If you are into some fishy business, then these 9 iPhone and Android secret messaging apps to hide text from girlfriend will be a lifesaver. You can use them to send us a “thank you” message as well, for saving your relationship. If you don’t have anything to hide, you should still stick around, since it is fascinating the way these secret messaging apps work. We don’t recommend or approve cheating–it always blows up in your face to say the least–but we are just here to deliver information. Also, many men and women like their privacy, so they could hide conversations with their friends and not necessarily women they are having an affair with–especially if they have a snooping girlfriend. (Also if your girlfriend is snooping on you why are you with her? But that’s another article.)
Let’s get to the way these apps work. They all work around the same principle, regardless of the operative system they use. After the user installs one of these apps, he/she can choose a number of contacts whose messages he/she wants to hide. Most of the apps offer a limited number of contacts for free accounts and unlimited for premium accounts. The neat thing about these apps is that they are really hard to detect if you aren’t familiar with them. They often use false icons (which are customizable in various ways) and can seem like just another random smartphone game or app. The user has to launch the app and enter the password in order to access the hidden messages. These secret messaging apps also alter the ways the user is notified about the messages. They send a different kind of notifications, most like ones about “software upgrade”, all in line to protect the privacy of the user. There is even one secret messaging app that looks exactly like a calculator. But, it may be suspicious if you are not working in finance or failed high school math. If you are a journalist like me, skip this one. No one will believe you that you have so many things to calculate.
Another way these apps work is that they can mask the content of the message. The user receives a message and to everyone else it will seem like just another innocent looking message, most likely about some business meeting or scheduled test. After the user gets some privacy, he needs to enter the decryption key (or a predetermined password) and he will be able to see the true content of the message. We admit this is maybe way more than you really need, but it’s kind of cool to play spy. Also, there are apps that give you an option to completely lock all your messaging applications including email applications, Facebook Messenger or your default SMS application.
The application that you choose to use depends on your preferences–and the amount of persistence from your significant other. We believe these apps would be a hit in countries where people cheat the most. If you are curious which countries cheat the most, we recommend you to check out our list Lover Beware: The 8 Countries that Cheat the Most.
All these apps shouldn’t be confused with the ones used for secure messaging. These secure messaging apps are aimed towards people who are also concerned about their privacy but on a whole other level. They don’t want to hide text from their girlfriends, but from the government or information-gathering agencies. These apps encrypt your texts and your calls in a way that only the sender and the receiver know the content of the message. They can’t (or at least shouldn’t) be intercepted and can be deleted for both users or simply called back. This type of secure communication is puzzling app creators all around the world, and thanks to the surveillance “paranoia” that is on the rise, they can bring lucrative earnings.
If you don’t like to text as much, don’t worry, there are plenty apps for secret calls, but we will have to leave that for another article. Now let us introduce you to 9 iPhone and Android secret messaging apps to hide text from a girlfriend. We looked through some recommendations from various sites like No Bullying, Beebom, and Phandroid among others and decided to use the ones that were most rated on Google Play and iTunes. If they were available for both IOS and Android, we took the average rating. So let us have a look at iPhone and Android secret messaging apps to hide text from girlfriend .
9. Private Message Box – Android and iPhone
The thing that ruins the overall image for Private Message Box is app’s poor rating on iTunes. Obviously, iPhone users are not satisfied with the app, giving it 1.5 stars. The Android users were more generous awarding the app with 4.2 stars. The use of the app is simple. You choose a contact and from that point on, every new message received from that contact will be stored in the app. The notifications, alerts, and icons are all changeable. You can access the app using the password. It is also the only app available for both Android and iPhone that made it on our list.
8. Cover Me – iPhone
There is a lot of buzz surrounding this iPhone exclusive, with some regarding it as one of the best on the market. Well, according to 1,000 iPhone users, it is good but nothing extraordinary. Cover Me, next on our list of iPhone and Android secret messaging apps to hide text from girlfriend, isn’t aimed only towards the protection of your messages, but you can also have secret calls, data encryption and much more. Another neat feature of the app is that the messages sent through the app can be recalled. If you happen to regret something that you wrote, you can instruct the app to destroy the message. This one is more in line with those secure apps, so if you want to hide your text from both your girlfriend and the government (WHAT are you texting?!), Cover Me is a fitting pick.
7. Message Locker – SMS Lock – Android
This app works a bit differently than others on our list of iPhone and Android secret messaging apps to hide text from girlfriend . While most of the apps on the list give you the ability to hide messages from certain contacts, Message Locker – SMS Lock for Android completely locks your messaging apps. This means you can lock any messaging app (Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Instagram, Viber, etc.). To access the messages, you would have to enter a password. The tricky thing is that if your girlfriend tries to access your messages and fails, she will know you are hiding something.
6. Hide My Text – Android
This app among the other on the list of iPhone and Android secret messaging apps to hide text from girlfriend is compatible with some older Android versions like KitKat, so it will be a choice for those who don’t have a high – end Android smartphone. The app allows you to hide messages and calls for 5 contacts. If you want more than that, you have to pay. The app’s icon can be hidden and for those wanting to check if someone was snooping around their phone; the app records every failed login attempt.
5. Vault-Hide SMS – Android and iPhone
This is a true all-around app. Of course, the thing that you are most interested in is messaging. Vault-Hide SMS gives you the ability to lock all your messages or just make messages and calls from certain contacts hidden. You can also use advanced encryption options or hide your pictures and videos from prying eyes.
4. Calculator – Android
This is the app we talked about in the intro of our 9 iPhone and Android secret messaging apps to hide text from girlfriend article. When you open the app, it will look like just another calculator. But, after you enter the correct password, a whole new world will open. Your texts will be secure and you won’t have to worry about someone suddenly blowing your cover. The app is entirely customizable and allows you to hide texts, pictures and call logs. There is a similar app for iPhone, but that one allows you only to hide your videos and photos.
3. Private SMS & Call – Android
If you want simplicity for your Android smartphone, then Private SMS & Call is a perfect way to hide texts from your girlfriend and anyone else for that matter. The best thing of all is that you can hide the app itself. After you enable the “hide app” option, there will be no trace of the app on your phone. You would have to dial a predetermined pin in order for the app to be visible. Let’s see what’s next on our list of iPhone and Android secret messaging apps to hide text from girlfriend.
2. GO SMS Pro – Android
According to app’s description, GO SMS Pro is one of the most loved Android messaging apps. The goal of the app is to replace your lifeless stock messaging app, adding numerous functions that are aimed to make your messaging experience more pleasant. In the recent updates, the app has included “Private Box” option. The messages from selected contacts will go into the Private Box and are not accessible without a password. Also, there is an option to hide the Private Box within the app, so no one will know it is there.
1. iDiscrete – iPhone
It looks like we have a winner on our list of these 9 iPhone and Android secret messaging apps to hide text from girlfriend . iDiscrete is only available for iPhone and has an interesting way of working. It has the same features as the most of other apps in forms of hiding the texts (and other content) but the access to the app is unique. After the app is initiated, the fake loading screen appears on the smartphone. The user needs to do a series of taps on the screen (similar to LG’s knock code) and the app will load. If you do nothing, dummy application will be started. The downside of the app is that it isn’t free and you’ll have to pay $2.99 in order to download it. On the other hand, you can’t really put the price on your privacy, can you?