4 Methods to Lock Apps on iPhone with Password

“How can I lock certain apps on iPhone?” If you hold such a question in mind, then this article is for you.

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You may not mind lending your iPhone to someone else, but you certainly don’t want that person to see your private information or change your settings in some apps. However, Apple doesn’t provide a feature to set the password lock for a single iPhone app. Don’t be disappointed. Here you will discover 4 workarounds that can lock apps on your iPhone and make them inaccessible without passcode.

Method 1: Hide Apps from the Home Screen

Both this method and the second method require the use of the “Screen Time” feature which was introduced in iOS 12. It lets you not only track how your device is used but also set limits for your apps. Let’s first take a look at how to lock an app through “Screen Time” so that it doesn’t show up on the Home screen.

Method 2: Set Time Limit to Password Lock Apps

When you set a time limit for an app using “Screen Time”, you will be locked out of that app once the time is up. As a result, it has the same effect as locking an app on iPhone with a password. We also mentioned this method in a previous article on how to hide messages on iPhone, you can take a look at that article if you are interested.

Method 3: Lock Down a Single App on iPhone

If you want to restrict the access to only one app, you can use “Guided Access” and control which features are available within that app. It is useful when

Method 4: Use Third-Party App Lock for iPhone

If you are not satisfied with the previous methods, you can consider using a third-party app instead, like App Locker or BioProtect. Not only can such tools lock apps on your iPhone, but they can lock certain settings, files, folders, and more.

Most of these third-party apps are downloaded from Cydia’s repository, which means you have to make jailbreaking of your iPhone if you want to use them. iOS jailbreaking bypasses the built-in security features of iOS and can cause issues of the security, privacy, and stability of your device. Moreover, iOS jailbreaking is a violation of the iOS-end user software license, so you won’t get service from Apple for your jailbroken iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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If you decide to perform a jailbreak, please backup your iPhone in case of any data loss. Besides iTunes and iCloud, you can also use an iPhone Manager software that allows you to create an iPhone backup, archive old iTunes backups, and extracts data from backup files.


You can lock apps on your iPhone by following solutions in this article. The previous three methods don’t passcode lock your apps directly, but they can have the same effect. Using a third-party tool does allow you to lock apps on your iPhone with the password, but it requires iOS jailbreaking. You can choose the option that suits you best.

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