If you’ve been around the jailbreak community for a while, it’s possible that you’re familiar with the popular iOS 5/6 gesture-based lock screen tweak Stride. This tweak worked as a lock screen passcode alternative and allowed users to set a custom gesture to unlock an iOS device.

Created by the popular tweak developer Adam Bell, Stride is making a comeback and is fully compatible with iOS 7 devices. This exciting release provides a very similar experience, but has been given a very clean makeover. This results in a beautiful native-like iOS 7 gesture-based lock screen and I just can’t get enough of it.

Once installed, you’ll need to head into the Settings app and set up a passcode (or gesture) within Stride 2’s preferences. The native-style experience makes the process a breeze and once you’re done recording the gesture, tap the “save” button to continue. Stride also requires that you set a passcode as a backup option and it’s also fully compatible if you have Touch ID enabled on an iPhone 5s.

Check out Stride 2’s video review below:

Within the preferences you’ll also have the ability to quickly enable/disable Stride 2 or hide the green highlight that traces your path on the lock screen. When in use, Stride 2 will replace the default passcode screen with a blank “Draw Your Passcode” canvas, but you can access the standard iOS 7 passcode entry method by tapping “cancel” on the lock screen.


Here’s a brief description of Stride 2 from Cydia:

Unlock your iOS device in style. Don’t limit yourself to only a password or a 9-point-combination. Draw your passcode with Stride! Note: Looks best when the LockScreen and HomeScreen share the same wallpaper!

Stride 2 may be an extremely simple tweak, but it’s definitely one of my favorite releases in a while. If you’d like to check it out yourself, Stride 2 can be downloaded from Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $2.99. Check out the video review for a closer look at it.

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

You’re reading 9to5Mac — experts who break news about Apple and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author