‘AppLocker’ Password Protects Your Individual iOS Apps

By , Oct 24, 2011

Here’s a pretty useful little iOS tweak, especially if you’ve got kids who like to go tapping icons on your iPhone, with little regard for your saved game progress or super-important work document you’ve been editing.

Just as AppLocker’s name might suggest, this $0.99 tweak adds a new pane to Settings.app, in which a password lock can be added to all your iOS applications, meaning they won’t launch unless you know the special word.

That’s all fine and dandy, but AppLocker goes one step further than that…

What if you just want to lock out certain apps, you ask? Well, for those of us who just don’t want kids (or other untrustworthy people for that matter) from accessing Twitter, the App Store or any other app, you can also choose which apps get locked down. Want people to be able to open Safari, but not Facebook or Twitter? No problem!

These passwords don’t just protect apps that run from the Home screen either  – AppLocker also knows to protect apps that are already running, and as such will prompt for a password even when launching an app from the multitasking tray.

Apple is known for adding features to future iOS released which started out life as jailbreak apps and tweaks. The new Notification Center in iOS 5 is one such example, and we hope this becomes another.

Hear that, Apple?

We’re giving away five (5) free copies of Applocker! To enter:

Step 1: Follow @iDownloadBlog

Step 2: Retweet this article

We will select five of you at random over the course of the week. If you are picked, we will send you a note via Twitter.

Special thanks to Ori K — the developer of Applocker — for the free copies.

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  • Lemonhead

    What happens if u open it from multitasking bar? Is it still password protected?

    • Ori K

      Yes, it is.

      • prplaya420

        its not protected if you use multiflow.

    • http://wpleet.com/ WordPress Elite

      I has an option if you want to enable password in multitask.

    • AsianLeader

      Good question +1

      • Ori K

        Launching from multitasking is locked as well.

  • prplaya420

    what happens if you forget your password?

    • Ori K

      If you forget your password, contact me (my email is in Cydia) I will assist you as to how reset Applocker’s settings.

      • prplaya420

        lol you guys got to fix the multitasking, you can get back in without using a password. lol even using multiflow i can get back in easly. big secrity concern

      • dugid

        Hi Ori,

        i set the PW for testing purposes to 0000 and protect some apps (one of them is Cydia)…
        now it’s not possible to start the apps… erroro message is, that I entered a wrong password…
        I could not enter Cydia to get your mail-addy…
        need your help to reset PW again…

        dugid

      • http://yahoo.com Omar

        Hi I forgot the passcode please help me

      • Lucho

        i forrgot my password. need generic password. all my apps r locked!!!! help pls

  • prplaya420

    if you have multiflow you haft to have delete the multitasking cards before you start using applocker other wise you someone can go back in it.

    • prplaya420

      i guess now you haft to delete multitasking every time you get into a app that is locked becuase you can get right back in without having to use a password

  • jamesandyori

    I like it!

    Thanks,
    James

  • Simche

    Test with CardSwitcher instead of multifl0w, has a very nice interference and it happens to work with Iprotect, so it kinda should work with Applocker too :)

  • 1337inside

    what about lockdown pro? does it works on os5?

    • Jake

      Put me into safe mode

  • jerry

    locktopus still not compatible with iOS5?

  • Kelvin

    I created a twitter account just so I could enter this contest. :P

  • javierE186

    Wait but this is the same thing as LockDownPro, and LDP works with multiflow. Although it is cheaper xD

  • Joseph

    Lockdown pro is better you only have to enter 1 password for the current session.

  • James

    I forgot my password, how to unlock? Help..Help..

  • dugid

    Hi Ori,

    i set the PW for testing purposes to 0000 and protect some apps (one of them is Cydia)…
    now it’s not possible to start the apps… error message is, that I entered a wrong password…
    I could not enter Cydia to get your mail-addy…
    need your help to reset PW again…

    dugid

  • Netanel

    Hi ori I not remember password applocker set password default I want how I do rest my setting’s plzz!!!

