PowerSwipe lets you quickly respring or reboot from the Lock screen

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If you’re not the type of person who takes pictures with their iPhone very often, you’ve probably looked into alternative uses for the camera grabber on your Lock screen. After all, if you’re going to have a button there, why not make it useful?

Luckily, there are a number of jailbreak tweaks available that allow you to change the functionality of the camera toggle to do other things like launch an application or toggle Airplane mode. And today, we’re adding another one to the list… 

PowerSwipe is a recently released tweak developed by jayja1lbreak that enables you to program the camera grabber to perform one of three power-related actions. You can set it to respring, power down, or reboot your device with a single swipe.

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You can configure these options from within the Settings app. There’s a toggle to enable or disable the tweak, and a toggle for each action. And I like the fact that you don’t have to re-spring your device every time you decide to make a change.

While PowerSwipe might seem insignificant, it’s actually pretty handy—especially for someone like me who tests Cydia packages every day and needs to respring frequently. And it’s quicker and more lightweight than other tweaks like SBSettings.

If you want to check it out for yourself, you can find PowerSwipe in the BigBoss repo, for free.