How to Set a Password for Your iPhone Apps

By Laurel Storm

Toddlers, teenagers, troublesome roommates and thieves alike may threaten the safety and integrity of your iPhone data. Even if you are extremely careful and only rarely let your precious iPhone out of your sight, you may wish to add an extra layer of security and set a password to limit unauthorized access to apps.

Non-Jailbroken iPhone

Step 1

Tap "Settings." Select "General" and tap "Restrictions."

Step 2

Tap "Enable Restrictions." Enter your desired four-digit numerical password.

Step 3

Re-enter the password when prompted.

Configure which apps and what types of content are accessible without a passcode using the sliders and configuration options.

Jailbroken IPhone

Step 1

Launch Cydia. Tap "Sections" and select "System."

Step 2

Tap "Lockdown." Select "Install" and tap "Confirm." Tap "Restart SpringBoard" when the installation process is complete.

Step 3

Tap "Lockdown" to launch the application. Select a safety word and password when prompted and tap "Confirm."

Select the first application you want to password protect from the list and tap "Lock." Repeat the process for every other application you want to lock.