General Can you lock the Cydia app?

budmonster

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I just JB my iPad Air, but my son mostly uses it. I have Cydia on it and a couple other Cydia apps that I don't want him using. Is there an app or a tweak that can lock a folder on iOS or a way I can pass protect apps of my choice? I have all the jailbreak/Cydia apps in one folder, I just want to lock it from him.
 

darricksailo

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I just JB my iPad Air, but my son mostly uses it. I have Cydia on it and a couple other Cydia apps that I don't want him using. Is there an app or a tweak that can lock a folder on iOS or a way I can pass protect apps of my choice? I have all the jailbreak/Cydia apps in one folder, I just want to lock it from him.
There are numerous tweaks for locking apps and folder. The one I know of is lockdown pro iOS 7 but that's not the only one
 

Justinb51

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Also applocker...

And the license is good on multiple devices (integrates with finger print sensor on the 5s too)

I highly recommend.

Can lock apps and/or folders.
 

eyoungren

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I use Lockdown Lite. It's free, but if you want more features you can buy the full featured tweak.

All I needed was a passcode for specific apps. Lockdown Lite only lets you set one passcode for all the apps you choose, but you can choose as many or as few apps as you wish.

The full version will let you put a different passcode on every app you want to lock.
 

djkasmic

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But with lockdown pro, you can start locked apps via spotlight!!
Also, if icon replacement isn't locked, you can move an app into a locked folder, then rename the folder and the lock is removed.
 

alphaod

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I use AppLocker.

On the 5s I can use my fingerprint to unlock apps (no it doesn't read your fingerprint, only invokes the biometric API).

Just be careful to set up an passcode before you start locking apps, especially Settings. I make the mistake of locking my Settings (and the ability to set a passcode), before I set the passcode. If there is no passcode and you lock an app, you can't open it until a passcode is set (Catch 22 there).
 

darricksailo

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But with lockdown pro, you can start locked apps via spotlight!!
Also, if icon replacement isn't locked, you can move an app into a locked folder, then rename the folder and the lock is removed.
i believe it will still ask to enter for a passcode if you're starting a locked app via spotlight