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    Default Developer Finds Interesting Hidden Settings in iOS 7, Features to Come Soon?


    iOS developer Hamza Sood has spent some time digging around in iOS 7 long enough to find some interesting hidden settings that have not yet been enabled in the first beta.

    After having dug into them himself, the developer was able to identify what the settings are for. It would appear that Apple has been working on settings for gestures within applications, ways to hide stock applications, settings for folder behavior, and more. All of the settings are nested within a main preferences pane in the Settings application called “SpringBoard.”

    Under the SpringBoard preferences pane are more preferences panes for the following: Parallax, Dock, Folders, Zoom Animations, Control Center, Lock Screen, App Slider, and CarDisplay.

    Sood includes screenshots for the Folders, App Slider and Close Box preferences panes, which reveal interesting Springtomize 2-like options, many of which were jailbreak-only until now, including:

    • Allowing nested folders
    • Pinching folders to close them
    • Blurring the folder icon
    • Blurring the folder background
    • Blurring Newsstand
    • Adjusting the settings of adaptive folder tinting
    • Multitasking gestures
    • Navigation gestures
    • Edge of display swipes
    • Corner of display swipes
    • Press-and-hold gestures
    • Gesture logging
    • Icon animations
    • Hiding stock applications
    • And more

    Notably, this is a very small fraction of the number of settings that Sood has discovered. So it piques our interest to see what else Apple may have in store for us. Apple has never really been the type of company to let its users have access to customization, so if Apple really does enable these features in a future release of iOS 7, Apple would certainly make several iOS users happy. On the other hand, there's always the chance that the settings could remain hidden forever.

    What do you think about the new settings?

    Sources: Hamza Sood via 9to5Mac
    Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 06-18-2013 at 11:34 AM.

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    Nice job Hamza. Very interesting Apple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmytj View Post
    Nice job Hamza. Very interesting Apple.
    Sweet Great job can not wait for the official release of IOS 7.

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    if Apple doesnt enable those settings, wouldnt the JB Devs be able to do it for us?

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    How is this hidden if it's in the setting application?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GooseG View Post
    How is this hidden if it's in the setting application?
    They're not there by default. The developer needed to enable them himself.

    Quote Originally Posted by LudaChris View Post
    if Apple doesnt enable those settings, wouldnt the JB Devs be able to do it for us?
    Yes. If and when iOS 7 is jailbroken after the public release.

    Who knows, Apple may enable the settings for users before then.

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    How do I enable these settings?

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    Nested folders and hiding stock apps? Yes please! 7 is shaping up better and better.

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    Hmm. Seems like it includes everything I want except one thing...


    Did anyone spot a Winterboard setting in there?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GooseG View Post
    How is this hidden if it's in the setting application?
    Well looking at the iOS it's not just that easy. Looked last night thru the SpringBoard app. The icons are there "parralax" "dock" "app slider" but to enable it seems a lot harder. It was said he had to do some tweaking to get it up and running. My thoughts were that you would toggle a plist to enable it.

    There isn't a plist in there to do that. I did find in the "Setup.app" a Setup-Entitlements.plist that has about 30 toggles within it.

    My thoughts are this would have been done on an A4 device only as its the only device where we can SSH into via the Limera1n exploit unless those guys have a private/undisclosed Bootroom exploit which could be the case.
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    So Apple seems to be taking cues from Activator and Springtomize. This is the kind of stuff that would entice me to jump to iOS7.
    And very nice find I might add!

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    I was wondering what that hamburger was for when I found it last week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matchstic View Post
    I was wondering what that hamburger was for when I found it last week!
    Yip there are some "unflat" weird icons in there that's for sure! I read somewhere he might have done it via the Xcode5 beta SDK. Haven't downloaded that yet have u?
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    Wow, if these were in the final release then it's just one less reason to keep a jailbreak.

    Hopefully they have a hidden biteSMS style QuickReply somewhere in there! That, and AT&T needs to let us unlimited people tether without losing our unlimited plans and bye bye jailbreak for me.

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    hmmm

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    interesting

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    Maybe someone will find a hidden setting for Messages that allows quick-reply.

    Or maybe not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DayumQuitPlayin View Post
    Maybe someone will find a hidden setting for Messages that allows quick-reply.

    Or maybe not.
    OS X Mavericks is getting Quick Reply. I'm sure iOS will follow eventually.

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    I highly doubt these will be all be enabled. It takes away from what apple likes to do as far as keeping the user experience simple. Most people can figure out what these settings can do. However, you all know as day to day consumers, not everyone is going to get it. They will make a change to a setting they don't know how they did it and then they hate apple because their phone "sucks".

    Will some of them be implemented? Possibly. But I really doubt they will change the tweaks for speeds and such. It is most likely for actual apple developers so they can test things out on the fly without having to reload their phones after a tweak is made or a bug fixed.

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    This is good news - Apple should work on making jailbreaking obsolete, not fight it.

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