Dock Controller enables iPad and Floating Dock on iOS 15

Dock Controller

When you decide to jailbreak your device you start changing the look of the system by adding new themes, setting icon layout, or modifying the Dock. Today I will introduce you to a free tweak called Dock Controller that does exactly what it says it does.

Add Dock Controller Repo to your package manager.

What is Dock Controller?

Dock Controller is a free jailbreak tweak to control the Dock on iOS 12 and above. This is probably one of the best tweaks to enable floating Dock on older devices and use iPad Dock features on your iPhone. It works with all jailbreaks running iOS 12, iOS 13, iOS 14, and iOS 15.

The main feature of the tweaks is to allow you to have more apps in the Dock. Simply enter the Edit Home Screen and move the icons on the Dock. The tweak will resize the Dock to fit new icons. What's more, you can disable the Dock, or change it to Square, Rounded, or iPad style.

Once installed, the Dock Controller tweak adds a new preference pane to the Settings app from where you can configure all options to your liking. There is an option to toggle on and off the tweak, disable the Dock background, and allow up to 8 apps for iPad Dock style.

Two iPhone screens showing Dock Controller tweak running on XinaA15 Jailbreak on iOS 15.

On top of that, you have even more control over the iPad Dock style Settings. Define the maximum number of recent applications displayed in the Dock (0–3),enable to show the Dock in App Switcher, activate gesture to show Dock in apps, show or hide the Dock divider.

There are also springboard icon layout helpers (disabled, static, dynamic) for Portrait and Landscape orientations. Dock Controller is a simple tweak that delivers great Dock tweaking tools for jailbroken devices. To apply all changes Respring is required.

It's worth mentioning that Dock Controller supports also folders in the Dock. This is a free tweak, and if you need to change the Dock on your iPhone or add new features to it this is what you're looking for. No need to purchase a tweak like FloatingDockPlus to get those features.

Dock Controller is so far my favorite tweak to tune the Dock on iOS 14. I'm using it all the time, and I would recommend it to be installed on every jailbroken device as one of the first tweaks. It works on unc0ver, checkra1n jailbreaks, and it can be installed also on XinaA15.

Dock Controller works on A12 – A15 devices running the latest rootlets jailbreak for iOS 15.0 – iOS 15.1.1. You can enable iPad Dock or Floating Dock on new devices such as iPhone XS, iPhone 11, iPhone 12, and iPhone 13, compatible with XinaA15 Jailbreak.

Two iPhone screens showing Dock Controller iPad Dock style enabled on iOS 15 Jailbreak.

The Floating Dock tweak was also proven to work with Palera1n Jailbreak 1.3.0 that supports checkm8 compatible devices (A9-A11) running iOS 15 (15.0-15.7.1) – iOS 16.

Tom Poliszuk released the Dock Controller tweak as an open-source project under the GPL-3.0 License. If you are interested to learn on how the tweak works the source code is available through GitHub Repository. Recent changes to the tweak were added on 21 Apr 2021.

To build the tweak it's required to use Theos, the cross-platform build system. Dock Controller was written in the programming languages like Logos, Objective-C++, and Objective-C.

Repository

Dock Controller tweak can be downloaded through the BigBoss Repo. It was released as a free package, and it works also on iOS 15! Add the official Dock Controller Repo to Cydia Sources and install the dock control tweak on your iPhone. Enable iPad Dock and Floating Dock.

  1. Open the Sources tab in the Cydia app.
  2. Next tap on Edit → Add buttons and insert http://apt.thebigboss.org/ Repo URL.
  3. Search for the Dock Controller in the newly added repository.
  4. Install the tweak and respiring your device to save changes.
  5. Configure Dock Controller from the preference pane in the Settings app.

Alternatively, please use the quick links available at the top of this page to add the repository to your favorite package manager (Cydia, Sileo, Installer, Zebra) with just one click.

What's new

  • Updated Dock Controller to version 1.6.2.
  • Updated code for springboard layout helpers.
  • Fixed issue in the rounded dock where visual glitch could be visible.
  • Probably fixed iPad settings view on an incompatible fork of PreferenceLoader.

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