How to Lock Apps on iPhone With Password

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you concerned about the privacy of certain apps on your iPhone? Do you want to add an extra layer of security and protect your personal information?

Well, you’re in luck! In this article, we will guide you through the process of locking apps on your iPhone with a password. By following these steps, you can ensure that only authorized users can access specific apps, giving you peace of mind.

Step 1: Enable Screen Time

To begin, open the “Settings” app on your iPhone and tap on “Screen Time”. If you haven’t set up Screen Time before, you will need to tap on “Turn On Screen Time” and follow the prompts to set it up.


If you have already set up Screen Time, skip this step and proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Set a Passcode

Once Screen Time is enabled, tap on “Use Screen Time Passcode”. You will be prompted to enter a four-digit passcode.

Make sure to choose a unique passcode that is easy for you to remember but difficult for others to guess. Avoid using common combinations like birthdays or sequential numbers.


The passcode set in this step will be used as the master passcode for all app locks. Choose wisely and keep it confidential.

Step 3: App Specific Passwords

In order to lock specific apps, we need to generate app-specific passwords within Screen Time. To do this:

  1. Go back to the main Screen Time settings page and tap on “App Limits”.
  2. Tap on “Add Limit” and select the category of apps that contains the app(s) you want to lock. For example, if you want to lock a social media app, tap on “Social Networking”.
  3. On the next screen, tap on the app(s) you want to lock.
  4. Tap on “Add” in the top-right corner.

Once you have completed these steps, the selected app(s) will be locked and can only be accessed with the Screen Time passcode that you set earlier.

Step 4: Test Your App Locks

To ensure that your app locks are working correctly:

  1. Exit the Settings app and go to your device’s home screen.
  2. Tap on one of the locked apps. You should see a lock icon appear next to it.
  3. Enter your Screen Time passcode when prompted.
  4. The locked app should now open and be accessible as usual.

Congratulations! You have successfully locked your apps with a password.

Now your private data is safeguarded from prying eyes. Remember to keep your Screen Time passcode secure and avoid sharing it with others. This will ensure that only you can access the locked apps on your iPhone.


If you ever decide to remove an app lock, simply go back to the App Limits settings in Screen Time, tap on the respective category, and remove the limit for the desired app(s).

With these simple steps, you can now take control over your iPhone’s privacy and add an extra layer of security to protect your personal information. Enjoy a worry-free mobile experience knowing that your apps are securely locked behind a password!

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