A new tweak which goes by the name of “Covert” is now available on Cydia which brings private browsing to Mobile Safari browser on iPhone and iPod touch. When active, this feature will mask your browsing trail from anyone who might later use your phone to check out browser’s history, cookies and other data.
The best thing about Covert is that it integrates right into Mobile Safari browser so that you don’t have to install a separate browser just to use this privacy feature. You can simply tap the “Tabs” button found on the bottom right toolbar of the browser, and then tap on “Private Browsing” to start a new private session. When the feature is active, UI of the browser will change into gray color to indicate that any site you visit now wont be traced.
You will of course need to have a jailbroken iPhone or iPod touch to install it. Follow our step by step guide posted here to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with JailbreakMe if you haven’t already.
Covert is available for free on Cydia under BigBoss repository.
You may also like to check out:
- Official iPhone 4 and iOS 4.x Cydia Jailbreak Apps Compatibility List
- All iOS 4 Ready Apps with Multitasking Capabilities in One Place