Password protect apps

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Okay I want to password protect few of my apps, Message app, Photo App etc. Which app I have to use ? If there are many, then suggest me which one is really good :)
 

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Lon mentioned the two I would have mentioned (I like Locktopus myself), but it's worth mentioning that biteSMS has a nifty built in "secret text" feature for those messages you don't want anyone to see. It's nice because locking it down with Locktopus or Lockdown kinda gives the impression that you have something to hide, whereas with the built-in biteSMS feature, the texts you choose to hide just don't show up...until you tap a certain area and enter a password.
 

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Wow ! I didn't knw about bitesms. Let me check, because I already have it !

Thanks a lot for the info :)
 

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The BiteSMS hidden messages privacy setting is false security. The messages will still show up in the stock messages app. And hiding the stock messages app won't help as it can still be accessed via Spotlight. Locktopus would be better, but it can be disabled via SSH.

Your best best is the stock passcode lock.
 

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Stock passcode lock ?

BTW I am using bite, it's good. And messages in stock app won't show up without pass code :)
 

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Stock, as in the Apple passcode lock that is part of the OS rather than a third party passcode lock app, such as Locktopus.

Settings > General > Passcode Lock > On

This is what you'll get when you slide to unlock:
 

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So it's a general screen lock with passcode. Then NO from me, setting passcodes for required apps is good :)

So far I am happy with biteSMS lock feature. Will try other mentioned lock apps for app specific locks.

btw thanks for the screenie :)
 

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Did you try opening the Messages app that comes with the iPhone and seeing if the hidden messages show up there? I know they are hidden in BiteSMS, but I'm wondering if they are also hidden in the stock messaging app. If not, I think it's a useless feature.
 

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Okay, I am getting confused.

There is no hiding of messages, in bite, atleast in mine. I have passcode lock & hide contacts. And I am using passcode lock which just puts password lock to both stock sms app & of bite's.
 

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I'm referring to the secret text feature in BiteSMS which allows you to hide contacts/texts.

Does it also hide these contacts/texts when you open the stock messaging app? I doubt it does.
 

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wait, let me check & reply here