Dialer Shield: Stop Accidental Screen Presses While Talking on Your iPhone

It’s no secret that jailbreaking has made owning iDevices more enjoyable. If there is something that you don’t like about your iPhone or iPad, chances are that the jailbreak community has a utility or app that’ll help.

Dialer Shield is certainly a testament to that, as it provides an easy solution to a fairly annoying problem. Have you ever been talking on your iPhone and accidentally pressed End Call or another function with your cheek? Dialer Shield solves this by locking your iPhone screen during phone calls…


This handy little tweak puts a stop to accidental key presses by blocking them while a call is active. Don’t worry, the in-call menu is still accessible via a bidirectional slider. Sliding left unlocks the call menu, and sliding right ends this call.

The iPhone contains a proximity sensor that is supposed to detect when the device is next to your cheek and deactivate the screen. While not everyone has experienced problems with the their sensors, others have found it to be a real issue.

For the folks constantly dealing with cheek-presses during phone calls, Dialer Shield is a nice alternative to some of the other utilities on the market. It comes with a $1.49 price tag and is available in Cydia, just search for it.

Have you tried Dialer Shield? Do you prefer CallLock or another tweak?