blowtounlock

BlowToUnlock is a brand new jailbreak tweak that landed in Cydia recently and is quite a unique one. Although ‘Slide to unlock’ and Touch ID are the two main methods of unlocking an iOS device, BlowToUnlock takes your device a step further by allowing you to blow at your device in order to unlock it.

With BlowToUnlock, you can simply blow at or around the device’s microphone to wake it up or unlock it. Other than the device’s microphone, you can also blow into the headphone’s microphone to unlock the device. However, the good thing is if you have a passcode enabled, you’ll first be prompted to enter it before gaining access to your device. In fact, this ensures that the security of your device isn’t compromised…

Once you install the tweak, you can enable or disable it from the tweak’s preferences pane as well as adjust the sensitivity of the microphone. If you set the sensitivity to maximum, your device can be unlocked from a larger distance when you blow at it but it is more likely to get unlocked by the surrounding noise so make sure that it’s on an appropriate level. The developer also notes that you should disable BlowToUnlock when your device is playing or recording a sound.

You’ll also find two toggles dedicated to ‘Blow to unlock’ and ‘Blow to wake’ which you can enable or disable depending on your choice. But, I noticed if you want to unlock the device when you blow at it, you should have both the toggles enabled.

BlowToUnlock is quite an interesting tweak but is it useful? That completely depends on the user but it’s always good to see the jailbreak community come up with creative ideas like this. The tweak works perfectly as advertised and if you’re interested to give it a try, you can download it for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository.

What do you think of BlowToUnlock? Do you find it useful? Let us know in the comments section below

  • to be followed by the sequel; “Fart to Unlock”

    • Ricky

      “Kiss To Unlock”

    • solidsephiroth

      I assume farting to unlock would work with this. You probably have to pull your pants down, though. 😉

    • leart

      Nice one, cant stop laughing 🙂

  • The tweak actually disables itself automatically when audio is playing/recorded.

  • What do you think of BlowToUnlock? Do you find it useful? Let us know in the comments section below

    I think it’s a pretty useless tweak. I’m sure the developer had a great time making the tweak but it just doesn’t seem very practical for real life usage. With Touch ID I’ve found all tweaks that change the way you unlock your device to be obsolete anyway. Nothing comes anywhere near as close to the speed achieved using Touch ID (when it works properly)…

    • What about iPad or iPod Touch users though. Or people on older phones.
      They (including me) don’t have Touch ID, so for us those tweaks can still be very practical.

      • Are you seriously telling me you’d use this? IMHO I’d rather use AndroidLock XT or Stride or anything else. If you were to use this tweak in a public place you’d look stupid blowing into your device. Furthermore how can the tweak differentiate between you blowing into the device and someone else? It’s a stupid tweak for any idevice owners…

      • I’m actually having difficulties for it to recognize me blowing, so I definitely won’t use it.
        I wasn’t going to use it in public anyway, just thought “I’ll give it a shot”.
        Imagine sitting at Starbucks just blowing at your iPhone to unlock. LOL

    • Tim Farris

      well why the F*** would i need this i want piano passcode but its not working at the moment

  • Jon20

    I tried it… it’s kind of Samsung gimmicky. But it works.

    • Did you respring after enabling it or something? I can’t get it to work, even on highest sensitivity!
      *EDIT* WOW, my iPad just crashed and went into safe mode. Thanks, tweak.
      *EDIT 2* Ok, after a respring it works now. Weird. There should be a respring button in the settings for the tweak.

      • Jon20

        Sorry for the late response. It didn’t work for me at first then it just started working. Weird… I agree with you, it would be weird to be blowing into my phone in public.

  • Rev Joel

    What is the tweak that the writer installed showing the weather across the top?

    • 空白

      StatusbarWeather7

  • Gerardo Castro

    Don’t wanna be that guy but screw it… Pretty useful tweak for women!

  • RIMK57

    this tweak is CHITTTT y uninstall

  • Sohail Wahab

    Why don’t they make some useful tweaks like Persian dictionary on iOS native dictionary or something.
    This tweak uses microphone & effects battery life of course

  • hans

    really a great tweak! for me it brought the final step to use my ipad without any buttons. in my opinion buttons are old fashioned and not necessary. with activator i can switch it off holding the status bar, toggle loudness by swiping it, etc. now i can wake it with a blow. great! buttons are useless. i wish an ipad without buttons and therefore waterproof.

  • hans

    really a great tweak! for me it brought the final step to use my ipad without any button. in my opinion buttons are old fashioned and not necessary. with activator i can switch it off holding the status bar, toggle loudness by swiping it, etc. now i can wake it with a blow. great! buttons are useless. i wish myself a touch device without buttons but waterproof.

  • Gavin

    With this tweak installed, everytime I respring my device the audio switches to the ear speaker. Pointless tweak!

  • Hans Brandner

    really a great tweak! for me it brought the final step to use my ipad without any button. in my opinion buttons are old fashioned and not necessary. with activator i can switch it off holding the status bar, toggle loudness by swiping it, etc. now i can wake it with a blow. great! buttons are useless. i wish myself a touch device without buttons but waterproof.

  • “Have Sexy Time With Siri To Unlock.”

  • Thomas Gehman

    Lol…….”Blow”….

  • gittlopctbi

    a) I think it’s kind of ridiculous to see or be seen blowing into your phone.
    b) I do not know about phone mics, but working with sound engineering, the cardinal rule is you NEVER blow into a mic because it can ruin the membrane.

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