Don’t you hate it when people start swiping through your photos and videos when you only want to show them one picture? Let’s be honest, we have all done that before, and you can never expect what’s waiting for you on the next or previous slide. When showing other people a few of my photos, I often experience a violation of privacy when some individual keep swiping through the album without permission.
Currently, you can solve this problem by showing the picture while you’re holding the iPhone. That isn’t convenient for the other person? No worries because there is a jailbreak tweak that does a better job and will not require your manual assistant. I came across this new tweak called Telt X today. The description says, “a kiosk mode for Photos app.” I didn’t know what a Kiosk Mode was at first, but basically, it’s a feature commonly known on Windows to lock down a software or application.
Using the same approach for your media files in the Photos app, Telt X can put a lock on a single photo or several so other people can’t swipe pass them.
How to Prevent People From Swiping Through your Photos
- Go to Cydia
- Reload sources
- Install Telt X tweak
When done, navigate to your stock Photos app. Select an album and long press on an image that you want to securely lock down. You will be presented with the option called “Only Look.” When a photo entered this mode, it can only be zoom in and out. No one will be able to swipe left or right on the picture.
Additionally, there will also be a popup that says, “Please do not swipe…” to spread awareness among people who view the photo that you just shared. When your friend is done viewing the picture, double tap on the image to dismiss the “Only Look” feature. Be sure not to let anyone know about this.
Telt X is an amazing tweak because it prevents unauthorized swipes between your photos. You can get this tweak from the BigBoss repo for free. Currently, it only supports iOS 10.