iPhone Users Can Now Lock Or Hide Any App Using Face ID Or Touch ID, Here’s How

The iPhone can of course be set up to require a passcode or biometric authentication via Face ID or Touch ID before it can be unlocked, but what if you want to be able to add some double protection to a specific app?

Apple offers an API that allows developers to add that to apps with personal information, much like a banking app. But a new app lets you lock any other app behind the same authentication requirement.

Called App Lock, it’s a simple app that offers a list of all the apps available on your iPhone or iPad and then lets you pick which one you want to lock.

You can also lock multiple apps during the same process, too, by selecting an entire category.

Another option is the ability to hide apps entirely, also. These apps will no longer appear on the Home Screen or even from within the App Library.

The App Lock app also offers more advanced options including the requirement to authenticate before apps can be deleted and more.

The App Lock app is free to download but unlocking the full app requires a subscription. The app works with all iPhones and iPads running iOS 16 or later, too. Unfortunately, the app could be considered costly at $29.99 per year, but it could also be very much worth it considering the apps you might want to keep out of the reach of others.

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