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Secure videos on iPhone iOS devices
Do you like to carry your collection with you but don't want anyone rummaging through it?

Go to: Settings » General » Restrictions » Movies » None

When you open the Videos.app, all the videos will have disappeared and be inaccessible. When you wish to view your videos again, turn off the restriction.

This doesn't stop anyone from seeing whats on your iPhone if they connect it to a computer though.

[crarko adds: Obviously for this to be actually secure you need to have a passcode set so others can't go in and change the setting. Still this is useful against the casual browser; I think it's more useful on the iPad where you might actually loan it to somebody temporarily.]
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Secure videos on iPhone
Authored by: asmeurer on Jan 13, '11 04:50:20PM

Oops, double post. Please delete.

Edited on Jan 13, '11 05:03:20PM by asmeurer



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Secure videos on iPhone
Authored by: asmeurer on Jan 13, '11 05:02:52PM

The hint title here is a little misleading. This isn't actually "secure" in the sense that the videos are encrypted. All you are really doing is password protecting them.



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Authored by: r00tabega on Jan 14, '11 02:32:21PM

If you (strong) password lock your phone (3GS+) and encrypt your disk, it WILL be encrypted and safe from external bypass:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4175

I would recommend using Stash or Stash Pro if you're really paranoid, Stash Pro has a pseudo-steganographic dual-password system so you can hide your content (even with 2 seperate passwords).

Again, using hardware encryption, a strong password, and Stash and you're about as protected as you can get.



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