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Thread: How to Enable a Hidden Preferences Pane in the Photos App in iOS 7

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    Default How to Enable a Hidden Preferences Pane in the Photos App in iOS 7


    There is a hidden pane full of all kinds of miscellaneous options in iOS 7's Photos application that was recently noticed and publicized by iOS developer Andrew Wiik via Twitter.

    This preferences pane has a lot of advanced settings, which are set internally by Apple for tweaking the functionality of the application, its behavior, and its performance. iOS developer PoomSmart has just released a new free jailbreak tweak called InternalPhotos in Cydia that will enable this preferences pane in the Photos application for those interested in exploring.

    After being installed, you will notice a new gear button at the top right of the Photos application, as shown below:



    When you tap on it, you will get to see (and even play around with) all of the following settings and options:



    Because some of these options are for advanced users only, it's only our fair warning that we suggest to exercise with caution and don't play around with anything if you don't know what it does. Luckily, there is a "Restore Defaults" option in the pane in case you do mess anything up.

    InternalPhotos is available right now for free in Cydia's BigBoss repository. The tweak itself has no options to configure. Once you install the tweak, you'll notice the new gear button right away.

    Name: InternalPhotos
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0-1
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.1.2
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1.2
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: PoomSmart

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    Is there an explanation of what some of these settings do somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HovikGas View Post
    Is there an explanation of what some of these settings do somewhere?
    No. I think it should be pretty self explanatory though. This is almost exactly like the huge hidden settings area that can be accessed through the control center.

    Mess around with them, they're not going to do too much though. They're just meant for dev testing. For example, disabling "Enable JPEG" would force all images to be in the PNG file format. Other ones like "Max Scroll Speed for Quality" would just adjust how fast the photos app will allow you to scroll, but I'm not sure if that's just a threshold for how fast you could scroll without losing quality from the thumbnails in the list, or if it's just a generic setting that will let you set it as fast as you want, but not care about quality. Try it yourself.

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