Iphone and discreetness

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    Nov 23, 2012 4:58 PM GMT
    Hi all. I am thinking of getting an iphone but I do not know all the tricks to delete history, delete keystrokes, etc in order to continue my discreet habits (not ready to come out yet but I enjoy the community here). Anybody have helpful comments?

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    Nov 23, 2012 6:36 PM GMT
    Your secrets will keep you sick.
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    Nov 23, 2012 8:11 PM GMT
    I don't think there is much privacy with phones. I try not to do anything private on my phone like grindr, etc. or logging in using safari
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    Nov 23, 2012 8:17 PM GMT
    Why delete history? Is someone other than you going to be using this phone? If so, I'd suggest not using a phone for tricking. icon_wink.gif
    If not, just enable password lock.
    BTW: Disable the GPS location feature of photo's.
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Nov 23, 2012 9:35 PM GMT
    I use atomic web browser, allows for complete customization and if you want to you can set a passcode to use the app. It's fun to customize the swipe navigations, also it blocks ads, and you can set what history to delete when it closes. I haven't used safari for like a year.
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    Nov 23, 2012 9:47 PM GMT
    There is a "private mode" you can set on the Safari settings. It will never record any activity (no history, no saved logins, etc.) - as for apps... it's really a per-app basis as they all maintain their own settings. For best privacy, just set a passcode on the phone. Never slowed me down a bit when I wanted to use it.
  • Import

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    Nov 23, 2012 9:48 PM GMT
    just lock ur phone, dude.
    That way u can continue to live as a closeted homo.
    have fun
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    Nov 23, 2012 10:20 PM GMT
    not_superman saidThe only thing that worries me about passcodes is that when you lose your phone the finder won't be able to find you. I wrote my name and email address all over the inside of mine.


    Download find my iphone for this, it is pretty awesome for if ur phone ever gets stolen, you can remotely wipe it, send a message to tha thief and even track its location
  • onefortified

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    Nov 23, 2012 10:22 PM GMT
    Put a passcode on your phone or you can delete you history in the settings and everything will be wiped. It's a lot less stressful if you come out though.
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    Nov 24, 2012 1:37 AM GMT
    It amazes me how many people don't password protect their phones.
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    Nov 24, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
    One bit of advice when you do get an iPhone...even with the pass lock, make sure you set the "preview message" option of your texts to "off". Otherwise, people can see your incoming texts even with the lock on.
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    Nov 24, 2012 5:55 AM GMT
    I was just talking to my friend about this today. I wish Apple would make an option for this. People like to borrow my iPhone and iPad, but I don't want them reading my e-mails and other private information. I don't lock my phone because it's such a pain to unlock it all the time. I turned on private browsing, and I have other privacy options turned on. It's incomplete though.
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    Nov 24, 2012 6:30 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidI was just talking to my friend about this today. I wish Apple would make an option for this. People like to borrow my iPhone and iPad, but I don't want them reading my e-mails and other private information. I don't lock my phone because it's such a pain to unlock it all the time. I turned on private browsing, and I have other privacy options turned on. It's incomplete though.
    That feature is on Windows Phone 8 and Android tablets. I'm sure Apple will patent it soon and offer it on the iphone 6 in a few months. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 24, 2012 6:33 AM GMT
    not_superman saidActually, I checked and I can wipe it using the website of my provider.


    I don't know how familiar you are with Apple products, but every service goes through Apple. It's irrelevant if your provider offers this service or not. When you get the iPhone, you will sign up for iCloud. The "find my iPhone" features are standard and available on all iOS devices (including remote lock, remote wipe, display message and tracking). Don't worry about setting a passcode as it won't hinder any iOS functions.
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    Nov 24, 2012 7:14 AM GMT
    Shame and paranoia make painful bed partners.
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    Nov 24, 2012 5:47 PM GMT
    I wonder if Firefox for iPhone has private browsing?

    I tell strangers about "find my iPhone" to make sure it is active.
    Strange how iPhone owners don't know about that feature.

    But, there is also a wipe option after someone enters the wrong passcode too many times (10?) in settings. And, there have been thieves who took pictures, not knowing the original owner backs everything up to the "cloud".

    Heh. Fools.

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    Nov 24, 2012 5:58 PM GMT
    deltalimen saidYour secrets will keep you sick.



    yupp. fuckin true.
  • thadjock

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    Nov 24, 2012 7:31 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidI People like to borrow my iPhone and iPad, but I don't want them reading my e-mails and other private information. .


    really? at this point asking to "borrow" somone's phone is like asking to borrow their toothbrush. how many of your friends don't have phones?

    I don't care if someone sees all my porn, i'll gladly share that, and i don't care if apple want's to market to me as a gay man cuz they've web-tracked me.

    but my entire life is on it. banking, credit cards, utility accts, contact #s and addy's for family & friends, email, pictures, vids, everything. I don't lock it but i'm constantly aware of it's location. and i wouldn't hesitate to wipe it if it were stolen.

    i'll let you borrow my underwear but my phone? i dont' think so.
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Nov 26, 2012 10:30 PM GMT
    Import saidjust lock ur phone, dude.
    That way u can continue to live as a closeted homo.
    have fun


    +1

    Genius!