Trick to Lock Apps on iPhone without any Third-Party App

Trick to Lock Apps on iPhone without any Third-Party App

Trick to Lock Apps on iPhone without any Third-Party App

If you have an iPhone, then you may already be aware that it doesn’t offer an official way to password-protect applications. And as of now, there’s no third-party app that can individually lock apps as you’d normally do on an Android phone. Nevertheless, we do have an easy workaround through which you can attain a similar functionality. In this article, let’s have a quick look at how to lock apps on iPhone.

Lock Apps on iPhone without any Third-party App

To lock apps in iOS, we’ll be using Apple’s Screen Time feature to set usage limits for each app on your device. Note that this workaround works only on iOS 12 or above. So make sure that you’ve updated your phone to the latest software. If it’s already running iOS 12 or 13, proceed with the steps given below.

1] Open Settings on your iPhone and head to the Screen Time section.

2] Click on “Turn on Screen Time” and select “This is my iPhone.” Now, tap on Use Screen Time Passcode and enter a four-digit PIN. You’ll be using the same to unlock your apps.

3] Now, click on App Limits, tap Add Limit, and enter your screen time passcode.

4] On the following page, select the apps that you want to lock and tap Next.

5] Set the time limit to 1-minute, click on Add, and you’re good to go.

The apps you selected will now automatically lock after a minute of usage per day. For instance, you wake up, use the app for a minute, and it’ll be locked for the rest of the day.  If you try opening them, it’ll block the access citing that you’ve reached the set time limit.

To unlock the app, click on Ask for More Time, select the time you want (a minute, 15-minutes, an hour, or all day), and enter your passcode. All the locked apps will appear greyed out on your homescreen so that you know what apps are restricted. Note that this trick cannot secure the phone app for now.

Wrapping Up

So this was a quick guide on how to lock apps on iPhone. Anyway, what method have you been using till now? Do let us know in the comments below. Also, feel free to reach out in case of any doubts or queries.

Also, read- Download and Use Paid Apps for Free on iOS


Jio Launches JioMeet Video Calling App: Everything You Need to Know

Reliance Jio has announced to launch its own video calling app. Dubbed as JioMeet, the app will compete with other video calling tools like Zoom, Google Meet, WhatsApp, etc. In a time of coronavirus pandemic, the demand for video-calling apps has grown very much, so Jio’s step of launching such an app seems legit.

The company hasn’t announced any specific date on the rollout of the JioMeet. Nevertheless, a dedicated microsite is live now that has a message saying, “Thank you for your interest in JioMeet.”

Here’s everything that you need to know about the app.

JioMeet Platforms

JioMeet will support all platforms including iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS. So, users will be able to access this video-calling tool on their phones as well as on PCs. Also, it is expected to be free for all users.

Also Read: Forget Zoom, Google Meet is Now FREE For Everyone

Moreover, Jio’s latest tool will also be accessible through web browsers like Google Chrome, so there will be no need to download the software as well. Users will be able to log in using email IDs or join a meeting as a guest.

It is also reported that JioMeet will offer HD-quality video calling experience across platforms.

Also Read: Mega Comparison: Zoom vs Skype vs Microsoft Teams vs Google Meet vs Google Duo vs Messenger Rooms

JioMeet Features

Users will be able to use JioMeet for video conferencing, as well as voice calling, and messaging. It will be loaded with stickers, emoticons and features like background change.

Also Read: How to Use Virtual Backgrounds in Zoom

Following are some features that are said to be there on JioMeet when it launches:

100 Participants

Like most of the other video conference apps these days, JioMeet app will allow group calling to up to 100 participants.

Healthcare Facility

Interestingly, the app will come with the integration of Jio’s healthcare platform. This feature will allow users to consult doctors online, book lab tests online, and more.

E-education Platform

Another interesting feature, JioMeet is expected to have is an e-education platform. This will offer virtual classroom facilities for students with features like recorded classes, online notes and homework, and more.

This is not the first time when Jio has announced a video calling platform. To recall, the company had launched something similar on its JioChat app.

However, this JioMeet appears to focus only on video conferencing to take on the likes of Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom.

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App allows GPs and paramedics to screen COVID-19 patients - Med-Tech Innovation

App allows GPs and paramedics to screen COVID-19 patients – Med-Tech Innovation

A healthtech platform is reducing pressure on hospital services by enabling GPs and paramedics to screen COVID-19 patients in collaboration with specialists via an app.

Cinapsis – a digital triage platform founded by NHS surgeon Owain Rhys Hughes – allows patients to be assessed by specialists as part of their GP appointment or 999 call response, enabling clinicians to pool their expertise and work together to support patients remotely.

The platform connects primary care clinicians such as GPs and community lead nurses with consultants from the local NHS Trust who can provide advice about a patient’s management in real time, including using images. This enables assessments to be made in situ, reducing unnecessary person-to-person contacts and patient trips to hospital. 

Founder and CEO of Cinapsis, Dr Owain Hughes, said: “At this critical time, Cinapsis is making it easier for GPs and emergency healthcare workers to quickly identify the best course of action for any patient exhibiting symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, whether that’s sending them to hospital or ensuring that they receive the care they need within their community. Local specialists can respond to questions from their colleagues in seconds and ensure decisions are made quickly, seamlessly and in the patient’s best interests.”

