If you just upgraded to iOS 10 and picked up your iPhone, you might have been surprised by what greeted you. iOS 10 is changing so many things we’ve grown accustomed to. The Lock screen UI is new, and so are many interactions. If you’re got an iPhone 6s and up, the screen would have lit up when you picked up your phone, that’s a new feature called Raise to Wake. And that’s just the start of it.
I have to say, one of the biggest changes in iOS 10 is staring you right at your face the minute you pick up your iPhone or iPad. The lock screen experience has been completely rethought. Almost everything on the screen is new (even the timestamp is bolder). There’s just so much to talk about. So let’s get to it.
Apple’s Lock screen on iOS is the first thing a user interacts with when they turn on their iPhone or iPad. The screen is helpful as it secures the device from prying eyes, but it has limited utility, allowing you to only perform a few functions such as unlocking the device, controlling music playback, interacting with notifications or accessing the camera. This situation could change if Apple reinvented the Lock screen in iOS 9. Read on to find out how we would change this part of iOS if given the chance.
Normally, the iOS 8 Lock screen features a camera grabber located in the bottom right corner of the screen which provides quick access to the Camera app to capture photos and videos. GrabberApp8 is a new jailbreak tweak that allows you change the app assigned to the camera grabber or add a new one to the screen.
Spin is a new jailbreak tweak that completely revamps Lock screen’s music interface.
Apple completely revamped the lock screen in iOS 7 to give it a clean and minimalistic look.
The popular Lock screen tweak SubtleLock has been updated for iOS 7, which allows you to give the Lock screen a more minimalistic look as you can see above.
Swipey is an upcoming jailbreak tweak by Tyler J. Nettleton, developer of Atom, that lets you access your favorite apps right from the lock screen.
Abstergo is a new jailbreak tweak that will change the way you manage your notifications not only from your iPhone’s Lock screen, but also anywhere in iOS.
Developed by Andrew Richardson and Joshua Tucker to be a more intuitive reminder system, this jailbreak tweak is a great way to keep your Lock Screen and Notification Center uncluttered.
Atom is a jailbreak tweak that aims at bringing expanded functionality to Lock Screen.
Developed by Tyler Nettleton and Surenix (developer of ayecon, the gold standard when it comes to iPhone themes), Atom allows users to not only slide to unlock the iPhone, but slide to Launch up to 6 different apps from the Lock screen.