Some jailbreak tweaks are huge alterations to the way iOS works or completely change the way it looks. Others are much more subtle in what they do, preferring instead to make minor alterations to the operating system in very specific ways.

LockGlyph definitely falls into that category, because while it does change something that you’ll interact with each and every time you unlock your device, it’s not going to change the way you use it.

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Available to download from Cydia and costing absolutely nothing, LockGlyph does one thing and one thing only and that’s replace the boring ‘Slide to Unlock’ text with the same fingerprint-based animation that users of Apple Pay will be familiar with. This means that as your fingerprint is authenticated, you’ll see a short in-screen animation to reflect that fact. It’s rather lovely to watch and makes a nice change from the unlock screen that we’re all too familiar with.

Of course, this isn’t going to be much use on anything that doesn’t support Touch ID, but if you’re tired of the same old lock screen and want to inject a little Apple Pay-like fun to proceedings then LockGlyph has to be worth a download, especially considering it’s free.

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Tweaks like LockGlyph are what makes jailbreaking so popular amongst those who like to customize their devices, and long may it continue. Even if jailbreaking isn’t your particular cup of tea there’s no denying the creativity and skill that goes into creating these tweaks.

Maybe Apple should be looking outside of Cupertino when working on iOS 9 this year!

The LockGlyph tweak is available to download from the BigBoss repo in Cydia.

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