How to Lock Individual Apps on your Android
We understand how important your security and privacy is with your smartphone, after all it contains tons of sensitive information. WhatsApp chats, photos, banking details and so much more all reside in the palm of your hand – so when someone asks to borrow your phone, you could get a little cautious.
We have the solution though – some great apps which will allow you to lock certain apps on your device – thus keeping them safe from prying eyes. It’s as simple as that to give yourself peace of mind, so take a look at the apps below and be at ease when someone has your device. As a general rule of thumb, always make sure you block access to your “Settings” to ensure that nobody can uninstall the app.
First up on our list is the great AppLock – Fingerprint Unlock. It’s a great way of blocking access to your applications. You can set it up to either lock by a pattern or via a fingerprint and can choose which specific apps you want it to block access to. The only downside to it is that it takes a couple of seconds before it activates, so people can open up locked apps for a second or two before being locked out.
This tool provides complete protection to keep your privacy safe and keep your security on point. The app allows you to create half a dozen different profiles which can have custom settings attached. You can also connect each profile to Wi-Fi networks, so that if you’re at home the app doesn’t need to function.
Lockdown Pro is one of the better apps for locking people out of your device. This is because it has built in features which will put people off trying to access things. For example, you can attach a calculator app to locked apps, which requires a specific code before it’ll actually unlock the app. It can also be programmed to display error messages when a locked app is launched. These dissuasive tools make it very efficient.
AppLock allows you to lock access to apps and can block users from viewing photos. You choose what you want to block, social apps, the Play Store, media access; you have complete freedom to block everything you deem necessary. It also allows you to hide app icons and prevent uninstall options from being present.
Lastly we have App Lock: Fingerprint Password. This app will protect your e-mails, text messages, social applications, access to contacts and so much more. You can set up a pin, pattern or fingerprint to lock down your device and it works really efficiently compared to a lot of app lock apps out there.