Hiding apps from kids -- possible?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Sparky9292, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Sparky9292 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2004
    I have some R-rated apps on my iPhone that I don't want my daughter to be playing.

    With a Jailbroken phone, is there a way to hide these?
  2. Blinded macrumors 6502

    Oct 19, 2009
  3. greatestash macrumors member


    Oct 26, 2007
    Yes, with jailbroken phone, install sbsettings and when you open sbsetting by sliding your finger on top bar, it will open up the settings and in those settings you can hide the icons whichever you dont want to appear on your screen.
  4. foob macrumors 6502


    Feb 17, 2009
    You can also semi-hide and still have access to them by putting them in the SBSettings dock.
  5. ngenerator macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
    Buy her her own iPhone, or at least an iPod Touch! lol:)

    Ps. I'm completely kidding, Poof works great!
  6. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
    Irvine, CA
    i second this one, its really simple. And when she's done, you can unhide them with one touch
  7. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2008
    Northeast USA
    cant this be done using the parental controls in settings?
  8. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    Only for certain apps (App Store, iTunes, YouTube).

    If you do go the Poof! route, check out Spotbright. It replaces the spotlight finder and will show the hidden apps when you search. Without it you'll have to unhide those apps any time you want to use them.
  9. ckong macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2009
    I suggested creating a password protected folder and place your icons in there.

    Use Categories w/ CategoriesSB for the folders, and mAdvLock for password protecting apps/folders. The solution costs a little money, but I think it's worth it. (For extra security, you can password protect the apps as well but I don't think you'll need to go that far.)

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