Though we all think that as long as we have a password enabled Smartphone, all our contacts are secured and no one in this world can touch them without our permission, it’s a “fake-fantasy” that we all dream of. The reality is that with so many apps installed in our system, we’re rarely left with any “private” courtesy. These applications have access straight to our address book and more often than not, we can’t stop them from doing so. We don’t know what they do with our data and neither do we care of it. Only when you find out that someone has hacked into your email or Facebook account that you finally realize your mistake. But prevention is better than cure. So before we’re finally left with no choice but to apologize for our mistake, here’s a way out!


I am talking about the latest iOS app called ContactShield that has been developed by WinSoft. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 7.1 or any later version of the OS. This app has also been optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.


This app shields your contacts from all the spying eyes but you. So whether it’s an app installed on your phone that has access to your contact list or it’s a hacker trying to get through or even just a friend of yours who’s looking for your girlfriend’s number to play a prank on, they’ll all return back home empty handed as long as ContactShield is there. But there’s more to it! You’ll never feel the burden of a security app on your own shoulders. Just type in the security password of the app and there you have your address book waiting for you to dial a number! So your contacts are never far away from you.


ContactShield encrypts all contacts using AES 256-bit encryption algorithm. So if a particular person opens up your address book conventionally, he’ll find nothing more than just “blabber”. But once you open the app using your security code, they’re decrypted temporarily for you to read data normally. Moreover, if you want to secure your contacts stored on Cloud services, just sync your Cloud accounts and it’s done.

Encrypting or decrypting any particular contact takes just a tap on the “lock” button. Whether you want to encrypt a single contact, all contacts or some selected choices, it’s all up to you. You can also control the further “layers” of information such as related emails, address, notes, etc.

So overall, I’d say that ContactShield performs the job of securing your contacts in a more streamlined and efficient way without introducing any irrelevant and complex elements. The app is available for $0.99 in the App Store. So make sure you check it out today!

Pros: efficient security without burdening you up; simplified interface; easy access to address book; AES 256-bit encryption; one-tap encryption and decryption.

Cons: none.

I will give this app 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Worth Having App – Download the App