Ready for another interesting way to “secure” your iPhone’s app icons? The latest so-called security app on the block is IconLock, and it’s a free download on Cydia’s BigBoss repo.

While anyone who has any inkling about iPhone jailbreaking will easily compromise your plans to lock down your iPhone, it should be more than enough to keep grandma from accidentally ruining your app icon layout.

Check inside for a full video synopsis of IconLock…

Essentially all this tweak does is attempt to prevent ones from entering jiggle-mode. If you can stop jiggle-mode, then you can stop a person from altering your app icon layout.

To do this, the tweak has a password option that will prompt an end-user for the password when trying to adjust the settings or enter jiggle-mode.

The problem stems from the fact that anyone with any decent knowledge of jailbreaking will know to just disable the mobile substrate add-on via SBSettings, or uninstall the tweak outright from Cydia.

I guess the ones depending on IconLock are banking on others being behind the times in this particular area.

In nutshell, this tweak is fine for casual security, but I definitely wouldn’t look at it as a surefire way to keep your app icon’s locked down.

What are your thoughts? Do you have a better way to achieve this goal?

  • Scott

    First ;D ffs

  • Buraq

    Lockdown pro

  • I use LOCKDOWN PRO as well (allows you to lock/unlock any app on your iDevice with a password you set) – Works flawlessly!
    But… I just installed ICONLOCK and it also works great!
    Now I have 2 of the best methods/apps that protect my set up along with BACKBOARD (Backs up your springboard/app layout) – Thanks Jeff for this video review – Keep up the good work!

    • SimonOrJ

      In fact, IconLock is free while Lockdown Pro is paid tweak. So if you want to use only free tweaks, Lockdown Pro will be the choice! 🙂

    • SimonOrJ

      uh, sorry, LockIcon will be the choice, which is free. -_-;
      Sorry for misspelling.

  • Abs GITS

    At very least this tweak keep my 2 yr old daugther from deleting my apps. Lets hope she didn’t learn about sbsetting from your review

  • Stacy

    Love this! I have found that if I am holding my phone in my hand and I go to use it sometimes my icons are jiggling because my finger was pressing down on an icon by accident. Lockdown Pro for me is different in that it allows me to lock certain apps and folders so that people can’t access them. For example I have all of my bank apps in a finance folder. So I use Lockdown Pro to lock that folder.

  • Anonymous

    This is great, I was looking for something like this for when my 2,5 year old plays with the games, she has several times now got into wiggle mode and moved stuff around and even deleted apps.

    What I wish for is a way to lock her into a folder or only certain apps.
    Something like IncarcerApp but on folder level instead of a single app.

  • Anonymous

    This is great, I was looking for something like this for when my 2,5 year old plays with the games, she has several times now got into wiggle mode and moved stuff around and even deleted apps.

    What I wish for is a way to lock her into a folder or only certain apps.
    Something like IncarcerApp but on folder level instead of a single app.

  • zeyad haitham

    thank you so mush!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!