Hide stuff on your iPhone?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by TheSpaz, Nov 19, 2008.

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    TheSpaz

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    Would it be possible to get an App approved on the App store that looks like the Calculator icon, but when you open it up, it should look exactly like the calculator and it should work exactly like the calculator EXCEPT when you type in a secret code on the calculator interface that brings you to a secret area with pictures and videos that you put on your iPhone?

    That would be cool... anyone else will just think it's a calculator, but it's really a passcode area.
     
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    They used to have that on installer, it was called hidepod or something. Although I do believe that an app like that wouldn't be accepted as it goes against SDK
     
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    Categories is what you want but you have to JB.
     
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    OrangeCuse44

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    Yes, who doesn't :D
     
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    Randman

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    Learn to use the passlock code.
     
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    OneMike

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    Passcode lock is best bet. If not why not use something like one of the file share programs. On most you can set files and directories as private.

    Unless you are trying to hide something from somebody who has access to your phone and don't want it to appear you have any sensitive stuff up there I don't know why the above wouldn't be sufficient.

    If your phone is jailbroken could also put the data in some directory. Use a program like mobile terminal to bring it up when needed and when not needed use bossprefs to hide the mobile terminal icon or uninstall mobile terminal.
     
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    btbrossard

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    Who doesn't have porn on their iPhone? :rolleyes:
     
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    BergerFan

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    [app]Files[/app] is an app, similar to Air Sharing, but has the option to have a passcode, everytime you open it.
     
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    There's an application called "PicVault" which has a fake calculator screen, and if you enter the right PIN number then it brings you to a directory of hidden pictures.

    I don't think it does video though. If having a password protected application that can store videos too is more important than the fake calculator front, I'd recommend the "Files" application.
     
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    Randman

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    Read Poe's "The Purloined Letter" about the best hiding space.
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    there is an app that is called spy calc free. free on the official app store :D
     
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    Daremo

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    About 15 months late to the party there... :)
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    No, I don't think Apple would allow an app through that didn't do exactly what it said.
     
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    Ahh another Poe fan.
     
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    iDiscrete

    dudes, the app you are looking for is called iDiscrete.

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/idisc...370574724?mt=8

    it "password protects" by registering a defined touch sequence on a "Loading" screen. very slick, as i've always thought asking for a password seemed very suspicious... icon and shown name (iD) is meant to cover the real purpose of the app. this is as covert as you can get, since Apple will not allow an app to change its icon/name.
    there is, however, a jailbreak version of this app on Rock, i think it's called iDiscrete JB. it lets you choose your own icon/name, or hide it as an Apple app (like Stocks or Contacts for example)
     
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    rdowns

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    The Spaz may be gone but he lives on in bumped threads. :D
     

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