Long been asking Apple to add in iOS the ability to secure each app with the fingerprint or face. Supposedly this will help to protect important data from prying eyes, because the privacy is exactly what you need to carefully protect all of us. But Apple is in no hurry to go on about the users and to carry out the blocking function of installed programs. And I must say, absolutely rightly so.
In my opinion, this feature is practically useless in life. Well, think for yourself, so your iPhone is protected interfaces Touch ID or Face ID, which will not pass extraneous to the contents of a smartphone. What is the point to block another app? If the apparatus is not in the hands of the owner of these hands will not be able to remove the lock, if you do not know the password, and hence will not be able to use confidential information.
Lock the app on iOS
Another thing, if you want to hide something from a family member whose imprint or the person is already in the memory of the iPhone. But in this case, the benefits of protection for each application is questionable, since iOS uses the same method of verification as to unlock the smartphone and to get access to the secured (usually banking) applications. It turns out that your wife, biometrics which is included in the memory of your iPhone and which you want to hide pictures from the party, will still be able to view them, if you can not hide them.
But editor in chief blackget.com Renat Grishin believes that to protect the applications need to use biometrics, and to protect the app with a password. At the same time, he believes, need to make sure that he was different from the one used to unlock the smartphone.
“Such a function would definitely be useful, but on one condition. A password for these apps should be different from the unlock password, and enter on the face or fingerprint the default would be impossible. In this case, we can easily know the password on the phone to friends and family (as so often happens), being sure that the most sensitive data and applications are protected,” says Grishin.
But for me, it is obvious that this method only works if you have only a couple of programs. Remember with a dozen or more protective combinations – and for greater security for each program it is better to use different passwords, as is usually done on the websites – would be almost impossible.
It turns out that adding the ability to block apps, Apple risks a spawn entity, primarily making use of the smartphone for ourselves. It is illogical it would be to each time confirm your identity, entering in the “Photo” or “Mail”, especially when you consider that the need to protect their content from outsiders is the exception and not the rule.