Passcode Lock in iGap

Cell phone has been known as a private device and must be only exposed to the owner however, sometimes getting exposed to others and far from the owner makes us concerned about the personal information and data saved and stored on.

Thus, the manufacturers of smartphones and feature phones intended to remove this worry and create more security for the phones by adding this capability of locking the system.

Smartphones releasing in the universal market continues concerning about this issue since installing and running various applications is accompanied with using smartphone.

Hereby, most apps can be used with the possibility of storing personal information, videos, images and so on which may be in other people’s availability except for the owner.

The feature of storing personal data made more worries for users.

As a result manufacturers and app founders tended to meet the users’ expectations and satisfactions.

iGap’s effort for making users more satisfied led to add this feature for more security as well. You can lock your app for running with a PIN or Password with at least 4 characters containing numbers and/or letters.

To activate the app’s lock you need to follow the instructions below:

Enter the app and choose “Settings” from the list and then “Privacy & Security”. In the “Privacy” section tap “Passcode Lock”.

When activating this button, a new page will appear in which you can type your lock code with at least 4 characters and 20 at most as a password or only 4 numbers as a PIN. Then confirm it in another page by repeating.

The new screen is going to be displayed with other options such as “Change Passcode” and you can change your PIN/Password.

Another option is “Auto-lock”. It is possible to choose one of the times presented in the menu and the app will get locked thereafter.

On the bottom of the screen there is a possibility about capturing screenshot which is inactive by default when you lock the app. If you want to take screenshot while the app lock is active, you need to tap the switch. When you try to take a screenshot then and it does not work while the switch is one, just restart the app once.

Note: if your device supports fingerprint, you can lock your iGap with your fingerprint and touch the sensor when you want to unlock it.

New Update of Privacy Policy and Conditions in iGap

All issues and items about privacy Policy in iGap and terms and conditions have been updated as the following:

Privacy Policy in iGap

For human beings, being authorized to get her/him and her/his information exposed to others is defined as “Privacy” which is so much worthy to iGap –the Iranian Messaging Application.

iGap collects some information and data of yours as the app-users all around the world in order to provide the best services. For instance, it asks you to access you phone number, name, email address and a picture as your profile picture all for user-account. Within the information needed, “phone number” for sending the verification code via SMS by the server in registration processing and “name” for getting you recognized as owner of the account are going to be mostly required.

The exact information about devices by which you may log in will be recorded automatically to keep your privacy safe and prevent from probable misusing your information. As unfortunately it happens, the criminal device will be detected and its session can be terminated to stop working.

Voice call is a service which only the peers (call sender & call receiver) are interfering in-between. For your privacy, server is only responsible for signaling and making a connection between peers, so that it will be disconnected after connection created between peers and even it will not be aware of the exchanged information except for those two.

Sending and receiving messages with any type, making voice call, creating group and channel, looking and finding public pages and users by their username and searching all users nearby through their location are the iGap’s worthwhile services that can be set separately in Privacy Settings section as the user wishes.

In iGap, text messages are always stored on the servers in an encrypted way (for recovering the archive and/or the possibility of getting several devices used to log in the account), so only if both users (sender & receiver) choose to delete chat or clear chat history or even both delete their accounts, the text messages will be removed from servers too. But all other types of messages included files are saved and stored on the iGap’s Cloud storage forever.

Users who get to connect and use iGap from Iran, definitely use the domestic servers, however all others residing in other countries will use international servers from France.

We have to point it out that keys made for users’ messages’ encryption have been saved on independent servers for more safety and no one except the company’s director is aware of server’s location.

Terms & Conditions

iGap’s developers group consider and control all created public groups and channels in the aspects of subject and content because of its fundamental goal from the beginning about creating a safe and secure situation. iGap will also prevent any of the followings to happen:

  • Creating groups and channels with obscene and pornographic subjects and/or contents
  • Creating groups and channels with illegal standards used in subject and content or with an insulting and offensive purpose to divine religions and religious people
  • Sending and receiving any type of messages about child pornography
  • Creating groups and channels about political issues and against Iran’s Politics

After studying the whole rules and standards above-mentioned, all users MUST agree and follow them to use the app and all its desirable services. Rooyekhat Media Company as iGap’s creator is responsible for providing all aforesaid services without imperfection and resisting any offense reported by other users.

It’s supposed to be mentioned that RooyeKhat Media may change the rules and conditions any time and if you want to continue using the app, you have to agree with all; so please remember to study and check Privacy Policy occasionally.

 

Last Edition in Aug, 2017

Two-step Verification in iGap

In the following of D & D team’s efforts of iGap to raise the privacy and security level for users, another feature has been provided for users to utilize when logging into their accounts through other devices.

You can set a password that will be required when you log in on a new device in addition to the code you get via SMS.

To set this password, enter the “Privacy and Security” section in “General Settings”. Then by tapping “Two-step Verification” and following next steps you can set your password.

 

After entering the section as “Two-step Verification”, you will see “Additional Password” by which you can set a password and tap the tick mark on the top right corner of the screen, then you will be asked to type the considered password again in the required field.

 

In this part, you are asked to set a “password hint” in order to remember the certain password when it’s hard to remember. The password hint must not be the same as password.

It is the time to recover your password via security questions by which the user is going to choose and answer two of them. It’s essential not to forget these questions and answers. Afterwards, the user accomplishes setting password successfully.

In the next, you will be notified to be able to recover password via email; as you forget your password you have the last chance to recover it via email which is optional as well. So, enter your email address in the required field, then you will be sent a SMS contained a verification code from iGap servers in order to get sure about the proper address and owner; and you have to enter it in its field. If you have not received the code yet, tap “resend code”.

*After these steps you will see menu of two-step verification by which you can change or modify any parts you wish. The options are “Change Password”, “Change Hint”, “Turn Password Off”, “Set Confirmed E-mail” and “Set Recovery Questions”.

For deactivating password request, you can tap “Turn Password Off”, by which you will be never asked to enter password.

If you want to set your email address as a password recovery path, just tap “Set Confirmed E-mail” and enter the verification code received previously to verify this email address is yours.

Even if you assume the security questions already set are no longer secure, you have the right to change them both the questions and answers by choosing “Set Recovery Questions”.

**As you forget your set password anytime, you can tap “Forgot password?” and then recover it through one the paths explained before via e-mail or security questions.

 

 

 

Checking and Controlling the active sessions in iGap through Android

iGap application can run on other devices or systems and let the users to sign in their accounts using tablets, PCs or else.

When you want to check whether your account has been signed in by any other devices except for yours at the same time, enter Settings section of your account. In “Privacy and Security” section then, tap Security and check any other connected devices or users to your iGap account.

In the “Current Session” there are information about your device used by yourself at the moment such as your device brand or model, country in which you are, the first time you signed in and IP.

In another frame below the “Current Session”, there are information about all other devices connected and signed in using your account info. The information you are able to see about other connected devices are as yours on top such as the device brand or model, country in which the device is, the first time connected to your account and IP.

Checking and controlling the other active sessions help you recognize whether your account has been hacked into by anyone or not. If so, make it terminated right away.

 

Controlling Other Active Sessions:

If any other devices have signed in and connected to your account info, you will see it in the frame of “Active Sessions. Any information about other devices in the following frame means other device(s) are/is using your account information and may access your personal information and passwords. So, touch the information and express your certainty in terminating all active sessions.

Then it will stop their connection to your account info, and in the list of sessions, you can see only your active session you are using your account info currently.