What are the best iPhone apps to hide text messages?

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    #1Hide My Notes,SMS and Email

    Hide My Notes,SMS and Email

    Hide My Notes, SMS and Email is an app developed by Hongwen Yang. This allows users to hide notes, SMS, and emails saved on their phone. It also lets users encrypt and decrypt the message easily. 



    Christina Munoz
    Written on August 20, 2018
    "I only downloaded it back then because I wanted to hide my notes. (My Notes is my diary, and I have my passwords there LOL that's why I make sure that the notes are hidden, ALWAYS!!!) So now I needed to keep some messages private as well due to confidentiality for my work, good thing I already have this app! It's a 2-in-1!! "
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    #2TextLock Protect text messages

    TextLock Protect text messages

    TextLock Protect text messages is an app developed by Casey Kerr. This is designed to back up all your messages from your various messaging apps. Encrypted messages can be accessed with a passcode or a Touch ID feature.



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Rachel Webb
    Written on August 20, 2018
    "I just heard this app from my BFF and she told me that she doesn't want anyone to have access with her messages as well. And I thought I needed it too for privacy purposes (because sometimes my niece borrows my phone) So far this app helps me hide my text messages as well."
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    #3Calculator ++

    Calculator ++
    Calculator ++ is a multipurpose calculator app that will help you to solve both simple and complex problems. It has a standard and an engineer layout, so you can choose the most that suits you. You can calculate percentages, square roots, powers, trigonometric functions and more.


    Free- with in-app purchases

    Christina Castro
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "Although this app does not hide text messages, it is extremely useful. Thanks to Common Core, I need Calculator ++ so that I can help my son with his Algebra homework. Calculator ++ has been an efficient way for me to assist him. The results are calculated automatically so I don't have to press the equal sign in order to get the answer. Again, it is not the right app for those who want to hide text messages. Even though it is a great app for calculating, it is not the right solution if you want to hide text messages."


Did you know that 8 trillion text messages get sent every day worldwide? Not convinced yet? A text message clock on Simple Texting shows the real-time number of text messages. It shows texts sent this day, this month, and this year. On a related note, an average adult spends a total of 23 hours a week texting. Interestingly, text messages used to be limited to 160 characters. This is based on an inference made from a conducted study in 1985. Which reveals that messages on postcards were nearly less than 150 characters. However, the internet is transforming the classic way of text messaging into Instant Messaging (IM).

Along with the emergence of different Instant Messaging apps nowadays, there are concerns. One primary concern of cellphone users is privacy. To keep privacy when texting, users would delete their messages or resort to text hiders. There are apps designed to help people hide or delete text messages. People have the right to privacy when it comes to text messages. In 2014, a statement from Washington’s Supreme Court was cited in the article as the issue of privacy was present in two related cases. It has been said that senders and receivers are free to exchange messages. Without fear of government or any interruption or intrusion. To educate us more, text messages include phone calls, sealed letters. As well as other traditional forms of communications. Amidst all the issues, one intriguing question is about the future of SMS this 2018. Text messaging marks its 25th birthday this 2018. Experts say it could still serve us more than its purpose because of its fast and efficient nature.

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    #4Message Lock

    Message Lock

    Message Lock is an app designed to lock and hide your messages with fingerprint or password. It also allows users to archive conversations and backup all chats.



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Marilyn Jensen
    Written on August 20, 2018
    "THIS APP IS REALLY HELPFUL!!! Before, I don't want to leave my phone with my friends because they may read my messages or what, but with this message lock, they can no longer view who messages me whenever my phone is with them!!! :D"
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    #5Private Message Box

    Private Message Box

    Private Message Box lets you hide SMS in a very effective way! This simple but powerful app gathers several features such as password protection, and free text and messaging between users.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Rakesh Sarin
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "This app gets the job done. Not much else to say about it in that regard. One thing I will say is that the automated support is pretty useful if you run into a problem or have a suggestion to improve the app, and it's not hard to get hold of real, live, support if the automated support can't solve your problem."
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    Vault is a privacy app that allows people to hide easily photos, SMS and videos. It is the perfect tool for those who want to keep their privacy. Moreover, it also features cloud backup and data transfer.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jane Howell
    Written on August 20, 2018
    "@Dennis Herrera it has the iphone version, in fact, it's what I'm using and I really like this, but just that it's only for photos and videos... doesn't work with text messages."
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    #7CoverMe Private Text & Call

    CoverMe Private Text & Call
    With this app, you can hide text messages, personal contacts and private calling log for free! it is the right choice for anyone who wants to keep hidden this kind of information.


    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Raymond Davidson
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "The link is to the iOS app CoverMe Private Calls & Texts by CoverMe, Inc. The app is available on the Apple iTunes Store, and allows users to have private texts & calls without records on the phone bill! Hide secret text messages, private calling logs, and personal contacts."
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    #8Fingerprint Lock Hide Message

    Fingerprint Lock Hide Message

    Fingerprint Lock Hide Message can make your conversations private with password or fingerprint. It can also backup your chat messages in messaging apps like WhatsApp and access them whenever you need with password only. 



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Linda Robinson
    Written on March 14, 2019
    "I like this app, it does the job of hiding text messages and my chats in WhatsApp but I wasn't aware that the payment for this app is going to be a monthly thing! I thought it was just a one-time purchase that's why I paid for it. Honestly, it's misleading. I'm giving this app only 2 stars because of that. "
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    #9GO SMS Pro

    GO SMS Pro

    Go SMS Pro is a free texting app with 100+ millions of users. It comes with lots of themes and stickers, and supports dual sim use.



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Robert Jensen
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "I need to hide text messages some times for various reasons. I went through about 10 texting apps before I found GO SMS Pro. It is easy to use and allows me to hide whatever texts I need to. If you need to hide text messages get this app today."


Best What are the best iPhone apps to hide text messages
1Hide My Notes,SMS and EmailApps 7 Paid
2TextLock Protect text messagesApps 5 Free
3Calculator ++Apps 5 Free
4Message LockApps 5 Free
5Private Message BoxApps 4 Free
6VaultApps 3 Free
7CoverMe Private Text & CallApps 3 Free
8Fingerprint Lock Hide Message Apps 0 Free
9GO SMS ProApps 0 Free

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