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    Restricting access to mail app??

    I'm sure this has been brought up already but i can't find anything on it so i'm just gonna ask.

    Why is there no option to restrict the mail app out of all the other stuff you can restrict access to? It makes no sense at all! Is there a way to get around this? Or has this been addressed for the next update?

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    Mail accounts can be deactivated in Settings, but the activation/deactivation isn't password-protected.

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    I am guessing that you either want to keep other people out of your Email, but still use the iPad. Or, want to lock younger kids out of Email period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by y2kgtp View Post
    I am guessing that you either want to keep other people out of your Email, but still use the iPad. Or, want to lock younger kids out of Email period.
    Well yeah, pretty much. Plus the mail app is much more convenient than using the web browser and it also integrates with some apps so sometimes i kind of need to use it. Creating and deleting the account every time i use it is such a pain. Seriously, why don't we have the option to make this app accessible with a passcode when you can do that to few other apps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayo7 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by y2kgtp View Post
    I am guessing that you either want to keep other people out of your Email, but still use the iPad. Or, want to lock younger kids out of Email period.
    Well yeah, pretty much. Plus the mail app is much more convenient than using the web browser and it also integrates with some apps so sometimes i kind of need to use it. Creating and deleting the account every time i use it is such a pain. Seriously, why don't we have the option to make this app accessible with a passcode when you can do that to few other apps?
    Can't you just not save your password for Email?

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    Because Apple assumes you aren't going to pass your iPad around to everyone. You can just set a passcode to unlock your iPad if you want. But not individual apps that come with the iPad. Maybe other apps, but none from Apple that I have seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matth3w View Post
    Because Apple assumes you aren't going to pass your iPad around to everyone. You can just set a passcode to unlock your iPad if you want. But not individual apps that come with the iPad. Maybe other apps, but none from Apple that I have seen.
    There is a section in the general settings called 'restriction'. Take a look. It lets you restrict access to a few of the built-in apps, like safari and itunes with a passcode. I just don't get why the mail app isn't included in that list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by y2kgtp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mayo7 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by y2kgtp View Post
    I am guessing that you either want to keep other people out of your Email, but still use the iPad. Or, want to lock younger kids out of Email period.
    Well yeah, pretty much. Plus the mail app is much more convenient than using the web browser and it also integrates with some apps so sometimes i kind of need to use it. Creating and deleting the account every time i use it is such a pain. Seriously, why don't we have the option to make this app accessible with a passcode when you can do that to few other apps?
    Can't you just not save your password for Email?
    I'm not sure if you used the mail app but there is no option to not remember your password. Once you log in to your email account through the mail app, you are pemanently logged in until you go into settings and delete your account.

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    Am i the only one that's bothered by this?

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    You never answered my question...why can't you just lock the entire device?


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