How to Change Resolution of your iPhone 6

In this guide, I will show you how to change the resolution of your iPhone 6 using a new jailbreak tweak called “Upscale.” This tweak will enable your device to have the full resolution of either an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6+ on your smaller-end iPhone and vice versa.

The tweak is currently in a beta version, which allows you to choose between several presets via its settings. The perks of changing your iPhone 6 resolutions include a decent-looking native UI, a seamless interface, no icon on the SpringBoard (only a preference pane), and, above all, landscape mode, which is exclusive to the iPhone 6+.

The iPhone 6+ assets appear much more reasonable on the 4.7-inch screen of the iPhone 6; that’s why we are primarily going to test iPhone 6+ presets on the iPhone 6.

Follow the instructions carefully:

1. Go to your Cydia app > Sources.


2. You will be presented with a list of all your installed sources on your device. The source we are going to use is not on Cydia, so we will add it manually.


3. The next thing we are going to do is tap on “Edit” at the top right of the screen.


4. Now, go to “Add” in the top left corner of the screen. A pop-up will appear, asking you to enter the “Cydia/Apt URL“.

cydia apt url

5. Here, you are going to type in “” Upon typing, tap on “Add Source.” It will take some time to verify the URL.

cydia apt url 1

6. After verifying that it is going to install, wait for it to complete. Then, tap on ‘Return to Cydia.’

return to cydia

7. Now, you will see a new source added to your Cydia with the name “Bd452 Beta Repo.” Tap on the new source you just added, and you will be directed to another page. Now, you have to go to “tweaks,” where we are going to find the tweak. The tweak is called “com.bd452.upscale.

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8. Now, tap on the “bd452.upscale.” Once you are inside, tap on the “Install” button located at the top right of the screen. When prompted for confirmation, tap on “Confirm.


9. Now, wait for it to load. Once it’s installed, you have to tap on “Restart SpringBoard” at the bottom of the screen.

restart springboard

10. Now, you will be directed back to the home screen. The next step is to go to the “Settings” of the device, scroll all the way down to “Upscale,” and tap on it.


11. When opening upscale, you can change the resolution on your device. You will have presets for iPhone 4/4s, iPhone 5/5s, iPhone 6, and 6+. Since we are using an iPhone 6, we will tap on “iPhone 6+” to select the preset for iPhone 6+.


12.  A pop-up message will appear; tap on “Okay.” Now, you will be returned to the home screen, and you can see that your resolution has changed, making your icons slightly smaller than before. If you go to your app drawer, you will notice that every option is also a tiny bit smaller.


13.  One perk of setting your iPhone 6 to the iPhone 6+ resolution is that when you rotate your device, the screen will automatically switch to landscape mode, a feature exclusive to iPhone 6+ users.


14.  In case you want to enter a custom resolution, you have to do it manually by going to Settings > Upscale in the lower section. You can enter your custom resolution in the “x” and “y” sections.

xy15. Now type “850” in the “x” section and “1511” in the “y” section. Before you hit “Apply,” make sure the cursor is in the “x” section. Then, tap on “Apply,” and you will be presented with a message. Tap “Okay.


16. Now, go back to your home screen, and you will notice the icons are larger than before, and the resolution is adjusted to the amount you entered. If the resolution doesn’t suit your liking, you can change it; experiment with it a little, and you will soon find the perfect resolution for your preference. Just make sure you don’t insert a large number in the “x” section and a small number in the “y” section, as that would mess everything up.

17. To save you some time, here are the some custom resolutions with their results on iPhone 6.

  • 850 x 1511 – Works and allows iPhone 6+ keyboard but with additional side space. Text is quite small.
  • 838 x 1490 – Works and allows iPhone 6+ keyboard. Text is pretty small.
  • 835 x 1484 – Works and allows iPhone 6+ keyboard.
  • 828 x 1472 – Works and allows iPhone 6+ keyboard plus settings rotation.

Kevin Arrows

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