[How to] Lock and Password Protect Messages and Notifications on iPhone

It’s a usual thing that you get a message on your iDevice, and somebody in your vicinity manages to view your messages easily. Everyone needs a little privacy, and luckily, as reliably as clockwork, the jailbreak community is on hand to safeguard yours.

The new App called LockMessages which allows you to customize the alerts you receive on your Lockscreen or through the Notification Center.

This has features like:

  • User can change the sender’s name to a custom name of their choice.
  • User can alter the title to a generic sequence of characters, thus safeguarding your sensitive details.
  • Use now able set a passcode to Messages, providing a last line of defense against those who have the incessant need to busy themselves in the business of others.

To Install this via Cydia:

Open Cydia > Go to Search > Search for “LockMessages”

You can also grab LockMessages from the BigBoss repository, for the very reasonable price of 99 cents. And if you want to keep your messages private from that spying girlfriend/boyfriend of yours then it will be the best 99 cents you ever paid!