There’s no getting away from the fact that mobile devices like the iPhone and iPod touch are all about convenience and being able to do what we want to do with our connected lives. Whether it be accessing Facebook on the move, downloading the latest music track from a favorite artist or reading what’s going on in the world from a cherished news app; the power of mobile is in plain view. It’s for that exact reason why iOS device owners love to jailbreak their devices, and it doesn’t come anymore convenient that the new LockscreenToggles tweak when it comes to getting almost immediate access to an array of system settings.
LockscreenToggles is essentially a new way of accessing a number of the most popular system settings by inputting a simple swipe or pull-down gesture onto the lock screen of the jailbroken device. If you are having trouble visualizing what we mean by system toggles, then think along the lines of SBSettings but implemented in a different manner. When invoked, the various toggles emanate from the clock area of the native lock screen and are used through a simple and familiar tap.
At the time of writing, the LockscreenToggles package has support for accessing popular aspects of the system like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, respringing, toggling the flashlight, Do Not Disturb, location services, orientation lock, airplane mode and doing a hard reboot on the device if required. It’s almost inevitable that additional toggles will be added in future updates, but for now, the list of supported activities is pretty decent for a tweak that is as cheap as a dollar.
Various additional lock screen packages are also supported by the developer so there shouldn’t be any worries about installing this tweak only to find that it doesn’t work with LockInfo or SubtleLock. The developer has also thrown in some simple options from the Settings menu that allows each user to tailor how the toggles are called in, and specify the type of gesture that they want to use.
LockscreenToggles is available as a $0.99 download from the BigBoss repository and requires a jailbroken device running iOS 6.0 or above.