  • Ori K

    Hi, if you have trouble remembering your password here’s how to reset it:
    Just delete this file:
    /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.nnfyrbsnss.applocker.plist

    You can delete this system file with iFunBox, iFile (from Cydia), OpenSSH (also from Cydia) and etc.

    Doing this will revert all of you Applocker settings (password, locked apps) so you can go to settings and make sure what password you type in this time.

    I hope that helps you. If you need any more of assistance, email me. (my email is Cydia) I’m trying to reply immediately (if I’m not sleeping).
    Ori.

    • bob

      Cydia Locked me out too! I forgot my password!

    • HELP

      Help Ive miskeyed my password and now ALL my apps are LOCKED EVEN my settings app… HELP ME PLEASE….. I cant DO ANYTHING with my phone.. it wont even register with ITUNES so I can reset my whole phone..

    • http://yahoo.com Omar

      Hey ori I’m locked outta cydia and I dont kno your email please post your email address

      • robert

        app locker locked me out. Can somebody help me please. i cannot restore my iphone right now. my iphone is not accepting my password. everything is locked but my phone to make calls. so please help me thank u for your time

    • http://yahoo.com Omar

      Hey ori I’m locked outta cydia and I dont know your email please post your email address

  • Marc

    great but that means I have to unlock my phone and then enter a password for each app I want to protect from my kids _every_time_I_use_them_ !

    How about having two unlock passwords? A guest unlock and a full unlock. Kinda like your car keys- you have a regular key and a valet key. The valet key starts the car but cannot unlock the glovebox or trunk, etc.

    The app would let you indicate which apps are available to guests. Perhaps only phone calls or apps in a particular folder (Kids Games), etc. And yes, protect running apps too.

  • Jake

    I can’t find applocker in App store???

    • http://www.idownloadblog.com Sebastien

      It’s a jailbreak app!

  • HELP

    Help Ive miskeyed my password and now ALL my apps are LOCKED EVEN my settings app… HELP ME PLEASE….. I cant DO ANYTHING with my phone.. it wont even register with ITUNES so I can reset my whole phone..

  • http://yahoo.com Omar

    Ori…. I need u dude I’m locked outta setting and cydia along with every app I need help. If you never cared about a vivid everydasy cydia user now is the time to

  • http://yahoo.com Omar

    Ori…. I need u dude I’m locked outta setting and cydia along with every app I need help. If you never cared about a vivid everydasy cydia user now is the time to.

  • Lee

    The only way I reset my password was with sbs settings if you have it. When you open it up click on more then click on mobile substrate addon. From there you can turn off app locker. And then you will be able to go to you settings and change your password but if you want applocker to work again you would have to go back to sbs settings and turn it back on hope this helps some people out

    • Moe

      You rock man YOU ARE BRILLIANT I WAS ABLE TO TURN IT OFF THEN RESET MY PASSWORD THANKS MAN

  • Lee

    The only way I reset my password was with sbs settings if you have it When you open it up click on more then click on mobile substrate addon From there you can turn off app locker And then you will be able to go to you settings and change your password but if you want applocker to work again you would have to go back to sbs settings and turn it back on hope this helps some people out

    • Abid

      Its not working dude….i tried with sbs but it still asking me a code…help me out plzzzz……if u could thn plz call me on +919550049395

      • Lee

        Did you open sbs by swiping the top of the screen

      • Lee

        Sorry I don’t know any other way to reset the password beside this you might have to just restore your phone

  • http://yahoo.com Omar

    Sbs is locked also

    • Lee

      Swipe the top of your phone to bring up sbs settings

  • http://yahoo.com Omar

    I did a update on cydia and it took sbs from top swipe into icon and lock as well some one help better yet call 4193228911 asap..!

  • dugid

    No, you don’t have to reset your iPhone…
    Please check Ori K’s comment from Oct. 25:

    “Ori K
    Oct 25 – 2:37 am

    Hi, if you have trouble remembering your password here’s how to reset it:
    Just delete this file:
    /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.nnfyrbsnss.applocker.plist

    You can delete this system file with iFunBox, iFile (from Cydia), OpenSSH (also from Cydia) and etc.

