Password protected folder to store apps

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by danardh, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. danardh

    danardh
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Thanks Received:
    0
    I have some apps on my iPad that I do not want my son to be able to access. Is there a folder they can be put in that requires a password in order to view them? I see a lot of password protected apps for files and photos but that is all. Thanks
     
    #1 danardh, Nov 24, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2011
  2. TheRambler

    TheRambler
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2011
    Messages:
    3,073
    Thanks Received:
    129
  3. danardh

    danardh
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Thanks for the reply...
     
  4. jsh1120

    jsh1120
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,292
    Thanks Received:
    87
    danardh,

    You may wonder why there are ways to password protect files but not folders. Simply put, each "file" in iOS is under the control of a particular app and Apple does not provide a means to password protect individual apps they supply or the folders that the OS manages. Short of jailbreaking the iPad (which is not possible at the present time with any iOS version past 4.3.3) there is no way to access a common file system on the iPad. This means, for example, that if you have a photo in the Camera Roll folder (which cannot be password protected) and you save the same photo with an app like Safe or Goodreader there are actually two copies of that photo on your iPad. If you delete one copy in say, Camera, it remains in Goodreader.

    If you want to password protect a particular file or group of files, choose an app that has that capability and make sure there are no other copies of the same file elsewhere on your iPad.
     

Share This Page



Search tags for this page
how to create a folder on ipad with password
,
how to create a protected game folder on ipad
,
how to password protect folders on ipad
,
ipad folder password
,
ipad password protect folder
,
password protect folder on ipad
,

password protect folders on ipad

,

password protect ipad folder

,

password protect ipad folders

,
password protected folder ipad