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If you don’t like the slide to unlock bar on the lock screen, and you’d rather tap to unlock your iOS device, then check out a new free jailbreak tweak in Cydia starting today called tapUnlock by iOS development team Hashbang Productions.

TapUnlock literally replaces the slide to unlock bar on your lock screen with a tap to unlock button. The button is styled just like an iOS button would be, so it doesn’t skimp out on looks – it will turn blue, like many other similar buttons in iOS, when you tap on it.

Not only does the tweak replace the slide to unlock slider with a button, but it will also replace the sliders relating to turning off your device and answering phone calls with similar buttons:

 

Since the lock screen’s slide to unlock slider turns into its own tap to unlock button and retains the same size as the lock screen’s side to unlock slider, the Camera Grabber is not affected by the tweak and you can still continue using it to get the Camera application in a rush.

There are many WinterBoard themes in Cydia that perform similarly to the way tapUnlock does, but the beauty of tapUnlock is that it’s a jailbreak tweak and this means it doesn’t require WinterBoard to use. Additionally, because it's a jailbreak tweak and not a theme, tapUnlock is compatible with countless themes that a theme enabling tap to unlock might not be compatible with. These are two of the main reasons behind its development.

TapUnlock has no options to configure and you'll have to uninstall the tweak to disable it. If you want tapUnlock, you can grab it from the BigBoss repository right now.

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