BlowToUnlock is a brand new jailbreak tweak that landed in Cydia recently and is quite a unique one. Although ‘Slide to unlock’ and Touch ID are the two main methods of unlocking an iOS device, BlowToUnlock takes your device a step further by allowing you to blow at your device in order to unlock it.
With BlowToUnlock, you can simply blow at or around the device’s microphone to wake it up or unlock it. Other than the device’s microphone, you can also blow into the headphone’s microphone to unlock the device. However, the good thing is if you have a passcode enabled, you’ll first be prompted to enter it before gaining access to your device. In fact, this ensures that the security of your device isn’t compromised…
Once you install the tweak, you can enable or disable it from the tweak’s preferences pane as well as adjust the sensitivity of the microphone. If you set the sensitivity to maximum, your device can be unlocked from a larger distance when you blow at it but it is more likely to get unlocked by the surrounding noise so make sure that it’s on an appropriate level. The developer also notes that you should disable BlowToUnlock when your device is playing or recording a sound.
You’ll also find two toggles dedicated to ‘Blow to unlock’ and ‘Blow to wake’ which you can enable or disable depending on your choice. But, I noticed if you want to unlock the device when you blow at it, you should have both the toggles enabled.
BlowToUnlock is quite an interesting tweak but is it useful? That completely depends on the user but it’s always good to see the jailbreak community come up with creative ideas like this. The tweak works perfectly as advertised and if you’re interested to give it a try, you can download it for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository.
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