Hiding Whatsapp Messenger and other apps from prying eyes

Welcome to our Community
Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.
Sign up
Mar 3, 2011
1
0
0
#1
Hey all, new to the Forums here. I have a new Verizon iPhone 4 and I would like to know if there is a way to in essense "Hide and App within an App" and hide my messenger application.

My phone is used for work and sometimes employees need to have access to my phone and I would like to be able to "hide" applications from their view. I downloaded IDiscreet and I love the concept but it only hides Images,Video and PDF type files.

Please help!

Thanks
 

Kadelic

Genius
Gold
Jan 4, 2010
4,935
1,645
113
Dallas, TX
#2
SBSettings (available in Cydia) allows you to hide specific apps. Open SBSettings and tap the "more" button to open the settings menu and you'll see the hide apps option.


Sent from my iPhone using iCafe app
 

Kadelic

Genius
Gold
Jan 4, 2010
4,935
1,645
113
Dallas, TX
#3
Sorry, forgot to mention that option is available only if you're jailbroken. I'm not sure if there's a way to hide apps on a stock device.


Sent from my iPhone using iCafe app
 

fithgear66

New Member
Bronze
Sep 8, 2007
169
0
0
#4
If your jailbroken, you can hide it in an folder in a folder in a folder. Or you can get Lockdown or Locktapus, both apps let you password protect your apps. Or use the default password lock for the lockscreen.
 

Maarouf.h

New Member
Mar 5, 2013
1
0
1
#6
SBSettings (available in Cydia) allows you to hide specific apps. Open SBSettings and tap the "more" button to open the settings menu and you'll see the hide apps option.


Sent from my iPhone using iCafe app
How can I unhide whatsapp ? Thanks
 

AdamDaieh

Member
Bronze
Jan 17, 2013
141
7
18
California
#8
SBSettings (available in Cydia) allows you to hide specific apps. Open SBSettings and tap the "more" button to open the settings menu and you'll see the hide apps option.


Sent from my iPhone using iCafe app
I also got this app from Cydia. Great app to hide personal files and apps. :)
 

Europa

Moderator
Senior Moderator
Dec 12, 2008
28,365
5,505
113
Utah
#9
You're better off locking the apps than hiding them with SBSettings. Hidden apps on iOS 5 and lower could be opened via Spotlight. They are truly hidden on iOS 6 with SBSettings, but then you'll have to unhide them to open them yourself. So, if you use the SBSettings method, the person using your phone can unhide them and access them. It's not secure.

Instead, just lock the apps you don't want them using with Lockdown Pro. You can toggle all the apps you want locked right before you hand your phone over to them if you don't want them locked at all times. It's compatible with iOS 6.