You can use the SimpleTime jailbreak tweak to customize how your Lock Screen looks

If you’re a fan of the new Lock Screen editing features on iOS 16, but you’re using a jailbroken iOS 12-15 device, then you might be wondering what you can do to get similar editing features on your device right now without upgrading. That’s especially going to be the case if you’re happily jailbroken already.

SimpleTime examples of Lock Screen.

Fortunately, iOS developer p2kdev is out this week with a new jailbreak tweak called SimpleTime that let you make adjustments to your Lock Screen’s aesthetics without all the bloat, ensuring that you get a stock-ish look and feel without being limited to stock options.

As you can see in the screenshot examples above, SimpleTime can make the Lock Screen on your iOS 12-15 Lock Screen look and feel a lot like the iOS 16 Lock Screen, hold the wallpaper effects with the date and time. That’s because it’ll let you customize the font and its size, among other things.

Even if you don’t want the iOS 16 look and feel, SimpleTime comes with enough options to configure that you can create a completely custom user experience, if you so desire to.

Once installed, SimpleTime adds a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app where users can configure a number of options to their liking:

SimpleTime prefs.

Things you can do here include:

  • Choose between left, center, and right date/time alignment
  • Configure custom Y offset for the date/time
  • Move the notifications and Now Playing interface as necessary
  • Enable or disable time font adjustments
  • Configure a time font weight preference
  • Set a time font size
  • Enable or disable date font adjustments
  • Configure a date font weight preference
  • Set a date font size
  • Choose between wallpaper color, custom color, or no color at all
  • Configure a custom color if you selected the custom color option
  • Apply the color to the time
  • Apply the color to the date
  • Apply the color to the Lock glyph
  • Adjust the color saturation via the slider
  • Enable or disable use of ColorFlow settings
  • Choose between background, primary, and secondary colors
  • Apply saturation effects to ColorFlow
  • Adjust the Lock glyph icon scale
  • Choose between left, center, right, or custom Lock glyph alignment
  • Configure custom X and Y positions for the Lock glyph icon
  • Enable displaying the next alarm near the date
  • Respring your device to save any changes you’ve made

While the SimpleTime jailbreak tweak strives to be a simple tweak by removing a lot of the bloat you will find with other Lock Screen customization tweaks, we find that it still provides a powerful assortment of options to manifest the ideal appearance that you would want for your jailbroken device’s Lock Screen.

If you’re interested in making your Lock Screen look better, or just similar to an iOS 16 device, then you can pick up SimpleLock for $0.99 from the Havoc repository via your favorite package manager app.

Are you going to be taking advantage of the new SimpleLock tweak? Let us know why or why not in the comments section down below.