The updated GuestMode 2 jailbreak tweak brings its privacy-centric guest mode features to iOS 10, allowing users to breathe easy while lending their devices to others.
Our iPhones are perhaps the most personal devices that we own, and they play host to a lot of data about us whether that be notes with addresses and phone numbers in or photos of our kids and family that we don’t want everyone to have access to.
With so much data on our phones, it can often be easy to forget just how important keeping all of it private can be. That obviously has its own problems, for example, when handing your iPhone to someone. Jailbreak tweak GuestMode 2 has the answer though, and it’s awesome. This being a jailbreak tweak, you will obviously need to have a jailbroken iPhone in order to take advantage of it. We have guides galore explaining how to get on the jailbreak bandwagon, so be sure to check those out if needed.
As the name might suggest, GuestMode 2 takes iOS and gives it a guest mode that can be activated before handing your iPhone to someone else. Whether you are giving your iPhone to your kid to let them play the latest game but don’t want them looking through your Camera Roll, or handing it to your significant other but don’t them to see the birthday gifts in your Notes app, GuestMode 2 locks everything away, making sure nobody can access anything you do not want them to.
Users can choose which apps are accessible when Guest Mode is active, and there are multiple ways that it can be invoked as and when needed.
Guest button on lock screen keypad
Any Incorrect Passcode
Time as Guest Passcode (optional offset)
OS X Style Login
The tweak is compatible with all versions of iOS 10 and it ensures that nobody gets access to anything you don’t want them to just because you handed over your iPhone. Whether you use it for parental control or to keep the family secrets safe, this is one tweak we think everyone should try. It can be downloaded from the BigBoss repository and costs just $0.99.