One of the features that iOS lacks is the inability to quickly dial your favorite contacts right from the lockscreen. This is where jailbreak comes into action to save your life. PassDial Pro is a new jailbreak tweak that allows users to quickly dial a contact using the lock passcode.
What this tweak does is that it allows you to assign different contacts’ to different lock passcodes. This means that you can assign a contact to a unique 4-digit passcode. For example, you can assign your mom’s contact to the passcode ‘0000’ so that every time you enter ‘0000’ as the passcode, your device will quickly dial your mom. Interesting? Read on to find out more about the tweak.
Once you install ‘PassDial Pro’ from Cydia, you can configure the tweak via the stock ‘Settings’ app. From here, you can enable or disable the tweak and assign a contact to a specific passcode. There are two options in the settings pane, namely ‘Phone’ and ‘Facetime’. If you assign a passcode to a contact in the ‘Phone’ section, a phone call is made when you enter the passcode shortcut you set for a contact. However, if you assign a certain passcode to a contact in the ‘Facetime’ section, a facetime call is made once you enter the passcode shortcut you set for a contact.
If you want to assign a quick phone call shortcut, tap on the ‘Phone’ option. This will take you to a new page with two options, namely “Add Number” and “Remove last entry”. Tap on “Add Number”, a pop-up will appear with two boxes to fill. In the first box, type in a contact’s number, while in the second box, type in the passcode you want to assign the contact to. Once done, tap on the “Save” button to add the contact.
With PassDial Pro, you can assign passcode shortcuts to 10 Phone and 10 Facetime numbers. This tweak is quite useful in emergency situation where you want to quickly call a contact. If you want to try this tweak before you buy, you can get ‘PassDial’ from Cydia for free which limits you to 3 passcode shortcuts only.
‘PassDial Pro’ is available in Cydia via BigBoss repository for $2 and works on both iOS 6 and iOS 7 devices.