All of us have that one nosy friend who sneaks into the Messages app the moment they get your device and reads all your conversations. If you hate this, you might want to check out a new jailbreak tweak known as ‘ConvoProtect’ that adds an extra layer of security to your conversations.

ConvoProtect allows you to lock as well as hide select conversations from the stock Messages app, including Whatsapp and Kik as well. Along with individual conversations, the tweak also provides an option to secure group messages as well as hide the message preview for a particular conversation in the conversations list.


Once you install the tweak, a preferences pane will be added to the Settings app dedicated to ConvoProtect. Here, you’ll find a bunch of configurations to mess around with but the most important ones are the sections dedicated to locking and hiding a conversation. Under the “Normal” section, you get to choose which conversations you want to lock in either Messages, Whatsapp or Kik by adding the contacts to the list. Once you’ve added the contacts, simply type in the password and press “Save”.

Similarly, under the “Groups” section, you can lock a group by entering the group’s name. When someone tries to enter a locked conversation, they will be prompted to enter the password to gain access. On the other hand, if you want to completely unlock a conversation (no more password-protected), you’ll have to remove the contact from the “Locked Numbers” or “Locked Groups” list in the tweak’s preferences pane.


If you don’t want to lock a particular conversation, you can also choose to hide it. To do so, you’ll first have to enable the hide option by scrolling to the “Hide Settings” section and toggle “Hidden” to on. Next, scroll to either “Hide Normal” or “Hide Groups” section to add the contact or the group’s name whose conversations you want to hide. Once a conversation is hidden, no one will be able to read it as it won’t appear in the conversations list. Though, the good thing is that you’ll still continue to receive new message notifications even when the conversation is hidden. To unhide it, you can switch the “Hidden” toggle back to off (unhides all conversations) or remove the contact from the “Hidden Convos” list in the tweak’s preferences. You can also set an Activator gesture to hide/unhide conversations.

Other than hiding or locking conversations, you can choose whether you want to hide the message preview in the conversations list for all, locked or neither conversations. Interestingly, once you’ve made the configurations, you do not need to respring your device or close the stock Messages, Whatsapp or Kik app for the changes to take place. Simply open an app and you’ll notice the changes.

If you’re worried that someone might be smart enough to configure the tweak’s settings, you can set a master password and prevent unauthorized access to ConvoProtect’s preferences.

ConvoProtect is a tweak that comes in handy in many situations and it works flawlessly as advertised. If you’re interested to give it a try, you can purchase it from Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $1.99.

  • Justin Schoenfeld

    whats that keyboard called and how did you get it?

    • I guess it’s called AdaptiveKeyboard.

    • Waleed

      if you want such greenish color or any other color. u can use “Fancy” Tweak from Cydia! but i don’t remember about how to add the extra numbers line in keyoard.

  • :/

    August 1st and no sign of Whatsapp Voice Call whatsoever

    • Varun Soi

      Nor there is a tweak to quick reply for whatsapp from lockscreen!

    • Waleed

      i bet they are testing voice call feature! i have also tested whatsapp beta. which has option to enable voice call and many other options are thee.! but enabling the voice call doesnt work, as they have not yet launched. but they are testing! and as you kn ow whatsapp keeps geting down again and again, photos wont send, or recieving problem! to most of the users all over the world. so they are making changes in whatsapp system! we hope to get the new update in appstore with voice call feature soon..

  • Three songs free for Eid in UAE iTunes Store 😀

    • Waleed

      lol 😀 which one?

  • CA

    Are you using Color Keyboard to get the green keyboard? It looks really good but made me go into safe mode a ton when it was first updated for iOS 7, is it bug free now?

    • Still has the same bugs it shipped with…

    • Marcus

      He might be using Fancy. I think that tweak is like $2 or $3. It’s well worth the money and it has a ton of awesome features. I’d check it out.

    • It’s AdaptiveKeyboard tweak.

    • Waleed

      Try Fancy from Cydia! (Y)

  • Unicorn Drank

    I have been waiting for something like this for a while! thanks for the info on this tweak iDB

  • Alvin Abyan

    Thanks for the info!
    Just keep secret about our conv, ok? 😉

    lol jk

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  • rizwan


    i have selected numeric keypad for password

    but my main password is in alphabets
    now when i open convoprotect from settings
    numeric keypad come

    i am unable to change it to qwerty


  • disha

    What is this app called and from where shall I install it? I can’t find it on play store

  • Stephan S.

    I download this Convoprotect tweak on my iphone 4 runing ios 7.1.2 and it simply doesn’t work, not sure what i’m doing wrong. any idea where can i get some kind of manual of this tweak?