Lockdown Pro – Jailbreak App Allows You To Password Protect iPhone Apps

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One of my favorite jailbreak iPhone apps for iPhone OS 3.x.x was Lockdown, which gives users the ability to password protect their iPhone apps.

ipodtouchmaster, developer of Lockdown has released Lockdown Pro, which is compatible with iOS 4 or later.

But it is no longer free. It costs $1.99 on Cydia or Rock Your Phone store.

Lockdown Pro comes with the following new features:

  • No extra application for Lockdown Pro’s settings. The settings are now available in iPhone’s Settings Application.

  • No respring required.

  • You can choose between alphanumeric or numeric passwords.

  • You can setup different passwords for individual applications.

  • Delay lock feature, which is a useful feature. If you unlock an application, it will also unlock other locked applications until you lock your iPhone.

  • It also includes graphic, speed and stability improvements.

The developer is planning to soon release a new version, which will include the following new features and enhancements:

  • Ability to lock folders, one of the major features introduced in iOS 4.

  • Ability to lock and unlock an app from the SpringBoard, which currently needs to be done via the Settings application.

  • Improved graphics.

You can also checkout Locktopus, which  is another app that is available on Cydia that also allows you to password protect your iPhone apps. I switched to Lockdown Pro after using it for couple of days as Lockdown Pro automatically launches the locked iPhone app after entering the correct password, which is not available in Locktopus.

As always, please don’t forget to give your feedback in the comments section below.

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  • Franky j

    That sucks, but it's worth it.

  • http://jordandev.info Jordan Lee

    Locktopus seems to launch the app after typing the password to me?

  • D3@th

    One is the solution: iProtect

  • BlackRos3

    wow just as my iPhone broke the perfect app comes out (had it before on 3.1 then lost on 4) great, now stuck with an Lg neon until next year

  • http://profile.typepad.com/iphonehacks iPhoneHacks

    Are you sure? Need to tap the Launch button after entering the password to launch the iPhone app. Couldn't find any settings to enable it.

    In case of Lockdown Pro, it automatically launches the iPhone app after entering the correct password.

  • johnny

    I used that before, but always cause system crash and force into safe mode.

  • roy

    yeah.. i tried lockdown pro but it causes my phone to go into safe mode.. anyone else experiencing the same thing?

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0120a5ef6c53970b topsy

    Yes you are right, can't get it to work. It causes my phone to go into safe mode too.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0120a5ef6c53970b topsy

    iphoneHack please help me tell lockdown pro to fix this crashing problem. I can't get it to work on my phone thanks.

  • SALVADOREAN

    Yes dude, it did the same thing to me.
    I had to restart the whole freaking thing and, one of the most common app the triggered so was the camera while launching.
    Anytime I wanted to capture an event, it was showing a blue screen suggesting respring or otherwise reboot which was a pain in the @ss, hopefully that crashing issue has been solved cause $1.99 isn't that bad but jailbreaking your phones has given free apps most of the time, I would go for it cause my nephew likes to play with my 3 g s iPhone and I don't want him to see to see pix of my girls or videos that aren't for his age. I would recommend this app but must work better than before.

  • SALVADOREAN

    Was this expression disappointing to you while that happen :(
    Kinda annoying…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/iphonehacks iPhoneHacks

    Did you install Lockdown or Lockdown Pro?

    I have installed it on my iPhone 4 iOS 4.0.1 and haven't faced the problem.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/iphonehacks iPhoneHacks

    Did you install Lockdown or Lockdown Pro?

    I have installed it on my iPhone 4 iOS 4.0.1 and haven't faced the problem.

  • Mann2528

    Wow no post about netflix yet?

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    Nice stuff! i visit here by searching iphone apps on bing and found quite interesting. thanks for providing this!

  • AdamsMoon

    thank you

  • Rafeeque Batchi

    I have installed lockdown pro in my iphone4 ios 4.3. But I am unable to do the setup through setup lockdown. When I filled all the fields ( Safety Word, Password & Confirm ) still it showing an error like ( Missing Error. You must fill out all the text fields.) There are no other text fields other than three fields (safety word, password & confirm). Is there any special safety word to be used, or any special passord to be used or not. Pls clarify and advise how to do the settings of Lockdown Pro in my iphone to enabe me to use. Pls note that my iphone Jailbreaked.

    Best Regards,
    Rafeeque Batchi

  • Maria

    when I search it in app store,I can’t find it!
    it shows me some batman stuff :/

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