How To Set Password For Whatsapp In Iphone

Stuart Williams
By Stuart Williams 11 Min Read
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Hey there! Are you using WhatsApp on your iPhone? If so, great news! I’m here to guide you on how to set up a password for it. This is going to help keep your messages and chats super private. And guess what? Depending on the iPhone model you have, you can even use cool features like Face ID or your fingerprint to lock it. Sounds awesome, right? Whether you have an iPhone 6, iPhone 5, or even the latest iPhone 11, I’ve got you covered. So, let’s dive in and make your WhatsApp even safer! 😊

How To Set A Password On WhatsApp For iPhone

Remember how I said I’ll guide you to make your WhatsApp on your iPhone safe? Well, here we are! There are a few cool ways to add protection to your app, and it’s super easy. Let’s get started!

WhatsApp settings

Okay, so first off, your iPhone’s WhatsApp app itself gives you a neat little feature to lock it. It’s not exactly a “password”, but it’s something even cooler – using your face or fingerprint!

Here’s how to do it:

  • Step 1: Start by finding that green app on your iPhone’s home screen with a white phone inside a chat bubble. That’s WhatsApp!
  • Step 2: Open it up and find ‘settings’ at the bottom right. Tap it!
  • Step 3: Next, you’ll see ‘Account’. Tap on that.
  • Step 4: Now, go to ‘Privacy’ and then ‘Screen Lock’ which is towards the bottom.
  • Step 5: See that switch next to ‘Request Face ID’ or ‘Request Touch ID’? Flip it to ‘ON’. Boom, you’re done!

By the way, once you do this, every time you open WhatsApp, it will ask for your face or fingerprint to unlock. That’s how you’ll know it’s working!

Oh, and if you don’t want it to ask immediately, you can change that too. There are options like ‘After 1 minute’, ‘After 15 minutes’, and ‘After 1 hour’. Just pick whichever one you like.

If ever you want to turn this off (though I don’t know why you’d want to!), just follow the steps above and in the end, switch off the Face ID/Touch ID option.

There you go! Your WhatsApp is now like a fortress. Keep chatting safely! 📱😉

Alright, let’s get into another cool way to add an extra layer of safety to your WhatsApp. Ever heard of “Screen Time” on your iPhone? If your iPhone’s running on at least iOS 12, this is a neat trick you can use!

1. What’s ‘Screen Time’ Anyway?

It’s a feature on your iPhone that lets you see how much time you spend on apps. But the fun part? You can also use it to lock apps after you’ve used them for a certain amount of time each day. For WhatsApp, this means after you chat for a bit, it can lock itself up and ask for a PIN!

2. Let’s Set It Up!

  • Step 1: From your home screen, find the ‘Settings’ icon. It looks like a gear wheel.
  • Step 2: In settings, find ‘Screen Time’. Give that a tap.
  • Step 3: You’ll see ‘Use Screen Time Passcode’. Tap it and set a 4-digit code. Remember this; it’s your magic key!
  • Step 4: Now, head to ‘App Limits’. Tap on ‘Add Limit’.
  • Step 5: You’ll be asked for that magic 4-digit code. Pop it in!
  • Step 6: You’ll see categories of apps. Tap the little arrow next to ‘Social Networks’, then find ‘WhatsApp’ in the list and select it.
  • Step 7: Tap ‘Next’ (or ‘forward’) on the top right.
  • Step 8: Now, decide how long you want to use WhatsApp each day before it locks. Set the hours and/or minutes.
  • Bonus Step: If you want to set special rules for specific days (like weekends), you can do that too by tapping on ‘Customize Days’.

When you’re all done, tap ‘Add’ on the top right.

Now, when you’re using WhatsApp and hit your time limit, it’ll show a message that time’s up! You can either tap ‘OK’ to close it or ‘Ask for More Time’ if you’re in the middle of an important chat.

