Password protecting folders in iOS

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Faded1984, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. Faded1984 macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2010
    Is there a way to put a pin/password on a folder which contains multiple apps on iOS?
    Even through a third party app?

  2. I7guy macrumors Core


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    Not sure what you want to accomplish in the end, but there is something called "guided access" that limits what can be done with the phone.
  3. NoBoMac macrumors 68020

    Jul 1, 2014
    From the sound of things, going to agree with both above. Can't password protect a folder of apps, Guided Access might work, and possibly turning on Restrictions, depending on what trying to lock down.

    Depending on the app, some do have ability to turn on PIN/passcodes to access (eg. Dropbox, other local file management apps, Notes).

    Or: don't let others use your device, pick a better device PIN/passcode, reboot phone or put into Distress Mode before going to bed (if concerned about SO trying to open phone with fingerprint while you are asleep).

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