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  • [Review] SpotLock - Lock Your Device By Swiping to SpotLight


    For many iOS device users, broken buttons cause a lot of issues. It can be even worse when your power button ends up busted and you have trouble putting your device to sleep and locking it. A new free jailbreak tweak dubbed SpotLock by iOS developer Lays will allow you to put your iOS device into sleep mode and lock it by simply swiping over to SpotLight. SpotLock offers a neat little modification even for those with perfectly functional buttons. For a handful of iOS users, this feature wonít get in the way because SpotLight isnít very widely used anymore.

    Anything that gives the SpotLight added functionality is always welcome to the jailbreaking world since the feature is rarely used. If you prefer using the buttons to put your device to sleep and lock it, then SpotLock probably isnít for you. Additionally, since the modification replaces SpotLight entirely, you wonít want to install this tweak if you use SpotLight on a regular basis.

    As soon as you swipe over to SpotLight and release your finger from the screen, the device screen goes black and turning on the screen again shows the lock screen. There are no options to configure and there are no icons added to the home screen for this tweak. Once you install it, the tweak takes effect immediately and you will have to uninstall it to disable it.

    The tweak works well for getting your device locked, however if you have fully functional buttons, theyíre probably more practical to use since you can use them anywhere. This tweak requires that you be on the home screen to swipe over to SpotLight. Another alternative for people with broken buttons is to use Appleís auto-lock feature so the device goes to sleep and locks automatically when left alone for a period of time.

    Name: SpotLock
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.1
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Lays
    Editor's Rating:  2/5

    Sources: Cydia
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] SpotLock - Lock Your Device By Swiping to SpotLight started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. akonikui's Avatar
      akonikui -
      What's up with the Slide to Unlock bar? Is that a tweak? What's it called?
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Not useful at all unless your power button is broken
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Quote Originally Posted by akonikui View Post
      What's up with the Slide to Unlock bar? Is that a tweak? What's it called?
      Unlockize does it I think or it's just my theme ahha
    1. DubbaCTrumpetMSU's Avatar
      DubbaCTrumpetMSU -
      Quote Originally Posted by akonikui View Post
      What's up with the Slide to Unlock bar? Is that a tweak? What's it called?

      Second this question...I want that on my lock screen...
    1. h0vsepian's Avatar
      h0vsepian -
      Quote Originally Posted by DubbaCTrumpetMSU View Post
      Second this question...I want that on my lock screen...
      It's a tweak called unlockize, too bad the knob doesn't move tho...
    1. keenpois0n's Avatar
      keenpois0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by akonikui View Post
      What's up with the Slide to Unlock bar? Is that a tweak? What's it called?
      you can grab 'unfold' for free. it does the same thing as unlockize or whatever it's called, just only the fold to unlock.
    1. duceduc's Avatar
      duceduc -
      Quote Originally Posted by celeron View Post
      Not useful at all unless your power button is broken
      It is pretty useful to prevent your power button from being broken from pressing it all the time.
    1. nzlotrfan's Avatar
      nzlotrfan -
      Quote Originally Posted by celeron View Post
      Not useful at all unless your power button is broken
      I think it's fantastic. Was always disappointed that QuickLock didn't work with iOS5. Awesome!
    1. HotBlack's Avatar
      HotBlack -
      Love it. useful even if your buttons work fine
    1. Bennypal's Avatar
      Bennypal -
      How do you download it?
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      Quote Originally Posted by nzlotrfan View Post
      I think it's fantastic. Was always disappointed that QuickLock didn't work with iOS5. Awesome!
      Use QuickLock 2 for iOS 5....
    1. kickerman65's Avatar
      kickerman65 -
      While new tweaks are always welcome, i think activator does a fine job in the broken button scenario. I don't currently have any broken buttons but i have activator setup to lock with a swipe from the upper left corner of the status bar and that combined with Zephyr is a sweet combo. I rarely use the home or power buttons with this setup.
    1. nzlotrfan's Avatar
      nzlotrfan -
      Quote Originally Posted by romeo_herman View Post
      Use QuickLock 2 for iOS 5....
      Are you sure? Just checked it out but it still says iOS 4 only, and it was last updated in 2010.
    1. robby65's Avatar
      robby65 -
      My home button doesn't work on my 3g.
      so there's an app I can use to replace the home button??
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      " SpotLight isn’t very widely used anymore." - I wish someone had told me. I use it all the time. Guess I'm just a dinosaur.
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by robby65 View Post
      My home button doesn't work on my 3g.
      so there's an app I can use to replace the home button??
      Activator.

      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      " SpotLight isnít very widely used anymore." - I wish someone had told me. I use it all the time. Guess I'm just a dinosaur.
      U can add me to your dinosaur circle. I use spotlight about 20 times a day.
    1. KBI2113's Avatar
      KBI2113 -
      Quote Originally Posted by nzlotrfan View Post
      Are you sure? Just checked it out but it still says iOS 4 only, and it was last updated in 2010.
      Positive. I'm using QuickLock 2 for about a year now. Just updated to 5.1.1 and QL 2 is still working flawlessly.
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      I mainly use spotlight for Google and Wikipedia searches, but I still like it a lot for that. I would use it with Music, too, if it didn't turn off my full shuffle every time.
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      Quote Originally Posted by nzlotrfan View Post
      Are you sure? Just checked it out but it still says iOS 4 only, and it was last updated in 2010.
      I'm using for i4 and i4S, both on iOS 5.1.1 for sure.
    1. roudinan91's Avatar
      roudinan91 -