One of the functions most demanded by users to Apple is to be able to put passwords to each application on their iPhone or iPad, however Apple has not implemented this option at the moment in iOS natively. Apple leaves that work in the hands of developers, if they want their apps they can have a password.
Although there is no native option in iOS, there is a little trick that we can use to password any application that we have on the iPhone or iPad without jailbreak or anything like that. For this we will use the new option Time of use that includes iOS 12.
Trick to put passwords to apps on iOS
iOS 12 arrived with a very interesting novelty that allows us to limit the use we make of our iPhone. Thanks to Time of use, we can not only know how much we have used an app, we can also restrict the time we use it with a password.
This daily time limit for using an app can be used to password applications on the iPhone in a simple way. To do so we just have to follow these steps:
- We headed up Settings> Usage time on our iPhone or iPad.
- Click on the option Use code for “Time of use”.
- We introduce the password we want to use to unlock applications
- After putting the code click on All devices on top.
- Down we apps will appear which more we use, clicking on Show more will appear all.
- Select the app we want to block with a password and press down on Add limit.
- You can select all the apps you want lock with password by clicking on Edit apps.
- We define a time limit of only 1 minute and click on add.
From now on when we want to enter the app we get a message that we have reached the time limit, if we want to enter click on Ask for more time and we must enter the password that we have defined above. Then we choose for how long to be the app of our iPhone without password.
It is a somewhat elaborate option, but it is The only way we have to put passwords to iOS applications. It is also a reversible option that we can eliminate when we want to edit the options from Time of use.
Hopefully Apple will improve these options at some time and allow the user and not the developers to choose whether or not they want to put apps password of your iOS devices and you can block applications with your fingerprint or your face thanks to Touch ID or Face ID.