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    Default How do you lock specific apps????????

    My boyfriends little 4 year old can obviously work her way around an ipad pretty dang good. I have put games on it for her when we are driving down the road and she needs something to do, but the little stinker has deleted/cleared my 3 pages of notes twice. I need to know how I can lock my apps so that she won't be able to access my important notes pages. Does anyone have any suggestions besides, not allowing her on my iPad in the first place!
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    Default Re: How do you lock specific apps????????

    Quote Originally Posted by mawyatt View Post
    My boyfriends little 4 year old can obviously work her way around an ipad pretty dang good. I have put games on it for her when we are driving down the road and she needs something to do, but the little stinker has deleted/cleared my 3 pages of notes twice. I need to know how I can lock my apps so that she won't be able to access my important notes pages. Does anyone have any suggestions besides, not allowing her on my iPad in the first place!
    That will depend on the app. Evernote, for example, has a setting where you can assign a passcode to gain access. Without that capability within the app, the most you can do is go to Sertings-General-Restictions and then set restrictions that can best curb any problems such as not allowing any accounts to be changed, preventing in-app purchases, prevent apps from being installed and/or deleted, to name a few. I personally have those restrictions in effect on my iPad because my youngest son uses it to play various games, too.
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    Default Re: How do you lock specific apps????????

    Just type lock apps in the search bar in the app store and you will see a ton of different choices. I would read the reviews and see which one is the best.
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    Default Re: How do you lock specific apps????????

    Ummm... How about guided access?
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    Default Re: How do you lock specific apps????????

    I watched the iMore podcast from a week or so ago and they talked about the need for user profiles on the iPad...and I couldn't agree more. I know this doesn't help the OP...but I guess I'm just saying let's hope Apple introduces this feature in the next OS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JobSteves View Post
    Ummm... How about guided access?
    I agree guided access is your best choice, you can lock her inside of an app and she won't be able to exit, change or anything unless she triple clicks the home button and enter the password.

    Here's a link to help you set it up
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    Default Re: How do you lock specific apps????????

    I have a similar issue, but guided access won't work for me. I need to be able to password protect certain apps. I have an iPad and an iPhone and since the devices share information with each other, I don't want my kids to have access to certain things. Let's hope that something comes with the next OS update.
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    Default Re: How do you lock specific apps????????

    There are certain apps which provide a passcode system to lock-down the app for unwanted people. You can also find lots of passcode related apps on App store.
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    Default Re: How do you lock specific apps????????

    Cool, Thanks Chase.
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    Guided access is not what u want... One quick restart of the iPad and boom ur back at it deleting whatever u want
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    Default Re: How do you lock specific apps????????

    Thread moved to the Apps & Games forum for better exposure.
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    Default Re: How do you lock specific apps????????

    I tried that already but I mean like the apps that I downloaded like kik nd temple run or something like that .
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    Default Re: How do you lock specific apps????????

    That's my same thing that I'm asking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cutiet View Post
    That's my same thing that I'm asking.
    ...and what would that be?

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