As iOS strives to improve every year, there is one feature that I’ve always wanted Apple to add to the firmware. That is performing bulk actions on your Home screen apps such as deleting multiple apps at once or moving them in and out of a folder together.
When you want to remove a bulk of apps from your iPhone, you have to delete them one at a time. The same applies to moving apps in and out of a folder. This can be a hassle if you want to perform the operation on many apps. Luckily, if your device is jailbroken, you can check out a new jailbreak tweak called MultiActions which is a great time-saver.
MultiActions allows you to choose the apps that you want to remove from your device and delete them all at once. Apart from this, it also offers two more feature for creating a Home screen folder out of multiple apps as well as moving out all the apps from a folder back to the Home screen.
Using the tweak is very simple and straightforward. When you put your device into jiggle mode, you can choose multiple apps by tapping on their icon. A red checkmark appears on the apps you’ve selected.
At the bottom of the screen, you’ll find a small tray that shows the number of apps you’ve selected as well as two buttons for deleting them all at once or creating a folder out of them. If you’re within a folder while in jiggle mode, a third button will appear for moving out all the apps from the folder back to the Home screen.
MultiActions also comes with a dedicated preferences pane where you’ll find the following settings:
- Enable or disable tweak on demand
- Allow folder selection
- Choose the gesture for opening folders while in jiggle mode
- Set folder name manually
- Show confirmation prompt for uninstall and move operations
MultiActions is a very handy tweak that saves you a lot of time. Another feature that I’d like to see added to the tweak is to move multiple apps together from one Home screen page to another. If you’d like to download MultiActions, it is available for $1.49 on Cydia’s BigBoss repo.
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