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

Apple may give iPhone users the option to edit text messages - Latest News

Apple may give iPhone users the option to edit text messages – Latest News

NEW DELHI: It seems that Apple is all set to change the way to message. The tech giant will soon enable the iPhone users to edit the message that they have sent using iPhone’s Messages app.

As reported by Apple Insider, the Cupertino-based tech giant has filed for a patent which hints towards this feature. Apple will soon enable the iPhone users to correct a typo error in a message which they have already sent. After the editing the recipient will be able to see the revised message only.

The patent filled by the company reads, “An electronic device displays a messaging user interface of a message application, including a conversation transcript of a messaging session between a user of the electronic device and at least one other user, a message-input area, at least one avatar corresponding to a first other user included in the messaging session, and an application affordance. The device detects an input on the touch sensitive surface. In accordance with a determination that the input corresponds to selection of the at least one avatar displayed in the messaging user interface, the device displays a menu that contains a plurality of activatable menu items associated with the at least one avatar overlaid on the messaging user interface. In accordance with a determination that the input corresponds to selection of the application affordance, the device displays a plurality of application launch icons for a plurality of corresponding applications within the messaging user interface.”

Apart from the editing feature, the patent also hints towards launching other apps from within Messages. This feature exist in the Chinese messaging app WeChat. Known as mini-programs the feature enable users to book ride, play games without leaving the chat app.

Apple’s 2020 iPhones may not see a major price hike - Latest News

Apple’s 2020 iPhones may not see a major price hike – Latest News

Since the last couple of weeks, there have been several reports about the design Apple is opting for its iPhone 12 lineup. Now, there is new information about what the prices of the iPhones in that series could be.

As per a tweet by YouTuber Jon Prosser, the cheapest of the iPhone 12 smartphone is expected to be available at a starting price of $649 (approximately Rs 48,700). It is said to offer 2 cameras on the back with 5G connectivity support and OELD display.

The next iPhone, with only a difference in screen size, will cost $749 (approximately Rs 56,200), as per Prosser. Other specs of display, connectivity and camera remain the same, but it will offer 6.1-inch display.

For the same display, but with triple camera and LiDAR support, Prosser claims that buyers may have to spend $999 (approximately Rs 75,000) dollars and for the big screen variant of the same iPhone, the price may be set at $1,099 (approximately Rs 82,500), making it the most expensive iPhone of 2020.

Prosser cites these prices as to be provided by the same source who provided him with the price of the iPhone SE, ahead of the launch which turned out to be true.

Recently, a report by The Wall Street Journal alleged that Apple may have delayed the mass production of iPhone 12 series by a month as the current situation has disrupted the supply chain and manufacturing process at Apple factories.

The Cupertino-based tech giant usually starts shipping new iPhone models by the end of September and starts manufacturing them in July. It is now expected that with the one month delay in production, the new iPhone 12 series may hits stores by end of October or early November.

ios 13.5: iOS 13.5 to bring easier unlocking of iPhone when wearing masks - Latest News

ios 13.5: iOS 13.5 to bring easier unlocking of iPhone when wearing masks – Latest News

NEW DELHI: Both the tech giants Apple and Google recently announced their joint effort to allow APIs and operating system level technology which will help in contact tracing using Bluetooth on the phones. The companies also said that they will also release APIs that will allow interoratibility between Android and iOS devices using apps from public health authorities.

Now Apple has rolled out Beta 3 of iOS 13.5 which consists of the code required to run apps that are built using the exposure notification API.

Apart from this, the iOS 13.5 beta update also brings another interesting feature. The update brings face mask detection enabling FaceID to decide if a user is wearing a face mask or not. In case a user is wearing a face mask then it will automatically prompt for a passcode.

The update also enables users to disable a feature in FaceTime video calls which let active speaker grows larger in the asymmetric grid. Once the user has disabled this feature then they will have to tap on a person’s feed to make it prominent in the grid.

Apart from this, the iOS 13.5 beta update also brings two security patches for vulnerabilities that affected the Mail app on the iPhone and iPad. It is expected that the company will roll out the stable iOS 13.5 update in May.

Recently, it was reported that Apple made changes in Apple Maps in order to support food delivery and medical services during COVID-19.

As reported by 9to5mac, Apple has adjusted the order of Apple Maps categories. Now the Apple Maps users will notice Grocery Stores at the top followed by a new category of food delivery. The other categories which are not that important are shifted towards the bottom.

Whenever a user chooses the food delivery category, then they will see all the nearby restaurants that are open and are offering food delivery options.

Latest iPhone Update Makes it Easier To Unlock Your Phone Even With a Face Mask On

Latest iPhone Update Makes it Easier To Unlock Your Phone Even With a Face Mask On

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Apple is looking to bring in a much-needed improvement to lock-screen authentication on the latest beta version of iOS 13. This is set to benefit iPhone users who now have to spend a majority of their time at work or outdoors wearing a face mask.

Normally if you tried to identify your face using iPhone’s Face ID while wearing a cloth or face mask, your chances of ever getting to use that phone are slim to none. Luckily, iOS will now pull up the manual passcode option after one swipe up from the bottom of the screen. The change, which is currently running on the iOS 13 trial version, will definitely be a welcome one for any iPhone user who no longer has a model with a physical home button.

The frustrations of having to unlock your phone can be well related by users of the iPhone X and iPhone 11 smartphones. With Apple’s strict security policies, the software will normally insist on trying to authenticate biometrically instead of just kicking you to the passcode screen.

This is a process that can take 10 to 15 seconds as well as numerous swipes to force iOS to let you input your code. Not only that, but the user interface design could put iPhone users at risk if they feel like they have to remove their masks just to unlock their devices. So it will be nice to see Apple make a vital change to how iOS authentication works, without necessarily undermining security.

Additionally, Apple is also altering FaceTime video calls to allow users to disable the feature where the active speaker grows larger in the asymmetric grid. Instead, this will be an opt-in feature in the FaceTime settings, and once enabled, you’ll have to tap on a person’s feed to make it prominent in the grid.