So LockLauncher has been updated to 2.0 and will now be compatible with iOS 6 and specifically, iPhone 5.

LockLauncher is a cool Cydia tweak that lets you put app icons on the lockscreen so you can open them almost instantly without having to unlock your screen. LockLauncher is basically a way to put shortcuts on the lockscreen so you can launch them from there.

LockLauncher was a popular tweak before iOS 6 came up – where the older version of this tweak became obsolete. Quite a lot of us have been waiting for the update because launching from the lockscreen is kickass.

Anyway, with the 2.0 update LockLauncher will now be able to work on iOS 6 and is compatible with iPhone 5 too.

LockLauncher Cydia Tweak

Here’s what options/features you get with this tweak:

  • Configure what apps to show on the lockscreen
  • Configure how many apps to display on the lockscreen
  • Configure the position of the apps
  • And there’s an overall enable/disable toggle to make things simple and easy

In order to get it working, all you need to do is purchase the tweak from the BigBoss repo. The app sells for $1.99 and is free for people who’ve already got the license (that is people who bought v1.0).

While LockLauncher may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it might interest you. If it does and if you do intend to buy it, there are a few things you’ll need to know:

  • If you’ve got passcode enabled, then when you tap on the app icons you will be asked to enter the passcode before opening the app. Makes clear sense because otherwise, it would defeat the purpose of having a passcode, right?
  • It would be prudent to put only those apps that do not reveal personal information (social apps, Mail, Phone etc.) on the lockscreen. This is largely for security.

LockLauncher can be downloaded from Cydia (it’s available by default on the BigBoss repo.) It will set you back by about $1.99.