By default, it takes you at least 6 steps to enable your device’s Passcode from your Home screen. You have to launch the Settings app, navigate through a couple of screens to the Passcode Lock window, and set it up.
While this process is just fine for folks who keep their iOS devices Passcode-protected at all times, it’s fairly tedious for those that only enable the security feature every once in a while. Luckily, there’s TapTapPass…
TapTapPass is a jailbreak tweak that allows you to enable your device’s Passcode with a tap, gesture or any other Activator function. So if you don’t usually have it on, but need to for some reason, you can do so quickly.
The package doesn’t have a Springboard icon or a Settings pane. You configure everything from within the Activator app, which can be accessed either by its Home screen icon, or the Activator panel in your Settings app.
Once you’ve chosen an Activator function, you’re all set. Now anytime you perform that function—shake your device, double tap your Status bar, etc.—TapTapPass will activate the default iOS Passcode for your device.
Upon unlocking the device with the Passcode, the feature will be disabled. And you can either use the function to lock it again, or use the Sleep button to perform a standard, no-password lock. It’s as simple as it sounds.
I wish the tweak would allow you to use a Simple 4-digit Passcode, but other than that it’s pretty solid. I won’t be keeping it, but if you think you could benefit from something like this, I recommend checking it out.
TapTapPass is available in Cydia, in the ModMyi repo, for free.
Update: reading through some of the comments, I decided to try messing around with my Passcode settings a bit to see if I could get the tweak to work with a Simple Passcode. And after turning Passcode lock on, and toggling Simple Passcode off and back on again, I was able to get it to work. Thanks guys!