BioUnlock is an upcoming Cydia tweak that lets you unlock your Mac with TouchID

2014-01-16 10_12_45-BioUnlock - unlock your Mac with your iPhone's TouchID - YouTube

Many tweaks, including the recently-released AppLocker, allow users to utilize the TouchID sensor for uses beyond what Apple intended. A new tweak called BioUnlock intends to take Apple’s TouchID technology to the Mac, allowing you to bypass your computer’s password at the tap of a home button.

Once you have the tweak and the companion Mac app installed, the user simply takes the Mac to its password screen and taps the iPhone 5s TouchID sensor with a specific finger. In the video below, you’ll see that the developer has configured his index finger to unlock the Mac, while any other finger (in this case his thumb), will simply unlock the phone as usual.

The developer says he hopes to have the tweak released before the end of January, but he’s “not sure” because he has other projects which still need to be updated for iOS 7. Windows support is planned, but not for the first release, according to him.

No word yet on pricing, but keep your eyes on iFans as we’ll be sure to cover the tweak when it’s finally released.

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