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How to use the Lock screen on iPhone or iPad: The ultimate guide

How to use the Lock screen on iPhone or iPad: The ultimate guide

The Lock screen exists in between states, when your iPhone or iPad is no longer asleep, but is also not yet open and fully functional. It can protect your device from unauthorized access and actions by a simple slide-to-unlock gesture, by a 4 number pin-code, by a strong alpha-numeric password,...
How to quickly access your iPhone camera from the Lock screen

How to quickly access your iPhone camera from the Lock screen

The iPhone's iSight takes great photos under a wide range of conditions, but you still need to have it in your hands, ready to shoot, whenever the need arises. Sometimes that's when you least expect it. Sometimes that's when you see something spectacular or your child does something amazing. It's...
New iPhone Lock screen bypass discovered — here's how to protect against it!

New iPhone Lock screen bypass discovered — here's how to protect against it!

A new iOS 7.1.1 iPhone Lock screen bypass has been discovered. Lock screen bypasses in and of themselves aren't new — trying to protect a phone while also allowing access to convenient features results is an incredible tension — but this one can provide access to an app, which makes it one of the...
How to change the auto-lock time on your iPhone or iPad

How to change the auto-lock time on your iPhone or iPad

The auto-lock feature on the iPhone and iPad lets you control how long you want the screen to stay on when the device isn't being used. The shorter the amount of time you set it for, the faster the screen will go off due to inactivity. A shorter auto-lock time will make your iPhone or iPad prompt...
How to disable Notification Center on the Lock screen of your iPhone and iPad

How to disable Notification Center on the Lock screen of your iPhone and iPad

Notification Center collects all of the notifications your receive on your iPhone or iPad into one easy-to-access place. By default you can even pull down Notification Center from your Lock screen to see any messages or other notifications you may have recently missed. If, however, for privacy...
Priority Hub brings BlackBerry 10 style notifications to your jailbroken iPhone

Priority Hub brings BlackBerry 10 style notifications to your jailbroken iPhone

Priority Hub is yet another jailbreak tweak for iPhone that focuses on customizing the Lock screen. This time, it takes its cues from BlackBerry 10 and feeds you only the notifications you want, one app at a time. While the styling of Priority Hub is a little different than the actual feature in...
5 ways to increase security and privacy of your iPhone or iPad

5 ways to increase security and privacy of your iPhone or iPad

5 easy ways to lock down the information on iOS 7 and enhance your security and privacy! With iOS 7 — see our complete iOS 7 review — Apple has made the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad more convenient than ever, but also more secure. How is that possible? Well, in most cases you - the owner of...
How to disable Control Center access from the Lock screen

How to disable Control Center access from the Lock screen

By default, Control Center can be accessed from anywhere, including the Lock screen. While it doesn't share or access personal information, it does potentially let pranksters or even thieves disable services on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, and even put it into Airplane mode so you can't...
iOS 7 preview: Lock screen gains access to notifications, controls, some confusion

iOS 7 preview: Lock screen gains access to notifications, controls, some confusion

iOS 7 brings not only live, physics-based wallpaper to the iPhone and iPad Lock screen, but Notification Center and Control Center access as well! The Lock screen exists in some between-space, where your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad are no longer off or asleep, but nor are they fully awake and...
How to disable access to Siri and Passbook from the iPhone lock screen

How to disable access to Siri and Passbook from the iPhone lock screen

UPDATE: With iOS 7, Siri can now toggle system settings, including putting your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad into Airplane mode. That would prevent your being able to track it in case of theft. While convenient, if you consider Siri access from the Lock screen a security risk, follow the steps in...
Second iOS Lock screen bypass discovered, doesn't really expose filesystem

Second iOS Lock screen bypass discovered, doesn't really expose filesystem

A couple of weeks ago a bug was discovered in the iOS 6 lock screen that allowed a person to access the Phone app, make phone calls, and get at a user’s contacts, without entering a passcode. Now a new, similar bug has been found, but it is being reported that this one will actually allow you to...
iOS 7 wants: Album art centered on Lock screen

iOS 7 wants: Album art centered on Lock screen

Album art has never been perfectly centered on the iPhone or iPod touch Lock screens. It's been placed immediately on top of the slide-to-unlock bar. Because of the 3:2 aspect ratio of previous iPhone and iPod touch devices, however, and because the top of the album art and the reflection beneath...
Design a custom Lock screen that includes important information with LockScreen Lab for iPhone

Design a custom Lock screen that includes important information with LockScreen Lab for iPhone

LockScreen Lab is an iPhone app that lets you design custom Lock screens that can include important information like a calendar, contact info, to-do list, and your blood type. This is great for people who have a passcode setup on their iPhone, or if you just want to make it easy for someone to...
Create custom wallpapers with Lock Screen Designer for iPhone

Create custom wallpapers with Lock Screen Designer for iPhone

Lock Screen Designer is a great little app for creating custom wallpapers for you lock screen. It's filled with skins, frames, and decorations that you can combine with photos to create something that reflects you. One of the disadvantages to the iPhone is that Apple doesn't allow much...
Add customization options to 'slide to unlock' text with Slider Pro [Jailbreak]

Add customization options to 'slide to unlock' text with Slider Pro [Jailbreak]

Slider Pro is a lightweight but useful jailbreak mod in Cydia that lets you customize the slide to unlock text on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. It comes with a handful of great presets including adding the date and time to your lock slider. Time and date are available in a number of different...
Lock Screen Weather app adds weather to the iPhone Lock screen

Lock Screen Weather app adds weather to the iPhone Lock screen

Lock Screen Weather is a clever app that allows you to display local weather information and graphics on the iPhone Lock screen without requiring a jailbreak. Current weather conditions on your Lock Screen Optional five-day weather forecast displayed below current weather Tens of...
Daily Tip: How to configure Lock Screen info and Notification Center privacy options

Daily Tip: How to configure Lock Screen info and Notification Center privacy options

New to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and curious how to set up Notification Center's Lock Screen and privacy options? To help you juggle the opposing demands of convenience and security, Apple has provided several options for each app. This gives you some granular control over how much -- or how...
Jumping ship to Verizon iPhone 4, Cases and screen protectors, Lock-screens, Apps and games - From the Forums
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Jumping ship to Verizon iPhone 4, Cases and screen protectors, Lock-screens, Apps and games - From the Forums

The TiPb forums are naturally a great place to talk, commiserate, celebrate, get help, and offer advice to your fellow iPhone users. In order to create a new thread of your own or reply to any of the existing threads, you must be a registered member. Becoming a member is easy and free so if you...

Quick Jailbreak App: SmartScreen Widgets for Lock Screen

SmartScreen provides widgets for your iPhone lock screen -- provided your jailbroken, that it. The demo above shows calendar, stocks, and weather, but the developer will be making an SDK available so other apps can get in on the widgety goodness. Conceivably Twitter updates, IMs, to-dos -- any...