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How to Password protect Passbook

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CliffCo1 Calculating status...
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Jan 9, 2013 12:00 PM

I notice when I put my Starbucks card into Passbook it shows it's supposed to. BUT...since this is like cash anyone who gets my phone can access my Passbook and open it and see my Starbucks card and have all the Latte's they can buy. The Starbucks app even has a password lock you can use.


I have only tried Starbucks as there isn't much else I need to use that works with Passbook but the lack of some kind of user lock is a BIG problem especially with open access to potentially sensitive material available.


If someone got my phone most all of the apps I use have some protection but Passbook opens it up to all.


My question is am i missing something because I cannot see a way to lock Passbook - Also I don't want to lock my entire phone - I understand that's a way but won't work for me.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (36,170 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 12:08 PM (in response to CliffCo1)

    You can not passcode lock individual apps unless the developer coded that into the app. none of the built in apps have individual passcode locks. You can lock the entire phone. If that doesn't work for you, I'm sorry. That's the way it is.

  • Tgara Level 4 Level 4 (3,540 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 12:09 PM (in response to CliffCo1)

    AFAIK, Passbook doesn't have a lock.  It's a great idea though.  You should send that idea to Apple.



    If you are concerned about it, I suggest you simply de-couple your Starbucks card from Passbook and use the (lockable) Starbucks App instead.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,590 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 12:10 PM (in response to CliffCo1)

    If you don't passcode lock the phone anyone who finds your phone can steal your contacts, impersonate you via email, facebook, twitter, etc, have access to all of your app data, disable Find my iPhone, make 10 hour calls to China, etc. You may want to reconsider your decision.

  • Royal Level 2 Level 2 (365 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 6:04 PM (in response to CliffCo1)

    If you do have a passcode set, you can control whether passes on the lock screen are available with or without entering the passcode using the switch at:


    Settings > General > Passcode Lock > Allow Access When Locked: Passbook.


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