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  • 'NoSpot iOS 7' Disables SpotLight in iOS 7


    SpotLight is a feature that only a fraction of iOS users actually use, and for those that don't use it, it can just get in the way sometimes. This is especially so with iOS 7, where the placement of your finger could be the difference between opening SpotLight or Notification Center.

    If you want to disable SpotLight outright in iOS 7, you can do so with a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed NoSpot iOS 7 by iOS developer developersBliss.

    With this tweak installed, you will not be able to open SpotLight from the home screen. Instead, when you perform the usual swipe down gesture, nothing will happen.

    The tweak adds a preference pane to the Settings application where you can easily re-enable SpotLight if you decide that using it might be beneficial. You will need to respring your device every time you make changes to this preferences pane:



    Notably, NoSpot iOS 7 is fully compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit iOS devices. If you want to give the tweak a try, it's available for free in Cydia's BigBoss repository.

    Name: NoSpot iOS 7
    Price: FREE
    Version: 2.0
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.4.
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: developersBliss
    Editor's Rating: / 3.5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'NoSpot iOS 7' Disables SpotLight in iOS 7 started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 13 Comments
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      This shouldn't be a thing. You can do this with iCleaner pro.
    1. Titan3636's Avatar
      Titan3636 -
      My i5 crashes to safe mode every time I try and use spotlight after I jail broke it. Anyone else having this problem????
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Titan3636 View Post
      My i5 crashes to safe mode every time I try and use spotlight after I jail broke it. Anyone else having this problem????
      For me, this just disabled my SpotLight. Are you sure that a jailbreak tweak conflict isn't causing this?
    1. Nyyankees's Avatar
      Nyyankees -
      Quote Originally Posted by Titan3636 View Post
      My i5 crashes to safe mode every time I try and use spotlight after I jail broke it. Anyone else having this problem????
      Same thing happens to me every time I always forget
    1. Dgow452's Avatar
      Dgow452 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Titan3636 View Post
      My i5 crashes to safe mode every time I try and use spotlight after I jail broke it. Anyone else having this problem????
      Same
    1. Steve11's Avatar
      Steve11 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nyyankees View Post
      Same thing happens to me every time I always forget
      Do you have winterboard installed?
    1. Nyyankees's Avatar
      Nyyankees -
      Quote Originally Posted by Steve11 View Post
      Do you have winterboard installed?
      I do but I'm not using any themes or anything with it to be honest
    1. Steve11's Avatar
      Steve11 -
      Doesn't matter. It will still cause your phone to crash. Uninstall it then try spotlight. It's a known issue.
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      Spotlight is an awesome feature! I can't believe it gets in the way enough to completely remove it. As for accidentally activating it instead of notification center, the only thing the two gestures have in common is the downward motion, yet where you swipe is (relatively) apart.
    1. stanpwns's Avatar
      stanpwns -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Manley Silberhorn View Post
      This shouldn't be a thing. You can do this with iCleaner pro.
      ...since when can you disable Spotlight Search using iCleaner Pro?
    1. Titan3636's Avatar
      Titan3636 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Steve11 View Post
      Do you have winterboard installed?
      That worked!!! You're the man!
      Got another question: My current weather doesn't show on my NC anymore. Any ideas on that one?
    1. Steve11's Avatar
      Steve11 -
      Do you have ifile installed? If not, you will need it to fix NC. If not there is another way but it's more of a pain.
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      Quote Originally Posted by politicalslug View Post
      Spotlight is an awesome feature! I can't believe it gets in the way enough to completely remove it. As for accidentally activating it instead of notification center, the only thing the two gestures have in common is the downward motion, yet where you swipe is (relatively) apart.
      Spotlight is more apple kludge that I don't need. I have nothing to search for on my phone. Good riddance. Thanks for the great tweak!