Review of iKeyGuard – A feature-rich keylogger and monitor for iOS

iKeyGuard is a jailbreak only program that allows for key logging on the iPhone. While most people typically don’t think of security when they pick up a smartphone, this app should give you pause and make you think twice before using an iPhone. If you’ve ever wondered whether or not there is a keylogger for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, now you know that there is.

For those of you who actually don’t know what a keylogger is: Keyloggers are programs that run in the background on your computer and tap anything and everything that is ever typed on your machine and document it in the form of a log.

Per the manufacturer, the full feature list is as follows:

  • One license can be used on all your devices + all future updates are free!
  • Works for every app (including Safari and AppStore apps)
  • Completely transparent and hidden – no additional process is running
  • Logging characters with autocorrection and for every language including handwriting methods
  • Sending logs via e-mail or FTP upload – no data stored on our servers!
  • Logs SMS, MMS, iMessage and WhatsApp incoming and outgoing messages (pro only)
  • Records phone call activity (pro only)
  • Logs visited websites and opened apps (pro only)
  • GPS position tracking (coming soon, pro only)

While the purpose of key loggers may be cloudy, if you wanted to monitor your phone covertly while you were away, a keylogger would make sense. If you are a parent wanting to keep tabs on your kid’s online activities, you could certainly use a keylogger to record their ventures. I’ve even heard of people using keyloggers on their spouses (by the way, this is very likely to be illegal and could get you in a lot of trouble).

Unless you’re working for the CIA, NSA, FBI, DOD, or some ultra secret company, key logging on a computer still doesn’t seem useful to me. However, key logging on a smartphone does. For example, you could have archives of phone calls, text messages, and emails you’ve sent from your device.

Who can use an iPhone keylogger?

  • Parents, to monitor their children (parental control)
  • Company mangers, to monitor their employees
  • Everyone, to recover their lost or forgotten passwords
  • Users, to track and get back their lost or stolen iPhone or iPad
  • Anyone who wants to find out what others are doing with his iPhone and iPad

Available to most jailbroken iDevices, iKeyGuard markets itself as the only iOS key logger in town. The application itself is completely invisible, thus lending security to the user.

Once installed from Cydia, iKeyGuard is accessed through a web portal. The free version only records a couple of words from each application. The full version though will record every keystroke, in virtually any app.

Just do a quick Cydia search for iKeyGuard. It is in BigBoss, which is one of the default repos, so you should find it without a problem.

After it’s installed, do a quick restart of your iPhone. Once back up and running, point safari to localhost:4444. From there, you’ll see the menus, options, and information related to iKeyGuard.

iKeyGuard allows the user to monitor all their devices because it works for an unlimited number of devices. No monthly subscription is needed; You pay once and you can use it for as long you need. All future software updates are included in the price as well as support requests.

Summary: The upside to this app is that if you’re looking for a key logger, there is one available. The downside is that if you want full logging of everything on the phone, you’ll have to pay to get it.

Important: Is it legal?

As with many other things, this depends on your local law and on the exact usage of the application. In many countries it is illegal to log the actions of other people without their consent. It might not be illegal in your country, but you should make sure you do not break the law. However, tracking people with their consent is usually not illegal and can be useful for companies for example.

How to get iKeyGuard: Cydia package – STABLE Version

For the package with a full set of features, you need to add a repository to Cydia:

  1. Launch Cydia
  2. Tap on the “sources” tab (or tap on the “manage” tab and then on “sources” when on iPhone)
  3. Tap on the “edit” button
  4. Tap on the “add” button
  5. Enter http://ikeyguard.com/cydia/
  6. Confirm your input and wait for the source to be added.

You can then browse the repository by tapping on it. The package should be available for installation there.

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