New Notification Center in the iOS 5 is one of the major new features in the this incarnation of the iOS. Gone is the super annoying message popups in pre-iOS 5 versions. Now all the message will be non-intrusive no matter what activity you are doing on your iDevice. They will pileup in the Notification Centre which you can bring-in by swiping down from the top. So all notifications are always available for the latter review there and can also be selectively deleted. As we mentioned before the real beauty and extensibility of the iOS 5 Notification Center only becomes apparent when you jailbreak your iOS 5 device. This is because only then you can install a ton of interesting new jailbreak iOS 5 Notification Center jailbreak widgets that will greatly extend the functionality of what you can access from there. We have already covered an extensive array of iOS 5 Notification Center widgets but we do have one detailed article with a long list of essential jailbreak widgets: Ultimate Compilation of Best iOS 5 Notification Centre Widgets [Cydia Tweaks]. Don’t forget to check this out!
Now the thing is after you install any of these Notification Center Jailbreak Widgets, you have to enable them before they will appear in the Notification Centre. So here is the simple procedure to enable jailbreak widgets:
Procedure to Enable iOS 5 Notification Center Widgets
Step 1) First download and install the desired widget.
Step 2) Now go the Settings and look for the list of widgets that are listed as “Not in Notification Center”.
Step 3) Now select the jailbreak widget that you want to enable.
Step 4) Optionally you can also push on the Edit in the upper right corner to rearrange the widgets – the way you like. It effects the way they appear in the iOS 5 Notification Center.
Step 5) Now the enabled widget should be visible in the iOS Notification Center!
You might also want to have a look at the very useful UISettings: First Third Party Widget For iOS 5 Notification Centre.
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