The majority of the users of iPhone 5 does not know the technique to lock text messages without going through the jailbreaking process for their iOS device. Your iOS device possesses a large number of personal messages and very important data that you do not want to be seen by other people and you prefer to lock your data and text messages. It can be done with the help of a passcode. If you set a passcode to your text messages section, it will secure your messages. Whenever you restart your device or open Messages, you will need to insert the passcode to open it. If you or some other person inserts the passcode to the iPhone 5, your text messages can be accessed that exist on your iOS device.
Steps to Follow to Lock Messages on iPhone 5
Step 1: First you need to go to the “Settings” option that can be found on the Home screen of your iPhone 5.
Step 2: Click the “General” option and you will be moved to another screen where you need to select the option “Passcode Lock”.
Step 3: Now click the option “Turn Passcode On” that can be found on your screen.
Step 4: You have to add a passcode consists of four digits and re-enter it to confirm whether you have entered a correct code. Now you have set a passcode to your device and you need to provide this code whenever you restart it.
Step 5: Now return to your “Home” key by closing the “Settings” option and click to the “Sleep/Wake” option that can be seen on the top corner of your iOS device. It should turn off to activate the Messages passcode.
Once you turn off the “Sleep/Wake” option on your iPhone 5, the passcode will start working and you have secured your messages.
You should select a passcode that is easy to remember for you because if you forget the password, your iOS device will need to be wiped and you will lose the data and Messages you have saved in it. So you should be very much careful for choosing a passcode for it.