Axial: Places your favorite apps in Control Center

Axial is a brand new jailbreak tweak for iOS 8 that brings new app launching features to Control Center. Wherever you’re able to open Control Center, including while on the Lock screen, you’ll be able to launch apps via Axial.


Normally, iOS doesn’t provide the ability to customize the Quick Launch apps that are situated at the bottom of Control Center. Axial gets rid of this restriction by allowing you to add your favorite apps to Control Center and launch them from anywhere in iOS.

One of the tweak’s hallmark features is its temporary auto-unlock for quicker access to your favorite apps while on the Lock screen. Auto-unlock makes it so that your device automatically inserts your passcode. This allows you to use pre-approved apps without manually entering a passcode or verifying with Touch ID.

After invoking Control Center, you’ll notice a new interface added to the top of Control Center containing all your favorite apps. Tapping on any of the apps allows you to quickly launch them without having to go to the Home screen. The tweak allows a maximum of 10 apps to be added to Control Center while in Portrait mode and 14 apps in Landscape mode.

Once you install Axial, you can configure it from its preferences pane in the Settings app. From there, you can enable or disable it via the kill switch toggle as well as prevent the tweak from working in the Lock screen.

The Apps section of Axial’s preferences is where you’ll be spending the most time configuring the way the tweak works. Hidden behind this section is a heaping helping of settings and switches for customizing the apps that appear in the Axial interface. You’ll also find auto-unlock options, apps per row settings, visual modifications for badges, labels, icons and more. If you’re a user of one of developer Jacob Caraballo’s other flagship tweaks—AppBox—then you can even enable a switch that lets you bring its configured apps into the Axial view.

To view the apps in Control Center while in Landscape mode, you’ll first have to swipe up from the left or the right side of the screen and then launch Control Center to view them.

Axial works perfectly without any issues and is a good way of launching your favorite apps from anywhere within iOS. If you’re interested to give it a try, you can purchase it for $1.50 from Cydia’s BigBoss repository.

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