Quickly enable the Passcode on your device with TapTapPass

By , Mar 26, 2013

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By default, it takes you at least 6 steps to enable your device’s Passcode from your Home screen. You have to launch the Settings app, navigate through a couple of screens to the Passcode Lock window, and set it up.

While this process is just fine for folks who keep their iOS devices Passcode-protected at all times, it’s fairly tedious for those that only enable the security feature every once in a while. Luckily, there’s TapTapPass…

TapTapPass is a jailbreak tweak that allows you to enable your device’s Passcode with a tap, gesture or any other Activator function. So if you don’t usually have it on, but need to for some reason, you can do so quickly.

The package doesn’t have a Springboard icon or a Settings pane. You configure everything from within the Activator app, which can be accessed either by its Home screen icon, or the Activator panel in your Settings app.

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Once you’ve chosen an Activator function, you’re all set. Now anytime you perform that function—shake your device, double tap your Status bar, etc.—TapTapPass will activate the default iOS Passcode for your device.

Upon unlocking the device with the Passcode, the feature will be disabled. And you can either use the function to lock it again, or use the Sleep button to perform a standard, no-password lock. It’s as simple as it sounds.

I wish the tweak would allow you to use a Simple 4-digit Passcode, but other than that it’s pretty solid. I won’t be keeping it, but if you think you could benefit from something like this, I recommend checking it out.

TapTapPass is available in Cydia, in the ModMyi repo, for free.

Update: reading through some of the comments, I decided to try messing around with my Passcode settings a bit to see if I could get the tweak to work with a Simple Passcode. And after turning Passcode lock on, and toggling Simple Passcode off and back on again, I was able to get it to work. Thanks guys!

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  • http://twitter.com/Devin_Plebuch Devin Plebuch

    I never was able to get this tweak to work properly. :/ It would turn off my passcode, but it would never turn it back on when the Activator action was repeated. :(

  • http://twitter.com/keyursavjani Keyur Savjani

    Ok so am I the only one with the issue that lets you sign in with any password? Like you can type anything and it lets you in? How do you change it?

    • Mario

      You need to turn on the passcode in the regular Settings.app. With the tweak enabled you don’t need to type your code when you lock your device with the sleep button. You will need to put in your code, when you use the assasigned activator action.

  • Eric M

    It’s never worked for me. Clever Pin is still the way to go. Works flawlessly.

  • http://twitter.com/Sh0ttyBoi Sh0tty

    Most useful tweak out there!I ?Got this the first day it was released works great. Now if you dont have your phone with you and wanna lock it, just double tap the sleep button.

  • Om Soni

    Clever Pin is waaaaaaaaay better than this. NO hates for this tweak, it’s just my personal opinion. :)

  • Mario

    It actually does work with a simple passcode. It just doesn’t work when you have your passcode time set to anything else than immediately. But since you want this enabled in certain situations only, another time interval would defeat the purpose.

    • deepdvd

      I have mine set to not require the passcode for 1 hour, but I would like the ability to lock the device immediately and require the passcode (like after a respring). I thought this tweak would do that for me, but unfortunately doesn’t work in my situation.

  • gunther80

    Hello , can anyone provide that wallpaper?

    • bloodshed

      here is a way i use to find wallpapers i like..take a screenshot>crop a clean selection of the wallpaper >save it. now go to Google images-search and search by image. works 90% of times.
      i managed to find the wallpaper above, but sadly i can’t post a link here.

  • christodouluke

    This tweak does allow you to use the simple 4-digit passcode, you just need to actually have passcode enabled in settings

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robson-Jr-S/515496604 Robson Jr S

    I installed the app but once I resprung it automatically lock my phone.
    It didn’t let me set up a password

  • tymanbrew

    Works great, make sure you have passcode lock enabled !

  • Esai

    Hey iDownloadblog members, where do you guys get all those awesome wallpapers?

    • Melvco

      I collect them from all over the web, so it’s hard to keep track. But if you ever see a wallpaper you like in one of my posts, contact me on Twitter @melvco and if I have it I’ll send it to you.

  • Sentry

    YES, i’ve been waiting for this exact function for so long, it’s perfectly suited for me. Clever Pin is great but not ideal for everyone due to its requirements. This is simpler and offers more control, it seems. Looking forward to using it.