Apple’s iOS might be lacking a proper “Guest Mode” feature, but one new jailbreak tweak can bring the next best solution to our iOS devices. Optimized for both the iPhone and iPad, the new jailbreak tweak – called GuestMode – allows jailbreakers to set and enable a limited-access user mode on their mobile device.
You can pick up the jailbreak tweak for $0.99 in the Cydia Store, and once downloaded and installed, a new preferences pane is added to the built-in Settings app. Here, users can configure both how they’d like to enable GuestMode – options include a Lock screen icon, an Activator gesture, or a preassigned passcode – along with the apps they want GuestMode to lock down.
Once enabled, jailbreakers can have GuestMode restrict access to a range of iOS apps. It could be you’d like the Messages app, Mail app, and Photos app locked, or rather any application that contains personal or profession information (like Dropbox and Evernote). If you’re a parent who often lets a child play games on an iPhone or iPad, it’s likely you’d want every iOS application apart from a select few iOS games locked down when GuestMode is enabled.
Here’s a video showing off the jailbreak tweak in action, see what you think:http://youtube.com/watch?v=TtoT5jQz0dA&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DTtoT5jQz0dA
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This looks to be a really useful jailbreak tweak, providing a feature that Apple really should consider implementing in its iOS. In fact, I’m surprised we haven’t seen Apple do this before now.
Until a Guest Mode reaches iOS natively, jailbreakers can pick up GuestMode for $0.99 in the Cydia Store. It’s optimized for both the iPhone and iPad, and it requires iOS 7.
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Via: Redmond Pie