How To Lock Specific Apps In IPhone With Password

Posted: Jul 1 2019, 4:32am CDT | by , in How To

 

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How to Lock Specific Apps in iPhone with Password

In this article we mention multiple ways to lock certain apps in your iPhone for extra security,

A lot of iPhone users, especially those with kids, keep asking how they can lock specific apps in iPhone and put passwords on them. Having the ability to lock certain apps in iPhone is magical. I felt the need to lock certain apps in my iPhone when my toddler accidentally deleted a lot of important work and apps in my device while playing games.

Here are some useful ways to lock apps in iPhone.

Using Restrictions Feature

Apple has a “Restrictions” feature that allows locking first-party apps only. First-party apps include only the apps that are made by Apple.

Go to Settings and head over to General.

You will see an option named Restrictions. Using this option, go to Enable Restrictions.

You will be asked to enter your passcode to confirm the action.

After enabling restrictions, you will need to select the apps on which you want these restrictions to apply. Under the “Allow” subheading, you can toggle on and off any apps which you want restricted or open.

This is a very useful option, as you can lock Siri, Mail, Notes, Books, Camera and Wallet apps. These apps almost always have important data. With these apps locked, you can always hand over your phone to anyone temporarily without fearing any data loss.

For iOS 12

Currently iOS 12 also allows locking first-party apps (apps made by Apple). Follow the steps below.

Launch Settings in iPhone and go to Screen Time

Now Select Content & Privacy Restrictions

Tap Allowed Apps

Now toggle off all the apps you want to lock.

Guided Access

If you often have to hand over your iPhone to your kid and are worried about accidental data losses, guided access is an extremely nifty iOS feature that you should use. This feature practically locks the user in a certain app, and doesn’t allow them to use any other apps.

Launch Settings and go to General.

Tap Accessibility. Scroll down and tap Guided Access

Toggle On the guided access button

Tap Passcode Settings

Tap Set Guided Access Passcode.

After setting up the passcode, open any app that you want your kid or anyone else locked in for a certain period of time. Press the Home button three times once the app has started. You will see guided access screen. You can choose the area which you wish to disable by drawing a circle.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/26" rel="author">Fahad Saleem</a>
Fahad Saleem is an experienced technology writer with special interest in Apple.

 

 

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