ShortLook tweak

ShortLook is an amazing jailbreak tweak that adds an awesome full-screen notification system designed to make your notifications pop on your iPhone. The tweak displays incoming notifications as customizable glyphs that are then centered on a black screen. ShortLook tweak supports iOS 11.0 to 13.5.

Content Summary

  1. What is ShortLook?
  2. Add Repository to Cydia
  3. Changelog

What is ShortLook?

ShortLook tweak shows a full-screen notification on Lock Screen while your iPhone's display is turned off. It offers support for system applications, such as Messages and Mail, and 3rd party apps like Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Lock Screen is accessible immediately when the device is raised or tapped. Download the tweak from Dynastic Repository for $2.49.

Notification system for iOS 12

The tweak was designed to handle from a single email to the most annoying of group chats. It automatically groups notifications from the same app with a badge indicator. When a notification from another app is received, it switches to the new notifications. This is so far one of the top tweaks I'm using every day.

The design is absolutely beautiful. On iPhone X and newer, ShortLook takes advantage of the amazing OLED display and shows apps notifications on a pure black background to save battery life. What's more, you can switch to the dark blurred translucent background to display apps notifications on.

After installing ShortLook a new preference pane will be available in the Settings app where you can configure the tweak. Define timeout (from 1s to 10s) to wait before automatically dismissing a notification, send test notification, deactivate contact photos, turn off the tweak, and more.

By default, the notification system shows contact photos when displaying notifications, but you can install extensions to add support for profile pictures from Apollo, Discord, Instagram, Kik, Messenger, Pinterest, Reddit, Skype, Steam, Tumblr, Tweetbot, Twitter, WhatsApp, YouTube, and Snapchat Bitmoji.

Add Repository to Cydia

You are just a few steps from installing the tweak from Cydia Sources. Add ShortLook Repository to your list of Cydia Sources.

Step 1. Open Cydia on your iPhone.

Step 2. Tap Sources → Edit → Add the URL ShortLook Repo.

Step 3. Switch to Search Tab and enter ShortLook.

Step 4. Tap the Install button.

Step 5. Go to Settings → ShortLook to configure the app.

ShortLook tweak Settings

Tweak Settings

Main panel

  • Toggle ShortLook tweak on or off on demand
  • Display contact photos in ShortLook notifications
  • Enable translucent background instead of OLED black
  • Display notification content underneath the title
  • Configure a timeout period after which the ShortLook notification disappears
  • Dismiss ShortLook notifications after raising your device to wake it
  • Return to sleep after displaying a notification that isn’t acknowledged
  • Show notifications even when you’re connected to Apple Watch
  • Utilize Anemone icons


  • Turn on Show Special Effects
  • Enable Debug Logging


Version 1.0.17

  • 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.