If you're in the market to change how the notification banners look on the iPad, then a new jailbreak tweak called HoverNotifications by iOS developer Firemoon777 may be of interest to you.

HoverNotifications changes the notification banners on the iPad so that instead of taking the full width of the display, they'll look more like the notification banners in OS X Yosemite, where they just hover over the display to the right side of the display, as shown above.

Then you tap and drag down on the notification banner, you will still be able to quick reply to the notification as you usually could, however the notification banner will still hover instead of taking up the full width of the display, as shown below:



The tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure various options for the tweak's appearance and behavior:



Here, you can:

  • Enable or disable the tweak on demand
  • Force the low power alert to also appear as a hovering banner instead of an alert
  • Configure a theme of your liking
  • Show a test notification
  • Save your changes and respring


As you can probably see from the preferences pane, the tweak is fully themable. You can pick from any of the three pre-set themes, which are Pro, Red, and Default. In this review, we kept it default to keep it looking Apple-ish. You can make your own themes too if you want to, but it is more in-depth than some will like as you have to do some file-tinkering. A respring is required every time you make changes to the Settings for them to take effect.

If you want to give HoverNotifications a try, it's available in Cydia right now for $1.49 in the BigBoss repository. The tweak requires an iPad running iOS 8 to be installed and used.

Name: HoverNotifications
Price: $1.49
Version: 1.0
Requirements: iOS 8.0-8.1.2, iPad
Tested on: iPad Mini with retina display running iOS 8.1.2
Repo: BigBoss
Developer: Firemoon777
Editor's Rating:  4/5