In this day and age where it is becoming increasingly easier to access private information, it is of utmost importance to protect your privacy. An application which protects your information from prying eyes goes a long way in doing just that. There are various apps out there which help you lock your information but the question arises which one is best suited for you and your needs. To help you, here is a list of the best app locks available right now. (All these apps are available for download on Google play)
Best Android App locker
You must be thinking why we need mobile app locker? Because mostly we are into the era where privacy matters more than anything else, but these days most users have a face lock or pattern lock on their android phone.
But when it comes to something sensitive data, we can’t rely on just pattern or fingerprint passwords. There we need app locker.
AppLock (DoMobile Lab)
Applock is one of the best apps lockers out there. Not only can it lock up specified apps, but it can also lock up certain pictures and videos. You can also prevent the uninstalling of apps, can block incoming calls and also lock phone features like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc. It also includes fingerprint protection. It is free to download and there are a few features to be unlocked by paying.
It can lock all the apps on your phone and it also has the ability to lock photos and videos. It has the option of invisible keyboard and also random keyboard to heighten the security. You can also change the theme of the app. There is a feature which will allow you to replace the app icon so as to hide it. You can also change the lock frequency. It even takes pictures of anyone who puts in the wrong password. This app is free to download and use.
AppLock-Fingerprint Unlock (Cheetah Mobile)
This app is used to lock and unlock apps using the phone’s fingerprint scanner. It is a very simple to use app. It can lock all apps and pictures and gallery items. It takes pictures of anyone who tries to unlock the apps unsuccessfully. It has the ability to lock settings in your phone like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, uninstallation of applications etc. It can also lock incoming calls so no one else can pick it up. It is completely free to use. However it is not the safest app lock out there.
This app is a fairly basic one and hides all your apps and photos, videos etc. It is highly customisable in terms of appearance and themes. It is very simple to use and will serve your purpose if you do not want any complicated app lock. It is completely free to use. The major drawback is that it does not work with phones manufactured by companies such as Xiaomi and Huawei. Also it is moderately easy to bypass by thieves.
App Lock: Fingerprint Password
It is a very simplistic looking and easy-to-use app. It works in sync with your fingerprint scanner and it also has other options like pin, password etc to unlock your phone. It supports more than 10 languages. It also has a feature to protect and apps downloaded from then on. It is free to use but to unlock all the features you will have to pay some amount.
Norton App Lock
Norton is pretty well known for it’s antivirus software. They also have an app which works as an app locker. It uses variety of options to lock your phone. It can take pictures of people who try to unlock your apps. It is suitable for people not very knowledgeable about these things and also for people who want a simple app lock. It comes with a recommendation list of which apps should be blocked. It is free to use and can be trusted since it is made by such a known name.
Perfect App Lock
It is one of the better options available. It provides not only basic functions like locking the apps, gallery and settings like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth etc, it also has a rather unique approach to keeping people out. Whenever anyone clicks on the app which is locked, it will provide an error message which will confuse the other person and provides extra security. It is free to use but if you want to get rid of the advertisements you will have to pay.
It is a fairly good option. It locks you apps, photos and videos with ease and also locks your settings, toggles and phone log. It provides auto-start on reboot, alerts if someone tries to break in and delayed app locking but it’s most unique feature is that it disguises itself as a lock screen to confuse people trying to unlock it. This app is free to use.
It is a very good app and has a lot of nice features. It locks your apps, photos and settings and it has the option of fingerprint scanning. It can also take a picture of anyone trying to break in to your phone. It has a few different features like availability of 18×18 grid instead of 3×3 for pattern unlock, showing a fake error message and keeping your screen on while using certain apps. It supports 30 languages. It is free but few features need to be unlocked by paying some amount.
It is one of the most unique and high functionality app locks present right now. Apart from the basic functions it also has provisions to locks sms messages, contacts, call logs etc. It provides a privacy browser, data transfer and cloud backup for sms messages. You can create duplicate vaults to confuse people trying to pry. It also has a hidden mode and break in alerts which increases overall security. It is free to use but some features are locked until you pay.