My nieces and nephews will want to play with my iPad on Thanksgiving. I would rather them not see all the apps I have on there like ManHunt, Grindr, Scruff, Growlr. I don't want to just delete the apps since I would lose my profiles, all my contacts, chat histories, not to mention all the pictures I uploaded, which in itself is another problem. The last thing I need is for them to see a pic of their uncle's erect cock when they click on an app. Is there a way to rename the apps and change the icons? Or put them in a password-protected folder? I looked at all the settings and can't find a way to create folders. A little help, please.
just back it up on computer...sync apps.
then unplug/disconnect and delete apps by hand on iPad. then when, they the kids are gone, sync again, and make sure apps are checked.
Say it's broken and out for repair at the Apple Store. Duh.
Be proud of your slutiness. Wear it like a badge of honor. You've earned it.
Thanksgiving is all about those awkward moments.
[quote]The last thing I need is for them to see a pic of their uncle's erect cock
Hmm, maybe the second to last thing you need.
[quote]just back it up on computer...sync apps. then unplug/disconnect and delete apps by hand on iPad. then when, they the kids are gone, sync again, and make sure apps are checked.
It doesn't work like that, R1. The info is specific to the device. That's why people could have one account on the iPad and one on the iPhone. That's why you see so many duplicate pictures on Grindr because these greedy motherfuckers have to be signed on on all devices and take up valuable real estate in the grid.
Be proud of your cock! Just how big is it?
Are you going to their house? Don't bring your iPad with you and tell them you forgot it.
Are they coming to your house? Hide it and say it's in the shop.
[quote]Hmm, maybe the second to last thing you need.
I don't get it. What am I missing?
R9, I think R5 is insinuating that OP should have sex with his nieces and nephews.
OP, I don't think you can hide your apps per se, but you can download GoodReader for iPad to password encrypt certain files. It only costs $5 FWIW....
Why the hell would you let your nieces and nephews play with your iPad??
Jesus, kids don't have to know everything about technology. That's what's wrong with this fucking world.
There's actually a way to create an invisible folder it's called my secret folder or something like that. Look it up on Gizmodo or MacRumors. You can put all your whorey stuff in there. Or don't and have a great story to tell us on Friday.
Next time you sync to your computer.
1) select your iPad when it shows up in iTunes.
2) uncheck all the offending apps.
3) make sure "sync selected items" is checked.
When the rug rats have left, go back an re-check your perky apps and sync again.
Perhaps, Davey Wavey, it's time to delete Grindr, put the shirt back on, and move on. You looked so needy in those leaked cock shots. We always knew you were a terrible flake, but they sealed it!
Fucking tell them no when they ask for the iPad. Problem solved.
You can create a folder simply by moving one app on top of another, and moving any other apps into the new folder. How you hide it I have no idea.
iPad porn tip: clearing your browser's history and cache do not log you out of Tumblr, so do that manually first unless you want the kids perusing your Uncle4boyz collection.
Grow some balls and tell them no. Take them outside and show them what a ball is. Or give them a towel and have them polish the china before dinner.
I'm with the crowd that says grow a fucking spine and tell them no, they cannot play with your iPad.
If they need to play with an iPad, let their parents buy them one.
Sweetie, they already know you are a whore. Their parents told them to stay in little groups when around you and to scream if you start to touch yourself.
The problems of Uncle Bottom, it seems, are never-ending. You should write them all up in fictional form and sell them as a series.
Hide the iPad that the apps are on.
Tell your nephew to get his own Grindr account.
LMAO at "Uncle Bottom".
What R1 and R13 said. You can temporarily remove whatever apps you want by unchecking them during a sync process. Then stick them back on by rechecking them and syncing.
Again. Fuck the what the kids want. They don't call the shots, it's your goddamn iPad, grow a pair and tell them no.
R24, as has been said before in this thread, that does not transfer the info within the app. When you sync the apps back up, you lose all your chat info, contacts, etc and have to start over.
J'adore "Uncle Bottom"
Kids shouldn't be within a million miles of an iPad. They abuse the thing and poke around in your folders. And that goes for laptops, iPhones, dvd players etc. Don't take it with you and spend your time with them playing good old fashioned board games. There's plenty of time for them to grow up and wreck their own gadgets.
