Protect Mails via password?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Souli, May 16, 2010.

  1. Souli
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    macrumors member

    May 16, 2010
    Hey guys,
    just got my Ipad this week and have a question. I'd like to protect my mails with a password somehow so the whole family can use the Ipad but not read my mails. Is that somehow possible? Or is there a specific app for such a thing?
  2. ngenerator
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    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
    not unless you're jailbroken
  3. skubish
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    macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    2 options but not ideal.

    1. delete the password from your email account. Settings>Mail>email account
    Problem with this is it won't automatically check your emails and download them.

    2. check under Setting>General>Restrictions to see if there is an option to lock out the Mail app.
  4. playmaker2k7
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    macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2010
    The easiest thing to do in my opinion that I do is simply turn off your email while you let your family/friends play with your iPad. As for in most cases unless they have one of their own they won't be able to figure out how to turn it back on. >>>settings>select your account(s)>then just switch it to off. Then turn it back on when it's back in your hands. So easy! ;)
  5. p-rice
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    macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2010
    Las Vegas
    If your jailbroken you can do this easily. Simply download mAdvLock from cydia. You can lock any app you want with a password.
  6. BergerFan
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    Mar 6, 2008
    Mos Eisley
    Thanks! :) I'm surprised I never came across this before. It'll be useful for both my 3GS and iPad.

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