Sometimes basic security options like adding a password or having Touch ID enabled isn’t just enough for your iPhone or iPad. There were tons of hacks where anyone can get access to your iOS device without much work, even if the device is locked with a passcode or Touch ID feature.
Luckily, Apple is always up to date with their software that’s why you see less of these security flaws coming up. But who knows when is the next one is and how powerful it can get.
Instead of waiting around for a hacker or thief to knock on your door, why not start protecting your iOS devices. If you think adding a passcode to the lock screen isn’t enough, below are some of the best app lockers for iPhone to help you secure your applications.
When you password protects your individual iOS apps, no one will be able to open it unless they know your password. This reduces the chance of you losing your important data and documents.
Best Cydia Tweaks to Lock Your iPhone Apps
We can not start this list without mentioning Applocker first. This tweak has been around since iOS 6, and it has delivered some of the best results I’ve seen. Applocker provides a solution for people who want to lock more than just their iOS apps. When you purchase this package from Cydia, it will allow you to add passwords to your folders and lock the home screen layout.
With the latest update, which has support for iOS 9 and up to iPhone 6 Plus, you can start using your Touch ID as a password replacement. If you don’t feel safe enough with just adding a password to protect your apps, the fingerprint can come in handy as an alternative.
Keep in mind that Applocker is a dependant of Mobile Substrate. Which means it should only be installed on a compatible version of the tweak (MB). Applocker is now available on the ModMyi repo.
The thing I like about most app lockers is that they’re very friendly with the default security features that Apple provided. In 2013, Apple released the iPhone 5s which introduces Touch ID. This option allows you to unlock your iPhone using the fingerprint sensor and that is it.
Developer Ryan Petrich extends its potential by adding the ability to lock apps, settings, and switches on your iPhone using Touch ID. The BioLockdown was born to serve such purpose.
Just like AppLocker, you can use your fingerprint to secure any applications on your iOS device. Without it, the app will remain locked. No one will be able to delete it or interfere with the “app locker” itself. You can download and install BioLockdown tweak from Perich’s repository: http://rpetri.ch/cydia/
This is tweak right here is very important and powerful. It contains similar features to the two packages I mentioned earlier. But it has an advantage of supporting the latest jailbroken firmware which is iOS 10.2. If you just used Yalu102 to jailbreak your iPhone, then this tweak will work on it.
Besides that, iProtect provides essential locking features such as securing your apps, contacts, photos, folders, and more. You have the options between using a password or Touch ID. You can go ahead and check out the review video from iDeviceHelp below.
This tweak was recommended by one of our reader on Twitter. Admittedly, we forgot to add it to the list when putting it together. BioProtect offer additional features besides locking your applications. You can prevent anyone from turning off your iPhone or making changes to the setting panes without your permission.
Developed by Elias Limneos, the same person behind AudioRecorder 2, BioProtect can be found via the BigBoss repo. Give it a try and let us know how you like it.
With the increase in Passcode bypass methods and hacks, it’s important to secure and lock your iOS apps so that your privacy and sensitive data remain safe or at least not get to the wrong person. I hope those app lockers or known as Cydia tweaks will help you password protects the internal features and apps on your iPhone.