21 Oct 2020

How to Use Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad

Everyone knows how important privacy is these days. We hear a lot about cybersecurity and how our data can be used. After thinking about it, we immediately imagine hackers, who hack our iPhones and iPads. But we are calm because we can easily protect ourselves from them by choosing a strong password and being wary of all Internet registrations.

But what, if your data can be stolen in an easier way - just by unlocking your gadget… You haven't thought about that, have you? We don't know who is around us and who wants to get access to all our secrets! After all, if somebody chooses the right password and unlocks your device, your whole life will be in the hands of that person.

Are you really so sure that this won’t happen to you, that you are ready to skip the stage of protecting your personal data from physical hacking? If not, then stay with us and we’ll tell you how to secure your iPhone and iPad.

How to Use Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad?

Let's talk about iOS devices and what type of protection is the most reliable for them.

The most important feature, which protects iPhones and iPads from physical hacking, is the main Lock Screen Blocking. And one of the most reliable Screen Lock options is using your Fingerprint. This feature rarely lets iOS users down and ensures your safety. To activate the Touch ID on your iPhone, follow the instructions below. (And if you want to set this method of Lock Screen for your iPad, follow the same guide. Since the installation system for this function is the same on both devices.)

  1. First of all, you have to open Settings on your iPhone. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  2. In the second place, select the Touch ID & Passcode section from the Settings List. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  3. After that, you need to enter your device's Screen Lock Password, if you have one. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  4. The next step is to tap on the Add a Fingerprint option. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  5. Place your finger on the Touch ID space and follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
  6. After, if your fingerprint was successfully installed, you should give it a name. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  7. At this stage, select the situations in which you want the Touch ID to be activated (for example iPhone Unlock, Apple Pay, Password AutoFill). To activate these functions press the switch opposite.
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  8. Note, that when activating the iTunes & App Store option, your device will require your email password. Enter it in the pop-up window and click on OK.
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  9. Great! Now all options are activated on your device and the fingerprint has been successfully saved. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad

How to Use Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad

After your gadgets have been successfully protected with the Touch ID function, we have nothing to worry about. But there is information that requires a special approach. For example, your personal chats or notes. We suggest that you establish additional protection for this data.

But how to do that? Follow examples and tips from our article and find out how to activate Touch ID for selected applications on your iPhones and iPads.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: We'll show an example of setting up the App's Touch ID feature only on the iPhone, but remember that there is exactly the same installation method on iPads.

In this article we will talk about:

Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad

Facebook Messenger

One of the most popular messaging apps is Facebook Messenger. Fortunately, it's also one of the few programs on iOS devices, which can have the Touch Unlock function. To activate this protection for the app, follow the instructions below.
We remind you that the Fingerprint Unlock feature will be available for the app only after it's activated in the Phone Settings (read above to find out how to do this).

  1. At the very beginning, open Messenger app on your device.
  2. Next, you have to click on your account photo in the upper left corner. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  3. At this moment, select the Privacy section from the list. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  4. This is the time to tap on the App Lock option. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  5. After, click on the switch opposite the Require Touch ID inscription to activate it. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  6. A new window will appear in front of you, in which you should enter your new password specifically for Messanger app. Although we are creating the Touch ID feature of this application, the password will serve as an additional insurance function (if in the future there is a problem with recognizing your fingerprint). Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  7. Right job! Now the Touch ID feature is activated for the program. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  8. Below you can also select the time, after which the app will be blocked after your leaving.
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  9. Now activating Messenger, it'll ask you to scan your fingerprint. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad

Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad

LastPass

The next application we want to talk about is LastPass. Follow the instructions below, in which we explain in detail how to activate the Touch ID feature for this program. We are confident that with our help you won't have any problems!

