Locus: whitelist location services on an app-by-app basis

Locus prefernces

Locus is a brand new jailbreak tweak that allows you to selectively whitelist location services access on an app-by-app basis. The tweak, which features a simple preference panel in the stock Settings app, contains switches for each app that you have installed on your iOS device. If you’re looking to have more granular control over the apps that have access to your location, then look no further than Locus.

Once you install Locus, venture to its preferences in the Settings app, and configure the tweak to your liking. You’ll find a primary kill-switch along with a whitelist heading and a section for selecting applications.

Applications under the whitelist are broken up into two categories: System applications and User applications. System applications are stock apps such as the Weather app and Reminders app, while user applications consist of apps installed from the App Store.


You’ll also find a conditions heading in the tweaks preferences, and beneath it you’ll find two conditions to enable the tweak when the Notification Center is open and when the device is locked. This will allow apps and widgets that rely on Location services while on the Lock screen or Home screen to work properly.

If you’re looking for a way to micromanage your iOS device’s location services, then Locus may be the jailbreak tweak you need. You can find it free of charge on Cydia’s BigBoss repo today.

What do you think about Locus?