This tweak enables Touch ID unlocking after you respring your iPhone

By , Oct 14, 2016


If you have a jailbroken device with a Touch ID Home button, then you’re probably all too familiar with the fact that you can’t immediately use Touch ID to unlock your device right after you respring it.

Touch ID Respring Fix is a new free jailbreak tweak that fixes this problem, and it’s available in Cydia right now.

The problem isn’t that you can’t use Touch ID at all after a respring, rather, it’s a momentary problem. If you have a Touch ID device and respring it, such as after installing a jailbreak tweak, you’ll find that putting your finger on the Home button won’t unlock your device as you’d expect it to; the display will just fall asleep instead.

But then again, if you press the Home button or you sleep and wake your device immediately after a respring, then try to use Touch ID, it works. Weird… right? It turns out you’re not the only one having this behavior. It’s a small bug.

After you install Touch ID Respring Fix, you will be able to use Touch ID to unlock your iPhone or iPad immediately after a respring. It’s as simple as that.

There aren’t any options to configure, and the tweak starts to work as soon as you install it. It’s compatible with iOS 7 through iOS 9 on all Touch ID-capable devices.

If you want to download Touch ID Respring Fix on your jailbroken device, you’ll find it in Cydia’s BigBoss repository.

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  • Uncle Bob

    Works as intended, great stuff.

  • Bugs Bunnay

    Good tweak for the ones with the bug

  • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

    I don’t get why they can’t just fix the bug instead of downloading a tweak for it. It’s a common problem with a lot of users, just takes one person to change a little bit of code.

    • Mike M. Powell

      Apple usually fixes it in later version. Sometimes some “bugs” don’t get fixed for a while. Think they need a better “feedback” system

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        This bug isn’t Apple’s doing. It’s Pangu.

      • This is due to resprings, which is a jailbreak-related bug. This isn’t something Apple can fix, but rather the jailbreak team needs to fix instead.

  • igobythisname

    Awesome!! Gotta love the jb community <3