Wave2Wake: Lock or Unlock Your iPhone by Waving on Proximity Sensor [Jailbreak Tweak]

Every iPhone has a proximity sensor at the top that helps turn off the display whenever you have your phone close to your face during a phone call, and utilizing that sensor for other purposes is nothing new to the jailbreak community.

Dubbed as Wave2Wake, this new tweak allows you to wave near the proximity sensor to turn on or off your iPhone’s display. If your iPhone is locked, you simply have to wave on top of the proximity sensor to unlock. The opposite is true for locking your device.

As mentioned earlier, the proximity sensor is usually placed at the top of the screen in most iPhone models. By waving close to this sensor or even tapping on it with your finger, the tweak will detect the gesture and take the appropriate action.

The tweak comes in handy when you want to turn on the display of your iPhone just to check the pending notifications on the Lock screen. You can simply wave on the proximity sensor to turn on the display rather than pressing the Home button.

Wave2Wake also comes with a dedicated preferences pane found in Settings app. From there, you can enable or disable the tweak and choose whether the proximity sensor should be used for locking or unlocking your device. You can also set the tweak to be disabled automatically when the battery level is low, Do Not Disturb mode has been enabled or when there’s no Lock screen notifications.
The last three options are pretty convenient. If you have a low battery level remaining, probably around 20% or lower (this isn’t specified), the tweak will automatically disable itself until your battery charges back up in order to help preserve power and keep your device alive for as long as possible.

If you’re interested in trying Wave2Wake, it’s available in Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $0.99. The tweak is noted to work on both iOS 8 and iOS 9, but it only works on iPhones due to the necessity for a proximity sensor, which other iOS devices don’t have.

Let us know your opinion about this cool tweak.


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