If you are a smartphone user and aren’t concerned about privacy and the security of your information then it could possibly be the time that you started to give it a little thought. Most iPhone and iOS device owners have a large number of apps installed, a number of which have some kind of personal information stored within them.
For those who happen to have a jailbroken device and have some concern about who may access that data, then it could be worth a while looking at the Protecti tweak that lives on the Cydia store. First and foremost, Protecti bills itself as being able to allow users to protect all of their information through the use of a simple Activator-based gesture.
The tweak itself seems to be aimed at those users who may have friends or family members who regularly borrow or use their devices for prolonged periods of time, therefore requiring the need to restrict access to certain apps and parts of the operating system. The package comes with a large set of features, all accessible through the dedicated settings preferences. The first set of features is all about disabling the launch and access to certain system settings. Users can choose to disable the launch of individual apps, chosen from a list of installed software. Access to banners and notifications can also be disabled and comes with lock screen and Notification Center integration.
One of the more unique parts of this package is the level of customization that it offers for notifications, allowing users to not only disable access to them but to also roll their own titles and contents for any displayed notification. Spotlight also gets the protection treatment with access being disabled to certain aspects of the search screen. Everything that is chosen and set up can be activated with a simple Activator gesture, once again, that can be set up through the dedicated preferences options in the Settings app.
Protecti is available to download from the BigBoss repository for $2.99 and requires iOS 5 or above to be installed on the device.