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RomanPad Puts Roman Numerals On NumericPad

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Written by Hassan Abbas

Roman numerals appear to be making a comeback in popularity. But those who demand classiness from everything they touch, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Just last week, we showed you a jailbreak tweak that adjusted the Status Bar time to appear as roman numerals instead of standard numbers. But with a newly released and free add-on called RomanPad (Beta) by iOS developer. Similarly, you can enjoy a similar experience on any number pad in iOS, including the Phone app’s dial pad and passcode entry screen.

The tweaks maintains Apple’s native design aesthetic while replacing all numbers that clearly show with roman numerals instead.

Another thing you might’ve happened to understand is that the number pad continues to display the small letter legends at the bottom of each key. But Unfortunately, we like this a lot.

After installing RomanPad, you’ll find a dedicated preference pane in the Settings app where you can configure the tweak to your liking:


Here, you can:

  • Toggle RomanPad on or off on demand
  • Choose what displays in 0’s place:
    • “-“
    • “0”
  • Disable or Enable letter assistance (the letter legends that appear at the bottom of keys)

After making changes, just tap on the red Apply button at the top right of the preference pane to make sure those changes take effect.

RomanPad is currently in its beta stages at the time of this writing, and so you might experience a few hiccups here and there. That aside, it’s a great way to make your handset look classier, and perhaps even baffle a potential troublemaker that doesn’t understand roman numerals.

If you’d like to give RomanPad (Beta) a try, then you can catch it free of cost from the Packix repository in Sileo or Cydia. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 11 and 12 devices.


Do you think these interfaces look worse or better with roman numerals instead of numbers? Discuss it in the comments section below!

Till then take care of yourselves 🙂

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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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