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One of the neatest features of latest Samsung Galaxy series phones (after Galaxy S3) is that, they all offer Smart Alerts feature & few others, through detecting motion. I used all the phones in that series, including the Galaxy Note-3 (not Galaxy S5 yet) and I know the full importance of using the Smart Alerts.
I am one those people who don’t keep staring at the phone screen all the time & my phone is mostly kept on Silent mode to avoid interruptions during meetings, Skype calls & sometimes when working. This leads to not noticing the missed calls, incoming text messages, WhatsApp or Telegram messages etc.
By using Smart Alerts, I was also benefited to understand missed notifications through its vibration alert, & I would quickly take a look. However, I was missing this great feature since I moved on to the iPhone 5.
Samsung Smart Alerts
Thanks to the ‘Discreet’ jailbreak tweak (including for IOS 7 & 64bit devices) developed by Drew Dunne that uses Activator Listener to activate a vibration alert for any pending, unseen notifications.
‘Discreet’ Jailbreak Tweak Offers Smart Alerts For iPhone
‘Discreet’ jailbreak tweak can be used when screen is locked & any Activator listener on physical buttons will trigger this. Like, I have set it for ‘Short Hold (home button)’. Which means, if the phone is in my pocket during meetings or on the desk – I would simply ‘short hold’ the home button & the phone vibrates to tell about the pending notifications.
The code for ‘Discreet’ tweak is also available on Github here.
How To Download & Setup
‘Discreet’ tweak is available for free & is released via The BigBoss Repo on Cydia.
- Search for ‘Discreet’ tweak within Cydia
- Install & respring your device
- Go to Settings > Activator > At Lockscreen > Short Hold (Press & hold Home Button) > Select ‘Discreet’ from the list of triggers.
I like this tweak & make us feel proud for having decided to jailbreak our devices. Thanks to the developers. Hope this helps. Do tell us through comments if you too found this tweak useful.