Cipher Bond Registration 

Android 

1.    Install the CipherBond App from the google play store. (by Kaymera technologies Ltd)

  1. Open the CipherBond Application
    1. Click on “Activate My Account”
    2. Allow CipherBond to record audio
    3. Allow CipherBond to access your contacts
    4. Allow CipherBond make and manage phone calls
    5. Allow CipherBond to access photos media and files on your device
  2. Read and accept the terms and conditions by checking the checkbox, and click “continue”
  3. Enter the email address that was set up in the Kontroller
    Note: must be the exact one! 
    click on “Send activation code
  4. Enter the code that was sent to the account email
    1. Click on Enter code and enter code or
    2. Click on Scan QR code (if you open the email on your computer and want to scan the code)
  5. Enter the phone number of the SIM card that is in the device, and click “Done
     an SMS code will be sent with verification code
  6. The code will be added automatically to the Application, but in case it is not you can open the messages app to get the code from there and add it manually to the Application.

Setting the CipherBond Application  
 Just before you start using the CipherBond application, there are 3 settings that needs to be done on the device to allow it to work fluently. On each step, click on the “TAKE ME THERE” button to easily access the exact area needs to be set, and follow the guide.

  1. Enable Kaymera Secure Calling account.
    click on the “TAKE ME THERE” button – click on the Radio button to switch “Kaymera secure call” to enable.
  2. Disable Battery optimization for CipherBond
     click on the “TAKE ME THERE” button
    1. Click on the arrow down and select All apps
    2. Scroll down and find CipherBond App
       open and disable the Battery optimization

   

  1. Allow display over App - click on the “TAKE ME THERE” button
    Enable the radio button to allow appear on top
     

Start using CipherBond 
 
Congratulations, you finished setting up your CipherBond Application.
 It will take the phone few seconds to sync your application with the list of secure phone numbers, and then you can go ahead and start using the Application for Secure / Semi secure calls and secure messages.

General information

  • Secure Communication
    End to End secure communication, messages and Calls, can only be conducted between two or more devices that are using the Kaymera (CipherBond / CipherFort) which are set up on the same server environment.
    both sides require internet connection during the time of the communication (Wifi / 3G/4G data)
    The indication you are currently having a secure call is green lock sign on the upper right side of the dialer application
  • Semi Secure Calls
     
    If this option is enabled, calls from your device to a non-secure device will be encrypted on your side only, meaning they will not be encrypted on the device you called to, so they can be traced if the other side is being observed. 
     
    The indication you are currently having a semi secure call is orange lock sign on the upper right side of the dialer application
  • Non-Secured Communication
    You can use CipherBond App for initiating none secure communication from the contacts section in the application, but the communication will be open with the regular dialer / message’s application.
     Secure calls

Secure /semi secure calls 

Open the Secure Phone application and you will see 4 view options

  1. Favorites – marked as Star icon - this tab is for quick call to your favorite’s numbers + most used lately
    taping on the contact will initiate the call.
    Note: this list contains both secure and not secure numbers 

     
  2. Calls History – Marked as Clock icon - this tab will show you the calls history. The arrows up indicate out going call, and the arrows down indicate incoming call. The color of the arrows indicates if the call was answered (green) or missed (Red)
  3. Contacts – Marked as two men icon - this tab displays all your contacts (secure and non-secure)
  4. Secured contacts Marked as Lock icon – this tab displays the secure contacts only out of your complete contacts list.
                  

To initiate a call, simply click on one of your contacts or click the phone icon next to the name in calls history.

Note: to view contact details or edit, you need to click the contact picture and it will open the contact card. 

Secure Messages 

Open the CipherBond application

Option 1 – select one of your previous secured chats and write message there

Option 2 – click the pencil icon for opening new chat. You can use the search bar on top to search for specific secure contact.
Note: It takes few seconds for the application to go through your contact list and present the list of secure numbers, be patient.  

