lockbar settings

It’s tough sometimes to get excited about a jailbreak tweak that performs the exact same function as several others before it. Today’s tweak, for example, adds system toggles to your Lock screen. I can’t even count how many others there are that do this.

But that doesn’t mean you should ignore LockBar Settings Lite all together. In fact, it’s actually a pretty handy little utility. You see, its toggles stay hidden on your Lock screen until you swipe up, or double tap, on the ‘slide to unlock’ bar to reveal them…

As you’d expect, LockBar Settings Lite has a sizable options menu in the Settings app. Here you can set its activation method—swipe or double tap—and program its toggles. You can have up to 4 of them, and enable them with either a single or double tap.

Unfortunately, there aren’t a whole lot of toggles to choose from. I counted six, including Airplane, Bluetooth, Flashlight, Location, Respring and Wi-Fi. It’s a decent start, but here’s hoping the developer plans to add others, like DoNotDisturb and AutoLock.

Otherwise, though, it’s a solid tweak. The sliding animation is smooth, the icons look sharp, and it’s handy that they’re located below the Lockbar where your thumb rests. And I know there are dozens of tweaks out there that already do this, but it’s worth checking out.

If you’re interested, you can find LockBar Settings Lite in Cydia, in the ModMyi repo, for free.

Thoughts?