LockWidgets

Have a favorite iOS widget, but wish you could see it directly from the Lock screen without needing to swipe over to the Today page? There’s a jailbreak tweak for that!

If you answered ‘yes’ to the question above, then we’d like to introduce you to LockWidgets, a newly released add-on by iOS developer ConorTheDev that lets you pin your favorite Today widget to the primary Lock screen page so you can view it at a glance:

LockWidgets screenshot

In the screenshot example above, we’ve pinned the native Weather widget to our Lock screen. It appears just underneath the digital time indicator, and any missed notifications you have will appear below the widget when they occur.

You can pin any widget of your choosing to the Lock screen with LockWidgets, whether it’s native or a third-party offering bundled along with one of your installed apps.

After you install LockWidgets, you’ll find a dedicated preference pane in the Settings app where you can configure the tweak to your liking:

LockWidgets preferences

Here, you can:

  • Toggle the tweak on or off on demand
  • Select a preferred widget to appear on your Lock screen:
    • Up Next
    • Music
    • Notes
    • Maps Transit
    • Mail
    • Photos
    • Favorites
    • Maps Destinations
    • Calendar
    • Stocks
    • Maps Nearby
    • Reminders
    • Weather
    • Batteries
    • Any third-party application widget you might have installed

The developer provides a Respring button that you’ll want to tap any time you swap widgets. This ensures saved changes and helps with a smooth transition.

The glaring question many of you might be asking right now is whether you can have several widgets on your Lock screen by way of LockWidget, and from what we can gather, this doesn’t appear to be possible as of now. Instead, you’ll have to choose your lone favorite for the time being.

Those interested in trying LockWidget can download it for free from the Dynastic Repo repository in their preferred package manager. The tweak currently supports jailbroken iOS 11, 12, and 13 devices, and its source code is available on the developer’s GitHub page for those interested in learning more about what makes it tick.

Will you be installing LockWidget? Tell us why or why not in the comments section.