Jailbreakers who are in search of fun and unique ways to make their iPhone’s Lock screen experience stand apart from the crowd will almost certainly want to check out a free jailbreak tweak called FingerLock by iOS developer MTAC.
This tweak puts an aesthetically-pleasing fingerprint-shaped software button on the Lock screen that you can tap to unlock your device rather than pressing the Home button or swiping up on the Home Bar, as shown above. Best of all, this snazzy button is fully-customizable.
FingerLock, which originally debuted last October, has been refreshed to version 2.0 this week with support for all of Apple’s latest devices and iOS 13. As you might come to expect, the updated iteration incorporates enhancements over the previous release, including an aesthetic facelift and new features.
Upon installing FingerLock, users will find a dedicated preference pane in the Settings app where they can configure the tweak to their liking:
Here, you can:
- Toggle FingerLock on or off on demand
- Hide or show the Lock screen button
- Configure button positioning:
- Adjust the Y axis with a slider
- Adjust the X axis with a slider
- Tint the button any color you’d like
- Use a custom image for the button instead of the fingerprint glyph
- Choose the type of haptic feedback you’ll feel when tapping on the button:
- Hide or show the Lock screen’s page dots
- Hide or show the Lock screen’s unlock text
At the bottom of the preference pane, users will find two buttons – one for resetting the options to their defaults and the other for respringing their device to apply the changes they’ve made.
Whether you care about using the default means of unlocking or like the idea of trying something different, FingerLock is available as a free download from the Twickd repository via your preferred package manager. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 13 devices.
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