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    Default 'Exigency' Lets You Easily Call a Contact From the Lock Screen


    In iOS, there is an Emergency Call button at the bottom left of the Passcode interface on the lock screen. The Emergency Call button can come in handy when you want to dial emergency numbers; however, its not very useful when you have to call a family member or friend in an emergency. This is where a new free jailbreak tweak called Exigency by iOS developer rvirajm comes in handy.

    Exigency makes it so that rather than tapping on the Emergency Call button to input an emergency phone number into the keypad, you can choose between doing that or picking a contact in your Contacts list (just like as shown above) to call. This is handy for the situation where you need to call a family member or a friend in an emergency rather than an actual emergency number, and can reduce the amount of time used to get in touch with them.

    The tweak has an obvious security problem that cannot be overlooked by installing it, you can access your contacts list from the lock screen and call any of them without having to enter your Passcode. For some, this might be a major breach of iOS security, but for those looking for the convenience, this is a nice little tweak to add to iOS.

    Exigency can be enabled or disabled at any time via the preferences pane in the Settings application; depending on the situation at hand, this may be a way to help control the security problem mentioned earlier. There are no other options to configure. Exigency requires an iPhone running iOS 6 or later to use.

    Exigency is available right now at no cost in the ModMyi repository of Cydia.

    Name: Exigency
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0
    Requirements: iPhone running iOS 6
    Repo: ModMyi
    Developer: rvirajm
    Editor's Rating:  4/5

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    Strong security with this one

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    No love for callbar over here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Answer1o1 View Post
    Strong security with this one
    Only if you install it...

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    Instead of showing all of the contacts, why not make it so this tweak only shows who you want it to? Change the button to say Emergency Contacts, add an on/off switch to every contact in the phone app, and then a list is populated only with those you have checked in the phone app as an emergency contact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamefreak5678 View Post
    Instead of showing all of the contacts, why not make it so this tweak only shows who you want it to? Change the button to say Emergency Contacts, add an on/off switch to every contact in the phone app, and then a list is populated only with those you have checked in the phone app as an emergency contact.
    My thoughts exactly. Even if they just had a add contact option in the apps settings. Direct access to my contacts defeats the purpose of passcode.
    If I can't mod it...I don't want it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamefreak5678 View Post
    Instead of showing all of the contacts, why not make it so this tweak only shows who you want it to? Change the button to say Emergency Contacts, add an on/off switch to every contact in the phone app, and then a list is populated only with those you have checked in the phone app as an emergency contact.
    ^ this

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