AppDefense • Jailed BioProtectXS alternative.

Protect your apps with your face, finger, or passcode!


Welcome to AppDefense

Protect your apps with Face ID, Touch ID, or your passcode. Simple, easy, and works with multiple apps.

Warning: The shortcut can sometimes break App Switcher and Screenshot functions. Not to worry, if this happens, it can be fixed by going to the Power Off screen, and then hitting cancel.



Protecting your apps has been possible for many years. However, this feature always required a jailbreak, since it is not native into the system and had to be added. Some people may not like to jailbreak, but would still love this feature. Introducing AppDefense, a way to protect your apps just like these tweaks, but without a jailbreak. Everything is coded natively in the Shortcuts app, and is powered by AuthKit, so you will never have to download another app to make AppDefense work.

Preventing Unauthorized Users

With AppDefense and Face ID/Touch ID, only you can access your apps fully. AppDefense uses AuthKit to seamlessly authenticate you in a blink.

Fast, Easy, and Native

Setup is guided through the Setup Assistant as soon as you download the Shortcut. The process on making the automation is all detailed in step by step pictures, so you can easily lock your apps within 5 minutes.

Graphics made by MediaKit. Compatible with Swing Updater.

Disclaimer: This Shortcut is designed for iOS 13. It may or may not function correctly on iOS 14, and will not be supported until iOS 14 has been released as stable.

Latest Release Notes

1.1 - July 26, 2020, 2:04 a.m.

Fixes redirection issue.

Past versions