LockEditor adds fine tuning to the appearance of the lock screen on jailbroken iOS devices. Minimalists will enjoy the option to remove keypad button rings on the passcode entry screen. Those looking to customize can add flavor with custom text, or toggle over 20 individual options to mod the lock screen. Tbe best part about LockEditor is its stand-alone design, no theming packages are required.
One of the cool things about switching off the simple passcode in iOS 7.1 is a new keyboard design that shows up on the lock screen. This special keyboard only arrives when the user is prompted for a complex passcode, one that includes numbers and letters. Now those with jailbroken devices can install the lock screen keyboard across the entire iOS 7.1 system.
The keyboard itself features transparent keys entirely outlined in white, on a dark background. LockKeyboard is the name of the tweak, which will replace the default iOS 7.1 keyboard with the lock screen keyboard at all times. Once installed, there are no settings or options at all. The new keyboard just appears in any app that needs keyboard input.
There's an ever-expanding list of ways to customize the iPhone unlock for jailbreakers. Users with iOS devices that are not equipped with Touch ID can find some of these mods incredibly useful. The latest addition to the list is a tweak called BlowToUnlock.
This unique method of unlocking the iPhone is similar to Balloonimals but not as fun. Instead of the descriptive term "useful," the word "novelty" is more appropriate for this tweak. The best part about BlowToUnlock is that the developer has released the package free of charge.
When it comes to security concerns, the Heartbleed security flaw is currently dominating headlines everywhere. The good news is that iOS devices are not vulnerable to Heartbleed. Regardless of this fact, setting a passcode is the first step in securing personal information on the iPhone from prying eyes.
Simple passcodes are convenient to use, but limited to a four-digit number. For those looking to beef up the security of their iOS devices, replacing these four digits with a complex passcode will help. Once activated, this feature allows numbers, letters and special characters to be used, vastly improving the strength of the passcode. A long string or several words strung together can be used, locking down an iOS device at the specified time interval.
Looking for a faster way to access heavily used apps on your iPhone? A new tweak named AppSlider makes it possible to add two app icons to the unlock slider at the bottom of the lock screen. You can choose which apps to make available at all times.
The best part is that the AppSlider tweak respects your passcode, and will follow the same rules as the unlock slider. Once installed on a jailbroken iPhone, AppSlider will shorten the width of the unlock slider and add two app icons when enabled. Any native or third party apps can be opened directly from the lock screen.