ContactPrivacy 1.1: Gives You More Control Over Your Address Book And Also Fixes WhatsApp Crashing Issue

Last week, Ryan Petrich has released a jailbreak tweak called ContactPrivacy inspired by Path’s privacy incident, which prompts you when apps like Path 2 try to access your contacts database and gives you an option to allow or deny access to the iPhone app.

Unfortunately, some of you commented that it was causing WhatsApp to crash.

Ryan has just released an updated version of ContactPrivacy, which fixes the Whatsapp crash issue and it also allows you to enable or disable access to contacts explicitly to an app via the Settings app.

ContactPrivacy is available for free. To install it, you need to add Ryan Petrich’s repo to Cydia using the following URL:

Apple has said that apps that use address book data will have to explicit take permission from users with a future iOS software update. Until then, ContactPrivacy gives you control over your iPhone’s address book.

Note: The latest version of ContactPrivacy is 1.1. If you see ContactPrivacy 1.0 as the latest version available when you launch Cydia, then kill Cydia running in the background, launch it again and wait for the packages to load. This time, you should be able to Install ContactPrivacy 1.1.

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  • fas

    When is Whatsapp coming on iPad?

  • WatchingYou

    its not there when i add the source..

  • Ummm da dum

    the most valuable company on the planet cannot fix its own product quicker than a small group of hackers. well done hackers, poor poor apple hang your heads in shame for not noticing the bug within iOS and not noticing these apps that was copying contacts.

    the “FaceinHole” app also copies your contacts. noticed this after installing the cydia fix.

    • derrick

      hackers don’t have to test the products to make sure they don’t break other stuff. Hackers aren’t accountable to anyone. Plus hackers don’t have to consider wether the interface they create is so cumbersome that it drives away people. We have a new notification precisely because the first one of interupting everything with a large dialog box was a poorly thought out solution. Do people really want a solution that ask for prompt to access everything, contacts? calender? etc? for every single app?