Lockdown Pro, a popular tweak that allows you to password-protect the apps and folders you have installed on your jailbroken iOS device, is now available on the iPad. The new tweak recently hit Cydia, alongside an update to the iPhone version, which now allows you to hide apps and adds a number of other new features.
Lockdown Pro on the iPad works just like the iPhone version. Once installed, you’ll find it within the Settings app, where you can select which apps and folders you’d like to protect with a password. This prevents them from being opened by others, and it’s perfect for protecting your photos, your text messages, or even your social networking apps.
You can use Lockdown Pro alongside a regular iOS passcode lock, or on its own if you choose to. It means you can lend your device to a friend to make a phone call or browse the web, and you don’t have to worry about them flicking through your photo albums.
The tweak can also be used to hide installed apps, to set lock delays, and more.
The only downside is that Lockdown Pro isn’t a universal tweak; the iPhone and iPad versions are separate, and they’re priced at $2.99 each. There is a new “lite” version, however, which allows you to access most of the features — including password protection for apps and folders — for free, but you’ll have to endure some advertising.
Lockdown Pro can also be downloaded now via Cydia’s BigBoss repository.