How To lock apps On iPhone With A Passcode


iPhone users can lock specific apps with a passcode starting with iOS 12.There is a method around the fact that it’s not readily accessible in the Settings app on your iPhone.

Using third-party apps or the in-built app locker on phones like Xiaomi and Samsung, Android OS users can lock apps on smartphones.However, there is currently no app locker or way to directly lock apps on the iOS side of things.Things have changed since iOS 12, which brought about the Screen Time function.

On iPhones, there is still a way to lock specific apps, if not directly.We shall demonstrate how to do that in this tale.

How to lock individual apps on iPhone using Screen Time

Step 1: Open Settings on your iPhone.

Step 2:  In the list of tabs, look for Screen Time and tap on it.

Step 3: Click on App Limits.

Step 4: Enable App Limits.

Step 5: Tap on Add Limit.

Step 6: Now, you will see a list of categories. If you want to lock a social media app, you can tap on ‘Social’.

Step 7: Now, from all the apps in the list, find the one that you want to lock and tap on it, and hit the Next button that’s on the top right corner.

Step 8: You will now have to set the timer, unfortunately, there’s no direct way to lock the app and so, you will have to set a time limit. From the slider, choose 1 minute as it is the minimum time. After the set time passes, the app will be locked automatically.

Step 9: Make sure you enable the ‘Block at the end of Limit’ option.

Step 10: Lastly, in the top right corner click on the ‘Add’ button.

Now, the app you just added will have a limit of 1 minute. What it means is, that when the 1 minute time will expire after opening the app, the app will be automatically locked with a passcode.

That being said, if you want to lock the app, you first need to open the app for 1 minute and after that, it will be successfully locked.

If you want to unlock it, you can tap on the ‘Ask For More Time’ option and click on ‘Enter Screen Time Passcode’. After inputting the passcode, you can unlock the app.

The restriction in this case is that the app must be open for at least 15 minutes after being unlocked once.In other words, if someone tries to use the app within that 15-minute window, they can.

But unlike before, iOS now at least gives you the option to covertly lock apps.

Found this article interesting? Follow BG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to read more exclusive content we post.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Latest news

LG Ultra PC 14-Inch, 16-Inch Laptops With AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Processors Launched

The laptops of the LG Ultra PC series include anti-glare IPS panels with minimal bezels. Last week, LG introduced 14-inch...

Samsung Galaxy A23 5G With 6.6-Inch Infinity-V Display, 5,000mAh Battery Launched

Table of ContentsSamsung Galaxy A23 5G price, availability (expected)Samsung Galaxy A23 5G specifications Samsung has not yet revealed the Galaxy...

LG Ultra Tab With 10.35-Inch Display, Snapdragon 680 SoC Launched

Table of ContentsLG Ultra Tab priceLG Ultra Tab specifications The 7,040mAh battery in the LG Ultra Tab supports 25W rapid...

OnePlus 10T Glacier Mat Case With Sustainable Circulation Cooling, Bumper Case Sandstone Launched In India

Table of ContentsOnePlus 10T Glacier Mat Case, Bumper Case Sandstone, Tempered Glass price in India A tempered glass for the...

Latest Updates

Must read

Huawei Watch 3 Pro New With 1.43-Inch AMOLED Display, eSIM Calling Launched

Table of ContentsHuawei Watch 3 Pro New price, availabilityHuawei...

MIT researchers create firefly-like light emitting robots

MIT researchers have developed flying, light-emitting robots that can...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x