Wednesday, May 17, 2017

How To Interact With iPhone Lock Screen Notifications With A Tap

If you have jailbroken device you can interact with Lock screen notifications with a tap using the new tweak called TapToOpen. Usually you can either swipe on or use a 3D touch gesture to interact with notifications on your Lock screen. The swipe reveals options for clearing or replying to the notification, while the 3D Touch gesture launches a quick reply interface instead.

TapToOpen tweak offers a new way to interact with your notifications by letting you click on them to interact with them. Let's learn how this tweak works in details.

How To Interact With Lock Screen Notifications With A Tap

As far as you know, Apple’s gesture system is set up with the aim to precluding accidental actions via the Lock screen. In other words, every action is supposed to go through two steps, so users can go back and undo something if they would like.

Although TapToOpen skips this two-step process, it still requests you passcode or Touch ID to unlock your device prior to taking further actions. Hence, it can be said that you still face small restrictions when your phone is password-protected.

If you have a missed notification on your Lock screen, such as a text message for instance, tapping on the banner notification on your Lock screen will prompt you to unlock your device and then take you straight to the conversation in your Messages app to respond.

It works similarly for other apps as well, but for obvious reasons, it works best with native apps or third-party apps that have Quick Reply API support.

If you want to interact with Lock screen notifications with a tap you should download and install TapToOpen for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repo. The tweak supports all jailbroken iOS 10 devices. TapToOpen doesn’t have any options to configure, so using it is pretty straightforward. If you ever wanted to disable the tweak, just uninstall it from Cydia.