How To Lock Messages App Using App Lock

How To Lock Messages App Using App Lock

Lilucat Team avatar Lilucat Team ·

Last updated: Oct 27, 2023

If you’re a business owner who depends on text messages for communication with employees, clients, or customers, it’s crucial to prioritize the privacy and security of your online activity and messages. Regrettably, there are various methods for unauthorized access to your texts if someone gains access to your iPhone. In today’s digital landscape, it’s even conceivable for individuals to eavesdrop on your phone calls. So, can you conceal messages on your iPhone, and how can you safeguard your private conversations from prying eyes?

The option to lock Messages app can also be suitable for parents, partners, and anyone concerned about their privacy.

In this article, we’ll walk you through the entire process of setting up a passcode or using Touch ID/Face ID to lock your Messages app.

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Set Up App Lock

To be able to Lock Messages App, you have to Download App Lock by searching for it on the Apple App Store or click on this link to Download App Lock. Make sure you have installed the right application otherwise the provided instruction will not work.

iphone home screen with app lock installed
iphone home screen with app lock installed


After you have successfully installed the App Lock on your iPhone, procced to set up the passcode and Face ID or Touch ID, depends on your device capabilties. In my case I have successfully enable PIN Code and Face ID, like in the image below.

Here are the instructions:

  1. Open App Lock
  2. Switch to the Settings tab
  3. Enable PIN Code (this is different passcode, not your device passcode)
  4. Enable Face ID
this image displays passcode and Face ID option are enabled
this image displays passcode and Face ID option are enabled


Lock Messages App

Now you have all the needed stuff for securely lock your private messages.

From the App Lock, switch to the Lock Apps tab and search for Messages, like is showed in the image below, tap on the Start button to activate blocking Messages App. You’ll notice that the entire screen becomes blurred; don’t worry, that’s OK.

this image contains 3 images of iphone and display how to lock messages
this image contains 3 images of iphone and display how to lock messages


From now on, accessing your messages will require entering App Lock passcode or authenticate using Face ID or Touch ID. Now that you know how to lock Messages App on your iPhone, nobody will be able to read your messages from your locked screen.

iphone home screen with messages app locked
iphone home screen with messages app locked


Happy messaging! Stay tuned for more tips.

Originally published on: Oct 27, 2023