SpotLock: Lock Your iPhone By Swiping To Spotlight Search Area [Cydia] Print

The Spotlight search area in iOS devices does have some fans, but many people simply don’t use it. This is apparent when you look at the number of Cydia tweaks that alter Spotlight search with some new functionality. Apart from those tweaks, there are a few that disable Spotlight search completely, but SpotLock is the first one that disables Spotlight while endowing it with a new use. Using SpotLock, you can lock your jailbroken iPhone simply by navigating to the Spotlight search area. By default, iDevices can only be locked using the hardware button designed for that purpose (other than the auto-lock), so SpotLock provides users with a software alternative for locking your device’s screen.

SpotLock Cydia  SpotLock

To get SpotLock, launch the Cydia store on your jailbroken iDevice and look for the tweak in the BigBoss repo. SpotLock can be downloaded for free, and once installed, disables the Spotlight search immediately. There are no new options added by the tweak to the stock Settings app, and any Springboard icon for SpotLock is missing as well. Just go to the first page of your Springboard once you have installed the tweak, and then swipe to the left of the screen. Your device will get locked automatically, and can be unlocked in the usual manner (using the unlock slider).

If you are a fan of the Spotlight search area in your iPhone, SpotLock is certainly not for you. Otherwise, the tweak provides a nice way of customizing your iDevice, and really has the “Wow” factor. On top of all that, the tweak is available for free, and you can uninstall it if you don’t like it or decide that it’s too inconvenient for everyday use.

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