At the bottom of your iOS device’s Lock screen is a subtle blurb of text that tells you what you should do to unlock your device. On a Face ID-equipped handset, it might say “Swipe up to unlock,” while Home Button-equipped handsets might show “Press home to unlock” instead.
If you’re jailbroken and you’re interested in customizing this text, then you’re in luck because iOS developer Dave van Wijk has just released a new free jailbreak tweak called LSTextChanger that lets you do just that.
As you can see for yourself in the screenshot example above, the traditional instruction text at the bottom of the Lock screen has been replaced by the developer’s Twitter handle. You can modify this to display any text you want, so long as it fits.
Upon installation, you’ll find a preference pane for LSTextChanger in the Settings app where you can customize things to your needs:
Here, you can:
- Toggle LSTextChanger on or off on demand
- Type your preferred text that will replace the native instruction text
The developer provides a Respring button at the bottom of the preference pane that you should use whenever you make adjustments to the text string, and this will ensure that your changes take effect.
Those interested in trying LSTextChanger can download it for free from the Packix repository in Cydia or Sileo. The tweak appears to support all jailbroken iOS 11 and 12 devices.
Note: The developer is aware of an issue where the preference pane may not load under certain circumstances. If you experience this, install a tweak by @NepetaDev from the Nepeta repository to obtain the necessary dependency, as this should resolve the issue. An update will be out shortly to address this problem.
What will you be customizing your Lock screen’s text to say? Let us know by dropping a comment in the section below.