How to Require Password for Apps on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

The security of our personal information is of utmost importance, especially in today’s digital age. One way to enhance the security on your iPhone is by requiring a password for apps. This added layer of protection ensures that only authorized individuals can access sensitive data or perform certain actions within specific applications.

Step 1: Accessing the Settings

To begin, locate and tap on the Settings app on your iPhone’s home screen. The Settings app is represented by a gray cogwheel icon.

Step 2: Navigating to the App Passwords Section

Once you are in the Settings app, scroll down until you find the section labeled Touch ID & Passcode. If you have an older iPhone model without Touch ID, it may be labeled as Passcode.

Tapping on this section will prompt you to enter your device passcode to proceed further.


If you haven’t set up a passcode for your device yet, it is strongly advised that you do so before proceeding with this tutorial. To set up a passcode, go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode (or Passcode) > Turn Passcode On.

Step 3: Requiring Password for Apps

After successfully entering your device passcode, scroll down until you come across the Allow Access When Locked section. Within this section, tap on the option that says Show Siri Suggestions in App, which will take you to another screen.

Step 4: Setting Up Password for Individual Apps

In this new screen, you will find a list of all the installed apps on your iPhone. Each app will have a toggle switch next to it.

To require a password for a specific app, simply locate the desired app in the list and toggle the switch to the ON position.


If you do not see an app that you want to require a password for, it means that the app does not support this feature. Unfortunately, not all apps allow this level of security.

Step 5: Testing the App Password

Once you have enabled the password requirement for your desired apps, exit the Settings app and locate one of the protected apps on your home screen. Tap on it to launch it.

You will be prompted to enter your device passcode or use Touch ID (if available) before gaining access to the app’s content or features. This extra step ensures that even if someone gains physical access to your iPhone, they won’t be able to access sensitive information without your permission.


If you have enabled Touch ID as well as requiring a password for an app, you will have both options available when attempting to unlock it.


By requiring a password for apps on your iPhone, you can significantly enhance security and protect your personal data from unauthorized access. This simple yet effective feature provides peace of mind and ensures that only trusted individuals can access sensitive information within specific applications.

Remember to regularly update your device passcode and use strong passwords for added security. Stay vigilant and keep your iPhone protected!

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