Friday, April 14, 2017

How To Change The ‘iPhone Is Disabled’ Text When Failed Passcode Attempts

If you have jailbroken device you can change the ‘iPhone is disabled’ text when failed passcode attempts. Whenever your iOS 10 iPhone passcode is entered incorrectly too many times, a pop up alert message appears sauing “iPhone is disabled.” This prevents the device from being used for a temporary period of time and is intended to deter people who try to gain unauthorized access to your phone and personal data.

If you don't like that horror message then a new Cydia release called GoAway by iOS developer gilshahar7 brings the ability to customize the ‘iPhone is disabled’ text when failed passcode attempts on jailbroken device.

The tweak is totally free from Cydia’s BigBoss repo and works on all jailbroken iOS 10 devices. So grab it and install on your iPhone. Right after installation the tweak will add a dedicated preferences pane to the Settings app. From there you configure custom text for up to three different text strings that appear on this screen:

Among the things you can modify are:
  • The iPhone is disabled text
  • The try again in one minute text
  • The emergency text

Once you made some changes just click on the Save button to apply them. You then need to respring your device. It is recommended to use a tweak like Falcon or PowerDown to access a respring shortcut more quickly, as a respring shortcut is not added to GoAway preferences pane like it is in most other tweaks.

So why GoAway can be useful? As its name implies, it’s intended to fend off those annoying people that like to take your phone when you’re not looking and lock you out of your own device for a long period of time. So if you were implicated in above described scenario then you should definitely give GoAway tweak a try.