When someone borrows your iPhone, He or She could also check your txt messages and perhaps browse through your photos and videos that you might consider private. Apple’s AppStore doesn’t have an app that would allow you to lock other apps, luckily I found Locktupos, but It will require you to jailbreak your iOS device.
Here’s how you can password protect individual app on your iOS device:
- Jailbreak your iOS device.
- Open Cydia, and search for “Locktopus” using its search function.
- Hit install. (you may be required to pay $2 for the app).
- Restart Springboard.
- You will be prompted that your default pass word is “password”, you can change it in Loctupus system preferences settings.
- Press and hold an app until it wobbles press the lock icon overlay to toggle lock and unlock. Red locked icon means the app requires password, while apps with the black unlocked icon acts like regular apps.
I tried it on my iPod Touch and it works great, I only wish there’s an AppStore version of Locktopus. Check out the demo after the break.
Thanks Susan for sharing this.
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