Customize your iPhone’s Lock screen in depth with FingerLock

If you have a jailbroken iPhone or iPad at your disposal, then we think you might come to enjoy a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed FingerLock by iOS developer MTAC.

Citing the details provided to us in the tweak’s Cydia depiction, FingerLock provides the user with a bevy of Lock screen-centric customization options that can help it stand out from the crowd. The tweak purportedly includes the following features:

  • Customize the styling of the unlock button
  • Long press or Tap to unlock
  • Change the unlock button’s Y coordinate (height)
  • Enable one of four unique haptic feedback patterns when unlocking
  • Skip the passcode after respringing your device
  • Hide the Lock screen’s unsightly page dots
  • Hide the ‘Press home to unlock’ or ‘Swipe up to unlock’ text
  • And much more…

Upon installing the tweak, you’ll find a dedicated preference pane in the Settings app where you can configure it however you like:

Here, you can:

  • Toggle FingerLock on or off on demand
  • Enable or disable the Lock screen’s unlock button
    • Choose between tap or long press to unlock
  • Configure the unlock button’s height on the Lock screen
  • Choose between one of four haptic feedback types:
    • Peek
    • Pop
    • Vibrate
    • None
  • Enable passcode skipping when respringing your device
  • Hide the Lock screen’s page dots
  • Hide the Lock screen’s unlock text

The developer provides two options at the bottom of the preference pane, including an Apply button to save your settings and a Reset button to revert them back to their defaults.

If you’re interested in adding a bit more spunk to your pwned handset’s Lock screen, then you’ll find the FingerLock tweak free of cost in the Packix repository in Cydia or Sileo. The tweak supports all jailbroken iOS 11 and 12 devices.

What is your favorite feature of FingerLock? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.