SPTouch for iOS imitates a press of home/power button [Tip, Jailbreak]

IMG_2763One of the many problems that iPhone users face is a broken home button which is annoying . I faced the same problem with my iPhone 4 and I had to press the home button hard enough for it to work . However the assistive touch option available in settings comes in real handy in such situations but it’s not the perfect solution .

This is where jailbreaking comes into action to overcome your hardware problems . SPTouch is a new tweak released in Cydia that offers to act like a virtual home button . Upong installing SPTouch , a new small button will appear on your home screen which you can move around just like the assistive touch .

Tapping on the button will imitate a press of the Home button . Double tap to launch the app switcher and triple tap to lock the device . When installed , SPTouch will appear in the settings menu with a range of settings to make . You can scroll the bar to adjust the size of the button , set the opacity as well as select the color of the button .

If you have a broken home or lock button , SPTouch is a must have jailbreak tweak which is much cheaper than fitting a new home or lock button . Although assistive touch offers to act like a virtual home button as well , SPTouch is much easier and less obstrusive than assistive touch plus it allows you to lock your device or launch the app switcher as well .

SpTouch is available in Cydia for free and works on all iPhone , iPod , iPad running iOS 7 .

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  • Paolo Smedile

    Thank you so much for the article about my tweak. I like it. I’ve just submitted the new version 1.0.7. That’s the changelog:
    * Added option to fix the position of SPTouch in one of the two default sides of the screen.
    * “One tap to close” bug is now fixed.
    * Is now possible to hide the border.

    Is it possible for you to add at the end of the article a link to my personal post about SPTouch? It will add a lot of info about future releases.

    That’s the link: http://www.pcexpert-blog.com/2014/01/sptouch-multi-purpose-virtual-button-to-emulate-all-physical-buttons-of-your-device.html

    Thanks in advance
    Best regards
    Paolo Smedile