Top 7 Free Lockscreen Cydia Tweaks for iOS 9

Best lock screen tweaks

By default, iOS lock screen contains wallpaper, grabber camera app,  date, time and the text that says “slide to unlock”. If you are bored of the default lock screen present in your Apple device, this is the post that you may be interested in.

iOS by default, do not let you customize the text or way that lock screen looks.

Here’s where Cydia comes into action. All the lockscreen Cydia tweaks that I mention in this post are completely tested on iOS 9 and the screenshots are from iOS 9 although the wallpaper is from iOS 8.

Best lock screen Cydia tweaks

The lock screen tweaks I mention in this post, are compatible with almost all the latest iOS versions, including iOS 9.

1. HotDog

HotDog lets you customize your lock screen. Like you can add custom carrier text on your status bar. You can change the time, date format that appears on your lock screen, including the font size and position. You can also edit the text “slide to unlock your device”.

The feature of editing the Call UI elements is worth the mention. You can edit the UI and text of the incoming call.

For most of the tweaks, you need not respring your device.

HotDog settings 2

HotDog settings

HotDog tweak


This tweak is definitely worth the try. It is packed full of customization features.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

2. GrabberApp8

In the lock screen, you have the option to quickly launch camera app, by sliding the grabber icon up, without even unlocking the device. It’s on the bottom right corner of the lock screen.

With this tweak, you have the option to add secondary grabber app to the left bottom corner of the lock screen.

You can notice in the screenshot, I’ve added Cydia app as the secondary grabber app.

GrabberApp8 app

There are settings for this tweak. You can enable or disable the grabber apps, or change those.

GrabberApp8 settings


Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss


3. BerryC8

This tweak allows you to launch apps right from your lock screen, making it one of the most popular lock screen Cydia tweaks. As of now you can add up to 12 apps on your lock screen for quick launching, that you can set up in the settings page. To unlock the application, you can use TouchID on your device.

BerryC8 shortcuts

For the application to launch, you just need to drag the app icon to the bottom of your screen.

BerryC8 settings

There are settings for this app. You can setup the applications that you need to show up on your lock screen, under App shortcuts. You need to respring your device for the changes to show up.


Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

4. LockGlyph

Allows you to display Apple Pay fingerprint animation on your TouchID lock screen. It replaces the slide to unlock text.


After installing this tweak, you need to go to settings, LockGlyph, appearance, and select the theme LockGlyph-default. You are ready to go.

LockGlyph settings

In the settings page there are options to speedup the animations, enable or disable the tweak, unlock sound, vibration, colors and also to set the position of the fingerprint.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

5. RomanPasscode

This tweak replaces the numeric passcode unlock on your lock screen to roman numerals. It’s something unique.



There are no settings for this tweak. In order to disable this tweak, you need to remove the tweak from the Cydia app and respring your device.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

6. Combination Lock

Displays the combination lock style for iOS. You just need to rotate the lock and match the combination to unlock your device.

Combination lock

This tweak has got no options to configure. To disable this tweak, you need to remove the tweak altogether.

Price: Free | Repo: BigBoss

7. UnlockVol

As you may have know that iOS does not allow you to change the volume within your lock screen. You need to unlock your device to change the volume.

That’s where this tweak comes into action. It lets you change the volume within the lock screen.



There are settings for this app to disable the tweak or kill switch. You can also select whether volume buttons can wake the device from lock state.

Top 7 Free Lockscreen Cydia Tweaks for iOS 9
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