Okay I want to add password to some of the apps installed on my iPhone 4, such as Message app, Photo App, etc, as my kids play with my phone oftenly. Which app I have to use? If there are many options, then please suggest me which one is the best? By the way, my iPhone is running on iOS 4.3.5 firmware. Thanks.
Asked by: Pauleen from Albuquerque, New Mexico
Hello Pauleen, there are numerous awesome apps and tweaks available in Cydia Store that offers this service. However, since these apps are available only from Cydia Store – the unofficial app store for jailbroken iOS device - you will need to jailbreak your iPhone first in order to access Cydia and download some apps for your device. To do that, you can use the newly released Redsn0w 0.9.9b1 jailbreak tool which was available for both Mac OS X and Windows users. You can download Redsn0w 0.9.9b1 for Mac using this link or you can get it from here if you are on Windows. Then the step by step guide on how to use Redsn0w 0.9.9b1 can be found on this blog post.
Once you have managed to jailbreak your iPhone, you can now access Cydia Store in order to download some apps. Regarding password protect apps, I would recommend you to download LockDown Pro 2.0. Aside from enabling password protect on your apps, you can also use LockDown Pro to enable password protect your folders. Best of all, the app will allow to lock and unlock any app or folder directly from the SpringBoard of your jailbroken iOS device. The app can be downloaded from BigBoss repository for U.S. $2.99.