Users often have trouble finding ways to block their apps for security reasons. The App Store lacks tools for such purposes, as Apple does not want to give third-party programs the ability to provide security on iOS. And blocking applications is needed, for example, for clients of social networks. Nobody wants anyone to look into their chats and view their media.
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Luckily, the WhatsApp iOS app lets you lock yourself with a passcode (if you don’t have Face ID or Touch ID). This method allows you to block the program and protect chats in it from viewing using the security mechanisms built into the operating system. Adding this great feature to a worldwide popular app is an expected and smart move.
It would be great if Apple started adding app-locking features to its native iOS apps. Until then, hopefully, this security mechanism will be implemented by third-party developers for their applications.
If you don’t have an iPhone and want to block WhatsApp chats on your Android device, then you should try Locker for Whats Chat App – Secure Private Chat. This free program keeps your private and group WhatsApp chats safe with the privacy you require. There is a possibility of blocking with a PIN-code both an individual chat and the entire application.
Below, we’ll show you how to block WhatsApp on your iPhone using your fingerprint, Face ID, or password.
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How to set WhatsApp password on iPhone
1. Launch WhatsApp on your smartphone.
2. At the bottom of the app, select the tab “Settings”…
3. Follow the path Account -> Privacy…
4. Scroll to “Screen lock” and click on it.
5. Tap the radio button next to “Require Face ID” or “Require Touch ID”…
Which option is available in the last step depends on your iPhone model. IPhone X and newer require Face ID, while iPhone 8 and older require Touch ID.
In the bottom menu, you can choose the time to block WhatsApp: immediately after exiting the application, after 1 minute, after 15 minutes, after an hour or more. Choose the option that suits you.
Now, whenever you launch WhatsApp on your iPhone, you will need to use Touch ID or Face ID to access your chats.
In case the biometric sensor does not work, WhatsApp will prompt you to enter the iPhone lock passcode.