    Doing this will revert all of you Applocker settings (password, locked apps) so you can go to settings and make sure what password you type in this time.

    I hope that helps you. If you need any more of assistance, email me. (my email is Cydia) I’m trying to reply immediately (if I’m not sleeping).
    Ori.”

    have fun

  • http://www.facebook.com/oz.arazi Oz Arazi

    hello

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XWBYECZJ4BIEZPVQA6FTSO7VKM Stephen

    is there anything i could do if i forget my password n i have locked everything

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=704422707 Jing Hong PokEye

      u can download itune on your computer and connect ur iphone/ipod/ipad to ur computer and use the ”computer itune” to restore your iphone then once everything is reset ur password is unlock@

  • http://www.facebook.com/keshavpathak1406 Keshav Pathak

    I use app locker for Nokia e5… i forgot my password please help

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=704422707 Jing Hong PokEye

      u can download itune on your computer and connect ur iphone/ipod/ipad to ur computer and use the ”computer itune” to restore your iphone then once everything is reset ur password is unlock@

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001129328392 Marlon Santrail Smith

    i forgot my app lock password any help?

    • http://www.facebook.com/diogozampieri Diogo Zampieri

      u could try booting in safe mode and changing/deleting the app

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=704422707 Jing Hong PokEye

        or
        u can download itune on your computer and connect ur iphone/ipod/ipad to ur computer and use the ”computer itune” to restore your iphone then once everything is reset ur password is unlock@

    • Anonymous

      Open iFile in safemode and delete this file:
      /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.nnfyrbsnss.applocker.plist

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=704422707 Jing Hong PokEye

      u can download itune on your computer and connect ur iphone/ipod/ipad to ur computer and use the ”computer itune” to restore your iphone then once everything is reset ur password is unlock@

  • Anonymous

    help if i enable the lock without setting password what would the password be also i would not like to reboot? please help

  • Anonymous

    help i

  • Anonymous

    i locked all my apps by accident

  • http://twitter.com/SB_47 Sarah AlBayat

    how do i put my iPhone in safe mode?? every app is locked and i don’t know the password

  • http://twitter.com/IbrahimRIAlBora Ibrahim R.I.AlBoraey

    I used iProtect before, my own opinion this one is taking the job very well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/edmund.tee.9 Edmund Tee

    Hi, does appslocker lock out location services in iPad?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Joeybgoode Joey Callo

    Would this drain my battery faster than usual?

  • Andrea

    Where do you download this app? Do you have to jail break your phone to use this app? Is there a way to lock apps or folders without jail breaking your phone?

    • http://twitter.com/Cheeryarbiter Cheeryarbiter

      Jailbreak is required for this

  • http://www.rixbanga.com/blog Rix Banga

    Any non-jailbrake solutions?

  • luisso

    descargue applocked ara mi iphone ios 6 y ahora se blokio todo, dice q mi contrasena es incorrecta , hay alguna forma para eliminarlo ya q todo esta blokiado y no acepta mi contrasena?

  • jc

    how to reset the apps locker password?

  • Guest

    from where can we download it ?

  • mininaz775

    Wheree dooo i download this app from

  • maurice

    does anyone now the DEFAULT PASSWORD for this? i locked all my apps without setting a password : ALSO i cant restore or upgrade ios plz help

  • Feroz Shah Barekzai

    Hi dears, I can not find the Applocker Application to install it in my iphone?

    Anyonce can help me plzz????

  • Ashwani Sharma

    How do I download app locker on iOS 7.0.2

  • pranav Shriram

    i cannot find this app when i entered the name as applocker in app store… can anyone give me the link

  • austin

    please help me I locked my stettings and cydia it never asked me to set a password and I want to turn it off how can I

  • Eric Luffy

    I am using iAppLock now. And it is more beautiful I think.