We’re just a few weeks away from the official release of iOS 11, which is packed with tons of exciting new features such as a native screen recorder, a redesigned App Store and Control Center, smarter Siri, and much more. It also includes a new screenshot feature that lets you better manage the screenshots that you take.
While iOS 11 is definitely an exciting upgrade from iOS 10, some users might avoid the upgrade to prevent losing their jailbreak. If you’re jailbroken and wish to try the new screenshot feature of iOS 11 on iOS 10, then look no further than a new jailbreak tweak known as ScreenshotXI.
ScreenshotXI brings the new screenshotting feature of iOS 11 to iOS 10. When you take a screenshot in iOS 11, a preview of it appears in the bottom left corner of your screen. This tweak brings a similar feature to iOS 10.
Once you install ScreenshotXI, take a screenshot on your iPhone and a preview window appears in the bottom left corner that shows the screenshot that was taken. If you tap and hold on it, the iOS Share Sheet is displayed which allows you to choose what you want to do with the screenshot, such as share it on social media, send it to a friend on WhatsApp, add to iCloud, and so on.
If you tap on the screenshot preview, you can edit it before saving. The tweak provides a set of tools to draw on the screenshot, add text, add a zoom window, as well as insert your custom signature. Once you’re done editing, you can share the screenshot right away or save it to your Camera Roll.
After taking a screenshot, the preview window disappears within a few seconds and the screenshot gets saved to your iPhone’s Photos library.
The tweak also offers a number of customizations that can be done via its dedicated preferences pane in Settings. The pane is broken down into three different sections, namely Configuration, Priority, and Appearance.
The Configuration section allows you to set the behavior of the tweak. It provides the following settings:
- Enable swipe gesture so that you can dismiss the preview window by swiping it to the right
- Set the duration of time that the screenshot preview will remain visible
- Disable the shutter sound when taking a screenshot
- Choose when the screenshot should be saved
- Automatically dismiss the preview window when locking your iPhone or during a call
- Disable screenshot sharing from the Lock screen
- Disable screen editing from the Lock screen
In the Priority section, you can prioritize the windows to determine what sits on top of another. The available windows are:
- Lock screen, Home screen, and Apps
- Control Center
- Notification Center
- Notification Banners
- Springboard Alerts
- Screenshot Flash
As the name implies, the Appearance section allows you to customize the look and behavior of the tweak.
- Set the animation speed
- Customize the color of the screenshot flash and the preview window
- Adjust the size of the preview window and its border, roundness, margin, and alpha values
These are all the additional configurations that ScreenshotXI provides, which puts it in a far better position than iOS 11’s new screenshot feature which doesn’t provide as much flexibility.
ScreenshotXI does its best to mimic the new screenshot functionality in iOS 11, and I have to say that it does a great job at it. The best part is that it allows you to quickly edit screenshots before saving them to your photos library. If you’re not planning to upgrade to iOS 11 when it gets released and prefer to stick to your iOS 10 jailbreak, then you should definitely give ScreenshotXI a try. The tweak is available for purchase for $1.00 from Cydia’s BigBoss repo.
iOS 11 comes with tons of exciting new features. As always, you can get some of the new features of iOS 11 on your jailbroken iOS 10 device with the help of tweaks that are available on Cydia. Read the following article to learn more:
If you’re on iOS 10 and wish to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad, then read the following article:
What do you think of ScreenshotXI? If you give it a try, do let us know how it goes in the comments below.