3. Changed Your Mind? Here’s How to Turn it Off:

  • Go to ‘Settings’, then ‘Screen Time’, and then ‘App Limits’.
  • Find ‘WhatsApp’, tap on it, and put in your 4-digit code.
  • Choose ‘Delete Limit’ at the bottom. Done!

Alternative solutions

So, we’ve gone through some nifty tricks to make sure your WhatsApp is all locked up and secure on your iPhone. But guess what? There are more ways to keep your entire iPhone safe, not just WhatsApp! Let’s explore those, shall we?

1. Locking Your Entire iPhone

Beyond just keeping your WhatsApp safe, you can actually lock your entire iPhone. This means everything on it – your photos, apps, messages, and more – will be behind a security check.

Using Face or Fingerprint

Your iPhone might come with a cool thing called Face ID (for face scanning) or Touch ID (for fingerprint scanning). Here’s how to set that up:

  • Step 1: On your iPhone’s home screen, tap the ‘Settings’ icon. It looks like a gear wheel.
  • Step 2: Now, depending on your iPhone, tap ‘Face ID & Passcode’ or ‘Touch ID & Passcode’.
  • Step 3: Choose ‘Set Up Face ID’ or ‘Set Up Touch ID’ and then tap ‘Start’.
  • Step 4: Follow the instructions. It’ll guide you through scanning your face or finger.
  • Step 5: Make sure the switch next to ‘Unlock iPhone’ is turned ON.

Using a Passcode

Besides your face or finger, you can also use a passcode. It’s like a secret code only you know!

  • Step 1: Go to ‘Settings’ and then ‘Face ID & Passcode’ or ‘Touch ID & Passcode’.
  • Step 2: Choose ‘Turn Passcode On’.
  • Step 3: Set your passcode. This is usually 4 or 6 digits.

Once you set up any of these, whenever you turn on your iPhone or wake it up from sleep, it’ll ask for your face, finger, or passcode.

2. Remember…

It’s super important to remember your passcode or to make sure your face or fingerprint is set up properly. You don’t want to lock yourself out of your own phone, right? So, double-check and maybe even write down your passcode somewhere safe!

With these settings, you’re adding an extra layer of protection to your entire iPhone, not just WhatsApp. Now that’s what I call being super smart and safe! 🌟🔐📱

How To Block WhatsApp Messages

If you’re looking to take a break from someone on WhatsApp or just want to stop receiving messages from them, you’re in the right place! Let me guide you through the simple steps to block someone on your iPhone’s WhatsApp.

1. Through WhatsApp Settings

This method is best when you just know the contact’s name but they haven’t messaged you recently:

  • Step 1: Open your WhatsApp app on your iPhone.
  • Step 2: At the bottom, tap on ‘Settings’. It looks like a little gear.
  • Step 3: Now, tap ‘Accounts’, then ‘Privacy’, and then ‘Blocked’.
  • Step 4: You’ll see a ‘+’ or ‘Add’ at the top. Tap it.
  • Step 5: Now, just find the contact’s name you want to block and tap on it. Done!

2. Through Chat Messages

This method is perfect if the person recently messaged you:

  • Step 1: Open your WhatsApp and go to the ‘Chats’ tab.
  • Step 2: Find the chat or conversation with the person you want to block.
  • Step 3: Tap on their name or phone number at the top of the chat.
  • Step 4: Scroll down until you see ‘Block Contact’. Tap on that.
  • Step 5: A confirmation will pop up. Just tap ‘Block’, and you’re set!

Wrapping It All Up!

Alright, so we’ve taken quite a journey together through the world of WhatsApp on your iPhone! We talked about keeping your chats private, locking up your app, securing your entire phone, and even how to block those not-so-welcome chatters. Remember, technology is fantastic when we use it wisely. It’s all about ensuring you’re comfortable and safe. So, go on and enjoy those chats, share those memes, and video call with confidence, knowing you’ve got all the tools to stay secure. Until next time, happy chatting! 😊📱🔐

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