As an iDB writer, I spend a lot of time downloading and installing Cydia packages on my iPhone. The problem is that I don’t want my device locking in the middle of my work, and toggling off the autolock feature is a 5 step process.

Naturally, I turned to Cydia for a utility to solve my problem. There were a couple of good options available, but I really liked SleepDepriver. Unlike the other jailbreak tweaks, SleepDepriver disables your screen from dimming…

A couple of days ago Jeff reviewed a package called Caffeine. The utility allows you to map the iOS autolock toggle to an Activator function. That way you don’t have to hop in and out of the Settings app to access the feature.

SleepDepriver does the exact same thing, except that it keeps your iDevice screen from dimming as well. This can come in handy if you want to be able to glance at your iPhone or iPad while autolock is turned off.

From what I’ve seen so far, the tweak works perfectly. There’s even a cool little icon that pops up in the status bar to indicate when it’s active. If you want to take SleepDepriver for a spin, it’s available in Cydia for free.

What autolock toggling utility do you prefer?

  • MrA

    “What autolock toggling utility do you prefer?”

    The normal one in settings.

  • Sorry but

    YAWN making me sleepy he he

  • Sharpe340

    Doesn’t the stock Autolock feature already allow this or am I not getting this article?

    • It dose indeed and that’s what I use to stop it sleeping
      So snooooooz this tweek


    I use Autolock SBSettings toggle for SBSettings. This enables / disables autosleep.

  • David

    How dose it affect the battry

    • Whammy!

      It obviously fucking decreases it.

      • Li

        It meant you go to sleep nit the iPhone!!!

      • Pete

        Niice one! Lol 🙂