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  • 'Face Off' Turns the Display Off When Placing Your iPhone Face Down


    Itís always cool to see jailbreak tweaks that let you do different things with your iOS device than Apple had in mind. Thatís why weíre turning our attention to a new free jailbreak tweak called Face Off by iOS developer Elijah Frederickson.

    Face Off lets you put your iPhone face down on a table or another solid flat surface to turn the display off. When you pick the iPhone back up, the display turns back on so that youíre ready to use it immediately. This is great for when you need to put your phone down for a moment to go and do something because when you come back you'll be able to pick up your iPhone and continue right where you left off without having left your display on the whole time that you were gone.

    Face Off comes with a preferences pane that you will find in the Settings application:



    From here you will be able to enable and disable the tweak on demand, disable use of the tweak when you have your device plugged into a power source, enable the feature for the lock screen even when the lock screen is locked, and choose to lock the device rather than simply turn the display off.

    It's a pretty nifty tweak, but of course this won't be something everyone will want to use. Some people are more concerned than others about privacy and like having the security of passcodes over simply picking up the device and using it. For these people, Face Off might not be an option, but for others, it's a neat way to use your iPhone. If you want to give it a try, it's available for free in Cydia's BigBoss repository.

    Name: Face Off
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.0.3-8
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Elijah Frederickson
    Editor's Rating: / 3.5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'Face Off' Turns the Display Off When Placing Your iPhone Face Down started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. Mahboi's Avatar
      Mahboi -
      Does this just turn off the display or lock/unlock the device? There's already a tweak that does the latter, called "FlipOver", I think. I had it for a while but deleted it due to it being impractical. I mean, most of the time your phone is going to be in your pocket, not on a table.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mahboi View Post
      Does this just turn off the display or lock/unlock the device? There's already a tweak that does the latter, called "FlipOver", I think. I had it for a while but deleted it due to it being impractical. I mean, most of the time your phone is going to be in your pocket, not on a table.
      Turns off the display.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Pretty cool tweak gonna try it out
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Speaking of face off is their a tweak like dim to black. That works with iOS 6 since the dev never updated it? Thanks
    1. patoons's Avatar
      patoons -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Turns off the display.
      you can set it to lock or turn off display.
    1. theomer's Avatar
      theomer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Turns off the display.
      In the screenshot above you can see the toggle stating 'lock instead of turn...'

      Assuming that's what the question was in regards to.

      Cool tweak to replace FlipOver (which works with less options).
    1. Raptor2213's Avatar
      Raptor2213 -
      Doesn't work, at all.
    1. FRin323's Avatar
      FRin323 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Raptor2213 View Post
      Doesn't work, at all.
      You wouldn't know if it was working if you think about it...
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      maybe we'll see this and another dozen "borrowed" features in iOS 8, 9 or 10.