Unlock Sound 7

iOS 7 ushered in a whole new look and feel to the iOS we all knew. Its been a polarizing release to say the least, but I think that many of the naysayers are finally beginning to get used to the way things are.

But some things that Apple changed in iOS 7 never made sense to me. I can see getting rid of skeuomorphism, but I never quite understood why they ditched the unlock sound in iOS 7. It’s especially odd when you consider that the lock sound is still there.

UnlockSound7 is a new jailbreak tweak that allows users to regain the iPhone’s iconic unlock sound that occurs when unlocking the device. Take a look at our video walkthrough to see how it works.

Once installed, you’ll find a settings panel for UnlockSound7 in the stock Settings app. The settings contain a kill switch, custom unlock sound option, and custom volume level toggle and slider.

The tweak contains instructions on where to place custom sound files in order to use them with UnlockSound7. In most cases, though, it’s simply an install and go affair. There’s really no need to configure the tweak if all you’re interested in is bringing back the unlock sound.

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UnlockSound7 is a free jailbreak tweak that’s available on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. If you decide to give it a try, let me know what you think about it.

  • Justin Mahone

    Great!

  • It’s funny how the little things make such a big difference. I am really happy to have my favorite unlock sound back.

    • Haters hate

      Does this still work? And how do I jail break my iPhone? I downloaded cydia to my wallpaper but not sure where to go now.

  • Barry

    It just doesn’t feel the same.. :/

  • Jeffrey Feuerstein

    didnt even notice it was gone lol (i did know it though)

    • Antzboogie

      Speak English.

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        so what language do you think i’m speaking, dumbass? besides from the fact that i am speaking fairly well english, i am from holland, so english is not my native language.

      • Jonathan

        To be honest, I couldn’t tell, so nicely done. 🙂

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        thanks;)

      • Haters hate

        you weren’t speaking at all. you were typing 🙂

  • David Gitman

    damn I missed that sound

  • iOops

    Great to have it back. Missed it on my 5s

    • David Gitman

      you never had it on the 5S lol

      • 123bob

        lol

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        Ya, uh, I don’t think he was implying tht he ever had it on his 5S.

      • iOops

        +1

    • hkgsulphate

      sounds weird if you unlock the phone by fingerprint

      • iOops

        Feels quite natural to tell you the truth, at least for me.

  • 4p0c4lyps3

    Had this installed a while back and it started acting a bit wonky. Uninstalled and found I rlly wasn’t missing tht sound all tht much.

    • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

      r u british

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        Nope, ‘ugly American.’

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        Just noticed u r a Steeler fan. I’m from the ‘Burgh.’ Lol

      • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

        i just like teams thats win. why am i ugly?

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        U asked if I was British. I was saying, no, I’m American. It was a joke coz some foreigners like to refer to us as ‘ugly Americans.’ I was referring to myself. Lol

      • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

        oh ok.

  • 4p0c4lyps3

    Completely off topic but my ‘volume amplifier’ is hit or miss at best. Sometimes it works, sometimes not.

    • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

      why dont you use speakers for music. is your plastic protector blocking your conversation output speaker?

      • 4p0c4lyps3

        Don’t use screen protectors or cases, wldnt even dream of it.

      • Jonathan

        Glad I’m not the only one.

  • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

    “let me know what you guys think in the comment section. (pauses ahem. getting ready for sexy endroduction). This is Jeff. with idownloadblog. “

    • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

      why did i get thumbed down?

    • Maxim∑

      the word endroduction does not exist, your sentence does not make sense

      • Zod

        lol endroduction..

  • abdullah575

    i think it don’t match touch id !!??

  • Where have you been Jeff ?? We here at JB community missed you.

  • Jaleon

    Off Topic: My Zeppelin and SwipeSelection do not work while in Cydia, is this normal behavior? The logo goes back to carrier while inside the Cydia app.
    Love the website,
    Thanks!

    • Jonathan

      I don’t have Zeppelin, but SwipeSelection doesn’t work for me either in Cydia.
      Also, welcome to iDownloadblog! 😀

      • Jaleon

        Thanks, just wanted to make sure I was not the only one.
        Anyone have the same situation with Zeppelin? Where the icon goes back to carrier while in the Cydia app?
        Thank you!

