How To Password Protect iOS 7 Apps From Being Deleted

If you leave your phone lying around, the chances are, somebody’s going to tamper with it, and although adding a passcode lock can resolve this issue, this is a rather extreme measure if, for example, you just wish to prevent your apps from being moved or deleted. In this instance, IconLock7 has you covered, allowing you to set a password which pops up whenever an attempt is made to move or delete an app.

The striking thing about IconLock7, aside from the fact that it’s free, is that it operates with such fluidity, as if it were a native feature always meant to be a part of the iOS repertoire. Once installed, the long-hold of a home screen icon throws up the password prompt, and once you type in your secret phrase, you can carry on about your business.

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Of course, it won’t stop a jailbreaker from removing the tweak completely and subsequently meddling with your icon configuration, so if you want to maximize the effectiveness of this tweak, you’re best off finding a way to hide Cydia, too.

Once IconLock7 has been installed, there are no options to configure. To set a password, all you need to do is long-hold an icon, confirm your password, and you’re good to go.

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So, if you want to assert some security and control over your device but don’t want to go the whole hog and set a lock screen passcode, then this tweak is certainly for you. As aforementioned, it won’t cost you a cent, and can be found over at the ModMyi repo – among the defaults in your list of Cydia sources unless you’ve removed it post-jailbreak.

We’ve tried it out on an iPhone 5 running iOS 7, and it works to perfection, so download it, give it a try on your iOS device, and do leave us a comment below.

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