When it comes to choosing a passcode, sometimes it's hard to decide what to set a passcode to. You don't want to be too predictable, but at the same time, you want to set something that's memorable.
A new free jailbreak tweak called TimePasscode
by Stevie Hetelekides allows you to set your iOS device's passcode to the current time that your iOS device displays, as shown above.
The way this works is, the tweak constantly keeps track of the current time, and when you need to unlock your iOS device, you can enter the current time (as four digits) to unlock your iOS device. This is pretty ingenious, because who in the world is going to put in the current time as your passcode to try and get into your device? – someone is going to try your birthday, or something significant to you. They always say, sometimes the greatest security is in plain sight.
If the time is 12:30, you'll enter 1230 as your passcode. If the time is 9:45, you'll enter 0945 as your passcode. It's that simple. Entering the time will unlock your iOS device, and give you access to your device's applications and data.
TimePasscode adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure a few key options:
Here, you will be able to enable and disable the tweak on demand, as well as allow or disallow your usual passcode. You can also enable a feature that forces you to enter the time backwards for an additional security measure.
By enabling your usual passcode, you can unlock your iOS device either with the current time, or with the passcode that you set. If you enable the backwards time feature, if the time is 12:00, you will enter 0021 as the passcode instead of the expected 1200.
TimePasscode looks like a really handy jailbreak tweak for those looking for additional security, as well as alternatives to passcodes if they are forgotten. If you want to give the tweak a try, it's available for free in Cydia's BigBoss repository.
iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.4