My 40 year old niece made the mistake of showing Angry Birds to her 5 year old nephew. Big mistake. He battered the fuck out of the screen. I wanted to kick the shit out of the little turd.
[quote]My 40 year old niece made the mistake of showing Angry Birds to her 5 year old nephew. Big mistake. He battered the fuck out of the screen. I wanted to kick the shit out of the little turd.
A 40 year-old niece? How old does that make you, Gramps?
Simmer down... you'll give yourself a stroke.
The answer is easier than anyone has suggested: simply give them a list of the apps that they are not to open.
Leave your iPad somewhere easily accesible by them and tell them they can't play with it. If they insist, scream, "I hope a monster eats your pussy!"
Future dad of the year
R28, in your blind hate of anything under 16, (which I share) you forgot the main premise of your hatred: the little fuckers are completely out of control.
Telling them no is fine, but in practice, good luck with that. The OP has probably considered that 'no' isn't an option, so he might as well let them play with it.
That said, I agree with the sync advice.
[quote]You can temporarily remove whatever apps you want by unchecking them during a sync process. Then stick them back on by rechecking them and syncing.
I thought removing the app from the phone or iPad would remove any personalizations you'd made to it, such as a login or profile. I'm going to test it with an app I don't care about and see if restoring the app from iTunes will restore personalizations.
Go to settings and enable restrictions and then go to apps and set it for 12+
Grinder, et al will be gone. Then when those pesky kids are gone, just go back and set it to allow all aps and all your stuff will be back.
[quote]That said, I agree with the sync advice.
That's because you're an idiot.
A lot of angry eldergays on here who clearly haven't dealt with a little kid since the 1940s.
R6 ,9,26,34...You are the idiot and wrong. It works exactly as described in the sync advice. Stop pretending you know what you are talking about.
Or tell them (as I do - I'm a lawyer) that I have private client information on mine and can't allow anyone else to use or see it. It's a matter of legal ethics.
You're a whore, darlin'.
Uhm, you could always tell them "No!"
Tell them that Thanksgiving is a technology free day.
I think there should be a reality show on Logo called UNCLE BOTTOM.
Make sure you clean off the jizz before they use it.
[quote][R6] ,9,26,34...You are the idiot and wrong. It works exactly as described in the sync advice. Stop pretending you know what you are talking about.
Fuck you, R36. I just followed your stupid sync advice and guess what? Grindr is now asking me to upload a profile pic. All the starred favorite profiles are GONE. I don't know how to get in touch with these people again. All my chat histories are gone. So you should stop pretending you even know what the hell you are talking about.
You know they're going to break it, right?
Are you single?
Laughing at R43. You dope.
People claim that Mac stuff is so much more intuitive, but why do they make it so hard to hide Apps when Windows makes it as easily as clicking one simple "hide" button? Likewise, Ipad makes it hard to even move Apps on your desktop.
Go to App Store. Find "My Secret Apps"
Put all your private stuff in this folder, which is password-accessable.
Oh dear, R43. Next time, hide the iPad and buy a Kindle for the youngsters to trash.
Tell your nephew that this will be his dick some day and your niece that if she's lucky her husband will have a cock as nice as yours.
(I kid. I'm not a perv.)
You have completely fake problems.
Jailbreak your iPad. Download sbsettings. Go to more options and hide the icons of the app. Turn of all notifications
didn't read all the answers but for people reading this because they're searching there is an app called poof that you can only get through jail braking that lets you hide any app you want.
An app called "poof" to hide your slutty gay shame, you say? How appropriate.
Wow, there really is such an app as My Secret Apps. I just downloaded the free lite version. Claims to snap a photo of whomever tries to pry into your private files, including browsing history.
go in general> restrictions (you will have to set up a password) > apps > select "Allow apps rated 12+" . This can be done on an iPhone and on the iPad in order to hide grindr which is rated a 17+ ap. the icon will disappear from the screen. To unhide it just go in restrictions again and undo what you just did.
One common thing often obseved at all such apple help blogs, is the amount of beating around the bush, and non sense advices these any apple users dish out. I v seen often that instead of giving the poor user a real solution they ll do everything, but not dare question Apple,s agenda or their disregard for their customers.