SwitcherPlus – Adds Multitasking Ability on Lock Screen

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

SwitcherPlus is a mod that adds the ability to use the multitasking dock from your lock screen. Once the app has been installed in Cydia, you are able to use the complete functionality of multitasking from your lock screen.

If you do not have a passcode set for your device, and you select an application from the multitasking dock while on the lock screen, it will automatically take you from the lock screen directly into that application. If you do have a passcode, and you select an application from the multitasking dock while on the lock screen, it will require you to enter your passcode and then will bring you directly into the application you selected.

I did notice that after you select an app from the multitasking dock (while on the lock screen), the passcode keyboard disappears pretty quickly. So, you will want to start typing in your passcode as soon as the keyboard appears or it will disappear and you will have to go back into multitasking and select your app again. Hopefully this will be fixed with an update. NOTE: This can actually be changed in the app’s settings. If you go into the Lock Screen Mode option and then the Dim after dismiss option… you can increase the time before the screen dims and thus the keyboard disappears.

Other than that, the app seems to work correctly. It also plays nice with the Direct Closer mod. You can get SwitcherPlus via the BigBoss source.

Update: When you install SwitcherPro, it will put an icon on your SpringBoard. This is where all the Settings for the app are located. There are quite a few settings… be sure to check them out. One cool settings worth noting is that when you put the multitasking apps into “wiggle mode” there is now an arrow on each app. If you select an arrow, it will remove that app and all the app’s to the right of it. It is a quick way to clear your multitasking dock. You can turn this feature off in the settings… it is the Kill Prior option.


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  1. Ruoff Norbert says

    Doesnt work correct on my I phone 4 in settings of the app i cant set the favourite apps nothing is on the screen only white


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