Lock screen

Give your Lock Screen neon-inspired aesthetics with Zinnia

Looking to add some novelty to your jailbroken iPhone or iPad? If so, then you may want to turn your attention to a newly released jailbreak tweak dubbed Zinnia by iOS developer Aspen.

Zinnia complements various elements of the Lock Screen on your iPhone or iPad with neon effects. Said effects will be applied to things like the Lock Screen’s clock and the newly-added unlock button, the latter of which replaces the native Home Bar.

How to display a book cover as your Kindle Lock Screen wallpaper

For the longest time, Amazon wouldn't let Kindle users set the cover of the book they are currently reading as their Lock Screen wallpaper, which in hindsight seemed like a very odd decision considering how popular of a feature request it was. But things change, and Amazon is now allowing users to do just that. In this post, we'll talk about what devices support this new feature, who can enable it, and how to enable it.

AutoLockX prevents apps from overriding Apple’s Auto Lock feature

As many iPhone owners already know, the iOS operating system provides users with a feature called Auto Lock that, when configured by the end user, can automatically lock the handset after a pre-defined amount of idle time. In other words, when your handset isn’t being actively used, it goes to sleep to save power and to secure your important data.

Auto Lock takes effect in most circumstances, however there are a few exemptions in which the feature gets overridden, such as during media (video) playback and while playing certain games. Some users like this because of its convenience, while others find it to be a concern both in terms of battery life and data security.

Restriction brings guest and user accounts to jailbroken iPhones

The iOS and iPadOS platforms offer one heck of a user experience, so long as the device is intended for just one user. One thing that’s obviously missing, however, is a guest mode or multi-user experience, much like the ones you’d come to expect on any Mac or Windows PC.

The concept of a guest mode-style user experience for iPhones and iPads isn’t new, and has manifested itself in the form of various jailbreak tweak releases over the years, but one of the latest attempts to create this type of user experience stems from a new release dubbed Restriction by iOS developers SouthernGirlWhoCode and MeBlackHatof the TitanD3v team.

Klean gives jailbreakers a more interesting date and time display

When you find yourself a bit curious as to what time it is, you might take a quick glance at your iPhone’s Lock Screen to take advantage of the massive time display iOS shows within the top half of the screen. It works, but we wouldn’t go out of our way to say it’s particularly beautiful.

If you’re interested in something a bit more eye-catching, and perhaps even more functional by way of the kind of information that gets displayed, then we’d advise checking out a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed Klean by iOS developer Ali Maulana.

Boost the aesthetics of your jailbroken iPhone’s Lock Screen with Heartlines

For some people, the Lock Screen is nothing more than a barrier that resides between the user and the apps on their device. For others, it’s the first interface you see every time you pick up your iPhone. Regardless of which camp you side with, wouldn’t you prefer to look at a more aesthetically pleasing Lock Screen design?

Heartlines is a newly released and free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Litten that provides three new Lock Screen styles for the iOS platform, and beyond that, it offers a plethora of configuration options that allow users to get the most out of the first interface they see every time they pick up their handset. How’s that for awesome?

LS Contacts brings contact interaction directly to your iPhone’s Lock Screen

If you ever want to call or text a contact on your iPhone, then you’d need to unlock your handset and visit the Contacts or Phone app to do so. But wouldn’t it be nice if you could skip that step entirely and get right to it?

If you answered yes to the question above, then you might enjoy the likes of a newly released jailbreak tweak dubbed LS Contacts by iOS developer 0xkuj. Just as the tweak’s rather conspicuous name implies, LS Contacts can be used to put shortcuts to specific contacts directly on your Lock Screen for quicker access in a pinch.

Lyricize fetches song lyrics and displays them on the Lock Screen

If you’re the type of person who likes to follow along with song lyrics while listening to music, then you might find that the iOS platform isn’t quite as supportive of your needs out of the box as it could be.

Luckily, that’s what we have the jailbreak community for, and there’s a newly released and free jailbreak tweak in town dubbed Lyricize by iOS developer level3tjg that puts song lyrics directly on the Lock Screen to make following along with your favorite music easier.