only way to password protect apps is via jailbreak?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by patent10021, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. patent10021 macrumors 68030

    patent10021

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    So the only way to password protect apps is via jailbreak? Why can't we use TouchID to restrict access to specific apps?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The app can implement that, but otherwise there's no option to force that on an app.
     
  3. gordon1234 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm very curious what the use case for this would be. The entire phone is encrypted, and requires a passcode/fingerprint to access anything. Why would you want additional codes per-app?
     
  4. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I don't want someone to open specific apps on my phone. For example I want to let someone use my phone and play with it for example a child, but don't want the kid to open a specific app by mistake.
     
  5. Armen macrumors 604

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    I think a better implementation would have been a guest mode where you can hide apps altogether and apply restriones specifically for that account.
     
  6. \-V-/ Suspended

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    Some apps require Touch ID to open them individually ... and some apps also require a password or short code to open them. It would nice if Apple allowed this, but it's up to the developers to allow this option at the moment.
     
  7. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah mos def. Thought of that before and always wondered why they never had it like on OS X. So easy to implement.
     

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