Touch ID is undoubtedly one of the most exciting hardware additions to be incorporated into iOS devices in recent times. Not only does the biometric sensor introduces a whole new level of security for users, but it also opens the door for a variety of innovative and extremely useful tweaks for jailbroken devices. With that said, it also allows developers to offer functionality that can be thought of as cosmetic rather than earth shattering or innovative, such as playing a chosen sound when the device is unlocked through the fingerprint sensor.

Ryan Petrich’s Activator package is one of the most widely installed by users and widely integrated by third-party developers. The latest update to Activator added support for Touch ID gestures which opens a bunch of new possibilities. Playing a sound when unlocking the device is one such possibility.

iPhone 5s Touch ID

Check out the extremely simple step-by-step guide below to get up and running.

NOTE: This tutorial and feature is only for users with an iPhone 5s. The playing of the sound relies on the Touch ID sensor and requires the latest version of Activator to be installed.

Step 1: Head over to native Settings app on the device and select the Activator option from the list of installed jailbreak tweaks.

Step 2: Locate and select the At Lock Screen section that refers directly to actions detected on the device’s lock screen.

Step 2

Step 3: Locate the Fingerprint Sensor section and select Single Press. This allows us to specify specific actions based on the detection of a single press on the biometric sensor.

Step 4: Scroll down to Ringtones and select the tone of your choice.

Step 4

Step 5: Lock the device. Unlock using Touch ID and basque in the audible glory of the tone that you have just selected.

It may not represent the most exciting or refreshing use of the innovative Touch ID sensor, but what it does do is draw attention to the fact that prominent developers in the community are taking Apple’s latest security addition seriously.

As time progresses we will see Touch ID used in a plethora of different ways, but until then, get those ringtones selected to turn heads every time the jailbroken iPhone 5s is unlocked.

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