'Always On Proximity' Allows You to Enable or Disable Your Proximity Sensor On Demand
The proximity sensor is the part of your iPhone near the front-facing camera that allows the device to detect when something is in close proximity or not. For example, when you get into a phone call, the proximity sensor kicks in to turn the display off when you raise your iPhone to your ear.
iOS developer flux
finds that the proximity sensor can be used to your advantage. With a new jailbreak tweak he has created dubbed Always On Proximity
, you can enable and disable the proximity sensor on demand so you can take advantage of its features only when you need it.
The tweak would come in handy if youíre engaged in a busy texting conversation with someone and you continually stuff your iPhone in your pocket in between each text message you send or receive. Obviously, the step of unlocking your iPhone before sending each text message would get annoying if you end up in one of those texting conversations where youíre sending 10, 20, even 50 messages at once. Itís even more cumbersome when you have a passcode and have to enter it all those times.
Instead of having to unlock your device or enter a passcode that many times, Always On Proximity will make it so that when you stuff your iPhone into your pocket in between text messages, the display will turn off automatically in your pocket for you, as the sensor will detect that the iPhone is in close proximity of your pocket lining, and turn back on automatically where you left it when you pull it back out of your pocket.
Always On Proximity is Activator-based, so the only option to configure is to choose the Activator action you want to use. When you invoke the Activator action, you will get the notification banner shown above, telling you that you have either enabled or disabled the proximity sensor.
Always On Proximity is free in Cydia from the BigBoss repository starting today. You can grab it if you think you might find it useful!
Always On Proximity