With iPad, iOS introduces a new way to view all open apps on the devices. Thanks to the jailbreak community the iPad grid switcher can be also activated on any iPhone running iOS 11 - iOS 15. Install free NewGridSwitcher the grid switcher tweak.

Add NewGridSwitcher Repo to your package manager.

What is NewGridSwitcher?

NewGridSwitcher is a jailbreak tweak for iOS 11 up to iOS 15 that refreshes the default app grid switcher available in iOS. It enables the iPadOS grid switcher on other devices allowing you to view all open apps in a more ergonomic way on your device.

After installation, the tweak modifies the system so you can view the list of all opened applications in two rows. This allows you to see four opened windows at once and switch between apps much faster. It offers the same features provided by iPadSwitcher tweak.

NewGridSwitcher works immediately after installation. It doesn't install a pane in the Settings app therefore no options for configuration are available. The developer informs that it's compatible with iOS 11 and 12, but it was tested also to work with the latest jailbreak on iOS 14.


To use the default and native app switcher it's required to uninstall and remove the tweak from Cydia. NewGridSwitcher tweak makes much better use of the available canvas space. It replaces the native scrolling card-based switcher with a grid-centric switcher.

NewGridSwitcher tweak was designed for your iPhone X on iOS 11 and above, but it's confirmed to work also on older devices including iPhone 7. This is one of my favorites jailbreak tweaks.


Adding NewGridSwitcher Repository to Cydia Sources is simple and easy. Add the official Repo (via BigBoss repository) to your list of Cydia Sources and install the tweak.

  1. Open Cydia app from the Home Screen.
  2. Tap Sources → Edit → Add the Repo URL.
  3. Search for NewGridSwitcher package and install the tweak.
  4. Restart the Springboard when required to activate changes.
  5. This tweak doesn't offer any preferences.

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.

Source Code

NewGridSwitcher source code was released as an open-source project under a GPL license. All technical users interested to check how the tweak works can find the source code via GitHub.

Recent changes to code were added on 15 Mar 2019. 49.2% of code is written in Objective-C and 42.4% in Logos language. There is no requirement to use Xcode.

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