iPad How to lock some videos?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by 2012Tony2012, Jan 17, 2013.

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    2012Tony2012

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    I have some videos that I do not want my kids to view, how can I lock some videos on the iPad that they cannot see them or play them?
     
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    If you want to auto-sync them from your iTunes library to the stock 'Videos' app then there's no way to lock specific files.

    What you'll need to do is get a separate file management app like this:

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/files-pro-document-reader/id285578660?mt=8

    You have to manually copy files to it. If you have wifi you can log into it as if it were a remote computer. If you don't have wifi you can use USB and iTunes to open it like a flash drive.

    Either way, you copy files in and set a password on the app itself.
     
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    2012Tony2012

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    Anyone know of any freeware apps for Ipad that can lock or password protect video files?
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    it's not free but spend $3 and buy goodplayer or avplayerhd.

    you can create a password protected folder and then you can put your private movies in there. it also makes it easier to sync movies to the ipad since you can copy movies to your ipad w/o having to use the itunes movie sync. (this is only useful if you get movies from other sources than the itunes store.)
     
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    KeepCalmPeople

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    If the movies on your iPad have age ratings (PG-13 etc.) then you can go into the Restrictions setting and change the maximum allowable rating for the movies. Any movies rated older than your setting will disappear from your Videos app (but will remain on your iPad) until you turn off the restriction.
    Not very flexible but it might work for you...
     
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    Why does that confuse you?
     
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    None that we know of. Why can't you pay a small amount to get the right app for your needs?
     
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    Because he should not have porn on his iPad if he is intending to let others use it. It is quite baffling he does!
     
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    Buy them an ipad mini & don't let them use your ipad
     
  11. macrumors G3

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    See the bit where he wants to lock the videos? You're assuming he is letting anyone else use his iPad with those videos on it.
     
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    2012Tony2012

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    Wow, a lot of accusations in this thread.:(

    I just want to lock some videos or stop people viewing them. Anyway to do this on iPad?
     
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    Not that I know of. If you don't want people to view them, don't put them on the iPad?

    You may be able to store them in Dropbox, I think that will allow you to set a password.
     
  14. macrumors G3

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    Someone answered your question.
     
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    "Photo vault" has free and paid versions. The free version will lock videos away, but you need to save them to the camera roll to view them. You can then delete them again afterwards.

    If you get the paid version you can watch videos in the app itself.
     

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