As soon as you unlock any iPhone, the first thing that appears is the app icon on the home screen. But some of those icons stand out because they are anime. When I look at the Home Screen of my iPhone or iPad, I often focus on calendars and watch apps that offer something beyond a static view, including an animate calendar and an animate time display. I’m wondering why Apple animates some of the app icons on the home screen and does not animate most of them. I think it’s an effort to make the home screen monotonous as well as an eye-catching interface. Apple does not come up with animated icons with IOS and iPadOS in addition to the watch and calendar apps.
Fortunately, jailbreakers can still do what they want with their devices, Including attractive animations to home screen icons with the newly released jailbreak tweaks like Gears by iOS developer Chr1s.
Gears tweak animate the Settings app icon with a rotating gear effect for anyone who has used iOS 6 before. It recalls the OTA update animation that appeared when trying to install an iOS software update.
After installation, Gears jailbreak tweak adds a preferences window in the settings app on your iPhone or iPad. Gears provides a switch to enable or disable the tweak at the user’s discretion. A respring button is also offered to save the changes you have made regarding the activation or deactivation.
Those looking for a smart way to add more movement to the home screen can download free gears from the Packix repository. The tweak officially supports Jailbroken iOS and iPadOS 13 devices. But it also works seamlessly on iOS 14.2.
What are your thoughts on the animated home screen icons provided by Gears? and leave your comment in the comment section below.