No more accidental deletion of apps and games. No more friends deleting your apps and games just for fun.
Either it’s an app or a game, whatever that is, it will be super sucks if your app or game progress is gone due to accidental deletion of app/game. Or for sure you’ll be super mad if your friend who’s playing with your iPhone, irresponsibly delete your apps or games just for fun.
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Apps Getting Deleted – No Way to Restore Current Latest Saved Data
Happen to me before and the same thing could also happen (or have happened) to you, I played one game and chose not to sync it with Facebook (to enable cloud save and sync – I didn’t connect to Facebook because I don’t want Facebook to know every bits of me), and one night I felt my head was so heavy yet I still tried to play the game with my iPhone just because I wanted to catch up with friends who also playing the same game. Next thing in the morning, I woke up feeling angry because the game was missing from my iPhone app drawer. After taking some time recalling what was happened, I assumed it was getting deleted accidentally the day before when I felt sleepy – somehow I activated the iOS jiggle mode to delete apps and there you go – any apps or games shall be deleted the moment you press the ‘X’ button on the app icon without any confirmation.
Back then, there were only 2 ways: either restore my iPhone from my last backup which I didn’t know when was the last time I did backup my iPhone to my Mac, or redo the game from the beginning again. I chose to skip both options and moved on from the game, forgetting that I played the game before.
Today, such thing could be prevented. No more losing your apps or games saved data.
Fast forward to today. After playing around with iPhone and iOS long enough, I do realize, actually there’s the 3rd options which Apple has been implementing since iOS 9 (means iOS 11 and iOS 12 are also supported). And it requires 2-3 minutes of your time to set it up to save and secure months worth of your apps or games saved data.
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Here’s what you can do to disable apps deletion from iOS.
This trick should works on iOS 9 and up, including iOS 12.
1) Go to Settings then General
2) Find Restrictions
3) If Restrictions is ON, key in your passcode and jump to step 4 below.
If Restrictions is OFF, then you first need to turn it ON by enabling it. When enabling restrictions, you’ll be asked to provide a 4-digit passcode. This passcode you should remember and it’s not the same as the iOS lock screen passcode.
4) On Restrictions page, go and find “Deleting Apps”.
5) Switch OFF “Deleting Apps” to prevent anyone – even yourself – without passcode access to Restrictions to be able deleting any apps or games.
Now go back to Home screen and try delete any of your apps or games. You will no longer be able to delete any single apps or games, be it Apple stock apps or 3rd party apps/games.
Should I knew this trick before, I would have been still playing with the game till today and I would have not been so mad to myself.
What are you waiting for? Act today before it’s too late.
Did similar thing happen to you as well before – apps or games disappeared from your Home screen because they got deleted?
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