Bored Of Sliding? New Tweak Lets Your Pinch To Unlock Your iOS Device [Jailbreak]

Bored Of Sliding? New Tweak Lets Your Pinch To Unlock Your iOS Device [Jailbreak]

With Pinch to Unlock, you can get your finger in on the action.

Apple’s iOS lock screen has remained largely unchanged for the last five years. That’s probably because it serves its purpose pretty well, but sometimes it’s nice to try something different. Thanks to Pinch to Unlock, a new tweak for jailbroken iPhones, you can do just that. Rather than sliding to unlock your device, you just pinch.

Once installed, this tweak allows you to unlock your iPhone like you’re zooming out of a page in Safari. Just use your thumb and your forefinger to pinch the display. AppAdvice demonstrates the tweak in action:

It’s nice to have a change, but I think I would prefer this tweak if it also removed the slide to unlock bar across the bottom of the lock screen, providing more room for notifications. After all, once it’s installed, slide to unlock is no longer necessary.

If you’d like to check out Pinch to Unlock, you can find it in the ModMyi repository within Cydia. It’s completely free.

  • jarrodbcecil

    It would be cool to see an image unlock hack, ala Win 8.

  • CharilaosMulder

    Why not pinch the other way, in order to pinch away the time bar and slide bar? would make a little more sense.

  • sault


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