In this quick tutorial you will learn how to lock Android apps so that no one will access your apps without your permission.
Do you want to protect your privacy? Do you want to hide or lock some apps you use on your Android phone? No problem!
In this quick and easy tutorial I will show you how to lock an Android app so that no one can access it without further authentication.
There are at least a few different ways of how to put a lock on Android apps and here I will show you my top three. Let's begin!
The first step you need to take to be able to put a lock on Android apps is install one of many popular Android lock apps.
I have tested many of them and can recommend you the following:
This is probably one of the most popular and powerful Android lock apps that will let you lock Android apps and offer a lot of other extra features like:
When you open the app for the first time you will have to define a drawing pattern that will let you unlock the apps or features you locked and also access this app.
That is another great Android lock app that will let you lock certain Android apps.
However, when you open it for the first time, you need to adjust accessibility settings (in Android 5.0 and higher). Note that it affects device encryption.
As you can see this app offers rather similar features like locking certain apps, possibility of setting a PIN or patterns, and locking Android apps with fingerprint.
This app will also let you lock apps from being deleted (including the lock app).
Fortunately, both of the above apps (AppLock and App Locker) let you lock apps with password.
AppLock by default lets you protect your Android apps with pattern. However, you can easily change that into password if you want. To do that:
Congratulations! That's all. You know now how to lock your Android apps with password.
Unfortunately, Android by default does not give you the possibility to lock apps with fingerprint.
The good news is that if your phone has a fingerprint reader, you can use the above AppLock app to lock certain apps with fingerprint. To do that:
From now on you will be able to unlock a locked app either with password (if you set it up) or your fingerprint.
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