How to secure Lock screen push notifications


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:

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.