Can you lock certain apps with Passcode?

Osbornll86

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I was wondering if there was a way to passcode lock certain apps? Like safari and youtube. We got our 3 and 4 yr old girls iPads but there is some things I dont want them on
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Chris Parsons

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If you enable restrictions on the device, you can lock out certain apps. Yes.

Go to Settings, General, Restrictions -- and enable them.
 

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You can still do this, kind of, with restrictions. In the same restrictions area of Settings, under allowed content, there is a setting for Apps. In there you can set the restriction to 4+, 9+, 12+, 17+, or all apps. I believe developers have to enter a rating (or Apple does it for them) when they submit an app to the store.

This method isn't perfect as you can't pinpoint a single app or two but you can keep young eyes from seeing things you don't want them to.
 

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Yes, but I need to lock downloaded apps, not stock apps. How?

Not sure how to lock certain apps. Sorry I just wanted to block safari, youtube, app store, itunes stuff like that. Dont need to worry about certain apps if there is something I dont want them to open I dont download it
 

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Restrictions work the best but don't let them watch you go into settings my 4 year did and managed to put a passcode lock on the phone and couldn't remember what it was .. I has to do a restore lol I now have settings icon in a folder lol


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Restrictions work the best but don't let them watch you go into settings my 4 year did and managed to put a passcode lock on the phone and couldn't remember what it was .. I has to do a restore lol I now have settings icon in a folder lol


Sent Into Orbit from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk

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That is something
Good Luck
 

Dukeleto

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Re: Can you lock certain apps?

absolutely ridiculous that you can't do this, why are parental controls not a standard option??
 

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What about photo's? Like my friend was wondering if you can lock certain photo's so her younger sister doesn't see them. And plus, you can really delete the app. It's a company app that's already on there as soon as you get it. So what if there are certain photo's you want to lock, could you lock them..?
 

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What about photo's? Like my friend was wondering if you can lock certain photo's so her younger sister doesn't see them. And plus, you can really delete the app. It's a company app that's already on there as soon as you get it. So what if there are certain photo's you want to lock, could you lock them..?
Not without the use of a 3rd-party or jailbreak app that has that feature.
 

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