One of the first things you do when you buy a new mobile is to put a password so that nobody can access it. However, Android devices still do not offer the ability to block access to applications natively.
Fortunately, there are many security apps to keep your mobile 100% secure. Among them, we find tools that allow you to put a password to the apps you want. If you want anyone to read your WhatsApp conversations, that your YouTube viewing history is private or that only you post on Twitter, we tell you what are the apps with which you can get it.
Password for applications: how to set it so that nobody enters
Security Master is a free Android app that works to protect your mobile with tools such as antivirus. However, in this article, we will highlight its AppLock function, which serves to block access to applications by means of a password or pattern.
After downloading the app and opening it, you will enter the main menu. There you will find AppLock, with the icon of a closed padlock. Click on it to see which applications have privacy problems. Choose the ones you want to protect and click on Protect. You can then choose between PIN and pattern lock.
Set the password you want to protect the app with and you’re done with the settings. Enter the application you have blocked and verify that it now asks you for a password to use it.
This is one of the best known Android programs to put passwords to applications. Download it, select the app you want to block and choose the method with which you want to do it. You can choose between PIN, pattern or fingerprint (the latter only if you have an Android version higher than 6.0 Marshmallow).
After setting the password, enter the locked app and confirm that only you can access it. So, you won’t have to worry when someone else picks up your phone. In addition to this, AppLock has other interesting features such as call blocking, widget for fast lock / unlock and random keyboard to ensure password security.
More than 1 million downloads already accumulate this application in the Play Store. As the name implies, Application blocking works as a security method to limit access to apps installed on your mobile. After installing and opening it, you must establish a pattern, which will be the one that is required every time you want to enter this or the apps you have blocked.
Then, click on the AppLock option that appears in the main menu to be able to choose the applications to which you want to limit access. Once the selection is made, and after having granted the necessary permissions, the selected apps will request the pattern you entered at the beginning to access them.
Norton App Lock
While we wait for Android to launch an application lock function for all its users, we look at the Norton App Lock service. The function of this app is simple: block with PIN or pattern the applications you choose so that your information remains private.
When accessing your particular App Lock, the app will recommend which programs you need the most security. Select those that are of your interest and then set the code or pattern with which you want to block it. There, the applications will be blocked and only you can access them with the password that you have set yourself.
With just a simple search in the Android application store of “application lock” or “App Lock”, you can find many other applications that fulfill the same function. To highlight a few more, we also mention Applock – Fingerprint Pro and Application Lock (developed by Smart Mobile Tools).
Test the operation of them, analyze the security they provide to your phone’s applications and choose your favorite. Also, do not forget to use more security methods on Android to make your mobile phone 100% secure.