgets available. Additionally, it has been available and fully functional for multiple years, and supports older devices running iOS 12, iOS 13, and iOS 14. What's more, ComplicationsFix allows you to run Complications tweak also on iOS 15.

Add Repository

Havoc Repository hosts the most up-to-date version of the Apple Watch widgets tweak specifically designed for your iPhone's Lock Screen. To enjoy the benefits of the Complications tweak on your iPhone, it is necessary to add the official Cydia Repo to your package manager. For seamless installation of Complications on iOS 15, including rootless jailbreaks, it is essential to incorporate the ComplicationsFix released by iCraze into your setup.

To install Complications tweak on your jailbroken iOS device, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Cydia app from the Home Screen.
  2. Tap on the Sources tab, then select Edit.
  3. Add the following repository URL:
  4. Install Complications and ComplicationsFix from the new repositories.
  5. To apply all changes respiring your iPhone.
  6. Configure Complications tweak from the Settings app.

Sileo app showing Complications Repo and installed files on iOS 15.

Note: Complications tweak was not updated to be compatible with iOS 15, and it is not functioning on the latest jailbreaks. However, iCraze has released a ComplicationsFix that addresses this issue and allows the tweak to run on Dopamine, XinaA15 and Palera1n.

For added convenience, you can quickly add the repo to your preferred package managers (Cydia, Sileo, Installer, Zebra) by using the convenient quick links provided at the top of this page. With just one click, you can easily add the repo and download Complications for iOS 15.

What's new

  • Updated Complications to version 4.0.
  • Complications tweak is now available on the Havoc repo.
  • Full compatibility with iOS 14 on all devices.
  • Added “Increase Contrast” option for better legibility on some wallpapers.
  • Added option for custom padding between complications.
  • Fixed an issue where the Messages badge would sometimes display “0”.
  • Other bug fixes and improvements.

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