Touch ID Lock

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by rnbgrilla, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. rnbgrilla macrumors member

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    Does anyone know why we can't lock stock apps with Touch ID,
    I know devs can incorporate into there apps, why has apple not done that with iOS 8 to stock apps like messages, photos and so on, I don't want to have to jailbreak to use that feat.
     
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Why would you want to lock on a per-app basis, instead of just locking the phone?
     
  3. rnbgrilla thread starter macrumors member

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    Because there will always be friends & family member who wants to see your phone, if that's the case why let devs input that feat in there apps.
     
  4. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    See your phone and nosey around on your phone are different. Just show it them locked.
     
  5. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Quite possibly a useful feature for some. #

    I've locked out my apps before but as you correctly state a jail break is currently required.
     
  6. EthanLMT macrumors regular

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    If you end up jailbreaking there's a tweak called Biolock on Cydia and it's very nice and does exactly what you want.#
     
  7. Rhonindk macrumors 68030

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    The "guest" feature on my daughters Galaxy S5 is pretty sweet. The ability to lock a specific app would be good too.
     
  8. CliftonHighgrov macrumors regular

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    When handing your phone to someone with no specific purpose in mind, I agree, it would be nice to lock certain apps so that they can navigate freely between apps without accessing those you consider to contain private info.

    Probably the only non-JB way to work around this current limitation is to use Guided Access, and change your practices by passing your phone to others so they can only use a specific app at a time. If they should require access to another app, then you would have to set up Guided Access for that one instead.

    If that's unsatisfactory, then you there are at least two alternatives open to you: JB and use the app recommended earlier; or only pass your phone to people you completely trust.
     
  9. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    Would be great for Apple to implement this. Think its gonna take some time though lol
     
  10. jahall05, Jan 24, 2015
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    jahall05 macrumors regular

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    Because Apple hasn't added that feature yet (to their stock apps). Ask them to: apple.com/feedback
     
  11. freemannnn macrumors regular

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    Touch ID Lock

    Yes it would be nice to give someone your phone and cant access eg photos, notes, sms or other apple apps tha you have specify. +1 for this!!!
    I have been to this situation many times.
    For example your wife,girlfriend,son,daughter,coleague.....you give the telephone to make an important call because he-she has forgot own telephone. Why had to cheat around apps that you dont like to see!
     

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