It is possible to create secure messages group by

  1. Clicking the 3 dots on the upper right side, and selecting new-group
  2. Clicking the same pencil icon and select Create Group 

 

Settings 

To open the settings, open the CipherBond application, click on the 3 dots and select settings.

There are many different configuration options in the settings, which are very self-explanatory.
 I would like to focus only on the most common ones:

  • Secure calls enable / disable - disabling this button means that even calls to secure number will be done with regular dialer
  • Semi-secure enable/disable – for phones who have the semi secure option only.
     disabling semi secure calls means that calls to non-secure numbers will be done regular dialer while calls to secure number only will be done by CipherBond in a secure way.
  • Private mode – keep your number disguised.
  • Time limited message expiry time – this is where you define how much time before TLM message will be deleted itself.
  • Reset registration – when switching SIM card / changing number, you need to register your new number to your account. This step is like the last step in the registration process.

 

Get Application version  

To get the application version, open the phone settings, select Apps, scroll down until you find CipherBond, click on it.

Scroll down in the Apps info to the bottom and you will see the version there.

    

 

 


 

 

IOS

  1. Install the CipherBond App from the Apple store (by Kaymera technologies Ltd)
  2. Open the CipherBond Application
    1. Click on “Allow” when you are asked to allow CipherBond send notifications, then click Next.
    2. Click Next on the Welcome page
    3. Enter the email address that was set up in the Kontroller and click “Done”
      Note: must be the exact one! 
    4. Enter the code or scan the QR you got to the mail you registered with
    5. You finished the activation part, click next to move to the “Phone number verification” step

  1. Enter the phone number of the SIM card that is in the device, and click “OK”
  2. Check that the phone number you entered is correct and click “OK” again
    if it is not, you can click Edit and change it.
     After clicking OK, SMS code will be sent with verification code to this number
  3. Enter the Kaymera code that was texted to you
  4. If the code is valid, the Application will be open

 

  1. The application will require permissions for the below, please click on “OK” to each one of them.
    1. Access the Microphone
    2. Access your contacts

      

Start using CipherBond
 
Congratulations, you finished setting up your CipherBond Application.
 It will take the phone few seconds to sync your application with the list of secure phone numbers, and then you can go ahead and start using the Application for Secure / Semi secure calls and secure messages.

Open the CipherBond application and you will see 5 tabs at the bottom of the screen.

  1. Contacts – Marked as man icon - this tab displays all your contacts (secure and non-secure)
     you can the Radio button on the top to see only the secure contacts
  2. Chats (Messages) Marked as Chat Bubble Icon – this is where you can start new chat or answer existing one.
  3. Favorites – marked as Star icon - this tab is for quick call to your favorite’s numbers + most used lately
    taping on the contact will initiate the call.
    Note: this list contains both secure and none secure numbers. For none-secure numbers regular phone dialer will be open. 
  4. Calls History – Marked as Phone icon - this tab will show you the calls history.
     you can toggle between calls history and missed calls by using the radio button on the top.
  5. Settings – the 3 dots icon – here you can configure your application for your preferences.
     I would like to focus on few common used ones
    1. Secure calls enable / disable - disabling this button means that even calls to secure number will be done with regular dialer
    2. Semi-secure enable/disable – for phones who have the semi secure option only.
       disabling semi secure calls means that calls to non-secure numbers will be done regular dialer while calls to secure number only will be done by CipherBond in a secure way.
    3. Reset registration (located in the “About” section) – when switching SIM card / changing number, you need to register your new number to your account. This step is like the last step in the registration process
    4. Get Application version - (located in the “About” section)
         

Secure Messages 

Open the CipherBond application and click on the Chat tab

Option 1 – select one of your previous secured chats and write message there

Option 2 – click the new chat icon for opening new chat. You can use the search bar on top to search for specific secure contact.
Note: It takes few seconds for the application to go through your contact list and present the list of secure numbers, be patient.  

It is possible to create secure messages group by Clicking the new chat button on the upper right side, and selecting new-group