I've been having issues with my iPhone 5's lock button recently, I'm having to press it more forcefully to get it to work. Then I saw this video and got to a part where the person does a pinch gesture to lock his phone.

Is this a feature to iPhone 5S only or can this be unlocked through some set up in accessibility?

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    I'm pretty sure that he's using a custom gesture on a jailbroken iPhone.
    – Mr Rabbit
    Apr 4, 2014 at 16:23
  • Ah alright, I just noticed the jailbroken app store in the bottom corner. Thanks Apr 4, 2014 at 16:25
  • if you are adventurous you might be able to get your button working again with a bit of wd40
    – dwightk
    Apr 4, 2014 at 16:58

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It's a custom gesture set up on the jailbroken iPhone. Pinch to lock is not a feature available in Accessibility or any other method on a non-jailbroken phone.

The gesture can be set up using a tweak such as Activator. Go to Settings → Activator → On Lock Screen → Icon Pinch → Lock Device to set it up.

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