One of the biggest advantages of jailbreaking an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is that, you can easily change anything you want to on that device. For more information on development, startup and capital, visit http://techwitty.com.au Change the layout; set a theme, customize a specific part, or even set passwords on specific apps. Yup, a majority of users jailbreak their iOS device just to set a password on a specific application. And, we have just the right app for it. AppLocker is now available for iOS 7 that will set passwords on apps you want.
AppLocker is without a doubt one of those jailbreak tweaks that has been with us since the beginning. It was probably one of the first major Cydia tweaks that everybody wanted to download.
Well we have a good news and that is AppLocker has been updated for iOS 7, and it has brought some amazing changes. One of the major changes include the support for the 64-bit iPhone 5S with the Touch ID.
Well let’s take a look at AppLocker for iOS 7.
Those of you who have used AppLocker would be familiar with it. You simply download AppLocker from Cydia and set your preferences i.e which apps you want to set password on and further.
But those of you who have not used AppLocker before; well, it is very simple. Once you download AppLocker from Cydia, head over to settings and open the settings panel for AppLocker.
There you will see lots of options, the first being the button “enabled”. This will enable all your settings regarding AppLocker. The second is “General” option. Here you will be given options for various tasks.
The first one, which is very useful is the session locking. Once you open an app and enter the password, all your other apps will be opened as well, this saves a lot of time, especially if you have set password for many applications. The other options are pretty obvious; Lock Settings, locks your settings app; Lock Device on Fail, locks your iOS device if you fail to enter the correct password; I noticed a bug while using this one, as when I entered the wrong password, my iPhone rebooted and the background turned all gray. I’m not sure if others are experiencing the same, comment below if you do.
In the General panel, you set your password which is kind of like the master password used for all apps.
The second button leads you to the “Application Locking” where you select which apps you want to lock; this is pretty much the most useful part of the Cydia tweak. You can lock all system applications and user downloads. So, pretty much this is where you are going to be spending most of your time.
Touch ID Lock
The most interesting upgrade to AppLocker for iOS 7 comes to those users who have Apple’s latest gadget – the iPhone 5S. AppLocker for iOS 7 allows users to unlock password-set applications using Touch ID – Apple’s fingerprint technology. And, it works very smoothly.
You can set either a “keyboard type” password or use Touch ID. You do not need to configure the Touch ID settings for AppLocker as it uses the same ones which are used for unlocking the iPhone.
For those of you who are concerned about privacy; No, AppLocker does not send your fingerprints to any third party service, so they are safe.