PushPrivacy

Push Privacy is a new jailbreak tweak that allows users to hide the contents of push notifications on the Lock screen.

Such a feature allows users to retain some of the benefits of Lock screen push notifications, while securing the detailed contents from wandering eyes. Have a look at our full video walkthrough for a glance at how it all works.

Once installed, you’ll notice a new preference panel in the stock settings app; this panel contains toggles for system applications and user installed apps. The list of toggles provides granular control over which apps hide their contents of the Lock screen, and which do not.

When you receive a Lock screen notification for an app with PushPrivacy enabled, you’ll still receive the notification, but the contents of the message is no longer readily displayed. Instead, the notification simply states that you have a new message for the application in question.

A passcode combined with Push Privacy provides a fairly secure means of obscuring the contents of the incoming messages, while still having the ability to receive alerts on your Lock screen.

Since the tweak is still in beta, you can find it on Ryan’s personal beta repo here: http://rpetri.ch/repo/

You’ll need to add that repo address to your list of sources in Cydia, and then install PushPrivacy — a free download.

What do you think about PushPrivacy? Would you enjoy having this type of privacy option on your device? Tell us what you’re thinking in the comment section below.

  • I Wayan Ardy Yana

    Oooo sweeeetttt…
    I have been waiting this kind of tweak
    But it is safe to install beta version to my iphone??

    • chumawumba

      Yes i installed auxo beta it was fine

    • Yes; worst it can do is keep putting your device in safe mode, requiring you to uninstall it.

  • chumawumba

    Still waiting for an iOS 7 jailbreak

    • Question

      Omg imagine the awesome tweaks that will be released for it!

    • Bradley Wyatt

      Its out for iPhone 4

      • chumawumba

        It’s out for the public? Where is the link?

      • Deck

        Nonsense. Don’t believe him.

      • lemonhead

        He is actually kinda right..
        There is a way opensnow but it’s just a command line tool for linux.
        But it’s not official

      • It’s more for developers to update their tweaks ahead of the jailbreak than for general use. (Also, with only one device vulnerable to limera1n standing, it’s going to take longer than usual for tweaks to be updated once the untethered jailbreak is released.)

  • ✪ aidan harris ✪

    I’m honesty surprised this isn’t already built into iOS. It’s such a simple idea but it makes all the difference.

    • 3rd Degree

      Not surprising. So many obvious things Apple doesn’t have. Such simple things like putting the volume in the status bar instead of annoyingly splashing it right in the middle of the screen.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        I suppose your right for example it’s so obvious for quick reply to be included yet it isn’t. I suppose I can’t complain though since iOS is perfect for my needs. The way I look at jailbreaking is the cherry on top of the icing on top of the cake.

      • Shuffle Mode

        Anyone know what the app on the left is?

    • lanceuppercut47

      I’m calling it, this will be a “brand new” feature of iOS9.

  • Rares

    no

  • marcus1324

    It’s so weird to watch a jailbreak tweak review for iOS 6… The GUI looks so different.

  • abdullah575

    this is the best iOS 7 wallpaper !!!

    • abdullah575

      cool!!