SubtleLock (iOS 7) 02

One of the better looking Lock screen tweaks for iOS 6 now has an iOS 7 counterpart. SubtleLock (iOS 7) is a brand new jailbreak tweak that allows you to make subtle changes to the Lock screen in iOS.

The idea behind the tweak is to make the Lock screen appear simpler, less cluttered and easy to read. SubtleLock was one of my favorite lock screen tweaks available for previous iOS firmware, and I’m happy to report that this new tweak works just as well as past iterations. Full video walkthrough inside.

Once you install SubtleLock (iOS 7), you’ll find the preferences for the tweak nestled in the stock Settings app. Inside the tweak’s preferences are three sections for Clock, Slider, and Appearance.

SubtleLock’s biggest feature, in my opinion at least, is its ability to reduce the size and location of the Lock screen clock. By reducing the clock’s unnecessary dominance, the Lock screen appears much less cluttered and busy.

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SubtleLock brings a certain elegance to the iOS 7 Lock screen

All of SubtleLock’s settings, the ability to change label colors, hide the date, remove the Notification Center and Control Center grabbers, and more, can be done without needing a respring. For a tweak like this, it’s important to be able to quickly check the results of your changes, so the fact that it doesn’t require a respring is a huge plus.

SubtleLock iOS 7 is $1 and available right now for download on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Be sure to share your thoughts and comments regarding the tweak down below.

  • Jhonny Lennon

    Yeah! #1 fan of subtle lock!

  • Rickm_jr

    Did I just see Springtomize 3?

    • al7oot

      it will be available next week as far as I know

    • Arsanny Lintang

      It’s out!

      • MaybeYes


      • Arsanny Lintang

        hahaha XD. actually i’m from the future, but i was 5 months late because my time machine is broken </3.

  • Soleros

    Springtomize 3?! I hate you.

  • Danuel Carr

    The huge gap between the date and time feels a bit awkward. A weather widget somewhere around there would be perfect.

    • Burge

      Like this

      • Marcio Gonzales

        Whats that app?, how can i get it?

      • sam445

        GroovyLock miWeather.

      • Hugh

        +1 What tweak is this? It’s gorgeous!

      • sam445

        GroovyLock miWeather

  • You don’t need to pay again ..

  • Framboogle

    I think the real question is how do you have Springtomize 3?

    • Arsanny Lintang

      Beta, beside its out now!

  • Abdl

    I dont see any way this is better than the stock lockscreen

  • Andrew von Pikrt

    Ive been waiting for this update SOOOO long!

  • JS3

    lol he took the video down…..

  • Jose Lara

    I’m on an iPhone 4S running 7.0.4 and as soon as I installed Subtlelock for ios 7, my springboard crashed. Any fixes???!

    • Andrew Roth

      Me to… IPod touch on 7.1 beta 3…

    • Alex_Sh

      I have the same problem.

    • Faizan Ali

      Same here! šŸ™

    • Christopher J Baker

      Same here….

      • Koi

        Same here.pls fix it.tnx.

    • Thinking213

      I never had luck with it on ios6 on my iphone 4. darn shame too considering I love the tweak and paid for it

  • YardenV4


  • Ben Thorne

    Springboard crash… can I have my $1 back?

    • Ben Thorne

      iPhone 4S running 7.0.4

      • Micaiah Martin

        same here. :/

      • Ben Thorne

        First paid JB tweak I’ve ever used and it doesn’t work. #fail

      • Micaiah Martin

        I know! I was so excited! Installed it then resprung my device…..then…kptptptptp.

      • solai

        developer say he fixed and he is going to submit tomorrow

    • Hugh Martin

      Me too, paid for tweak as it didn’t say it didn’t work on iPhone 4, had to uninstall to allow my jailbreak to work again!!!

      • Niclas

        Updated version tomorrow.

  • Allenizi27

    How do i get this to work with Bitesms? When i swipe on a text from the lockscreen, it simply unlocks the phone. It doesnt allow me to swipe to reply. Even with IG notifications. I try to swipe on a notification to open up directly to the app and it doesnt allow me to. Like I said, it just unlocks to phone. HELP!

    • Kuzz2354

      Same for me. Perhaps send an email to developer and ask him/her to rewrite the code to work with bitesms.

      • Allenizi27

        i did. still waiting for a response. Not holding my breath, tho.

