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Some Apps Are Just Meant To Be Private Let's face it, there is a lot of personal information that we cram into our iDevices. Contacts, notes, social networking accounts, email,...
08-10-2010, 06:33 PM #1
Locktopus : Password Protect Your Apps [Review]
Some Apps Are Just Meant To Be Private
Let's face it, there is a lot of personal information that we cram into our iDevices. Contacts, notes, social networking accounts, email, photos, you name it. All of which could potentially be hijacked or viewed from someone who manages to spend a few seconds on your iDevice. It happens; a friend who is perhaps interested in your iPhone asks if he can take a look, but your hesitant to hand it over, at the risk of leaving something available for him/her to accidentally open. But what if you could have the confidence in knowing that what you want to be kept private, will indeed stay private.
Enter Locktopus. The most slick, tightly integrated, App Protection your iDevice has ever seen. Best of all it's compatible with the ALL devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod), and firmware 3.x up to iOS 4.0.1.
What makes Locktopus unique is that unlike other apps which require you to respring for changes, Locktopus will allow you to lock your apps by simply tapping the bottom left corner of the app while it's in "wiggly mode". (That's when you press and hold an app to rearrange them.) You will see a red lock appear indicating the app is now locked. Tap your home button to exit wiggly mode and your ready to go.
Once everything is locked the way you'd like it, your apps will ask for a password before launching. The default password can be changed in the Settings preferences. The default is "password".
Not only is it easy to activate, but it's just as easy to deactivate. Simply tap to turn the lock icon off. You will be prompted for the password again in order to disable a locked app. Forget the hassle of respringing and re-opening apps over and over again.
Use lock toggles in wiggle mode
The default password is: password
Change the password from Settings app
Forget your password? Reinstall this extension with Cydia. If you locked Cydia, you must disable this extension with SBSettings, or by manually renaming or removing it via SSH. Upon the doing so, you can open Cydia and reinstall. Contact the authors if you need further assistance.
Hands down, Locktopus is THE BEST app protection software you can get for your Jailbroken iDevice.
Locktopus is created by John Heaton (@gojohnnyboi) and Coleman Stavish (@c_axis)
08-10-2010, 06:36 PM #2
Good app but 2 dollars. There are apps in Cydia that do this for free.
08-10-2010, 06:39 PM #3
or for protecting your porn
08-10-2010, 06:42 PM #4
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08-10-2010, 06:45 PM #6
What about Lockdown on cydia
08-10-2010, 06:47 PM #7
Does this work on the iPad or is there something that will do this for the iPad?
08-10-2010, 06:50 PM #8
You said its easy to deactivate just tap to unlock. My question is does it ask for the password when unlocking?
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08-10-2010, 06:53 PM #11
Lockdown is not compatible on iOS 4.0+, nor has the developer confirmed there will be an update for itDon't forget to hit the thanks button if you liked what I said or did
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08-10-2010, 06:55 PM #12
You could always say no if someone asks to see your iphone. wtf? there seems to be several things in cydia that don't work with 4.0 or 4.0.1 I am not talking about themes. Themes works.
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08-10-2010, 06:56 PM #13iPhone Developer
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08-10-2010, 06:59 PM #15
iprotect on ios4 is still better IMOiElegance Pro HD, can't wait!!!!!!
08-10-2010, 07:00 PM #16
I really want this, but are there any other options that are similar to this app?
08-10-2010, 07:02 PM #17
iProtect does all this. And doesn't reveal which apps are locked, prompting a suspicious gf/wife to ask,"why does this icon have a lock next to it?"
PS-iProtect is hassle free, no respringing. Only difference is the key entry, iProtect is numerical.
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08-10-2010, 07:14 PM #20
You can still get to Photos if you don't lock the camera app >.<