Welcome to iPadForums.net Guest - Click Here to Register

Can i lock an app?

This is a discussion on Can i lock an app? within the iPad 2 Forum forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Hello again. My two year old loves to play with PBS kids app but tends to close the app and browse: settings, other apps, etc. ...

iPadForums.net is the original Apple iPad Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    152622
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    4

    Can i lock an app?

    Hello again. My two year old loves to play with PBS kids app but tends to close the app and browse: settings, other apps, etc. so my question is; is there an app where I can lock an app into place so you can't leave it without a password or something?
    Thanks for helping

  2. Ads


  3. #2
    Super Moderator
    Member #
    14571
    Liked
    632 times
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Troon, Scotland
    Posts
    7,104
    There is unfortunately no way to do this on a stock iPad.

    There are options if you are willing to jailbreak, including "incarcerapp" which was developed for just this purpose - IncarcerApp

    You can find more information about jailbreaking in our hacking section - iPad Hacking

    Please read all the sticky threads in that section which should answer any questions you have about the process and whether your current iPad can be jailbroken.
    15" MacBookPro with Retina Display 16GB 3.4GHz i7 256GB | iPad4 WiFi 32GB 6.1.2 (evasi0n) | iPad3 4G 64GB 6.1.2 (evasi0n) | iPad2 3G 64GB 5.1.1 (redsn0w) | iPad1 3G 64GB 4.3.3 (jbme) |
    iPhone5 32GB 6.1.2 (evasi0n) | iPhone4S 64GB 5.1.1 (absinthe) | iPhone4 32GB 7.0b2 (stock) | iPhone3G 16GB 3.1.3 (jbme) | iPod Classic 6G 160GB (stock) | AppleTV 2G 5.0.2 (seas0npass)


    Please review the hacking section rules and our main rules before posting!

  4. #3
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    152622
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    4
    Thanks for the info. As for jailbreaking, it's not something I know much about. So I guess I would need to do some research about it. I will also admit that I am not that smart when it comes to software and things like that, so not sure how beneficial it would be for me. I also don't want to void my warranty, my iPad is less than a month old. But..having an app that can lock another app in place would be nice haha.

  5. #4
    iPF Legend
    Member #
    28530
    Liked
    1523 times
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Walla Walla, WA
    Posts
    15,432
    All you need to do is find a way to cover the Home button so that it can not be pressed. There are cases that will do that, or you could probably devise something yourself.

    Oh, and turn off Multitasking Gestures under Settings > General >

  6. #5
    Super Moderator
    Member #
    13576
    Liked
    1447 times
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Western NY state (USA)
    Posts
    11,055
    Let me play off twerppoet's idea. There's a product that's been out for a while called BubCap. It's a rubber sticky thingy you put over the Home button to make it too difficult for little ones to press the button. See this Amazon link for more info (it's got good reviews, too, though I've never used it): Amazon.com: BubCap Home Button Cover Intro-Pack (contains 2 BubCaps & 2 BubCap Ultras): Electronics

    And yeah, you'll still want to make sure the multigestures are turned off...

    Granted, the Cydia tweak Incarcerapp for jail broken iPads would work best (yes, I'm prejudiced! ), but this may provide a solution until you are more comfortable about jailbreaking.

    Good luck.

    Marilyn
    Space Gray 32GB WiFi-only iPad Air & Black 32GB iPhone 5 (both jailbroken on iOS 7.0.6 w/evasi0n7)
    * * * PLEASE READ * * * Forum Rules * * * Hacking Section Rules * * * PLEASE READ * * *

  7. #6
    iPad Addict
    Member #
    121
    Liked
    87 times
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Posts
    1,293
    Sorry to be a heretic here but if you're willing to invest in a Kindle Fire, there is an app (Kids Place) that provides exactly the functionality you're looking for. I've found it very useful for our seven year old and she finds the smaller form factor of the KF to be easier to deal with than the iPad.


Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Using the lock.
    By trisheyt in forum iPad Help
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-09-2012, 08:12 PM
  2. Ios 5 lock screen
    By occultacordis1 in forum iPad OS
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-20-2011, 12:40 AM
  3. cover lock
    By txtazd in forum iPad 2 Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-25-2011, 08:01 PM
  4. Lock the Video
    By zammutog in forum iPad Help
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-26-2011, 08:07 PM
  5. Email lock up.
    By Pastrigirl in forum iPad Help
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-03-2011, 11:15 PM

Search tags for this page

app so kids cant close apps
,

can i lock apps on my ipad

,
can you lock an app on ipad
,

can you lock apps on ipad

,
how to lock an app so it wont close
,
how to lock an app so you cant get it
,
how to lock an ipad app so you cant close it out
,
where can i get a app locke for ipad
Click on a term to search for related topics.