Protecting certain apps with a password

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    Hi everyone,

    I've been playing with my iPad for almost a week now. Just yesterday I set up my mail with Exchange so I'm able to check my work e-mail anywhere, anytime.

    The only downside is that I can't find the option to protect my e-mail adresses with passwords. It automatically logs in and updates the e-mails. I have found the option to put a password on my iPad for when it starts up.

    I hope there is a way to protect my mail and some other apps (twitter?) with passwords.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Apparently Apple considers the iPad to be a "personal" mobile device, meaning that it is not something they expect to be shared, so the answer is no, there is no way (as far as I know) to set it so you have to enter your email password every time. About the only "work around" for this would be to temporarily de-activate your account in Settings so that someone could not accidentally get into your email.

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    Oddly enough, one of the biggest complaints we get here is from people asking why The App Store or iTunes always asks for your password every time you purchase something. Of course this is a security measure that is there so someone can not accidentally make purchases and charge them to your account.

    I agree on both counts that there probably should be an option to ask or not ask for a password.
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    Thanks for this great reply! I agree that there should be an option (or an app) to make it possible to protect some of the apps with a password.
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    Password

    Hey guys i do the above aswell and then what I do is go into General settings and click on restrictions, type your preferred password and disable 'accounts' so even if the person using the iPad goes it settings to try to turn the mail on it's shaded out and u can't access it unless you have the restrictions password to enable it :)
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    But this only works for some apps and if you remember to do that! What if I have an app I absolutely want to restrict to only myself?

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