Lock screen

April brings a new level of Lock screen customization to jailbroken iPhones

Jailbreakers that are looking to get the most out of their pwned handsets’ Lock screens would be doing themselves a huge favor by checking out the likes of a newly released and free-to-download jailbreak tweak dubbed April by iOS developer DaydreamDev.

April is a new all-in-one Lock screen customization tweak that provides users with everything they need to achieve the custom aesthetics they never knew they needed. Whether you’re trying to change up the Lock screen’s date and time display, tinker with the Now Playing interface, or customize the Quick Actions, this tweak’s for you.

Axon offers a ‘Priority Hub’ experience on jailbroken iOS 11 and 12 handsets

First released back in 2014, Priority Hub was perhaps one of the most popular notification-centric jailbreak tweaks of all time. It ported BlackBerry 10’s grouped notifications feature to the iOS Lock screen, allowing users to filter missed notifications on a per-app basis.

As time went on, developers have re-made Priority Hub for newer iterations of iOS, and now that both iOS 11 and 12 are jailbreakable, it only seems just that a proper remake should be released for those firmware versions. With that in mind, we’re excited to show you a new free jailbreak tweak release called Axon by iOS developer Nepeta.

How to disable Today View on your Lock Screen

Empty Today View on iPhone

The Today View on your iPhone or iPad is a convenient spot for widgets. You can check the weather, see your device’s battery levels, use the calculator, and much more. But, if you just want a quick view of your Notification Center when your device is locked, the Today View can get in the way. It’s easy to accidentally swipe when looking at your notifications and Today View pops right open.

If you’re not a fan of the Today View feature and never use it, you can turn it off. While you cannot remove or disable the Today View completely, you can disable it on your Lock Screen and here’s how.

How to access Notes from the Lock screen on iPhone and iPad

Notes in Control Center on iPhone on Desk

The Notes app is one of the quickest and easiest ways to capture your notes on-the-go. Plus, if you sync with iCloud, you can access all of your notes on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. So, when you have a thought, idea, or important note to take, opening the Notes app quickly is key.

Here’s how to access Notes from the Lock screen on iPhone and iPad.

Semperon adds an ‘always-on-display’ to your jailbroken iPhone

A plethora of Android smartphones on the market today support ‘always-on-display’ functionality in which the background remains dark, but the time and date appear in legible white font for your convenience.

Until now, you couldn’t experience this effect on an Apple handset, but a new jailbreak tweak dubbed Semperon by iOS developer LaughingQuoll mimics this functionality on any jailbroken iPhone or iPad running iOS 11.

CatchaThief snaps a picture of the user when your passcode gets entered incorrectly

If you’re worried that someone might be trying to obtain unauthorized access to your iOS device when you aren’t looking, then you might find a new free jailbreak tweak called CatchaThief by iOS developer Jake James useful.

Once installed, CatchaThief harnesses your handset’s front-facing camera to snap a picture whenever someone enters your passcode incorrectly, allowing you to see anyone that might be trying to use your device without your permission.