With health professionals keen to stress that anyone with health worries should still seek help, the app means patients can continue to access consultant advice as part of their GP appointment.

In Gloucestershire Cinapsis is being used across the One Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (ICS) which includes Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and all of its 73 GP practices.

Around 32% of patients with suspected COVID-19 whose GPs or paramedics were able to offer alternatives to hospital care were instead managed at home, relieving pressure on the NHS at this critical time.

Dr Malcolm Gerald, lead GP on the Cinapsis project in Gloucestershire, said: “Not only are we helping to reassure and better manage our patients by giving them the benefit of specialist advice, we are also reducing demand on busy hospitals by making properly informed decisions. Our data shows that following discussion with a specialist around a third of COVID-19 patients whose referring clinician had significant concerns about them did not need to be admitted to hospital. This has reduced unnecessary patient, family and staff exposure to the virus, whilst keeping important bed space free for those most in need.” 

Cinapsis is a smart referral system which uses a mobile or desktop app to put primary care clinicians in direct contact with the right specialist via their mobile phone or a landline. It can also allow messages, images and video to be used – and all in a data-secure environment.

The referrer can make a single call, receive the best available advice, forward summary documents to the specialist and arrange transport if needed. Specialists can manage their rotas with ease, respond to calls quickly from wherever they are and then forward relevant information to the receiving department, sharing work across their team and prioritising cases. 

All advice is recorded and an electronic letter summarising the consultation is sent to the patient’s GP practice. 

Army warns troops, paramilitary forces about fake 'Aarogya Setu' app - Latest News

Army warns troops, paramilitary forces about fake ‘Aarogya Setu’ app – Latest News

Security agencies have warned Army troops and paramilitary forces against a malicious Pakistan-propped mobile app that masquerades as the anti-COVID-19 ‘Aarogya Setu‘ app to steal sensitive data, officials said on Wednesday. An advisory issued said the fake app can be received by a user as a WhatsApp forward or through SMS, a phishing e-mail or other links and via Internet-based social media.

The advisory has recommended to the personnel that they should only download the ‘Aarogya Setu’ app from authorised links from the ‘’ website.

“The fake app during installation asks the user to permit use of internet and installation of additional application packages.

“Thereafter, it installs malicious links like face.apk, imo.apk, normal.apk, trueC.apk, snap.apk and viber.apk,” the advisory, accesed by , said.

These viruses then look into a user’s smartphone and enable a hacker to track and monitor the content and activity of the phone. The data extracted from the user is saved at the command and control server of the app that is reported to be located in the Netherlands, a senior official said.

The troops have been asked to exercise caution while opening suspicious links over social media platforms and e-mail over their phones and apply up-to-date security patches and anti-virus guard, he said.

The Aarogya Setu application developed by the government helps people assess themselves on the risk of their catching the coronavirus infection.

The app detects other devices having the same facility in its GPS or bluetooth range and captures information regarding COVID-19 positive or linked cases.

The central government on Wednesday also made it mandatory for government officials to download and use the app in their personal phones.

Struggling to maintain social distancing? This app can help

Struggling to maintain social distancing? This app can help

Written by Mohammad Faisal
| New Delhi |

Updated: April 30, 2020 8:26:48 am

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Health experts around the world have been advising everyone to practice social distancing in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus. We are repeatedly reminded to maintain social distance of at least 1.5 metres from one another so the chance of contracting the infection is low. Given its a very new practice it often gets difficult to maintain this distance. But what if there was an app that can alert you when someone enters our zone and ask you to move away?

Well, interestingly there’s an app called 1point5 from the United Nations, which notifies users when someone enters their 1.5 metres radius. The app is available on both Google Play store and also Apple App store.

How to use 1point5

Developed by the United Nations Technology Innovation Labs (UNTIL), 1point5 app helps you maintain social distancing. The app scans for nearby mobile devices via Bluetooth and warns users when a device enters the 1.5-meter perimeter. It functions quite similar to the India’s government’s very own Aarogya Setu app that also uses Bluetooth technology to alert you if you have unknowingly come in contact with a COVID-19 positive person.

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Using the 1point5 social distancing app is quite easy as it doesn’t require you to register. Just install the app > Tap on ‘Get Started’ > Turn on Bluetooth > Set a minimum distance between 1.5 metres and 2 metres > Tap ‘Start Monitoring’.

1point5 app tracks Bluetooth signal of nearby devices and alerts you when a device enters your minimum distance mark. Others do not need to have the app installed but their Bluetooth needs to be turned on or else the app will not pick up the presence of that person.

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1point5 also lets you select the nature of the notification. You can turn on or off Sound and Vibrations for proximity alerts. You can also set up the app to exclude the devices of family members and those with whom you live.

UNTIL says that 1point5 does not collect or store any personal data. Unlike the Aarogya Setu app this app does not aim to provide health information or health advice but only acts as a social distancing reminder.

Such an app is very crucial at this crucial time when maintaining social distancing is the key to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic. India has been under lockdown since March 14 which is supposed to lift on May 3 — the day when the second phase of lockdown will end.

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