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iphone security appsEditor’s Note (18th September 2012) – This app has undergone some significant changes since we first wrote about it, and this is reflected in the negative comments below this post. Please understand that it is outwith our control if the developer chooses to make changes to their app, and that everything we say here on MUO is / was accurate at the time of writing.  If you have any complaints about the app, please take them up with the developer. Please also note that the app receiving the negative feedback is the one in the App Store, and the one Dave is discussing is for jailbroken phones only. If you do not have a jailbroken phone, do NOT buy the version from the App Store.

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If you own a jailbroken iPhone, there is an amazing application called 360MobileSafe, which is designed to give you an increased level of security on your iPhone. It allows you to take the reins and choose how you want to protect your device. It features an easy to use interface that allows you to set up your security quickly and easily. You can select which features you want to use, so if there are certain security things that are unimportant to you, you can choose not to use them.

I should mention, a Chinese company develops this application, and some of the translation can be a little odd. The developers are aware and working on this. It does not alter the performance of the app at all.

What does 360MolbileSafe do?

The app allows you to take total control over how you protect the data on your iPhone. If you are concerned about security, this free Cydia app is a must have. Best of all, it is 100% free.

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Everything in the application is divided into five categories. Each one allows you to tweak and fine-tune how the app protects you.

Block-Records

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The first category is called “Block-Records.” This section of the application allows you to add and remove phone numbers that are blocked from messaging and calling you. You can fine-tune the settings for how the calls and messages are blocked. From here, you can also see a list of all the attempted calls by the blocked numbers. If you have people bothering you all the time, this is the place to prevent them from contacting you.

Privacy

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The next section is called “Privacy.” This section is divided into three subsections. The first one is called “Private-Space.” In here, you can store phone numbers in secret. You can only access the numbers stored in this area by entering your passcode.

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The next subsection in “Privacy” is called “StrongBox.” This is very similar to the last one, but instead of secretly keeping contacts it holds photos, videos, voice recordings, messages and memos. If you keep things on your phone that you do not want others to see, this is the place to put them.

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The final subsection for “Privacy” is called “AppLock.” As the name implies, you can make it so certain applications on your phone can only be opened using your passcode. If you let other people play with your phone, this is a great feature to enable.

System Clean

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This section is not as much about security as it is keeping your phone running as fast as possible. It finds junk files, deletes them from your phone, and kills unnecessary applications running in the background. It also provides a rating for system, and tells you if it thinks a system cleaning is necessary.

Antitheft

This application has a deep anti-theft system that is among the best I have seen, especially from a free app. It allows you to set up a safe phone, which would most likely be a close friend or family member, for you to access all the anti-theft features in the unfortunate event that your device is stolen.

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It offers three types of protection. The app will notify your safe number if the stolen iPhone has a new SIM installed. This will let you know that they are taking the steps to make the phone theirs permanently. The next option is to use the safe phone to send an SMS that causes an alarm to go off in the phone. The last is locking down the phone remotely, and taking a photo of anyone who attempts to unlock the device. Of course, these may not recover your stolen phone, but they certainly increase the chances, and that is always a good thing.

Network Traffic Meter

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This section allows you to control how you use data on your device. You can view how much data you have consumed, and even run a speed test to see if your carrier is really giving you the data speed they promised. It is not really a section for security, but it is useful and helpful nonetheless.

Conclusion

If you need a free application to help keep the data on your iPhone secure, 360MobileSafe is a solid option. You will need a jailbroken device in order to make use of this free app. If you do, I highly recommend checking it out.

What do you think of 360MobileSafe? Let us know in the comments!

  1. Elyn
    September 20, 2012 at 11:48 am

    i've downloaded this 360 mobilesafe app, all i can open note,photos, & videos i paid this app $5.49 Au it does'nt deliver whats on application says... is anybody can help me this please.

  2. Andy
    September 14, 2012 at 8:43 am

    I'm also not happy with this application I purchase this useless app $9.99, it's a scam because on the description the application is advertised as if it has 6 functions ( Block-Recordes, Privacy, System Clean, Antitheft, network traffic Meter).The MAIN reason I purchased this app was so that I can Block unwanted call and its not doing that, so i feel cheated and scammed by iTune Store. I wish I could get back the money I worked hard for back or else get the application that has all the functions advertised.Judging form the post people have been complain, therefore they should request iTuneStore to remove the app with immediate effect. I will never purchase anything from iTuneStore agian their value have depreciated, I will surely spread the work of their falls advertisement.

