We all have apps on our iPhones that are sensitive in nature or contain private information that could use an extra layer of security. While you can̵
The trick to locking apps on an iPhone or iPad is to impose a minimum daily limit on their usage. Once you hit the limit, you will need to enter your Screen Time passcode to open the app. The only downside to this method is that you have to manually use up the screen time limit every day to activate the lock.
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To start, open the “Settings” app and choose the “Screen Time” option on your iPhone or iPad.
Tap the “Enable Screen Time” button to enable the Apple Screen Time Management tool on your iPhone or iPad.
In the next confirmation message, press the “Continue” button. On the next screen, select ‘This is my iPhone’.
From the “Screen Time” menu, select “App Limits”.
Turn on the ‘App limits’ list.
Select ‘Add Limit’.
Choose the app you want to lock and then tap the “Next” button in the top right corner.
Set the time of the limit to one minute.
Tap the “Add” link in the top right corner to continue.
When you have finished configuring the limit, return to the “Screen Time” settings page. Scroll down and set your passcode with ‘Use Screen Time Passcode’.
Now it is important to note that your iPhone or iPad does not automatically lock the app. It only happens after you use the app for a minute. In addition to this, you also have to wear out the next option to extend the limit by one minute.
To do this, leave the app open for a minute. Once the “Screen Time” notification appears, tap “Ask for more time.”
Then select ‘One more minute’.
After the extra minute has passed, the only way to access that app is to enter the Screen Time passcode.
For the rest of the day, your iPhone or iPad app has an extra layer of security.
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