Most people turn to passcodes or biometric authentication to keep the data on their iPhones and iPads safe from unwanted prying eyes. But as many would agree, there can be certain times when such security measures may be unnecessary or workflow inhibiting, such as when your handset is safe in your home or when you’re physically holding it.
IntelligentPass 3 is a commendable jailbreak tweak by iOS developers Luke Murris and Geometric Software that prevents your pwned iOS device from asking you to enter a passcode or authenticate yourself in ‘low risk’ environments. The tweak identifies said environments based on criteria that you, the user, configure.
Roman numerals appear to be making a comeback in popularity, and for those who demand classiness from everything they touch, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Just last week, we showed you a jailbreak tweak that adjusted the Status Bar time to appear as roman numerals instead of standard numbers. But with a newly released and free add-on called RomanPad (Beta) by iOS developer Simalary, you can enjoy a similar experience on any number pad in iOS, including the passcode entry screen and the Phone app’s dial pad.
The iPhone’s locking and unlocking sounds have received minor revisions over the years, but perhaps not as many as we’d like. Fortunately, those with jailbroken handsets can get around this quandary by setting custom locking and unlocking sounds without Apple’s approval.
A newly-released jailbreak tweak called SoundLock by iOS developer DevelopApple is now available for free in the BigBoss repository, and it lets you configure custom sounds for a variety of locking and unlocking-centric actions that you might perform daily on your pwned iPhone or iPad.
If you have a jailbroken handset in your possession and you’re paranoid that someone might know your passcode and that they might be logging into your device when you aren’t looking, then you just might come to appreciate a newly-released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed LastUnlock by iOS developer Smokin1337.
As indicated by the screenshot example above, LastUnlock records the most recent date and time that your handset was unlocked (whether it was by you or someone else) and displays it on the Lock screen where the ‘press Home to unlock’ or ‘swipe up to unlock’ text would typically appear.
Siri can make interacting with your iOS handset easier, and more specifically, the ‘Hey Siri’ feature comes in handy when you have dirty hands and you don’t want to touch your device. But when your handset is locked, Apple prevents Siri from accessing certain things to protect your privacy from those who may try to exploit her handiness to reveal personal information about you.
While we can understand Apple’s reasoning for doing this, we also understand that some iOS device power users care more about functionality than privacy, and so it would’ve been nice if Apple offered more flexibility in this department. Fortunately, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called SiriUnlock by iOS developer CokePokes makes this happen.
If you’re like me, then you probably don’t appreciate it when someone grabs your iPhone and tries to guess your passcode. Fortunately, a free jailbreak tweak called Hidden Cam by iOS developer Baw Apple can help you determine who’s doing this when you aren’t looking.
Hidden Cam works by snapping a selfie every time your passcode gets entered incorrectly. This method is incredibly efficient because it won’t use any system resources if your passcode or biometric authentication succeeds.
It was only yesterday that we showed you a free jailbreak tweak called CodeScrambler 12, which randomized the positions of the number keys on your Lock screen’s passcode entry screen. But while we’re on the topic of obfuscating the passcode entry screen, why not check out a new free release dubbed BinaryPasscode by iOS developer eskimo_dev?
As shown in the before and after screenshot examples above, BinaryPasscode replaces the typical numbers that appear inside each of the passcode entry buttons with binary-centric dot patterns. BinaryPasscode should look familiar if you’ve ever used a similar tweak such as BinaryKeypad before.
As you interact with the Lock screen’s passcode entry interface, you’ll notice that the number keys are always in the same place. This makes entering passcodes easier, but it also makes it effortless for nosy folks to glance over your shoulder and watch the numbers you dial in to unlock your device.
Here to help with this problem is a free jailbreak tweak called CodeScramber 12 by iOS developer eskimo_dev. As you might’ve already deduced from the tweak’s name, CodeScrambler 12 randomizes the locations of the passcode’s numeric keys every time you try to unlock your handset, as shown above.
For years, the iPhone’s passcode interface has appeared as a traditional number pad. But if you’re looking for something a bit more exotic that will help your handset stand out from the crowd, then you just might come to appreciate a newly-released jailbreak tweak called RotaryPass by Geometric Software.
As you can discern for yourself in the screenshot examples above, RotaryPass brings an entirely new passcode entry interface to your iPhone – more specifically, one that’s based on those antiquated rotary-style telephones that were commonplace before the 21stcentury.
More than six years ago, I was pleasantly surprised by the release of a fun and quirky jailbreak tweak called Piano Passcode that would let you unlock your iPhone by entering a specific piano tune in place of a numeric passcode.
It seems like these fun and quirky jailbreak tweaks don’t come around as often as they used to, and that’s precisely why I’m excited to show you a new jailbreak tweak release called PianoPassby iOS developer SparkDev.
Modern-day iOS devices come equipped with advanced forms of biometric authentication right out of the box, such as Face ID or Touch ID, but you can still resort to an alphanumeric or numeric passcode if you wanted to.
It might seem counterproductive to do such a thing given just how fast and zippy Face ID and Touch ID have become, but a new jailbreak tweak release called Scribble by iOS developer Boo is sure to make you actually want to use your passcode interface over biometric authentication.
If you’re more anxious than most, especially concerning the safety of your jailbroken thousand-dollar smartphone, then you might be interested in a newly-released jailbreak tweak called iCaughtU 12 by iOS developer Itay.
iCaughtU 12 is an iOS 12-compatible remake of one of the
most popular anti-theft jailbreak tweaks ever devised, and as you might come to
expect, it provides many of the features that users have come to know and love
since the original classic launched several years ago.