Reveal: Upcoming Jailbreak Tweak Allows You to Scroll Through Notifications

Reveal is a cool new jailbreak tweak that should be available in Cydia shortly.

The jailbreak tweak enhances the iOS Notification feature, by allowing users to scroll through text in the banner notification or the notification on the Lock screen.

The iOS banner notifications are quite useful, the alerts pop up discreetly at the top of your screen, without interrupting what you’re doing, if it’s important, then you can tap on the notification to launch the app to check the notification.

The same applies for notifications on the lock screen, you get a quick summary of the your recent notifications from the Lock screen itself, so you can decide to either swipe on the notification to launch the respective app to check the notification, if it’s important or ignore it.

But wouldn’t it be even better if you could read the entire notification from the Lock screen or via the banner notification?

Conrad Kramer (@conradev) and Joshua Tucker (@joshmtucker) – developers of Reveal have figure out a clever way to do just that, which seems like a more efficient way to check notifications for text, email etc.

Reveal allows you to manually scroll through the banner notification or notification on the Lock screen, so you don’t have to waste time tapping on the notification to launch the app to read the message. We’re assuming that it disables the gesture that allows you to dismiss a banner notification [Update: More details below].

You can check out the demo of the jailbreak tweak in action below:

Reveal is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Reveal will be available on Cydia for $1.99. Josh Tucker has tweeted that the jailbreak tweak will be available in the next 24 hours.


As expected, Joshua has clarified in the comments that the gesture to dismiss notification is disabled (thanks Joshua!):

if a banner is scrollable (i.e. there’s more content than what’s viewable directly), the dismissal gesture is disabled so there are no conflicts whatsoever.

Let us know what you think of the jailbreak tweak in the comments.