Stride: Draw Your iOS Device’s Password [Cydia]

Passwords are what make our devices more secure from thieves, little brothers, and whoever else you’d rather not have using your iPhone or iPod touch. But what can you do if you want to add a little spice to your password, breaking away from the traditional numeric passcode in iOS? Up until now, one choice was to install AndroidLock XT, which emulates the pattern style lock on Android-powered smartphones. But, as of today, there’s another option called Stride. Complete details and a preview video are just ahead.

Stride is a new jailbreak tweak from Cydia that allows you to draw passwords on your iPhone or iPod touch using gesture motions. For instance, if you set a check mark styled design, you’ll draw a check mark to unlock your iOS device; it’s that simple. Perhaps one of the only downsides to Stride is that it takes over a full second before it confirms the pattern you draw and unlocks the device.

There are two buttons are located on the Stride ‘drawboard’ – one on the bottom right, and one on the bottom left. The bottom left button is an arrow that allows you to return to the default slide to unlock method. The bottom right button is a grid button, which displays a keypad for entering a numeric passcode.

If you don’t have a passcode set, tapping this right button will force your iOS device to unlock without the need for drawing a pattern. Stride works with the default PIN passcode in iOS, and is recommended for a more secure device. This tweak is currently incompatible with the iPad.

Check out other interesting jailbreak tweaks from Cydia for your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

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