panicLock settings

Have you ever been in a situation where you would like to lock your iPhone in a discrete manner? Perhaps someone has asked to see your iPhone, or they’ve figured out your password, and they want to examine your phone. Obviously, you could just say no, but if you’re the passive aggressive type of person, you could just use PanicLock for iOS 8 instead.

PanicLock allows you to quickly and discretely lock access to your iPhone’s app icons using simple Activator gestures. After installing the tweak, simply head to the tweak’s preferences, and you’ll be able to configure the Activator gesture of your choice.

I recommend using an Activator gesture that requires the use of the iPhone’s physical hardware buttons. That way, you can use PanicLock as discretely as possible.

After you enable PanicLock, you’ll still be able to peruse your iPhone’s Home screen, but when you tap on an app the app won’t load. You’ll need to disable PanicLock by means of the same Activator gesture to regain access to your apps.

PanicLock is available free of charge on the BigBoss repo, and it’s a good way to secure your iPhone undetected. Share your thoughts and use case scenarios down below in the comment section.

  • Itzkhaoz

    Like when I’m browsing redtube and my chick walks in?

  • Ricky

    How about when you open up app switcher does it also lock sown us from opening apps from there?

    • Saulo Benigno

      Good question 🙂

    • Andrew

      It doesn’t seem to let you even evoke the app switcher when panicLock is enabled

  • nonchalont

    Would be more useful if I can choose which apps to lock and keep the ones open that I don’t mind a person viewing. Please make this a reality dev.

    • Magmakingsg

      Guest mode tweak

    • Charlie Bravo


      • ✯Mike✯

        Yes and no, because i find having to put in my password or my fingerprint everytime i open a certain set of apps very annoying and anti productive

      • Charlie Bravo

        The devs thought of that. The timing can be configured. Its extremely flexible so it won’t be annoying.

  • iamzaidan

    Guest mode does the same thing…and much more
    You can even hide the apps instead of just disabling them

  • Frozen Bee .GFKS

    “I recommend using an Activator gesture that requires the use of the iPhone’s physical hardware buttons. That way, you can use PanicLock as discretely as possible.” what? i think swipe on screen is a lot more discrete than tryin to push a freakin button

    • Andrew

      But you can’t do a swipe action when the screen is off. You’d have to press a button to turn on the display, then do the action.

  • neo

    I tried it, you can still launch apps that are already open in the app switcher 🙁

    • Andrew

      Really? It won’t even let me evoke the app switcher.

      • neo

        Maybe because I use Tage to evoke the app switcher

      • CyPh3r

        How did you manage to activate Tage? I paid for the tweak and cannot activate (yes, I got a confirming email and I followed the instructions to the letter). The developer refuses to reply.

      • sirgeorge

        just put your cydia account mail when it says “activate”!

      • neo

        I had the same issue and no response from the developer which leave me no choice but to install a cracked version that worked fine

  • Ruben Gomes

    i block all the apps acidently please help

  • Ruben Gomes

    i wont to disable paniclock

    • Andrew

      Do the activator gesture again to disable it