  • udovoodoo

    Iphone 5 ios 7.0.4. When Receiving SMS I can not swipe it from the lockscreen if clock is enabled in subtlelock. Unusable until this is fixed

  • Jonathan

    I wish the tweak that displayed weather in the lock screen time would be updated. šŸ™ It’s one of my favorite tweaks.

  • n4nom4n

    anyone please link this wallpaper picture?

    • InactiveUser

      The wallpaper is in the setting>wallpapers & brightness>stills

    • Eric

      its a default wallpaper in the wallpaper section…

      • SimonReidy


    • Alexander

      It’s an stock wallpaper! Go to settings and select wallpapers

  • Preben Faarkrog Hansen

    Crash’s my 4S:-(

    • Alex_Sh

      same! 4s witj 7.0.4

  • Merman123

    This is technically not a “brand new tweak” as stated in the article. SubtleLock has been out since iOS 6. It’s simply been updated to support iOS 7. If you previously purchased it on iOS 6, it is a free upgrade.

  • Malcolm

    How do you got Springtomize 3?!

    • Chris Tangler

      He’s probably a beta tester.

  • SkyFall

    What about Convergance? Doesn’t it diserve a shout out. Also the beta is really stable after the last update.

    • Micaiah Martin

      I tipped iDB this but they must of skipped it

  • i wonder how is it this time? the first version of subtle lock for ios6 went numerous revisions because it has issues on some LS tweaks and it is one major memory su**er. i don’t trust the developer’s coding style yet.

  • Mustang5Oh

    LOVED this tweak on iOS 6 and was so happy to see this today!

  • iEbyGeek

    Well, I have this

    • Chris Tangler

      MMMMM Convergance lol

    • JNY

      whats your step-up? what tweaks etc?

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  • Sai

    How do you guys find tweaks like this? I need some good tweaks for the ipad 2

  • Francisco Perez

    Will springtomize 3 allow you to be able to change the way the lock screen looks like this tweak? Never installed springtomize so new to it.

  • Sochetra Leok

    Have another source for free?

  • JNY

    Would like to try this to see if it crashes on mine have an itouch 5g runnning 7.0.4

  • sambuzzlight

    loved this tweak which used to make my iPhone 4 look so pretty back in iOS6.. doesn’t really float my boat on my 5s now…

  • solai

    now i stuck in safe mode even i restart the device go to safe mode now i am uninstalling any one have this problem

  • Aimon

    not working on my 4s gotta buy a 5s now lol

  • momerathe

    my personal bugbear is that I really hate the way notifications are displayed on the lockscreen. They’re messy, take up too much space, and I hate the way the background covers up my wallpaper.

  • Vassilis Simotas


  • Fardeen Beharry

    hey jeff what’s the brand name of the iphone stand u r using?

  • 1231234545

    i have conflict with my tweak i cannot make it work on my iphone 4s šŸ™

  • Ben Thorne

    Any word on a 4s fix?

  • votdfak

    It’s now working for me… 5s… It must be other tweak

    • Gabriel Diaz

      Do you have BiteSMS?

      • votdfak

        No… Just this…

  • Hugh Martin

    Working a treat after update on my iPhone 4, brilliant.


    after the update , not works at all in my iphone 5s

  • icezar

    Doesn’t work on iPhone 5s, what could be the the conflict?

    • Tiffany

      Doesn’t work for me either

    • icezar

      The update just fixed it. Love it!

  • Oscar

    I just did the upgrade on my 5s and now it doesn’t work at all! LockScreen back to normal… anybody knows of a fix??


      I’m in the same boat.

  • Oscar

    just emailed the author of the tweak and got this automated reply… seems he’s working on a fix

  • Allenizi27

    How do i get this to work with Bitesms? When i swipe on a text from the lockscreen, it simply unlocks the phone. It doesnt allow me to swipe to reply. Even with IG notifications. I try to swipe on a notification to open up directly to the app and it doesnt allow me to. Like I said, it just unlocks to phone. HELP!

  • Freddie Webster

    I’m having a status bar problem when a call or I’m using a personal hotspot and it doesn’t take down the size of the bar. I tried deleting it doesn’t work and it’s irritating me so can someone help please?

  • Rot Kelfer

    After recent update, it crashes my springboard…

  • Lari Oesch

    I had SubtleLock (iOS7) tweak from Cydia, and it worked well, before this day. Today it caused Safemode loop, not letting tweaks to load and crashed on every start. Without reason. No new tweaks, no upgrades installet, nothing. It just decided to stop working.. šŸ™