August 10, 2022
How to block others from accessing your Android apps

You hand your phone over to someone to call, or search for something on the Internet and the next thing you know, they’re browsing through your messages. Most people know better than to be so rude, but we all know that one person who doesn’t really understand why this is bad behavior.

Not that everyone has something to hide, but these days we all carry a virtual record of our lives in our pockets. Our smartphones contain a lot of personal information that we don’t want other people to see.

One way to protect your privacy is to set up a password lock on your phone. While this serves the purpose in most cases, it is of no use when you pass your phone to someone for a quick call or if they want to check something. Password lock for individual apps can come in handy at such times. There are plenty of apps for Android that let you do this, but Smart App Lock is our favorite.

To protect your apps from curious friends, you can set up Smart AppLock as follows:

  1. download smart app lock,

  2. When you first fire up the app, it will ask you to set a password. default password is 7777, as you will see in the password prompt on the screen. Tap those numbers to open the app.

  3. now app lock The tab will appear.

  4. tap green , button on the bottom.

  5. Select the apps you want to lock with a password. All you have to do is tap on the checkmark next to each app you want to protect.

  6. tap add,

  7. Next to each app, you’ll see a button labeled to make a fool of, Tap this button to enable Fake App Crash Message. Whenever you open that app, you will see a message, “Unfortunately, WhatsApp has stopped.” It will show the name of the app for which you have enabled the setting. If someone sees the message and taps OkSmart AppLock returns to the home screen. But if you tap and hold OkYou will be asked to enter the app password.

That’s it. Now all the apps you choose are hidden behind a password. But changing the default password is a good idea and here is how you can do it:

  1. swipe left Adjustment tab.

  2. tap Password and pattern setting,

  3. tap Password and a new numeric code key.

  4. tap password hint To change the signal set by default.

  5. You can also switch to Pattern Lock, Gesture Lock or Character Password Lock. tap lock type to switch.

This will set a common password for all the apps you select. If you want a different password for any of your apps, try these steps.

  1. Open Smart App Lock and swipe left Adjustment tab.

  2. tap multiple passwords,

  3. tap add password,

  4. Here you can select individual apps by tapping locked apps,

  5. Tap and tap the checkmark next to the apps you want to lock add,

We really like Smart AppLock because it doesn’t just protect your apps. It does this in a way that prevents any unauthorized user from knowing that something is wrong. That way, you can keep your content private, without having to fight over it. Do you make password locks for individual apps? How did you like it, do let us know through the comment. For more tutorials, visit our How To section

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