Ayra: Beautiful new tweak to give quick access to toggles and Notifications from Lock screen

Surenix, a member of the Evad3rs dev team and developer of the awesome ayecon theme and the Atom lock screen tweak, has teamed up with bensge, the developer of Velox to develop a Lock screen tweak called Ayra.

We got a chance to get an early look at the tweak, which is expected to be released in a few days.

Ayra offers the following features:

  • In iOS 7, the lock screen has been completely redesigned. You’re greeted with just the “slide to unlock” text instead of the iconic slide to unlock button with a subtle animation that highlights the text that hints at the direction in which you need to slide to unlock the lock screen. Ayra brings some of that experience to iOS 6 by making the slider button translucent and adding the subtle animation that highlights the text like iOS 7. It looks beautiful.


  • It also gives you quick access to system toggles from the Lock screen. You can access it by swiping on the grabber at the top of the screen just like you would do for Notification Center. You can swipe from left to right to access more toggles. The toggles can be configured and reordered via the Settings app.


  • It also gives you quick access to Notifications from the Lock screen. You can swipe on the Notification to launch the relevant app like you do normally or tap on it to get options to either dismiss (Remove) the notifications or launch the relevant app.


  • As you will notice in the screenshots, the panel for Notifications and the system toggles comes with iOS 7-like translucent background, which looks quite cool.

Here’s a brief demo video of the tweak in action:

This is just the initial version. The developers plan to add more features in the future as the scope of the tweak is to do as much as possible without unlocking your device.

Ayra is expected to arrive on Cydia on Saturday, July 13 and will be available for $1.99 via the BigBoss repo. It will require iOS 6 or later, and support iPhone and iPod touch initially.

As always, let us know what you think of Ayra in the comments below.