Password protection is an excellent way to keep sensitive information secure. If you have sensitive business documents or financial information that you need to keep private, password protection can make it difficult for others to gain access to. This is especially true if you are using a mobile device, such as an iPhone, to handle your files.
While there are third-party apps that allow you to password protect a file, there are also more streamlined, native options. Fortunately, Apple has included a number of features that support the concept. For instance, iOS 15 supports locking PDF files. However, even with this feature, you still need to use a password to open the document.
One of the easiest ways to password protect a file is by using a PDF editor app, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. When you launch the app, you’ll be greeted with a small window. On this screen, you’ll see a few tools you can use to unlock the document. You can lock a document using a password and then unlock it by tapping the “Lock” button. Also, you can draw shapes over a password-protected PDF.
It’s not always easy to decide whether to use a PDF or other type of document to store your files. Thankfully, you can choose the best method for you. The first step is to find out what kind of document you’d like to protect. Once you have a file in mind, it’s time to learn how to password protect it.
Whether you choose to password protect a file, an image or any other data on your mobile device, you’ll need to know how to create a strong, unique password. That’s where the Files app comes into play. Here, you can password-protect a file, view it and even edit it.
In addition to the Files app, you can also use the iPad’s built-in tools to password protect a document. As with any other Apple products, you’ll need an iOS version that supports it. If you’re on an older version, you’ll need to use a third-party app to accomplish the same thing.
Although there are a number of PDF editing apps available, one of the most popular is PDFelement. This application is designed specifically for editing and protecting PDF files. It works by encrypting a document, saving it and setting a password. There are some downsides to this, though, as you’ll need to manually enter your password each time you need to change it. Moreover, the password must be entered each time the file is opened.
Lastly, there’s the Documents app. This application allows you to easily share documents via a variety of channels. By far, it’s the most secure way to pass a file on. If you want to password protect a file in the Documents app, you can either use your Face ID or enter a password. Otherwise, you can do the same with the Touch ID.
Hopefully, this guide has helped you find the best way to password protect a file on your iOS device. If you’re interested in learning more, check out our iPad user guide.