The Lock screen has come a long way in many of the most recent iterations of iOS. Instead of just being a place to tell the time and view your missed notifications, the Lock screen has become a hub for everything that matters, including app-centric widgets that can help you discern important information at a glance.
Depending on how much you utilize these aspects of your iOS device’s Lock screen, a new free jailbreak tweak called Lace 2 by iOS developer Andreas Henriksson can help you take better advantage of it all.
Lace 2 was created as a means of having better control over what shows up when you view your Lock screen and what doesn’t. Not only does it enhance the ability to drag between the Main and Today pages, but it also brings the ability to configure automatic page selection and default page selection (whichever you prefer).
Once installed, you’ll find a preference pane in the Settings app where you can configure Lace 2 to your liking:
Here, you can:
- Toggle the tweak on or off on demand
- Change the page while dragging
- Enable automatic page selection
- Configure default page selection
When using automatic page selection mode, Lace 2 automatically refers you to the ideal Lock screen page depending on a couple of circumstances. If you have missed notifications, then it displays the Main page so you can look at them; if you don’t, then it shows the Today page so you can glance at your widgets instead.
On the other hand, the default page selection mode is exactly what it sounds like: you can manually designate what you want the default Lock screen page to be, and it will appear first every time you visit the Lock screen regardless of how many missed notifications you might have.
Lace 2, as the name implies, is the second iteration of the popular Lace tweak, and it doesn’t disappoint. If you’re interested in grabbing it, then you can download it for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository. The tweak works with all jailbroken iOS 11 devices.
What are your thoughts about how Lace 2 impacts the Lock screen experience? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.