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  • [Review] DisableLaunch - Keep People From Opening Your Apps


    Sometimes when you arenít looking, people snatch your iPhone and start playing with it. Sometimes your kids grab hold of it. In an event where you donít want people getting into your applications and screwing with your preferences, a new jailbreak tweak dubbed DisableLaunch by iOS developer va2ron1 will keep them out.

    DisableLaunch encompasses a preferences pane in the Settings application where you can set your numeric pass code and choose your Activator action for enabling and disabling the security tweak. After you enable the tweak, tapping on applications will do absolutely nothing. When you want to launch an application, invoke the Activator action again and enter your pass code as shown in the screenshot above and the tweak will allow you to launch your applications. When youíre finished, you can lock the applications again. The settings for DisableLaunch are shown below:



    DisableLaunch requires iOS 5 to install and will provide a good defense against unwanted hands. If you enable the tweak, the person who picks up your iDevice cannot open Cydia to remove the tweak or open Settings to disable the tweak until the tweak is disarmed. The best part about DisableLaunch? Ė It's a free tweak; you can donate to the developer through the preferences pane if you want to.

    The interface is easy to understand as far as user-friendliness and it looks pretty good too. The security probably isnít as great as having a stock pass code (Appleís way), however if you just want some simple security with the ability to still have access to Notification Center without needing to enter a pass code, then DisableLaunch is a good way to go about it. The security is comparable with many paid counterparts.

    Name: DisableLaunch
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: va2ron1
    Editor's Rating:  4/5

    Sources: va2ron1
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] DisableLaunch - Keep People From Opening Your Apps started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. morbidpete's Avatar
      morbidpete -
      if we could get this intergrated with icaughtu pro that would be amazing, I could get rid of my lock screen
    1. nownas2's Avatar
      nownas2 -
      ok can someone tell me how to disable the app? i enabled it and i guess i never set activator so what is the default? cause now i cant open any apps

      edit: nevermind got it. just launch setting from the tray
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Might try this one. After all, its free
    1. freeze4real's Avatar
      freeze4real -
      Not in cydia I
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Refresh your sources
    1. Eonhpi's Avatar
      Eonhpi -
      It's ok but you have to activate and it disables all apps would be nice if it was able pick and chose what app are disable .
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by freeze4real View Post
      Not in cydia I
      Make sure Add-ons are turned on under Sections in Cydia.
    1. Spyruf's Avatar
      Spyruf -
      i logged in to comment which i rarely do. just to say there are like a hundred different app locker tweaks just say which is the best
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Spyruf View Post
      i logged in to comment which i rarely do. just to say there are like a hundred different app locker tweaks just say which is the best
      Yep. But this shouldn't matter.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      To be clear, this locks ALL OR NOTHING? If so, I don't think I am interested. I don;t personally want to be bothered to unlock every single app every single time anyway.
    1. firedell6's Avatar
      firedell6 -
      Another good tweek like this kick lock. I love that tweek!!
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      Cool tweak. But I'm fine with Apple's lock screen.
    1. va2ron1's Avatar
      va2ron1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      To be clear, this locks ALL OR NOTHING? If so, I don't think I am interested. I don;t personally want to be bothered to unlock every single app every single time anyway.
      Disable All!!!
    1. jmazz73's Avatar
      jmazz73 -
      Great app.... May work to good!!!!! I didn't set the activator before exiting, now I can't get in to my apps. Could someone PM me and tell me how to get back to the settings or bring up the box so I can put my password in.
    1. Cami21's Avatar
      Cami21 -
      How do I disable this app??? Can someone PLEASE help me because I believe I locked myself out of my settings and now I can't get into ANY of my apps!! PLEASE HELP
    1. Neffs88's Avatar
      Neffs88 -
      Quote Originally Posted by eonhpi View Post
      it's ok but you have to activate and it disables all apps would be nice if it was able pick and chose what app are disable .
      agreed!
    1. va2ron1's Avatar
      va2ron1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jmazz73 View Post
      Great app.... May work to good!!!!! I didn't set the activator before exiting, now I can't get in to my apps. Could someone PM me and tell me how to get back to the settings or bring up the box so I can put my password in.
      Quote Originally Posted by Cami21 View Post
      How do I disable this app??? Can someone PLEASE help me because I believe I locked myself out of my settings and now I can't get into ANY of my apps!! PLEASE HELP
      The Multitasking still working, just open Settings if is still open and disable.
    1. eddietah's Avatar
      eddietah -
      Just saw in cydia
    1. freeze4real's Avatar
      freeze4real -
      Give us an
      Option to choose what app to lock.
    1. presi_4u's Avatar
      presi_4u -
      Do you have springboard in your iphone , then it is easy just restart the phone in safemode and go to cydia then remove the app