One of my favorite changes in iOS 7 was the new multitasking app-switcher window. I hated the old method of having a row of redundant app icons at the bottom of my screen in previous versions of iOS. But, if you’re not like me, and you hate the new, prettier app preview cards, you’ll be glad to know you can get the old version back (if you have a jailbroken phone).
If you have a jailbroken iOS 7 device, there’s now a tweak called ClassicSwitcher in the BigBoss repo that’ll bring you back the old UI. Once installed and set up, double-tapping the home button will take you back to the old row of app icons. Tap and hold an icon and you can delete them from your phone’s recent-running-apps memory. It also adds a couple of new features like showing multiple application icons, changing the opening animation and the ability to specify the number of rows based on app numbers, among others.
To me, it sounds like returning back to a nightmare of endless red cross badge icons, but to others – I’m sure – it’s returning to the good old days of a less-pretty iOS.
The tweak costs $0.99 and is available now.