Track everything that happens on your iPhone when lending it to someone else with Logger

Hyperixa is out with another jailbreak tweak release this weekend, the latest of which is being called Logger.

Logger is a powerful new tracking utility that lets the primary user of a device log any activity on said device. It can be especially handy when you loan your device to another temporary user, such as a friend or family member, and want to ensure they haven’t been doing things on your device that you wouldn’t approve of.

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Among the things you can do with Logger are:

  • Log incoming notifications that may have been dismissed from your apps
  • Log keyboard strokes, which apps those keyboard strokes were performed in, and dates and times
  • View your iCloud backup history
  • View every phone number dialed, including a date and time
  • View Airplane Mode toggle history, including a date and time
  • View when share sheets were opened and used, and in which apps they were used
  • View every time Siri was used
  • View when Control Center was opened, and in which apps it was used
  • View all the times when your handset was locked or unlocked
  • View all the times when your handset was rebooted or respringed
  • View all the times when apps were launched
  • View all the times when Springboard editing mode was used, or when apps were deleted or removed from the Home Screen
  • View all the times when folders were accessed on the Home Screen
  • View every time the app library was accessed
  • View every time the Today view was opened or closed
  • View every time the Spotlight search feature was used
  • View every time a screenshot or screen recording was captured, and in which apps they were captured

As noted by the developer in the Logger depiction page, all data is locally stored on your device for your peace of mind. The data is kept at /var/mobile/Logger and can be accessed at any time. The developer doesn’t collect, upload, or see any of this data.

Like other logging jailbreak tweaks, there is a propensity for Logger to be abused by malicious actors – namely those who might install the tool on someone else’s device unbeknownst to them. For this reason, it’s a good idea to be familiar with the location where the data is being stored, as this lets you regularly check to see if you’re being tracked.

With great power comes great responsibility, and iDB doesn’t advocate for using such a tool on any device besides your own.

Similar tools tend to cost the end user a monthly fee, while Logger is available for free from the Hyperixa repository, which you can use in any of your favorite package manager apps. Logger is compatible with jailbroken iOS 14 devices only.

Not already taking advantage of the Hyperixa repository? No problem. We’ve included the URL for your convenience below:

Do you plan to use Logger to get a better idea of what’s happening on your device when you lend it to others? Be sure to let us know in the comments section down below.