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I’m beginning to sound like a broken record. In the last few months, I have covered an endless amount of Lock screen extensions, ranging from LockInfo7 and LockScreen Informer to Convergance and Forecast. In the most recent Let’s Talk Jailbreak podcast episode, our own Jeff Benjamin was very vocal about LockScreen Informer in particular, noting that it had several features but not the most impressive design.

TodayLock is a new jailbreak tweak that is quite the opposite. It has a very beautiful and simplistic design, but does not deliver all of the functionality that LockScreen Informer does. Instead, it focuses on three main items: events, reminders and weather. For some people, that might be all they need. If you consider yourself to be one of those people, read ahead to find out how this extension works… 

TodayLock essentially brings the Today view to the Lock screen, which makes sense given the tweak name. Instead of having to swipe down and open Notification Center to view events, reminders and weather, you can view this information directly from the Lock screen. The tweak, the work of iOS developer Smartviper E75, blurs the Lock screen background by default and disappears when you have notifications.

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The weather component provides the current temperature and conditions, such as sunny skies or scattered clouds. To refresh this information, simply press the Home button once. The tweak was designed in this way to optimize battery life, instead of constantly updating the weather in the background. I am not sure where the weather is sourced from, but I assume it is tied in with the stock Weather app and Location Services.

In terms of events, only the nearest scheduled item is shown. For instance, Sebastien and I obviously have an important lunch date with Tim Cook at 1:00 PM. All kidding aside, this part of the tweak works well. But I couldn’t for the life of me get the reminders section to work properly, even after setting multiple reminders with alarms and respringing my device. I’m not sure if this is a bug, or if I’m simply doing it wrong.

The tweak has several options that can be configured through the Settings app, alongside a main kill switch for toggling the extension. The settings include the ability to choose between Celsius or Fahrenheit for temperature and light or dark text on the Lock screen. You can also toggle on or off background blur, with a number of blur modes to choose from: adaptive light, dark, ultra dark, light, semi light and more.

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You can customize the tweak’s appearance by disabling certain sections of the tweak. You can toggle on or off the weather icon, greeting view and events and reminders view depending on which is most important to you. The tweak is localized to support English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Dutch, Finnish, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish and simplified and traditional Chinese.

There is also a toggle switch for Hide Blur After Notification. This is because, by default, the Lock screen has a blurred background when there are notifications. To prevent the iOS default blur from overlapping with this tweak’s blur mode, you must have this setting enabled. A respring is not required when you adjust the settings for TodayLock, but you might need to respring after enabling or disabling the tweak as a whole.

TodayLock is more of a lightweight version of LockScreen Informer, especially since it does not require Cydget as its underlying framework. The tweak essentially turns your Lock screen into a day planner, and is something I can recommend if weather, events and reminders are sufficient enough for you. Otherwise, I suggest looking at the myriad of other Lock screen extensions we’ve covered over the past few months.

TodayLock is $1.99 on the Cydia Store.

  • This tweak does not work on my iPhone (iOS 7.0.6) and I don’t know why. Support is bad, the dev just told me to follow the steps in the tweak’s description, didn’t ask for any logs or anything. And yes, I bought it. And yes I’ve checked location services and everything else too.

    If anybody has a solution for this… please let me know.

    • CS

      That’s what I hate. A dev that asks so much money for such a simple tweak (I understand it took time to make this, but really) and then they don’t even have the decency to give help to people who just paid for your package.

    • David Gitman

      Damn

    • Stijn

      Hello, I’m the designer of the tweak, and I believe he submitted a fix for this. I hope the problem will be solved 🙂

      • Good to know, but in the meanwhile, he could have announced on twitter that he’s looking for a fix… 🙂
        Great job on the UI, I like it.

      • Stijn

        Thanks a lot man!

    • Stijn

      Also, if you press the homebutton it syncs all of the info, it’s to save battery

      • Om

        Hi! I just bought this tweak. But I don’t see anything on the lock screen until and unless I press the home button. Is there any fix for this? I love the tweak though.

  • coLin

    This tweak does not work on iOS 7.1.1 😛

  • Tony

    Same issue with all these lockscreen tweaks they all default to the original lock screen when you get a notification. That’s a huge no no, then what’s the point of customizing it?

  • McBobson

    You’re having lunch with Tim Cook! Nice

    • Butch Danes

      Ya.. lunch at 01:00 meaning at 1:00 AM. Nice try on their part though.

  • Varun Soi

    Can we see our lockscreen wallpaper with this tweak or not?

  • Varun Soi

    Nothing is showing on my lockscreen!

    • Abbas

      once your screen is on, you have to press the home button once for everything to sync, battery saving feature.

      • Varun Soi

        Yeah its working now thnx bro!

  • Too bad all of these tweaks are paid. Like seriously. Why can’t they make it free?

    • Are YOU serious?

      • Yes I am.

      • They should probably just make iPhones free too.

      • Varun Soi

        Haha.!

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Well the serious answer to your serious question is that $2 really is not a lot of money so if you can’t afford $2 I feel bad for you and you should probably send the dev your Cydia id and they might gift it to you. Although most tweaks cost money most developers are all too happy to gift you their tweak if you ask them…

    • Dan

      maybe you should work for free too, live in the streets

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  • Guest

    Does anyone have this problem with TodayLock where the icon and text are too close to each other? (Yes, I did purchase.)

  • Aaron

    Does anyone else have this problem where the image and text are too close together? Yes, I did purchase the tweak.

  • moabbikr

    Is it possible to change the font thickness to bold? Usually i can find the font style using ifile but for the life of me i can’t find it for this tweak. Unless you use the blur option the text is extremely hard to see, i love this tweak but if i can’t see it that’s a problem.

  • Guest

    Hello!Is there any switcher let lock screen present TodayLock informations automatically without tapping home bottom.
    Which is, when entering the lock screen, it will shows the TodayLock Information. I Believe making a switcher is better than force people to tap home button. Thanks!