New Priority Hub Tweak Brings a Blackberry 10-like Lock Screen to iOS 7

A new tweak by the name of Priority Hub was recently released, which makes the notification screen on your iPhone more organized and efficient. Essentially, this new tweak categorizes the notifications you receive by the application they come from, bringing a much more streamlined experience that lets you glance at your notifications much faster.

If you receive a lot of iOS notifications like myself, this tweak will be an absolute godsend. After letting your phone sit for an hour or so, you might have 20 new notifications, and this tweak makes it much easier to get an idea of what’s important and what isn’t. It’s one of the best parts of Blackberry 10, and it works great on iOS.

Once you install Priority Hub, you’ll notice that your notifications start organizing themselves immediately. An icon will appear above your lock screen notifications for each app that there are notifications for, and a small number will appear next to icon letting you know how many notifications there are for each app. Sadly, the tweak doesn’t work in Notification Center; that’s something I hope to see in a future update.

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In the Settings app you’ll see a new listing for Priority Hub, and there are a few settings to configure for the tweak within that pane. The most prominent of the settings is a toggle that lets you enable or disable the small number displaying the number of notifications you have for any given app. There’s also a quick option to choose where you want the app icons to appear: on the top or the bottom of the lock screen.

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Finally, there’s  really cool feature included within the tweak that isn’t apparent upon first look. If you pull down on the notification area of the lock screen with Priority Hub enabled, you can pull down to reveal a small clear icon. Release with this icon on-screen and all of your notifications will disappear.

Check out our video walkthrough of the tweak via our YouTube channel iPhoneHacksTV:

The tweak is available right now on the BigBoss repo in Cydia for free. Check out the above video for a quick look at the tweak’s features. And if you’re in place to do  be sure to give the developer Thomas Finch a donation via the Settings pane for the tweak; Priority Hub is worth at least $0.99.

What do you think of Priority Hub?