      • sambuzzlight

        Cydia runs as root in your iDevice thats why mostly all extensions are disabled. It would be a disaster if you couldn’t remove a buggy tweak in Cydia because of it crashing.

    • Framboogle

      I believe tweaks don’t work within Cydia, in case you have a corrupted tweak and need to uninstall it.

      • Jaleon

        Oh I see, thank you for the reply 🙂 !! Glad to have cleared that up.

  • Jonathan

    Apple never completely got rid of the unlock sound. Just a couple days ago I was rummaging through files in iFile, and I found the unlock sound, as well as a lot of other sounds that I never head of.
    Here’s the question though, does it kinda fade off like the new lock sound, or is it instant like the old sound?

  • Himanshu Oberoi

    Aura Theme is Now Live in cydia !!!

  • sambuzzlight

    Jeff out of all new and amazing tweaks that came out in the last two days you review this. I know this is a highly requested tweak but it looks like you need a new writer to review tweaks since you probably can’t keep up with it all by yourself. Don’t mean in a negative way just me 2cents.

  • abdullah575

    jailbreak sucks !!

    1- make your device slow !!
    2- sometimes it go to safemode and crash alot!!
    3- your warrintiy has gone with no resean!!
    4- apple just pacth it !! with a new update !!!
    5- and bugs and lages on my device now!!
    6- it just sucks!!!

    • Maxim∑

      1-Depends on the tweaks and hardware
      2-crash logs are your friend…
      3-Restore
      4-Don’t update
      5-Your doing it wrong
      6-Ok

      • sambuzzlight

        haha much better than mine.. +1

      • Maxim∑

        I think we typed it at the exact same time 🙂

      • sambuzzlight

        haha just noticed!

    • sambuzzlight

      1. If you have a iPhone 4? Yes. UPGRADE to a new iDevice or dont cry about it. I did
      2. If you install buggy and incompatible tweaks? Yes.
      3. You just have to restore your device from iTunes?
      4. Yes it’s a way for them to keep iOS totally secure.
      5. Look at note 1 and 2.
      6. Yeah so does life… get over it.

    • n0ahcruz3

      If you’re using an old device (eg.iphone 4/4S) expect that it will slow your phone down. Every manufacturer does it in order for you to buy a new device.

      Ps. Jailbreak does not suck, and upgrade your phone already.

    • Mark

      Lag is probably all down to the fact that ios 7 is still new and not all the wrinkles ironed out

    • Antzboogie

      Very unintelligent opinion go back to Android fanboy.

  • Alberto Espinal

    Most of the time i had to silence my phone so i won’t bother my wife at 1:00 a.m when i wanted to unlock so for me it was good that the sound was gone!

  • Mohammed Sahib

    The developer of this tweak is a great guy. I asked him on twitter for a custom volume level and within hours I found an update with it on cydia.

    • Mark

      I gave him the unlock sound idea, also gave him another idea yesterday hoping he does it 🙂

  • DopamineAddicted

    the only tweak i ever wanted!

  • amazing tweak

  • Instead of when pigs fly it should be when Apple lets us downgrade!

    • Jonathan

      Let’s get the pigs in the air then.

      • What i mean is instead of saying “when pigs fly” you should say “when Apple lets us downgrade” because it will never happen!

      • Jonathan

        Let’s get those hackers hacking then. =)

  • illK†Δ

    Yay nostalgia!

  • Anthony D

    I tweaked the iOS 6 lock sound and added a little echo. It sounds closer to the iOS 7 lock sound now. Anybody interested?

    • Mark

      A tweak with different sounds would be cool

    • Jonathan

      Thank you!!! I was wanting this! Just because you did that, I think I’m going to install this. 🙂

  • Mark

    Off topic but does anyone get this problem with spotlight search bar

    • wtf

      • Mark

        That’s exactly what I thought mate

      • Jonathan

        List of tweaks might help. Don’t leave any out. 😛

  • Georgi Binchev

    Shout be similar like lock sound in ios7…

  • roja Awakening

    That is great!
    But have a bug when i use bluetooh headphone.
    The audio is gone.