Put a password on iPhone 'Video' app

Sepultura

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How can I put a password on the iPhone video app?

They are some of my own ripped movies that I just dragged onto videos through iTunes.

I am running iOS 7 if it makes any difference.
 

Sepultura

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That wasn't my question.

Can you put a password on the Video app or not?
 

RiddlaBronc

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Nope but a developer is coming out with an app that will let you do just that. I believe for now it will be for jailbroken phones but i am sure it will be available for regular phones as well.

Thats not if apple decided to bring it to ios in 7.1

Basically you will be able to lock specific apps so that your password or fingerprint is required to open the app.

Just in case you let your friend use your phone and you have some sexy pics in there, he/she will not be able to access them lol
 

C DM

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That wasn't my question.

Can you put a password on the Video app or not?
Not without a jailbreak tweak of some sort perhaps. Other than that your best bet might be going with another app where videos can be stored and password protected.
 

Sepultura

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When is 7.1 coming out? It's guaranteed to bring this feature?

What app can do this without a jailbreak?
 

Tyler23

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When is 7.1 coming out? It's guaranteed to bring this feature?

What app can do this without a jailbreak?
No, you cannot do this in iOS 7.1. You can not lock the stock videos app on the iPhone. You'd have to jailbreak, or find a 3rd party video app which can be passcode protected.
 

MEJHarrison

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There are dozens and dozens of apps that will do what you want. Personally, I'm a fan of VideoSafe, but there are plenty of other options to choose from.
 

Armen

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How can I put a password on the iPhone video app?

They are some of my own ripped movies that I just dragged onto videos through iTunes.

I am running iOS 7 if it makes any difference.
Put a passcode on your phone and move on. No one can get to your porn.
 

C DM

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This app only locks your 'Photos' which can contain videos.

I am talking about the video app.
I believe the idea behind apps like that is that you put whatever photos or videos into them and protect them with a passcode/password that way, since doing that with a native app, like the iOS Photos or Videos app isn't possible (aside from perhaps a jailbreak tweak), as mentioned before.
 

Sepultura

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I believe the idea behind apps like that is that you put whatever photos or videos into them and protect them with a passcode/password that way, since doing that with a native app, like the iOS Photos or Videos app isn't possible (aside from perhaps a jailbreak tweak), as mentioned before.
Well then I don't really see a point of the video app on the iPhone then.
 

C DM

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Well then I don't really see a point of the video app on the iPhone then.
It's for videos that you can download or put there to watch. The ability to password protect it is essentially extraneous and unrelated to its main purpose. Similar to the Photos app, the Music app, the Messages app, etc.
 

Sepultura

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I just don't see why a simple app password protection is not available in iOS. Maybe it doesn't make as much sense for a phone, but for an iPad it sure does.

So what is my option then? I have to move these movies to the 'photo' app and then get an app to lock them? That means I have to sync the folder which is just stupid. I hate syncing. I would rather drag and drop.
 

thewitt

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I just don't see why a simple app password protection is not available in iOS. Maybe it doesn't make as much sense for a phone, but for an iPad it sure does.



So what is my option then? I have to move these movies to the 'photo' app and then get an app to lock them? That means I have to sync the folder which is just stupid. I hate syncing. I would rather drag and drop.

It's because Apple positions these as personal, not shared devices. Lock the device is their position on privacy.
 

Menneisyys2

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How can I put a password on the iPhone video app?

They are some of my own ripped movies that I just dragged onto videos through iTunes.

I am running iOS 7 if it makes any difference.
You can't add individual password locks to stock iOS apps. Therefore, if you don't JB (you should), the only way to do this is going third party video player apps.

Several AppStore apps support password protection. Of them, the most recommended one, nPlayer, too. (Unfortunately, the other most recommended title particularly if you want to stream for example MKV's over AirPlay, Infuse 2, doesn't.)

Feel free to ask me if you want to use another app. In the AppStore, there are many video player apps with titles containing "lock", "password" and the like. Most of them are cr@ppy. Go for nPlayer. See my articles here at MR for more info on why I recommend nPlayer.
 

spooky2k

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That wasn't my question.

Can you put a password on the Video app or not?
Answer: No.

Solution: I have videos I like to keep private too and I use Photo Vault (there are aplenty of apps like this). You can load videos and pictures in through iTunes (and from your camera roll) and lock it with a password. Nifty feature: You can set up a fake password that takes you to a video/photo library of a few stock photos so it looks like you haven't even used it. Handy for when other folk get hold of it and think they've cracked the password!
 

Defender2010

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This app only locks your 'Photos' which can contain videos.

I am talking about the video app.
You cannot, you can't, you cannot lock the Videos app. What is so difficult to understand? Should I say it again? You cannot lock the video app...unless you jailbreak.
 

charlituna

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That wasn't my question.

Can you put a password on the Video app or not?
No you can't. You can put a password on the phone. You can turn off selected items via restrictions but that is it. As far as Apple is concerned these are single user devices so passwording apps to keep folks out isn't needed. You would want them in or out of the whole thing
 

johnclevohio

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I had this same question a while back. I found an alternative, go into the restrictions on your phone and create a passcode. Scroll to videos, set to off. When you go back to your home screen, none of your videos will show unless you turn off restrictions.
 

MinEderPlayz

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I had this same question a while back. I found an alternative, go into the restrictions on your phone and create a passcode. Scroll to videos, set to off. When you go back to your home screen, none of your videos will show unless you turn off restrictions.
I bet that is also too complicated for him... Since he "hates" anything else than "drag and drop"... But he really NEEDS to protect these videos.
May I ask what videos these are?