Change the way you ‘slide to unlock’ with FXOSLock


Are you getting tired of the old ‘slide to unlock’ bar on your iPhone’s Lock screen? Tough. It’s been like that since Apple unveiled the original handset back in 2007, and I doubt it’s going to be changing it anytime soon.

But the good news is, if your iPhone is jailbroken, Cydia has hundreds of slider replacements to choose from. In fact, a new one just recently hit the store called FXOSLock that completely changes the way the slider looks…

Goodbye boring old Lock screen, hello new modern button slider. Once installed, FXOSLock replaces the default unlock slider with a tiny, circular one. It’s very minimal, with no accompanying text albeit two outward-facing arrows.

But it doesn’t just change the look of the slider, it also changes how it works. While you’ll still slide the knob to the right to unlock your iPhone, you’ll have to slide it to the left to bring up the camera. There’s no grabber.

And unfortunately, that’s about all there is to the tweak. I wish there were settings to configure so that you could set the slide actions to whatever you wanted, but there’s not. Perhaps that’ll turn up in a future update.

It’s too bad because visually, FXOSLock is one of the better-looking slider replacements I’ve seen. But the functionality doesn’t come close to others like Grabby or JellyLock. Those interested, though, can find it in Cydia, in the BigBoss repo, for $0.99.

What do you think of FXOSLock?