Password Protect Your Apps, App

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by olletsocmit, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. olletsocmit macrumors 6502

    olletsocmit

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    I was wondering if there is an app out there to password protect certain apps. It would be nice to be able to require a password to be able to access my mail app, Facebook, Tapatalk, instagram, etc. anyone have any idea or suggestions??
     
  2. Peanut207 macrumors 6502

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    There's an app for that called Applocker but you'll need to Jailbreak. I jailbroke my phone and will never go back.
     
  3. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Wouldn't just putting a passcode lock on your lock screen be sufficient?
     
  4. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Not always. I know some people who let their kids use their iPhone for playing games occasionally, and they don't want them accidentally getting into those apps and posting random statuses or sending gibberish emails.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Quite a few adults send gibberish emails anyway.
     
  6. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    Yes, you can lock the phone with the 4 digit code.

    But, I see a good use to lock just certain apps. There must be a way?
     
  7. kgs macrumors regular

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    Apps cannot interact with other apps in this way. It isn't possible without jailbreaking.
     
  8. cynics macrumors G3

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    Restriction of the iOS, without JB its not possible.....
     
  9. McGiord macrumors 601

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    Restrictions are based on the App rating, G PG PG 13, etc...and only some specific stock apps can be enabled/disabled.

    I also would like to know if there is something else out there without jailbreaking ?
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No.
    Only if you jb.
     
  11. kgs macrumors regular

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    This isn't a "parental controls" restriction. It's a sandboxing limitation/restriction. Applications cannot change how other applications operate. Simple as that.

    Jailbreaking is the only way you can change this. There is no other way.
     
  12. cynics macrumors G3

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    Like mention that blocks by removing all access to the until reenabled....
     
  13. stu.h macrumors 65816

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    I've used Locktopus, but as people have said, that's only available in Cydia.
     
  14. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    buy your child an ipod touch and otterbox it up....problem solved :)
     
  15. olletsocmit thread starter macrumors 6502

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    True
     

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