  1. Primarily, you need to enter the LastPass app on your device.
  2. In the second step, click on the Settings shortcut in the lower right corner. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  3. Later, select the Security from the list. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  4. Subsequently, turn on the switch opposite the Use Touch ID option. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  5. At this stage, you should tap on the Use Touch ID button. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  6. Now activate the Use Touch ID and Use Touch ID For Account Recovery features by clicking on the switches. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  7. At long last, you need to press the Save button. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  8. Good job! Now you are able to unlock the LastPass app using your fingerprint. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad

Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad

Notes

Now we want to talk about an equally interesting iPhone app - Notes. Usually, exactly this application stores all the recorded passwords, secret notes, and information with which users don't want to share. Blocking the entrance to this program is an extremely important task! Furthermore, it's easy to do - since this app allows you to set the Touch ID by going into the Phone Settings.

  1. At the very beginning, you need to open the iPhone Settings app. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  2. Secondly, select Notes from the list of available programs. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  3. In the next step, click on the Password option. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  4. Later, activate the switch opposite the Use Touch ID inscription by tapping on it. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  5. Thereafter, you have to enter a password, which will be used as an additional option to lock the Notes app. After that, you should press OK. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  6. Awesome! Now Touch ID feature is activated for your Notes program. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad

WhatsApp

And what about WhatsApp? Fingerprint unlock function is also possible for this app. To learn how to set the Touch ID for this program, follow the detailed instructions below.

  1. At the very beginning, you have to open WhatsApp on your iPhone and choose the Settings option, which is in the bottom banner of the app. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  2. In the next step, you need to select the Account section. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  3. Later, click on the Privacy option. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  4. After, you should tap on the Screen Lock inscription. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  5. At this moment, activate the Touch ID feature by switching on this option. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  6. This is the time to scan your Fingerprint (put your finger on the Touch ID indicator). Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  7. Thereafter, you have to enter new additional passcode for WhatsApp. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  8. Awesome! As you can see, the application was blocked. You can get access to it using your Fingerprint. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  9. Eventually, you can change the amount of time after which WhatsApp will automatically block.
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Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad

Amazon

If you are an Amazon user, we have great news for you! You can also set up a useful Touch ID function for this app. We'll show you how to do it by going into your iPhone Settings.

  1. Beginnings, you should open your iPhone Settings App. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  2. Now, you need to select Amazon from the program's list in the Settings. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  3. In the next step, activate the Fingerprint Unlocking feature by clicking on the switch opposite the Use Biometric Authentication inscription.
    Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  4. Excellent! Now the Touch ID is activated for Amazon on your iPhone.

Evernote

If you are wondering how to enable Touch ID for Evernote, then stay with us! We'll show you how to quickly and correctly set up the ability to unlock your Evernote app using a Fingerprint.

  1. First and foremost, open Evernote on your iPhone and choose the Passcode option from the list of Evernote's Settings. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  2. After that, click on the first allowed function - Turn On Passcode. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  3. The next step is to enter your special passcode for Evernote. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  4. Later, you'll need to enter this password again. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  5. Now, you have to switch on the second feature from the Settings List - Unlock With Touch ID. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  6. Afterward, use your Biometric Authentication indicator to add the Touch ID. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  7. Perfect! Now you're able to unlock your Evernote by Fingerprint Authentication. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad

Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad

We showed you most of the programs, for which you can set up the Touch ID function. We sincerely hope that you have found apps, that are important for you, and will use instructions from this article.

Widgets on the iPhone and iPad

And we have one more advice for you. Let's turn off widgets for the selected programs if you don't feel safe when the content of Apps Notifications appears on the Today View. With our help, you'll be able to block or allow applications to show information on your iPhone screen. Follow the step by step instructions and deactivate the widgets for programs to protect your privacy.

  1. Foremost, you have to swipe your phone's Home Screen to the left. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  2. Then click on the Edit button, which is under the notifications. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  3. Afterward, choose the app you want to deactivate on the Notification Bar and swipe it to the left. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  4. After, press the Remove option that will appear. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  5. In the final part, you need to tap on Done in the upper right corner of the screen. Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad
  6. Right job! You have disabled the widget for this application. All your data is safe now.

We're glad you stayed with us and read each of our instructions! Now your data really is safe and secure. We invite you to read other articles on our website and subscribe to our YouTube channel to learn about every new feature that appears on your phone.

Touch ID to Lock Apps on iPhone and iPad

By Oleksandra Prylutska on 21 Oct 2020


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