  3. Randolf
    September 11, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    This is such a rip off app people i have just downloaded the app and it is nothing but crap.this is FALSE ADVERTISING at its best.apple should do something about such developers who go out to scam people.what they say the application does is not what it is when you purchase the app,it only has photos video and notes to lock.the strong box is nowhere to be seen,no private box,no app lock,no system clean and everything else they said it can do is not there.come on guys get a life and stop fleecing people through such bullsh##t scams.we deserve better.

    • Dave LeClair
      September 12, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      It appears that this app has gone through some serious changes since I wrote this article. As of publication, this was a free jailbreak tweak that added some cool security features. It seems to have changed into this 10 dollar iTunes app that is ripping people off.

      We test everything before we cover it, but apps change over time, and this app has clearly changed since publication, and it appears it is not a positive change.

    • Scott Slovey
      September 26, 2012 at 1:39 am

      THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT APPS!!! DO NOT BUY THE APP STORE APP - IT IS FAKE!!!!! The legit app was on Cydia - and it was FREE - and it is for JAILBROKEN phones only. The real app can only be obtained from a repo - it was in Big Boss when I got it a month ago. I checked today and it is no longer in Cydia, but is may be available in other repos...or it may have been pulled for an issue and may return.
      Like I said, DO NOT PAY for this app and DO NOT get it from the app store - Apple does not allow that type of functionality in apps - you must jailbreak to get it.
      Author: though you have CYDIA clearly listed at the top, it seems that some don't know what that means, or they aren't reading it, and they are going to the App Store. Can you please clarify in the Editor's Note?

  4. PHONG
    August 14, 2012 at 6:14 am
    • Scott Slovey
      September 26, 2012 at 1:43 am

      THIS IS A FAKE!!! The real app is in CYDIA, not the App Store. The real app is free. Please DO NOT buy the app at this link - they only stole the screen shots from the legit app.

  5. KalPDG
    May 22, 2012 at 1:34 am

    It's a great app, at least it was up until today. I was using it up until today. An upgrade came out and changed the app entirely into Chinese, and I haven't been able to find a way to change the language to English. Makes it completely useless for me.

    • Stumped
      May 22, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      Same problem for me.. it was an amazing app until the latest update.. The UI appears to have been polished up and the app revamped but the whole thing is in Chinese.. Chinese text also appears during incoming calls.. What a shame.. Looks like I'm gonna have to bin it until this is fixed.. :-(

    • KalPDG
      May 22, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      I contacted the developers at 360 in China last night. Apparently the BigBoss repo updaters grabbed the wrong build. Instead of grabbing the international build they grabbed the Chinese one only. They're working on correcting the issue. No ETR yet though

  6. Arnold
    April 29, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I tried it on iphone 3gs ios 5.1 and it is a very nice App, it looks cool and easy to use, and it does exactly what it is supposed to do but it is still missing some cool features such as:

    -being able to call or reply to blacklist contact directly from the app.
    -the status bar icon from block calls or messages is way too big lol

    with these extra features this app will definitely beat the competitors.

    and from what I am seeing so far with how good this app is already, I am sure to expect more from the creators.

  7. HBLoK
    April 21, 2012 at 11:25 am

    which repo please ??

    • Dave LeClair
      April 30, 2012 at 12:10 pm

      BigBoss

    • Aljohn
      August 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm

      Hi.im just wondering i download the 360mobilesafe.but in not working .the content inside the app is photos video and note.you're app is too expensive.how to refund my money.Actually i download the 360mobilesafe to my girl friend iphone4s

    • Aljohn
      August 5, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      I download 360mobilesafe on my girlfriend iphone4s.and you know what
      After done the app download.guest what inside the app is only photos video and notes.how do you fix this.i pay $3.99.

    • Scott Slovey
      September 26, 2012 at 2:32 am

      You got a fake app. It is a ripoff of the legit tweak in Cydia. You have to jailbreak your phone, and then get this tweak in one of the repos. You got ripped off...sorry :-(

  8. guest
    April 21, 2012 at 5:09 am

    I only want to say the 360 company in china is evil, the thing they do everyday is stolen users' information. they released a softwere names "360 security assistant" is a tool that helps china gov monitor everyone on internet.

    • GUest
      April 22, 2012 at 6:33 am

      I can not agree more.

    • Sam C
      May 12, 2012 at 2:58 am

      I am not installing this either. China is EVIL. You people need to get aware of what is going on in the world. GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR A$$$.

      Oh, and stop buying their junk. PLEASE. You are only hurting your own country and people bu supporting them

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