The hardware of Apple’s iDevices including iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch for sure sets its devices apart from all other gadgets in the market at the moment with their processing speed, and customizations. However, if you have been using Apple’s iDevice for some time, you would already be aware of the fact that the hardware buttons, Home and Power button specifically are really sensitive and prone to damage. At times the Home button stops working over continuous use,
and so does the Power button. However, the jailbreak community gave it a thought, and here is a working solution for you.
Menu Button Emulator and Power Button Emulator are two wonderful tweaks for your iDevice which replaces the hardware utility of both Power and Home buttons on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The tweaks simply add a virtual Power and Home button on your iDevice as soon as you install them. So here’s how to get it on your iPhone instantly.
How To Add Virtual Power And Home Button On iPhone Easily
NOTE: Both the tweaks require a jailbroken iDevice. To jailbreak your iDevice running on iOS 7, you can follow our step by step tutorial below. Make sure you take a complete backup of your iDevice before proceeding.
Step 1: Navigate to the Cydia application on your device’s springboard and tap the Search button to search for Power Button Emulator tweak.
The tweak is available under the BigBoss repository for free. Tap the Install button to install this tweak.
Step 2: To install virtual menu button, navigate to the search button again, and search for Menu Button Emulator tweak.
The tweak is available under the Cydia application for free as well. Install this tweak the same way as you installed Power Button Emulator.
Step 3: Once both the tweaks have successfully installed, simply restart your iPhone for changes to take effect. Now, you would see a virtual Home button, and a virtual power button on your device’s screen.
Both these tweaks are amazing utilities which protect the hardware buttons on your iDevice. The buttons are already very sensitive, and cost a lot of money for replacement. Using both of these tweaks can reduce hardware button usage by many folds.
You will not get any dedicated preferences page for both the tweaks, however, both the virtual buttons perform the same way as the actual hardware buttons.