Akri – Access your Favourite Apps from Lock Screen

iOS comes with the app drawer called Dock, but it isn’t enough, as users are always hungry for more shortcuts to their favourite apps. If you are using a jailbroken iOS device, you will know that Cydia offers great tweaks that allow you to add unlimited app shortcuts. One such tweak is Akri, which keeps all your favourite apps just a swipe or a button press away.

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The Akri tweak creates app shortcuts for you on the Lock screen. Let’s learn more about its features.


  • With the Akri tweak, you get as many of your favourite apps you want on the Lock screen. It is a kind of Lock screen app launcher, but it’s less intrusive.
  • Akri can be invoked on the Lock screen by swiping right, and then the apps can be accessed by making left swipes.  Akri-iOS-9-lock-screen-launcher-Cydia-tweak (1)
  • The Akri tweak gets a preferences pane that can be found in the stock Settings app. Using the preferences pane, you can enable or disable the tweak. You can choose all those apps that you want in the tweak. Of course, you need to respring your device for the changes to take place, and this also applies when you are enabling and disable the tweak.akri1 (1)
  • In case you have set a passcode in your iOS device, you need to enter it into the Passcode section of Akri’s preferences pane. This makes sure that your apps are launched directly. Not filling in this field even if you have set a passcode will result in the apps not launching.
  • If you are worried about the security of your data, you should not keep sensitive applications on the Lock screen. Also, if you have set a passcode, your device will automatically lock if you try to close an app launched from the Lock screen using Akri.
  • If you want to be fully secure and want to keep your personal data away from prying fingers, you must exclude some apps from the Akri list. For example, do not choose the Photos app for the Akri shortcuts, as you won’t want anyone sneaking into your personal album. Similarly, apps like Messaging, Facebook, etc. must not be kept on the Lock screen using the Akri tweak unless you do not have a problem with anyone opening those apps.

Download :

Akri is a nice tweak for those who love app shortcuts. If you are one of them, you can purchase Akri for $1.99 from the BigBoss repo in Cydia. Free download also possible via 3rd party repos.

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