Get iOS 6 Sharing Menu Early With New Cydia TweakBy: Shaylin Clark - June 21, 2012
When Apple unveiled iOS 6 at last week’s WWDC 2012 keynote, they showed off a lot of great new features. A revamped Maps app, Facebook integration, FaceTime over 3G, new privacy settings, and a whole lot more. One of those new features was a much-needed improvement to the iPhone’s sharing menu.
With iOS 6, you’ll get a revamped revamped sharing menu that replaces the old stack of text-filled buttons with much more aesthetically pleasing grid of icons showing your various options – Twitter, Facebook, Messages, Email, etc. Unfortunately, though, iOS 6 is still a long way off, since it’s launching in the fall alongside the new iPhone. That means that if you’re sick of the boring old buttons and really want the new hotness, you’ll have to wait.
Unless, of course, you’re a jailbreaker. For those with jailbroken iDevices, a new Cydia tweak gets you the features of tomorrow’s iOS update today. The update, creatively dubbed iOS 6 Photos Menu, changes the share menu on your jailbroken device to match the menu from iOS 6. With the tweak, you can easily upload photos to Twitter, Facebook, or Google+, send them in an email or MMS message, assign them to a contact, and more.
iOS 6 Photos Menu is available free in the Cydia store. There’s no configuration necessary – just install, respring, and you’re good to go.