How to Customize iPhone Control Center to Quicklaunch Favorite Apps

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The much required and anticipated Control Center that first came up in iOS 7 lets users toggle ON/OFF important functionalities on their iDevices. While it is also one of the best features that came along in the iOS 7 package last year, imagine how cool it would be if you were able to additionally customize iPhone control center options. Adding significant revisions to Quicklaunch section of Control Center on iDevices, Polus is a new jailbreak tweak developed by one of the leading iOS development organization- A3tweaks. It’s the same mastermind which was behind another famous customization tweak called Auxo. Coming back to Polus, you can change the shortcut of applications in Control Center, change their icons, and also assign them some specific launch actions via Activator tweak.

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The tweak can be configured under the Settings application once you purchase/install it via Cydia application. Talking about the functionalities Polus has to offer, once you navigate to Settings->Polus, you will see two particular options.

  • The first one with Select Apps written over it lets you enable applications which will be visible in the Control Center. From cellular data to calculator, you can add or remove any application from the quicklaunch section in Control Center using this tweak. Polus offers an advantage over default Control Center actions where it also lets you add Cellular Data quicklaunch which was absent otherwise.


  • Next, you can select the order in which the selected applications appear in the quicklaunch section of Control Center. For instance, you can choose to place your most frequently used applications on the top of list, and so on. You can also choose to hide apps here. Simply drag and drop to arrange applications according to your preference and completely customize iPhone control center.

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  • Further, you can assign a particular Activation to an application as well, so as to launch that specific application from anywhere and any time on your iPhone screen. Simply tap any application in the Arrange Order selection to choose an activation method as seen in the screenshot below.
  • 5-20-2014 11-15-23 PMLastly, you can choose from a set of 300+ icon pack or custom glyphs to replace default icon pack of the quicklaunch buttons in your iPhone Control Center. Further, you will be able to download more glyph packages too in future once they are update, right from within Cydia application.



Now that you understand what you gain when you customize iPhone control center, here’s how to install it.

Customize iPhone Control Center With Polus Tweak to Include Top Cydia Apps

WARNING: This is a jailbreak tweak and requires a jailbroken iDevice for the same. Please make sure you take complete backup of your iDevice before jailbreaking it. In order to jailbreak your iDevice running on iOS 7, simply follow the tutorial below.

Step 1: Head over to the default Cydia application on your iDevice, and tap the Search button on lower navigation menu to search for Polus tweak. The tweak is available for a price of $0.99 USD under the BigBoss repository pre-added to your Cydia package. However, you can get the tweak for free once its cracked version is added to Cydia. To download Cydia tweaks for free, simply follow the tutorial below.

Step 2: Once you install the tweak, exit Cydia and navigate to Settings->Polus to edit the preference as per your choice.

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That’s it. You can enjoy customized iPhone control center with this wonderful jailbreak tweak.


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