This tweak adds another unlocking feature to your device. Instead of entering your passcode, use TouchID or have to slide to unlock, this tweak simply uses the facial recognition feature to unlock the device as long as the face is visible to the front camera. This tweak is still in beta version and you should expect some errors and glitches. The official version is yet to be announced.
Once you install this tweak, a preference pane is added to your settings menu. From there you can enable or disable this tweak as you demand. Then you can toggle as to disable Appellancy when your screen lights up to display the notification and in this case it will get disabled as not to miss your notifications. You can toggle to disable this tweak as long as the notifications aren’t dismissed. You can toggles to enable the appellancy once you swipe the screen and is greeted with the passcode view (when he passcode view appears that is when appellancy gets enabled). Disabling the tweak while playing music will avoid any unwanted unlocks when you want to go to next songs or just simply want to adjust the volume.
Once all the settings has been configured in the preference pane, head to the app itself. Since this tweak is in BETA stage, the icon appears as gridded icon. Some users have said it is invisible. In that case, tap on the next available empty space right next to the last icon where the latest app installed should have been displayed. This will launch the app. Once you have launched it, you will see a “Deny” album which consist pictures of those people who will not have access to your phone or allowed to unlock it. Tap on the “+” icon on top right corner as to add a new album so you can add a picture of your face to help this tweak to identify the real user of the phone and unlock it.
Once you have created the album, tap “Start” so the device’s front camera starts taking picture. Be sure to move your camera around so as to take picture of your face from different angle. In this case, if you position your front camera from different angle it still unlocks the device for you. It will automatically takes 10 picture and stop. If you want to add more pictures or different angled picture then tap on Start button again and adds additional 10 picture with different angle to the album.
Once you are done taking pictures, lock the device and make sure you are facing the front camera. To unlock the device, press the unlock key and it automatically goes to the home screen rather to your lock screen. The more picture you have in the album the longer it takes for the device to unlock.
If you want to try this tweak before the beta version expires on 1st April 2014, add this repo to your sources: . Then search for “Appellancy” and it should appear. The beta version is available for free till 1st April 2014. If you want to try it for free then install it before it expires.
Here is our short video demonstration of Appellancy:[embedplusvideo height=”224″ width=”350″ editlink=”http://bit.ly/1gX6SqU” standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/y0dgVbrWLBs?fs=1&vq=hd720″ vars=”ytid=y0dgVbrWLBs&width=350&height=224&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=1&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=¬es=” id=”ep6129″ /]