How to emulate the iPhone’s Sleep button with the proximity sensor


SleekSleep is a recently released jailbreak tweak that allows you to emulate a press of the sleep button by means of the iPhone’s proximity sensor. This basically means that you can sleep or wake your iPhone using a wave or swiping motion in front of the device.

As we always like to do here at iDB, we’ve taken the liberty to record a walkthrough of SleekSleep so that you can see exactly how it works. Take a look past the break to see this interesting tweak in action.

After installing SleekSleep, you can start using it, or head over to the stock Settings app to perform further configuration. The tweak’s preference panel is basically made up of a group of sliders used to adjust the sensitivity of the tweak. SleekSleep also features a Flipswitch toggle to quickly disable its effects via Control Center or other areas.

Sure enough, after installing SleekSleep, I was able to wave my hand in front of my device to turn it off and turn it on. Obviously, since this tweak is requiring that the proximity sensor stay active, it will have some negative consequences for your iPhone’s battery; it’s just part of the territory for a tweak like this.

SleekSleep is a neat tweak, if not a bit unnecessary. It’s something cool to show off to your friends, but even I have to question its practicality, especially when you throw in the potential battery issues. Keep in mind that SleekSleep only works with iPhones due to the proximity sensor requirement, but it does play nice with either iOS 6 or iOS 7.

If you want to give it a shot then you can purchase SleekSleep for $0.99 on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. If you’ve already done so, then please let us know what your experience has been like in the comment section below.