4 Best Instagram Cydia Tweaks for iOS 8/9

September 8, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen1



4 Best Instagram Cydia Tweaks for iOS 8/9

September 8, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen1

When discussing the most popular social networking applications across different mobile operating system, nothing can beat Instagram and Twitter. While both apps are simple and straightforward, Instagram still lacks important features and should have provided more than what it currently offer right now. Recently, there was a new update version of Instagram for iPhone and iPad that allows users to post photos and videos in landscape and portrait formats without using a third-party application.

That is a good move for the Facebook-owned company, however, with their speed in enhancing the service, it will be long until we see anything new. Good news for jailbreakers, though, because if you have access to Cydia then adding more features to the official Instagram app is super easy. Below we have some of the best Cydia tweaks for Instagram app and all of these packages support iPhone and iPad that are running on iOS 8 or higher.

InstaBetter – All-in-One Instagram Tweak for iOS

As we were mentioning earlier, if you could use Cydia then you can install a bunch of tweaks that lets you add additional functionality to your Instagram application. But there is a catch, though, most tweaks only provide you with only one or two features, and so you’re required to install multiple tweaks. A recently released Cydia package called InstaBetter will change that and provide more than 10 different features for your Instagram app in one small tweak.


Let’s take a look at what’s inside InstaBetter:

  • Mute your followers without blocking them
  • Save Instagram photos in HD
  • Remove sponspored ads
  • View DMs without notifying the sender
  • Hold down to copy text and images
  • Custom locations
  • Show follow status on profiles, similar to Twitter
  • Open links in Instagram
  • And more…

If InstaBetter is something you’ve been looking for, you can download it from the BigBoss repo for free.

SaveGram – Save Instagram pictures to your Camera Roll

If saving Instagram photos and videos is the only thing you wish to have on your iPhone or iPad, then SaveGram is probably the best as it provide just that and nothing else. When it comes to a photo that you want to save, just tap on the ellipses menu icon and there should be a “Save” button. Once you press on it, the picture will go directly to your Camera roll.


The thing I like about SaveGram is that it’s a lightweight tweak, always come out with an update whenever a new version of Instagram is available. You can install this tweak from Cydia’s BigBoss repo for free.

InstaMute – Mute Instagram followers

Twitter has a built-in functionality where you can mute someone without having to unfollow or block them. This feature should be in Instagram core too but unfortunate it’s not. But if you want a way to mute any of your followers on Instagram, InstaMute will allow you to do that. Of course, the person who got mute won’t be able to know and your feed is now less annoying.


Grab InstaMute tweak from the BigBoss repo for free on your jailbroken iOS 8 device.

InstaTools – Zoom in Instagram photos on iPhone

InstaTools is also a new Cydia tweak for Instagram that capture a lot of attention recently for one of it features. Starting from now on, you can actually zoom in a picture on Instagram using this tweak and also save that photo to your stock Photos app.


There are two new buttons added under each photo and they are for saving and sharing Instagram posts with your friends on different social networks. To zoom in an Instagram photo, all you have to do is tapping on it and continue to do so for a closer view. InstaTools is surprisingly free of charge and you can download it from Cydia.

That is all we got, please let us know which tweaks is the best when it comes to adding additional features to your Instagram app.

Hawon Nguyen

You can call me a geek, blogger, jailbreaker, or anything you want. Just know that I love to write about All Things Apple, Cydia tweaks, and Jailbreak Guides.

  • Josh

    Nice list. I barely know about InstaBetter. Thanks man!