When Apple introduced Touch ID with iPhone 5s, it was mere synonymous with the protection of iPhone. However, a good many Touch ID-based Cydia tweaks have significantly improved its profile. As a result, it seems to have assumed some defining features such as protecting apps, folders, toggles and a lot more.
As of now, there are not too many Touch ID based Cydia tweaks available for iOS 8. However, they may arrive sooner than later once they have gotten ready. Want to see the sights of some of the best of the same? Let me walk you through.
Best Touch ID Based Cydia Tweaks for iOS 8 – 8.1.2
BioProtect helps you protect folders, apps with Touch ID. The tweak comes with a preference panel in its settings from where you can handpick the apps or folders which you want to secure with Touch ID.
Unlike its previous version for iOS 7, the jailbreak tweak has improved significantly in order to be a pretty viable option for your iPhone running iOS 8.
Price: $2.99 | Repo: BigBoss
Just like BioProtect, BioLockdown lets you protect apps and folders in the best possible way. Along with that it allows you to safeguard not just apps, settings panes but also toggles. The tweak gives you many options to choose from its settings.
There is a very significant switch,at the top of the BioLockdown preferences, which makes it very simple to enable or remove the effect of the tweak instantly without any resprings.
Price: $1.99 | Repo: BigBoss
Unlike most other Touch ID-based Cydia tweaks, Photego lets you protect specific aspects of stock Photos app. The tweak has plenty of options to choose from such as delete, albums, restrict access of Photos app from Camera app etc.
If you are not concerned about safeguarding the entire Photos app and just want to secure certain aspects, you won't find a better one than this.
Price: $0.99 | Repo: BigBoss
LockGlyph Cydia tweak is unique in its own right. It helps you bring Apple Pay completed payment animation to your iPhone's Lock screen. Once you set it up, you can enjoy Apple Pay inspired animation and sound while unlocking your iPhone with Touch ID.
The jailbreak tweak has configure options in Settings app from where you can select options to use the way you want.
Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss
In terms of usability, AppLocker doesn't appear to have improved much since iOS 7. It is almost the same as before. You can use it to protect apps, folders. It has configure options in settings that make it easy to select the items which you want to keep secure.
Price: $0.99 | Repo: ModMyi
Not many iPhone owners like to enter passcode to unlock their rebooted iPhone, even though they have enabled Touch ID on their device. BioBoot Cydia tweak allows you to unlock your rebooted iPhone using just Touch ID.
This tweak features Activator listener to let you enable or disable this tweak instantly. It allows you to choose Activator from the Settings app. It is compatible with only Touch ID enabled devices.
If you find unlocking your iPhone after reboot a bit too complicated and looking to make the process simple, BioBoot is the way to go.
Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss