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How to Secure your Apps with Applocker iPhone

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Written by Hassan Abbas

AppLocker by iOS developer Ori Kadosh is one of the most popular application security jailbreak tweaks in Cydia. And it has been updated this week with full support for iOS 10. In this article, we are going to talk about How to Secure your Apps with Applocker iPhone. Let’s begin!

AppLocker lets you create a password that you will use to access your apps. That is a request every time you launch an app, and if you can’t provide it, then you can’t use the app.

AppLocker gives you the peace of mind that people are not tampering with your stuff because it adds an extra layer of security beyond the passcode for your most sensitive apps. That includes Cydia, Settings, Filza, and even those you have downloaded from the App Store for things like banking, social networking, and much more.

The tweak puts a preferences pane to the Settings app where you can toggle the tweak on or off and configure a host of options to tailor the tweak to your unique needs:

There are five different sections to the settings we will outline for you below. That includes General, Application Locking, Folder Locking, Reset Password Phrase, and More:


Under the General preferences pane, you can configure:

  • Toggle session locking, which means you only enter your password once. While the device is unlock and won’t have to enter it until you unlock the device again
  • Force the device to kick you to the Lock screen if the app password entered is wrong
  • Automatically launch an app after the correct password is entered without tapping on the “Launch” button afterward
  • Display the numeric keypad for entering your password if you are not using any letters in your password
  • Then choose your password

Application Locking

Under the Application Locking preferences pane, you can manage the security of your apps. The options available include:

  • Choose the individual apps that are lock with AppLocker
  • Invert your selection so that the apps turned off are locked with AppLocker. (Great for enabling the tweak for all apps without painstakingly turning them all on)

Folder Locking

Under the Folder Locking preferences pane, you can manage the security of your folders. The options available include:

  • Toggle folder-locking on or off
  • Enter the name of up to five folders you want password-protected

Reset Password Phrase

Under the Reset Password Phrase preferences pane, you can configure a way to reset your password in the unlikely event that you forget it. Options include:

  • Toggle password resetting on or off
  • Choose the secret phrase that will enable resetting of your password


Under the More preferences pane, you can:

  • Lock your Home screen’s application layout so that apps can’t be moved or deleted
  • Disable AppLocker’s protection when you connect your device to specific Wi-Fi networks. Such as at home where you doubt anyone else will touch your device

As you have seen so far, AppLocker has really an impressive list of options. But since you might worry about someone going into the Settings app and changing your security options on you. You will be ecstatic to hear that the developer has you covered on this front too.

When you open the tweak’s preferences pane in the Settings app to change your settings. You are prompted for your password; like so:

AppLocker is a great way to add an extra layer of security to your jailbroken iPhone or iPad when you think there’s a possibility someone might know your passcode. It is also useful when you want to give someone else your device to use, but do not want them using certain apps.

If you are interested in downloading AppLocker, it’s available for $0.99 from Cydia’s ModMyi repository. The tweak now supports jailbroken iOS 10 devices, in addition to iOS 6, 7, 8, and 9.


Alright, That was all Folks! I hope you like this applocker iPhone article and find it helpful to you. Give us your feedback on it. Also if you guys have further queries related to this article. Then let us know in the comments section below. We will get back to you shortly.

Have a Great Day!

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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