Daily Tip: How to queue apps in Cydia [Jailbreak]

Interested in installing multiple apps from Cydia and want to know how to do it all at once in a batch queue? This is especially useful if you are installing things that will make you respring your phone. We all know respringing is a necessary evil in the jailbreak world, but this way you can get away with one respring instead of several. Click on through for the simple tutorial.

If you're browsing Cydia and there's more than one thing you'd like to download, there's an easy way to install all of them at the same time. Once you've found an app you want to install follow these easy steps to queue it for download.

  1. Tap the name of the app to bring up the download screen.
  2. Tap install.

  1. Tap Cancel/Queue in the upper left hand corner.
  2. A menu will pop up, tap Continue Queuing.

Some users have pointed out that if you're using the newer version of Cydia (I'm still on 4.1), the Cancel button isn't what you want, the queue button is at the bottom of the page.

You'll notice when you go back to browsing apps, anything queued for download will now show up in green. Once you've decided on the last app you'd like to download, when you click install, it will also install anything you have queued as well.

Let's say you don't find anything else you'd like and want to just download what you have queued (or want to remove something from your queue), you can use manage to install your queue.

  1. Tap Manage at the bottom
  2. Tap the blue Queue button in the upper right corner and confirm to download your queue

That's all there is to it. You now know how to install multiple Cydia tweaks and apps at once. This can be a life saver when downloading several things that require a respring. You won't have to keep respringing and reloading Cydia to download them individually. If you've used this method and have any additional input, let us know. If this is new to you, give it a try and let us know how it works out!

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Allyson Kazmucha

iMore senior editor from 2011 to 2015.