Password protect an iOS group?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gregd33, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. gregd33 macrumors member

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    We have an iPad and our 2.5 year old daughter uses it for ABC, Numbers, etc...

    Of course, its cool so I want to play Plant vs Zombies and some other, non-kid-friendly games on it.

    My question is, is it possible to lock/password protect an IOS group?

    This way, I can have zombies and shoot-em-ups that she really shouldnt be seeing or playing...

    Thanks.
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Sorry, there's no way to do that unless you jailbreak. This is a very frequently mentioned "missing" function. perhaps you might want to leave feedback at Apple.

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/
     
  3. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    Buy her an iPod touch. It won't break when she dumps it off the table...
     
  4. Vindicator macrumors member

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    I think you can check it in Settings > General > Restrictions > App
     
  5. gregd33 thread starter macrumors member

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    Kraken II case takes care of that... though she has not dropped it - yet. Yeah. I know.. just jinxed it, right?

    I will leave feedback or just make the app myself... easier said than done, I know. Objective-C and I arent close enough friends. :)

    Thanks.

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    Ohh.. will have to check it out tonight... thanks!
     
  6. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    You cannot protect just a group or folder of apps on a device that is not jail broken the way you want. App restrictions are very limited in scope.
     
  7. Pete the Geek macrumors regular

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    This would be a huge feature for educators and parents.:cool:
     
  8. jsh1120 macrumors 65816

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    As another poster noted, it's a frequently noted weakness on the iPad. The problem stems from the iOS heritage as an OS designed for a single user. That's at least defensible on a phone; it's quite unrealistic for a device that is frequently shared among several members of a household.
     
  9. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Isn't there a parental restriction for app ratings?
     
  10. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Yes, but if you turn that on, you can't install any apps rates above the allowed age level. The OP wants to install apps that are rated above his kids' age level, but he doesn't want his kids to be able to open them. As of now, there's no way to do that.
     
  11. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Don't you just need a password to do the things that you specify as restricted?

    Regardless, just turn on the restrictions before you hand it to the child.
     

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