Clear All Notifications from Lock Screen with ClearLockNotifications
Clear all notifications on iOS 5 from your lock screen.
Apple did an amazing job with the Notification Center on iOS 5; no doubt whatsoever. It was a huge step-up to the prior notification system and opened up a lot of capabilities for developers, whether App Store or Cydia. One thing however that is somewhat aggravating about the notification system on iOS 5 is that you can't clear notifications off your lock screen. And since the Notification Center natively is not available on the lock screen, you have to go into your device, open the Notification Center, and clear them from there. Why go through all that when you should be able to clear them from the lock screen as well? Right on the heels of releasing NCQuickDismiss
pushed out another tweak that allows you to clear all notifications off your lock screen at once.
You're able to clear all notifications by tapping one of the "slider" buttons on the lock screen. After tapping, a small "X" button will appear on the right side, showing you the number of notifications on the lock screen. If you tap that "X" button, you will clear all the notifications off your lock screen. You can hide the button if you tap the icon again. Simple as that. The slide to answer/view feature still works fine with this tweak installed. ClearLockNotifications doesn't have any settings to configure and works upon installation.
From a functionality standpoint, this tweak is well needed. For users who won't get IntelliScreenX
or LockInfo for iOS 5, this is a handy feature. The only problem I see is that you're unable to clear individual notifications. You either have to clear all or clear none. It would be nice to be able to manually choose which ones you want to clear.
When you look at it from a GUI perspective, the way that it is incorporated is non-native. It doesn't match the iOS style and personally is a turn off for me (I have high GUI/concept standards). Updating the graphic design of this tweak may make it worth my while. Nonetheless, it's a good option for some despite this potential "problem."
It's free off of Cydia now and is available on all iOS 5 compatible devices.
Excited to finally have this feature? Or is it still not worth it yet? Post your thoughts below!