ASBlur is a jailbreak app that makes App Switcher better in terms of privacy

By | May 23, 2016

Due to the way iOS 9 is built, there are certain privacy concerns that people may have when it comes down to using their devices. Some include messages appearing on the lockscreen, complete information on the people who called, or the multitasking feature, which takes a screenshot of the last activity you had on the app and puts it up for display when switching to a different app.

If you often find yourself opening sensitive applications, or switching from one app to another while in the presence of someone you don’t trust, then a new Cydia app known by the name of ASBlur may be the right answer.ASBlur

As the name suggests, ASBlur intervenes and blurs the screenshots that iOS automatically takes when using App Switcher. Thus, you won’t find yourself in uncomfortable situations anymore. At this moment in time, most users are worried due to the fact that App Switcher shows who you were last speaking to on the messaging app alongside with a preview of the conversation, what you recently looked for on Safari and other browsers, the last photos or status updates on Facebook. While Apple has introduced the screenshots functionality for better aesthetics, users should have the possibility to make their own choice, over in the system settings panel.

Do keep in mind the fact that ASBlur is not the first Cydia app to bring this functionality along. In fact, a Cydia tweak known by the name of SwitcherFX was used for iOS 8, yet they haven’t updated for iOS 9, which is why most people will choose ASBlur for the job.

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Based on everything that has been outlined so far, the Cydia app can be of great help to those who take their privacy seriously, and don’t want others peaking over their shoulders and getting access to private information. Have you used ASBlur until now? What were your thoughts on it? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Author: Daniel Dobb

A tech fan who enjoys swimming, reading and playing guitar. When I’m not writing, you can find me messing around with different electronics, or taking one of my hobbies to the next level.