Passcode lock feature on iOS, which is found in Settings.app, is definitely one of the most used preferences for the security conscious, but in certain situations it can become cumbersome and a bit of a bore to activate or deactivate. TapTapPass for iPhone essentially allows users to assign a different action to toggle the passcode feature on and off from anywhere on the OS.
Those who regularly make use of the Passcode lock on the device and leave it on at all times will probably never benefit from using TapTapPass. However, those reading this who turn the feature on and off in varying situations will almost certainly see the appeal of the package. Personally speaking I alternate between using the native Passcode entry system. When I am at home or in the office then I see no reason to prevent anyone from having access to the device. However, if I go on a night out or away from home for the weekend I almost always activate Passcode.
Instead of having to go into Settings >> General >> Passcode Lock and turn the feature on or off each time, TapTapPass allows us to set up a certain Activator based gesture that not only locks the device, but also activates the Passcode feature for the next time the device is unlocked. Users can then choose to either lock the phone in the normal manner using the lock button, or use the custom action once again to ensure that the Passcode option is enabled when it comes to activating the device again.
The tweak is simple to use, contains no additional settings or home screen icons and makes a previously cumbersome task extremely simple.
TapTapPass is available as a free-of-charge download from the ModMyi repository and requires a jailbroken device running iOS 6.0 or above.