SubtleLock brings a minimal style to the iOS 8 Lock screen

SubtleLock is one of the most popular jailbreak tweaks that I have been using on my iPhone since iOS 7 untethered jailbreak. The tweak brings a cool minimal style look to your iPhone's lock screen. The great news is that the tweak received a new update to support iOS 8 new jailbreak..

This is a tweak that can customize the Lock screen font, color, size, and even simplify the look of the clock and date readout. If you’re using an impressive wallpaper that you’d like to showcase rather than hide behind Lock screen elements, then SubtleLock for iOS 8 may provide the options you need after an update or two.

After installing SubtleLock for iOS 8, simply head over to the preferences in the stock Settings app. There, you’ll find the standard kill-switch, along with three sections for customizing the clock, slider, and misc settings for things like the grabbers.

Unlike releases in the past, I find that SubtleLock for iOS 8 is a bit buggy, and some of the settings have issues applying. For example, under the clock section there’s an option to switch the clock style to a dual clock. This dual clock option allows you to have two clocks on screen simultaneously, one main, and an alternate. This is a great feature for those of you traveling to a new time zone, but I find that it’s extremely finicky when applying the suggested changes. Even after respringing, I experience issues with SubtleLock’s stability.
If you want to try SubtleLock despite these issues, you can find its iOS 8 version right now on the default Cydia repos. It’s available for $1. I will say that once the tweak is updated, it will be a great addition to the iOS 8 jailbreak tweak repertoire. It’s a good tweak, it just needs some work before it’s fully ready for use.


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