Normally when you're on the Lock Screen and you access the Camera Grabber you will be brought to a Camera interface with your Camera Roll at the bottom left. When you tap on the Camera Roll, you will notice that the sharing button is absent. iOS 7 does not allow you to share photos from the Lock Screen.
iOS developer Ryan Petrich has put together a new free jailbreak tweak called LockShare that will enable the share button in the Camera Roll when accessed from the Lock Screen's Camera Grabber, as shown above.
The share button that normally doesn't appear will appear, and by tapping on it, you will get all of iOS 7's built-in share options, such as sharing to social networks, messaging, e-mailing, and more:
The tweak is obviously intended for convenience, but if you're one to worry about security, then you may want to steer clear of the tweak. While your existing Camera Roll is protected if you have a passcode, any new photos that are taken can be accessed from the Lock Screen and shared even if you have a passcode enabled.
On the other hand, if you're sure that no one is ever going to grab your device, you might want to download the tweak for the convenience it offers if you find yourself sharing photos often.
The tweak is made available for free in Ryan Petrich's beta repository. If you want to add LockShare to your jailbroken iOS device, add Ryan Petrich’s beta repository by following the steps below:
- tap on the Manage tab
- tap on the Sources button
- tap on the Edit button
- tap on the Add button
- enter the following URL and then tap Add Source:
Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.6
Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.6
Repo: Ryan Petrich's beta repository
Developer: Ryan Petrich
Editor's Rating: 4/5