Password Protect WhatsApp On iPhone Easily With iAppLock Tweak

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Who doesn’t love their privacy? Sure we do, and we are sure you do as well. When using your desktop, or Mac, you can choose what to share and what to keep hidden from a third-party, and same is the case with Android OS, where you can choose to password protect any particular application. While we recently covered GuestMode Cydia tweak which lets you grant Guest accout privilege to users other than yourself, there is no such application or setting to protect some app on your springboard with a password on iOS firmware. At times applying password protection to the entire device is not a solution to keep your privacy intact. What if the device is unlocked, and accessible to some other person? For such instances, its better to password protect your highly confidential apps like WhatsApp Messenger on your iPhone.

iAppLock is the utility available under the Cydia tweak store which lets you password protect apps like WhatsApp Messenger so that your privacy is not breached at any moment. While it is really strange that Apple didn’t think about integrating this functionality in their native iOS for so long, in case you are one of those iPhone users apprehensive about somebody else looking at your WhatsApp conversations, iAppLock is just the perfect tweak for you. All you need to do is simply add WhatsApp Messenger to the protected apps list under Settings, and nobody but you will be able to access WhatsApp unless and until they have the passcode set by you. With a neat and clean design, this is definitely the one tweak you should go for. Here’s how to get iAppLock and password protect WhatsApp on iPhone instantly.

Password Protect WhatsApp On iPhone Easily With iAppLock Tweak

NOTE: You need to have a jailbroken iPhone to be able to install iAppLock on your iPhone. Also, make sure you have WhatsApp Messenger pre-installed on it. Jailbreaking may void your device’s manufacturers warranty and may make it immune to OTA updates coming from Apple. In case you want to jailbreak your iDevice running on iOS 7+, you can follow the tutorial below.

Step 1: Launch Cydia app on your iPhone, and navigate to the Search button to search for iAppLock tweak. The tweak is available under the BigBoss repo and is free of cost. Simply tap the Install button on top right side of the screen to start installation. Please note that the tweak requires iOS 7 to work. It is not available for devices running on iOS 7 or below.

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Step 2: Once installed, you can find iAppLock application on your iPhone’s springboard. Simply tap it to launch it. and you will see a screen similar to the one below.

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Step 3: Tap the + button at center of your iPhone screen to select WhatsApp Messenger from thr list of applications as seen in the screenshot below.

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Step 4: That’s it. You can select and set a passcode with additional preferences using the Settings button as seen on the bottom navigation menu in iAppLock.

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Step 5: That’s it. Now whenever somebody opens WhatsApp Messenger on your iPhone, they will come across a screen similar to the one below.

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You can simply enter the passcode you chose under iAppLock settings, and prevent your privacy from getting Facing any issues? Do let us know your reaction through comment section. Never miss a single How-to, follow our How-to section and keep subscribed to our newsletters (We promise, we’ll never spam your inbox).

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