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Sometimes when you aren’t looking, people snatch your iPhone and start playing with it. Sometimes your kids grab hold of it. In an event where you don’t want people getting...
03-01-2012, 03:51 PM #1
[Review] DisableLaunch - Keep People From Opening Your Apps
Sometimes when you aren’t looking, people snatch your iPhone and start playing with it. Sometimes your kids grab hold of it. In an event where you don’t 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 you’re 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? – 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 isn’t as great as having a stock pass code (Apple’s 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.
Editor's Rating: 4/5
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 03-01-2012 at 03:58 PM.
03-01-2012, 04:06 PM #2
if we could get this intergrated with icaughtu pro that would be amazing, I could get rid of my lock screen
03-01-2012, 04:12 PM #3
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
Last edited by nownas2; 03-01-2012 at 04:17 PM.
03-01-2012, 04:22 PM #4
Might try this one. After all, its free
03-01-2012, 05:30 PM #5
03-01-2012, 05:33 PM #6
Refresh your sources
03-01-2012, 05:53 PM #7
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 .
03-01-2012, 06:25 PM #8
03-01-2012, 06:31 PM #9
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
03-01-2012, 06:40 PM #10
03-01-2012, 07:25 PM #11
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.
03-01-2012, 07:29 PM #12
Another good tweek like this kick lock. I love that tweek!!
03-01-2012, 08:01 PM #13
Cool tweak. But I'm fine with Apple's lock screen.
03-01-2012, 08:08 PM #14
03-01-2012, 09:02 PM #15
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.
03-01-2012, 09:52 PM #16
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
03-02-2012, 12:10 AM #17
03-02-2012, 05:29 AM #18
03-02-2012, 05:32 AM #19
Just saw in cydia
03-02-2012, 05:41 AM #20
Give us an
Option to choose what app to lock.