Asphaleia jailbreak tweak allows you to lock any app

On March 17, 2014


If you ever wanted to password protect an app on your jailbroken iPhone then here is some great news. Asphaleia is a new jailbreak tweak that lets you use Touch ID on the iPhone 5s to secure any app. The tweak was created by the same guy who released the Auxo multitasking switcher for iOS 6.

Similar to other Cydia tweaks, as soon as you install Asphaleia a new set of preferences are added to the settings app. Through here you can then customize which apps you want to secure with Touch ID. What is great is that if you want to password protect apps such as Messages or Mail then you can quickly do just that.

Another nifty feature is the ability to require Touch ID before allowing the iPhone to be powered off, this is especially handy if your iPhone is stolen. That way you can still track the iPhone through Find my iPhone.


Asphaleia is really worth every penny, and considering it is only $2 in Cydia I would say if you have a jailbroken iPhone 5s then there isn’t anything to debate, simply download the tweak. If you already own  BioLockdown or BioProtect then Asphaleia only costs $1.

Check out the video below for a better idea of how the tweak works: