Locking iPad apps?

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  1. Happygls

    Happygls iPF Noob

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    I'd like suggestions on the best apps that will allow me to choose icons to password protect. I have an iPad 3.
    Thanking one and all in advance!
     
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    Gabriel1 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi there and welcome.

    I'm not aware of password protection for apps, your best bet might be to set a password for you iPad in Settings.

    There is lots of good advice and info on here plus plenty of members all too willing to help with any problems.

    Remember, search is your friend. If you can't find the answer you need and you post a question then give as much info as you can to help members help you i.e. iPad 1 or 2, etc. and iOS version and name of app if the problem is with a specific app........and please don't forget to read the forum rules http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rules-help-info/2119-forum-rules-everybody-please-read.html

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    thewitt iPad Ninja

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    You cannot lock apps in a stock iPad. Restrictions can limit some things, but generic application locking is not supported.
     
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    Happygls iPF Noob

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    I'm having to take my ipad3 to have the glass replaced:-(. If I can't protect my mail, contacts behind a password...... If I delete these off my iPad while its in being fixed -could I re-load them when I get it back? Just leery about giving them access.
     
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    iJamesH iPad Junkie

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    Backup everything via iTunes and when it comes time reload it the same way.
     
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    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Do a complete backup of your iPad, then reset is to factory settings. This way there's nothing on your iPad. When you bring the repaired iPad home, all you have to do is restore from backup.
     
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    Asharp iPad Enthusiast

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    Wouldn't deleting and later reinstalling the mail accounts in Settings be enough?
     

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