Touch ID

HiddenAlbumLock requires authentication to view the ‘Hidden’ album in your Photos app

You can hide images from the Camera Roll in iOS’ native Photos app to prevent them from appearing in your image list, but hidden images are quickly discovered by prying eyes when someone holding your iPhone opens the “Hidden” album in the Photos app.

If you wish Apple took better care of your Hidden images, then you might enjoy a new free jailbreak tweak called HiddenAlbumLock by iOS developer smokin1337. Just as the name implies, this tweak locks the Hidden album and requires authentication to unlock it for viewing.

Lock down your apps and improve notification privacy with PrivaSee

If you’re like most people, then your privacy is important to you. Fortunately, a new jailbreak tweak called PrivaSee by iOS developer smokin1337 can augment your iPhone’s privacy features with an elegant blur effect that can only be dismissed with the help of biometric authentication.

PrivaSee does a variety of things to help improve your privacy throughout your daily workflow. Not only can it lock other people out of apps on your device, but it can protect the contents of incoming notification banners until you’ve authenticated yourself with Face ID or Touch ID.

IntelligentPass intelligently disables your passcode in low-risk environments

Privacy and security are essential for most smartphone users, and that’s why Apple offers some of the best alphanumeric and biometric security measures in the industry. That aside, you don’t always need your smartphone to be secured like Fort Knox, and that’s where a new jailbreak tweak called IntelligentPass by iOS developer Luke Muris comes in handy.

Just as the name implies, IntelligentPass intelligently regulates your iPhone’s passcode (or another authentication method, such as Face ID or Touch ID) so that your handset only asks for it in specific user-configurable scenarios.

BioProtect X lets you secure apps and more with Face ID

If you worry about your privacy more than most, then you might want to go beyond a simple passcode to protect your iPhone’s valuable data. Fortunately, a new jailbreak tweak called BioProtect X (iOS 11) by iOS developer Limneos can help.

As the name implies, BioProtect X can protect apps and other important things on your device. The tweak supports various security measures for doing so, including Face ID, Touch ID, or a traditional passcode.

TrashFromLS lets you delete emails via the Lock screen without authentication

Depending on your iPhone’s notification settings, you might receive email notifications on the Lock screen as the flow of messages come in. While it can be convenient to see these email previews, it’s somewhat annoying that you can’t delete incoming emails from the Lock screen without authenticating yourself first.

A new free jailbreak tweak called TrashFromLS by iOS developer Kiran Patil was just released in Cydia this week and tackles this problem head-on. After installing it, you can move incoming emails to the trash without authenticating yourself.

BioLockout lets you disable biometric authentication with an Activator gesture

Biometric authentication methods like Touch ID and Face ID come standard on most modern iPhones, and a new free jailbreak tweak called BioLockout by iOS developer ARX8x lets you take full control over when they can be used.

BioLockout takes advantage of Activator, so you can easily configure a gesture that toggles biometric authentication on or off on demand. You can set it up in the Settings app after installation:

Bio Locker: a polished layer of security for jailbroken devices

For most people, using a passcode or Touch ID authentication on the Lock screen is enough for keeping an iPhone secure from intruders. On the other hand, many share their passcodes with those near and dear to them or give their unlocked iPhones to others to show off photos or videos.

If you’re worried about someone rifling through your data when they shouldn’t be, and you fall under either of the two scenarios above, then a new jailbreak tweak called Bio Locker by iArrays might be worth checking out.

SurpriseSelfie brings new security options to the Photos app

When you let someone hold your iPhone to look at a picture or two in your Camera Roll, do you ever get the voice of reason in your head that says, “I hope they don’t swipe into the rest of my photos?”

If you do, then you might want to try a new jailbreak tweak called SurpriseSelfie by iOS developer Frozen Penguin. This tweak provides management options for locking people out of the rest of your photos or to impose consequences if they try.

LockGlyphX puts a nice twist on your Touch ID unlocking experience

If you’ve ever used Apple Pay before, then you’re likely familiar with the visually-appealing Touch ID animation that appears on the Lock screen when accessing it.

Now if you've ever thought to yourself that this animation would be nice to look at when unlocking your device, then a new free jailbreak tweak called LockGlyphX by evilgoldfish is just what you've been looking for.

FingerTouch lets you assign gestures to the Touch ID sensor

Lots of jailbroken iPhone owners will tell you that it’s never a bad idea to have more gestures. After all, that’s the whole basis behind the popular Activator extension, which gives you more ways to interact with your device to perform actions.

A new free jailbreak tweak dubbed FingerTouch by Michele Primavera, on the other hand, makes use of the same Touch ID sensor that you use every single day to unlock your device and make App Store purchases to create even more gestures.