Virtual Home turns the Home button into a touch screen

When the jailbreak appeared for iOS 7 many people started to imagine the amount of new functions that different tweaks could add to the Touch ID sensor . With the Mobile Substrate update just a few days ago, which allows developers to update their tweaks to work on A7 processor devices, the iPhone 5s, iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display, the first to take advantage of this sensor are beginning to appear.

Virtual Home is one of the first tweaks based on the iPhone 5s Touch ID sensor. Working with this sensor, Virtual Home allows us to convert the Home button into a touch button , a use that Apple did not want to implement when it introduced the Touch ID sensor, at least for the moment, but which has been one of the most demanded by users.

Virtual Home turns the Home button into a touch screen
Virtual Home turns the Home button into a touch screen

The operation of the tweak is very simple, and once installed, you only need to touch the button once, which is equivalent to one touch . If, on the other hand, you want to open the multitasking, you will have to touch and hold the Home button, without pressing. This continuous press is the equivalent of a double press on the Home button.

One of the best things about this tweak is that you can save a lot of keystrokes , which is a very important aspect because the Home button is one of the most sensitive parts of the iPhone to breakage. The only thing you can’t do without pressing is to activate Siri or the triple press.

One of the aspects to be improved is the delay when pressing, of approximately 1.5 seconds , which according to the developers will be improved in the next update along with the support for Siri.

Since the release of the jailbreak many tweaks have appeared for iOS 7 , some very interesting, as we told you a few days ago, and now with the Mobile Substrate update they will appear more and more taking advantage of the power of the A7 processor and the multiple possibilities of the Touch ID sensor. If you want to try Virtual Home, it is available in Cydia, in the BigBoss repository, for free.

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