How to Password Protect Apps On An iPad

It is very important for iPad owners to keep their devices protected all the time. Apple recommends that users setup a passcode to keep their device secure when it is turned on. Every time the iPad is turned on, it asks for a passcode that only the owner will remember. In addition to letting users create a general passcode, iPad also lets users password protect different apps for an additional layer of security.

Step 1

On your home screen, select the Settings icon. This gives you access to your iPad's general settings for photos, Safari, videos, email and iPod.

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Step 2

Choose General, then Restrictions. A list of installed apps pop up on your iPad. Select Enable Restrictions to be able to set a password on a specific app.

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Step 3

Upon enabling restrictions, a Set Passcode prompt pops-up similar to the password prompt when you switch on the device. This is where you enter a 4-digit passcode.

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It is recommended to choose a different password from the one you have set as the general device password to ensure maximum security.

Step 4

Select the apps to be protected by the new passcode, then tap Done to finish the process.

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