Aeternum brings the Apple Watch home screen to iPhone

apple watch iphone home screen

The Apple Watch has a home screen that is radically different from the iPhone. Although both show app icons, the iPhone shows roundrect app icons in a rectangular grid, while the Apple Watch shows circular icons in a diagonally aligned grid, with icons becoming smaller as they move farther away from the center.

We’ve already seen a prototype of the Apple Watch interface on the iPhone, but Aeternum is a new jailbreak tweak that isn’t a prototype, and actually applies the Apple Watch interface to the iPhone home screen.

Apple Watch apps

The icons grow bigger or smaller depending on their position on the screen, labels hide or unhide depending on available space, and pressing the home button brings you right at the center of the screen, with the Spotlight search button in focus. You can pinch to zoom out, and get a birds-eye view of the home screen, and tapping on any app launches it with a nice circular animation.

Here’s a video demo:

The tweak can be configured through its Settings panel, with options to enable or disable the dock, show app names, etc. There’s also an option to change the circular icons to pentagons, but that doesn’t looks as good.

You can rearrange the home screen by pressing an holding on an icon, after which they start rotating about themselves. Then you can group them into clusters based on your preference.

Aeternum is available for $2.99 from the Cydia Store. Let us know what you think of the tweak in the comments below.

If you haven’t jailbroken your iOS device yet, check out our guide for the step-by-step instructions:

➤ How to Jailbreak iOS 8 – iOS 8.1 on Windows

➤ How to Jailbreak iOS 8 – iOS 8.1 on Mac