When you will jailbreak iOS there waits for you an amazing full-screen notification system designed to make your notifications pop on your iPhone. ShortLook tweak displays incoming notifications as customizable glyphs centered on a black screen.

Add ShortLook Repo to your package manager.

What is ShortLook?

ShortLook tweak is a free full-screen notification system displaying glyphs on Lock Screen while your iPhone's display is turned off. It supports OLED displays, and it works with iOS 11 to iOS 15.

This jailbreak tweak was developed by the same people behind Ultrasound.

ShortLook was designed to view quickly incoming notifications from a distance. It shows notifications only while your iPhone's display is turned off. Lock Screen is accessible immediately when the device is raised or tapped. This tweak looks absolutely beautiful.


ShortLook supports not only system applications, such as Mail and Messages, but also offers support for 3rd party apps. By default, it recognizes notifications from popular apps like Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, YouTube, Kik, etc.

The new notification system displays contact photos when showing notifications. Because it offers an API you can install extensions to support pictures from Apollo, Discord, Instagram, Kik, Messenger, Pinterest, Reddit, Skype, Steam, Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat Bitmoji.

ShortLook tweak will automatically group notifications from the same app with a badge indicator. When a notification from another app is received, it switches to the new notifications.

After installing, a new preference pane is added to the Settings app from where you can configure the tweak. There is also an option to enable/disable the tweak globally.

ShortLook tweak Settings

Here you can activate show contact photos, enable translucent background (notifications with a blurred translucent background),show notifications content, define timeout (1s to 10s) before automatically dismissing a notification, send test notification, and dismiss on raise to wake.

In the Advanced tab, you will find debug mode to save extra information to console and disk for debugging, option to hide icons and profile pictures in notifications, and disable special effects.

ShortLook design, as mentioned already, is absolutely beautiful. To save battery life the tweak takes advantage of the amazing OLED display (on iPhone X and newer) and shows notifications on a pure black background. Works with every jailbreak on iOS 11, iOS 12, iOS 13, iOS 14, iOS 15.

The latest version of the ShortLook tweak is 1.0.23.

Add ShortLook Repo

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

  1. Launch Cydia from the home screen.
  2. Tap Sources → Edit → Add the Repo URL.
  3. Search for ShortLook and install the package.
  4. Restart the Springboard.
  5. This tweak will be available from the Settings app.

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

ShortLook API

Use the ShortLook API to create plugins that provide contact icons for third-party applications to ShortLook tweak. The image can be delivered in any format supported by iOS, aspect ratio 1:1 (or else it will be zoomed in),and the image size should be above 152x152px.

Tweak developers can view the full class documentation for ShortLook’s photo provider API here. Template for creating contact photo providers for the ShortLook API is available via Github.

What's new

  • Fixed intermittent crashing for some users on iOS 11
  • More fun under the hood changes
  • Support for iOS 13
  • Fixed an issue experienced by unc0ver users with A12(X) devices on iOS 12.4
  • Fixes an issue where some settings would not apply immediately

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