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We have been covering quite a few jailbreak tweaks now on Gizmostorm, and we are overwhelmed with new tweaks flowing in from various iOS developers in the Cydia tweak store everyday. While jailbreaking opens up a plethora of customizations for iOS users, the marketplace for tweaks and apps is never ending. From being able to change font on your device, to changing how you unlock your device, jailbreak makes it all handy.

Coming back to the topic, we have an extremely wonderful tweak for you. SmartTap is a new jailbreak tweak which lets you lock your iPhone, or unlock it by simple gestures like double tap. That’s right. No need to press the power button again and again to put your iPhone to sleep. Now you can simply double tap the home screen or the lock screen to put your device to sleep, or to awaken it. Apart from double tap, you can also assign other gestures like swiping up or down to unlock your screen or lock it. So here’s how to get SmartTap on your iDevice including iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

How To Unlock Your iPhone By Double Tapping It With SmartTap

NOTE: Please note that SmartTap is a jailbreak oriented tweak and requires you to have a jailbroken iDevice. We are assuming that you already have a jailbroken iDevice. While jailbreaking may void your device’s manufacturers warranty, we recommend you to take a complete backup of your iDevice before proceeding.

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Step 1: Launch Cydia app from your iDevice’s springboard and tap the Search button on lower navigation menu to search for SmartTap tweak.

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SmartTap is available under the BigBoss repository under the Cydia tweak store for a price of $1.99 USD. However, you can get this tweak for free on your iDevice by adding Xsellize repository (http://cydia.xsellize.com) which uploads cracked tweaks for free.

Step 2: Once you have successfully installed/purchased this tweak, you can exit Cydia. Now, navigate to Settings->SmartTap to configure its settings.

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Once you enter the preferences page, you will come across two basic sections. The first one being the settings prevailing for “When screen is off”. Here, you can simply assign functions for double tapping, swiping up or swiping down when the screen is off.  By default, double tapping turns on your device’s screen.

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The second section is for settings prevailing to “When screen is on”. Here, you get toggle buttons for double tap functionality for both, home screen as well as lock screen. Double tapping by default will lock your device whether it is home screen or lock screen if both the toggles are ON.

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Further, you get another option to prevent your phone from locking when idle. This way, your device will only get locked when you double tap on the home or lock screen. However, make sure you have turned passcode to off before using this tweak as the tweak will interfere with the iOS functionality otherwise.


SmartTap is henceforth one of the best tweaks we have ever come across. Now easily put your device to sleep, or awaken it by assigning simple gestures.

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