A friend once told me, no wallpaper is a bad wallpaper. Just like audio, choice of wallpapers are a matter of personal choice, so all you can do is maybe suggest something different, never something better or worse. But, setting up that perfect wallpaper is always a tedious task. I personally end up switching around the wallpaper on my devices every once a month or so. But, knowing I am an old boring person, sure the more hip crowd takes to changing their wallpapers every couple of days or maybe even hours.
So, if you are a part of the cool crowd and have thousands of pictures in your Photo Gallery on your iPhone and always struggle to find what would be that perfect wallpaper on the lockscreen, then we have the perfect solution for you. Shufflr is a tweak that we are alluding to. (image: gadgettweet)
Although lacking in Options, the Tweak does what it has to with minimum fuss
Shufflr is an interesting Cydia tweak, so obviously you must be on a jailbroken iPhone to get the tweak. Every single time you lock your iPhone, the tweak basically will pick a random new image from your photo gallery and will use that as your lockscreen background. This is really cool, so every time you unlock your device, you are greeted with a new wallpaper on the lockscreen. The tweak though, is limited to the lockscreen and your homescreen remains constantly set to the one you have setup manually.
The tweak has two options when you go into the settings of it. There is an option to kill the action of the tweak and the good thing is that this does not require any sort of respringing. There is an option to shuffle your images which you can turn on or off based on your preferences. If you want images to be displayed in sequence, you would want to keep this off. Apart from this there are no customizations in the tweak, making it a simple yet effective option to shuffle your lockscreen wallpapers. (image: fe.je)
What does the Tweak Lack?
Like aforementioned, the tweak is fairly simple. We would have liked to have an option of maybe setting up our homescreen wallpaper and shuffle that too. Apart from that, maybe a time or unlock controller could have been a handy add on. For example, instead of changing wallpaper every time we unlock the screen, it would have been good if we could program the tweak to do so, say every 5th time of unlocking. Also an option to handpick the images that you want to be displayed would be a great option. There are several private pictures in the gallery that you would not want accidentally appearing on the lockscreen. These are the areas where the tweak falls short, but thanks to no other alternative, Shufflr is your best bet for now. (image: fe.je)
The tweak is available to download for $1.49 from the BigBoss Repo which may seem a little too steep for this limited functionality.