In iOS 6, when you want to share a picture or a link, a grid of icons pops up allowing you to Mail, Message, Tweet, Assign to a contact, Print, Copy, or Use as a wallpaper. Odds are you don’t use all the sharing options frequently; maybe just two or three. The unintuitively named ‘CleanActivity‘ tweak doesn’t get rid of browser cookies or your search history; instead it lets you selectively choose sharing activities, so you can pare down on the sharing shortcuts.
CleanActivity’s Settings are also somewhat unintuitive. Toggling a service to ‘on’ will disable it from the shortcut tray. You can also set specific apps to be unaffected, depending on your workflow. This can be useful if you share a lot of websites on Facebook, but you only email photos.
CleanActivity only works on iOS 6 and up, which makes sense as that’s when the new sharing menu was introduced. As a consequence, you can currently only install it on the few devices with access to the tethered iOS 6 jailbreak, but when the untethered iOS 6 jailbreak is available to the public, you should be able to get rid of the unused sharing icons on the 5th gen iPod Touch, iPad Mini, and iPhone 5. The tweak is not only free to install through the BigBoss repository, the source code is also available on Github.
What sharing activities have you never used? Personally, I’ve never touch the default “add to reading list” option in Safari. Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
João De Sousa says
a tweak for iOS 6? well, first we need a jailbreak for use a tweak… just saying
Yes still waiting and Apple TV
Michael Schnier says
iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, iPod Touch 4th gen.