If you worry about your privacy more than most, then you might want to go beyond a simple passcode to protect your iPhone’s valuable data. Fortunately, a new jailbreak tweak called BioProtect X (iOS 11) by iOS developer Limneos can help.
As the name implies, BioProtect X can protect apps and other important things on your device. The tweak supports various security measures for doing so, including Face ID, Touch ID, or a traditional passcode.
The name may sound familiar, and that’s because it is. It’s a complete re-write of the popular BioProtect jailbreak tweak, but with iOS 11 in mind. BioProtect X works great with the iPhone X’s proprietary Face ID authentication method, but don’t be fooled; it supports older authentication methods too.
There are several things you can protect with BioProtect X, such as:
- The apps installed on your handset
- Folders on your Home screen
- Specific preference panes in the Settings app
- Any Flipswitches you’ve installed through Cydia
- Toggles inside of Control Center
- The native power-down switch
If you’re interested in trying BioProtect X, then you can download it for $2.99 from Cydia’s BigBoss repository. The tweak works on all jailbroken iOS 11 devices; other jailbreakers that rely on iOS 7-10 can use BioProtect, the new tweak’s predecessor.
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