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.
How do you hide apps on an iPad?
|by Uncle Davey||reply 59||05/19/2014|
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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 1||11/23/2011|
Say it's broken and out for repair at the Apple Store. Duh.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 2||11/23/2011|
Be proud of your slutiness. Wear it like a badge of honor. You've earned it.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 3||11/23/2011|
Thanksgiving is all about those awkward moments.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 4||11/23/2011|
[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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 5||11/23/2011|
[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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 6||11/23/2011|
Be proud of your cock! Just how big is it?
|by Uncle Davey||reply 7||11/23/2011|
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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 8||11/23/2011|
[quote]Hmm, maybe the second to last thing you need.
I don't get it. What am I missing?
|by Uncle Davey||reply 9||11/23/2011|
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....
|by Uncle Davey||reply 10||11/23/2011|
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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 11||11/23/2011|
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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 12||11/23/2011|
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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 13||11/23/2011|
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!
|by Uncle Davey||reply 14||11/24/2011|
Fucking tell them no when they ask for the iPad. Problem solved.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 15||11/24/2011|
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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 16||11/24/2011|
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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 17||11/24/2011|
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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 18||11/24/2011|
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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 19||11/24/2011|
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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 20||11/24/2011|
Hide the iPad that the apps are on.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 21||11/24/2011|
Tell your nephew to get his own Grindr account.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 22||11/24/2011|
LMAO at "Uncle Bottom".
|by Uncle Davey||reply 23||11/24/2011|
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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 24||11/24/2011|
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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 25||11/24/2011|
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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 26||11/25/2011|
J'adore "Uncle Bottom"
|by Uncle Davey||reply 27||11/25/2011|
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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 28||11/25/2011|
[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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 29||11/25/2011|
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!"
|by Uncle Davey||reply 30||11/25/2011|
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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 31||11/25/2011|
[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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 32||11/25/2011|
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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 33||11/25/2011|
[quote]That said, I agree with the sync advice.
That's because you're an idiot.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 34||11/25/2011|
A lot of angry eldergays on here who clearly haven't dealt with a little kid since the 1940s.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 35||11/25/2011|
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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 36||11/25/2011|
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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 37||11/25/2011|
You're a whore, darlin'.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 38||11/25/2011|
Uhm, you could always tell them "No!"
|by Uncle Davey||reply 39||11/25/2011|
Tell them that Thanksgiving is a technology free day.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 40||11/25/2011|
I think there should be a reality show on Logo called UNCLE BOTTOM.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 41||11/25/2011|
Make sure you clean off the jizz before they use it.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 42||11/25/2011|
[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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 43||11/26/2011|
You know they're going to break it, right?
|by Uncle Davey||reply 44||11/26/2011|
Are you single?
|by Uncle Davey||reply 45||06/01/2012|
Laughing at R43. You dope.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 46||06/01/2012|
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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 47||06/01/2012|
Go to App Store. Find "My Secret Apps"
Put all your private stuff in this folder, which is password-accessable.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 48||06/01/2012|
Oh dear, R43. Next time, hide the iPad and buy a Kindle for the youngsters to trash.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 49||06/01/2012|
|by Uncle Davey||reply 50||06/06/2012|
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.)
|by Uncle Davey||reply 51||06/06/2012|
You have completely fake problems.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 52||06/06/2012|
Jailbreak your iPad. Download sbsettings. Go to more options and hide the icons of the app. Turn of all notifications
|by Uncle Davey||reply 53||07/12/2012|
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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 54||08/18/2012|
An app called "poof" to hide your slutty gay shame, you say? How appropriate.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 55||08/18/2012|
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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 56||08/18/2012|
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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 57||01/07/2013|
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.
|by Uncle Davey||reply 58||03/10/2013|
Pls Isuggest me how to Hide apps on my iPad .......
|by Uncle Davey||reply 59||05/19/2014|