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How to put password on WhatsApp iPhone

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How to put password on WhatsApp for iPhone

As I told you at the beginning of the guide, there are different systems for put password on WhatsApp for iPhone: you can intervene directly on application settings, taking advantage of the special option that allows you to enable the screen lock, or you can consider using one iOS default feature, which allows you to prevent access to specific apps installed on the "iPhone by". Another solution is then to set a locking system valid for the entire device. For all the details of the case, read on, find the explanations you need in the next steps.



WhatsApp settings

The first system to put the password on WhatsApp that I suggest you take into consideration is the one offered directly by the iPhone app, through the function Screen lock.

The function in question allows you to block access to WhatsApp via Face ID o touch ID (depending on the iPhone model in use), still allowing you to reply to messages from notifications and answer incoming WhatsApp calls. In short, it is not a question of setting a password in the strict sense of the term, but it is still a valid blocking solution.

To activate the function in question, take your iPhone, access its home screen, select theWhatsApp icon (Quella with the green speech bubble and the white telephone handset) and choose the item Settings located in the lower right part of the screen that is displayed.

At this point, touch the wording first Accountwhy are you cheating? Privacy and then tap on the item Screen lock placed at the bottom. Then bring up ON l'interruttore che trovi accanto alla voce Richiedi il Face ID / Richiedi il Touch ID. Done!



Note that, by default, unlocking the application via Face ID or Touch ID is required immediately. If you intend to change this behavior, select a different option from the appropriate list on the screen to activate the lock, choosing between Dopo 1 minute, After 15 minutes or Dopo 1 hour.

Once you have set the block on WhatsApp, every time you open the app you will be asked to unblock it in the manner described above.

And if you have second thoughts, you can always disable the function that allows you to block WhatsApp by opening the application, by going to the section Settings> Account> Privacy> Screen lock della stessa e wearing her OFF l'interruttore posto accanto alla dicitura Richiedi il Face ID / Richiedi il Touch ID.

Usage time

If your iPhone is updated to at least iOS 12, to put the password on WhatsApp, you can take advantage of the function Usage time. In case you have never heard of it, this is a default feature of iOS, which allows you to monitor and limit the usage times of apps based on their category.

By exploiting it, therefore, you can limit daily access to WhatsApp by blocking the app with a PIN after a certain number of hours and / or minutes of use.

To use it, take your iPhone, access the iOS home screen and tap on the icon Settings (Quella a forma di ruota d'ingranaggio). In the screen that is now shown to you, tap on the wording Usage time, select the voice Use "Usage Time" code and set the four-digit code you want to use to block and unblock access to WhatsApp.



Then, select the item App limitations, if the dicitura Aggiungi LIMITATION OF USE and enter the code set previously. In the screen that is now shown to you, expand the category social Network by tapping on the arrow that you find in correspondence with the relevant item, select WhatsApp from the list that is proposed to you and press on the item NEXT, top right.

Proceed now to set the app usage limit, specifying hours and / or minutes through the appropriate menu. If you want, you can also choose certain days in which to block the use of the app, by tapping on the item Customize days you see appear below and then selecting i giorni of the week of your interest. Once the changes are complete, to make sure that these are applied, tap on the wording Add located at the top right.

Starting from this moment, when WhatsApp is opened, after the number of hours and / or minutes defined with Usage Time and possibly also on certain days of the week, the app block will be enabled. Once the preset time limit has been reached, a special warning will appear on the screen indicating the thing. To close it, click on the button OK, while to request more time tap on the wording Request more time.

Should you have second thoughts, you can cancel the WhatsApp block using the Usage time function by going back to the section Settings> Screen Time> App Restrictions iOS, by selecting the item WhatsApp, typing the codice impostat in precedenza, scegliendo l'opzione Eliminate limitation at the bottom and confirming the choice made by pressing again on the item Eliminate limitation on the menu if you press.



Alternative solutions

In addition to the systems to put the password on WhatsApp for iPhone that I have already described to you in the previous lines, I strongly recommend that you also take advantage of the blocking of the entire device, to block access to the iPhone using a code and biometric unlocking system.

The function in question allows you to lock the iPhone screen, thus preventing access to what is present on the device, via Face ID, touch ID and / or setting a code appropriate, depending on the technologies supported by the "iPhone by" and / or your preferences.

To activate this lock, take your iPhone, access the home screen and tap the icon of Settings (Quella a forma di ruota d'ingranaggio). In the screen that is now shown to you, select the item Face ID and passcode / Touch ID and passcodewhy are you cheating? Configure Face ID / Configure Touch ID, tap the button Start and follow the guided procedure that is proposed to you, to set the use of the technology of your interest.

Next, make sure that in the section screen Face ID and passcode / Touch ID and passcode is moved to ON l'interruttore Unlock iPhone che trovi in ​​corrispondenza della dicitura Use face ID for / Use Touch ID for (if not, you can do it yourself).

As for, however, the possibility of setting a lock code in the strict sense of the term, after having gone to the section Settings> Face ID & Passcode / Touch ID & Passcode iOS, select the wording Enable code and follow the guided procedure that is proposed to you to finalize the procedure.

After setting the use of Face ID, Touch ID or lock code, every time you want to unlock the iPhone screen you will be asked to identify yourself with your face, with your fingerprint or by entering the set password , depending on what is defined in the iOS settings.

For more details about the practices I have described to you in this chapter, you can refer to my guide on how to lock the iPhone screen and my article on how to unlock iPhone X, useful for the model of Apple smartphone in question and for all subsequent ones.

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