Lock App Icons on the iOS 7 Home Screen

Looking for a way to keep iOS app icons in their place on the home screen? The jailbreak tweak IconLock7 updates this tool for iOS 7, making it easy to prevent unauthorized app deletions or movement of app icons on the iPhone. These actions are verified with a password, supplied to IconLock7 before the tweak allows apps to start wiggling.


Once IconLock7 is installed from Cydia, simply hold down on a home screen app icon to enter a password. This will be required moving forward for any app layout adjustment or app deletion. The password can be changed later from Settings -> IconLock7 -> Change Password. Of course, to access the tweak's settings the current password must be entered first.

Besides the password and a kill switch to disable the tweak entirely, IconLock7 has no other settings to configure. For those looking to prevent kids or others who are borrowing an iOS device from mucking up the app layout or deleting apps accidentally, IconLock7 helps to keep things in their place. As long as the device owner doesn't have to reconfigure or delete apps often, entering the password is quick and easy.

IconLock7 is available on Cydia from the BigBoss repo for free. Check here for instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 7.x with evasi0n 7. You can also find out how to purchase and install Cydia tweaks with this guide.