Auxo 2 for iPhone review

Auxo 2 for iPhone review

If you regularly jailbreak your iPhone, you are no doubt familiar with Auxo. If you don't use it, you've at least heard of it. The original version of Auxo brought with it multitasking that was actually usable in an iOS 6 world. Auxo 2 is now available for iOS 7 and takes the multitasking game to an entirely new level.

When you launch Auxo 2 for the first time, you'll immediately notice that it has become a fusion between iOS 7 multitasking and Control Center. This new view is what Auxo 2 calls Multi-Center. It can be triggered by swiping up from the bottom of the screen or by double tapping the Home button. If you prefer to not have Control Center and multitasking merged into one view, you can disable it in Settings and keep them separate.

If you have the Multi-Center view enabled in Auxo 2, you'll notice some changes. Along the top and bottom of the screen you have access to common controls such as AirPlay, AirDrop, and system toggles such as WiFi, Camera, calculator, and more. If you don't like this view, which I don't know why you wouldn't, you can hide it in Auxo's settings.

The Quick Switcher, arguably Auxo 2's most prominent feature, lets you access recently used apps with one simple gesture. Just drag your finger up from the bottom left of the screen to launch the Quick Switcher. Now scrub left and right and let go on the app you'd like to launch. You can also drag your finger up from the bottom right corner of the screen in order to return to the Home screen instantly. As with any other settings for Auxo 2, these gestures can be disabled and customized in Auxo's settings section.

If you purchased the original version of Auxo, you'll get a discount on Auxo 2 which brings the price to $1.99. If you didn't purchase the original, the full price of Auxo 2 is $3.99, which in our opinion isn't bad for what's arguably one of the best jailbreak tweaks we've seen for iOS 7 thus far. Auxo 2 isn't currently available for iPad but will be eventually, as a free update to the existing Auxo 2 app.

If you try out Auxo 2, let me know what you think of it in the comments! What's your favorite feature of Auxo 2? Let me know that too!

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Allyson Kazmucha

Senior editor for iMore. I can take apart an iPhone in less than 6 minutes. I also like coffee and Harry Potter more than anyone really should.

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Auxo 2 for iPhone review

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I love this tweak but the only disadvantage is that doesnt support CCControls so it only has the 5 stock controls (Airplaine Mode, Wifi, Bleutooth, Do not Disturb and Rotation Lock) but i fix this by installing TouchBar wihich puts the CCConrrols on the status bar by just tapping the status bar once

Based on iOS 7 incorporating Auxo v1, maybe iOS 8 will have the stuff in Auxo 2. Though, I hope the creators make some nice dough before this happens.

I would like to have this app at appstore. I never jailbreak. Sometimes I think about jailbreak and then I go to section of jailbreak and I see tons of people with problems after jailbreak. :F

Can't have this app on the appstore as it fundamentally changes how the iPhone works. Basically, it alters things that Apple says that you can't alter.