Possible solution/workaround for mail protection on iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by CristobalHuet, May 27, 2010.

  1. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

    CristobalHuet

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    There's always a solution, and most of you won't like it: jailbreaking.

    SBSettings (the #1 reason to jailbreak in the first place) gives you the option to hide icons from your home screen.

    So if you plan on leaving your iPad out of your reach for a time and you want your mail hidden, you could always hide the application itself and restore it later.

    Just my two cents, didn't see this suggested anywhere.

    Only "downside" is jailbreaking, which is ridiculously easy to do (click of a button with Spirit) and relatively easy to get rid of without Apple knowing. Also, it's a bit of a pain (repetitive) to always hide and unhide the icon, but hey, what other choice do we have right now?

    Hope Apple will rectify this somewhat in 4.0, or at least allow Mail to be a "restricted" app inside of Settings > General > Restrictions.
     
  2. p-rice macrumors regular

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    Or you could simply install mAdvLock from cydia and you can password protect any app you wish including the mail app.
     
  3. CristobalHuet thread starter macrumors 65816

    CristobalHuet

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    Wow, didn't know about this.

    That's even better!
     

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