It seems like the gears of the underground iOS development have been rapidly turning for the past month. There has been a steady flow of new and innovative tweaks and applications over the last several weeks, and it doesn’t appear to be stopping anytime soon.

FolderLock, developed by Andrea Oliva, just went live in the BigBoss repo. The new jailbreak app will allow you to password protect almost everything in iOS, from folders to the Settings app. 

There are dozens of reasons why you would want to password protect folders and other applications, whether it be adult content or other private information. Though there are already utilities available with similar features, FolderLock does bring some new options to the table.

You can put a password prompt on the Settings app, as well as iOS features like Spotlight and the multitasking bar. It would be convenient to lock such areas down to obstruct prying eyes, in the event you let a friend or young one use your iPhone.

The utility doesn’t include a separate home screen icon, just navigate to the Settings app to change FolderLock’s parameters. You can enable or disable FolderLock, as well as choose which apps you want locked via password.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnsR2URrmA4

Even though it’s a brand new application, a few issues have already been noted. If you lock your Settings app and forget the password, it can be quite a headache to gain access back.

It’s also important to note that the Spotlight security feature doesn’t block searches or results. You are only prompted for a password if you try to access one of the search results.

If you have sensitive information on your iPhone or frequently give it to others to use, you’ll certainly want to check out FolderLock. It is now available in the Cydia Store for $1.59.

Have you tried FolderLock yet? What app or tweak do you use to lock down your iPhone?

[ModyMyi]

  • JAK

    Will in work on the ipad too?

  • James

    Yes it works on iPad 🙂

  • i think locktopus is a way easier solution.
    you can lock every app you want and you will have to enter the password even if it is in the multitaksing bar. (only way to access the app without the password is do open it with a push notification) you cant lock the multitasking bar but seriously it starts getting annoying if you have to enter a password every two seconds…
    and you can select the apps you want to be locked the same way you would delete an app, theres just and extra button with a lock icon to tap…
    and its free what is most important 😉

    • Burge

      Locktopus is not free…you got a hacked copy…Other wise $ 2

      • Burge

        Lockdown is free ..if you want all the features then you pay for them ..

      • Burge

        Forget that..lockdown doesn’t work On 4.0 ..lockdown pro is paid …

      • appletiser

        Locktopus has proved one of the beat $2 ever spent on a tweak 🙂

  • ZS

    Another vote for Locktopus. Very very intuitive. Password security in general (and Locktopus specifically) is a must have if you want to keep kids and prying eyes out of Cydia or your phone/text messaging apps.

  • Kixfan

    Caspar…thanks for that last post! I turned on Folderlock hoping to just lock settings.app and didn’t enter a password. I was totally locked out of my phone. Your statement about it not locking apps in the multitasking bar saved my ass! Thanks!

  • James

    So it’s all folders or non at all? That kinda sucks! I wish my phone played nice with loctopus but it doesn’t. I only want to lock 1 or 2 folders not all of them. 

  • ZebSogo

    EXCELLENT .. I use this to lock my folders and iProtect to lock my Apps. Very happy

  • bill

    lockdown pro is free on xsellize and only like $2.00 on bigboss and well worth it. You can lock folders and only the ones you choose, any apps you choose and more like app placement so your kids cant move them plus the deleting of apps so you don’t loose any by tapping the x with out realizing well worth $2.

  • Irresistible

    Its quite simple if you forgot the password for Folderlock. and have settings.app locked…. Just install sbsettings if you dont allready , bring it up, select more… then select mobile substrate addons , go back let it respring, and voila you can change the passwort via settings.app or do some othe modifications… then again the same procedure via sbsettings but this time ENABLE folder lock

    • Irresistible

      ..ops forgot to write DISABLE folder lock once you are in mobile substrate addons,, via sbsettings (more)…

  • jack

    i forgot mine password what should i do?????

  • jack

    i cant install sbsettings becuase i lock my iphone and then i want to open it the iphone say please insert the master password?????!!!!!!!!!
    and i forgot mine password

  • Anonymous

    Hi,

    please help, i download folderlock. how can I confirm password via settings.app.

  • Anonymous

    please help how to confirm passwork via settings.app for folderlock.

    thankyou

  • Hi,

    please help, i download folderlock. how can I confirm password via settings.app.

  • Noah Bailey

    help i am locked out, my password doesnt work??? cant get inot settings or any folder how do i solve?? arrrrgggggg!

  • Noah Bailey

    i want my $ back!

  • ziasgar

    pliz halp me what is folder lock via posward

  • Noor hamizah

    Help me please . I use folderlock . Now i cant open none of my folder . My settings and cydia app are in the folder , so how should i unlock it . Please help !

  • Marco

    please help, i download folderlock. how can I confirm password via settings.app.

  • David N

    Help me please . I use folderlock . Now i cant open none of my folder . My settings and cydia app are in the folder , so how should i unlock it . Please help !

    • Ahmed

      Same what should i do

  • Kay

    I forgot my password what should i do?

  • Kay

    Help me please . I use folderlock . Now i cant open none of my folder . My settings and cydia app are in the folder , so how should i unlock it . Please help

  • Kay

    Did u solve your problem is so how?

  • Alisina

    iforgot my pass what should i do?????????????????????????

  • Ahmed

    Hi i wrote a password for my folder and for the confirmation part i wrote a different thing so i cant log in back into the folder what should i do plz help me✌

  • Matthew

    How to get the folderlock

  • eben

    hi..i downloaded iprotect on my ipad and now i cant access my ipad any longer..please can u help me