Don’t you just hate it when other people use your android phone and use apps they are not supposed to? Don’t you just hate such invasion of your privacy?
Some people (mostly your stupid friends) ask you to unlock your phone so that they can make a call and end up going through your WhatsApp messages or your gallery, and most of the time, they find something that they can use to tease or blackmail you till the end of your sorry life. Wondering how you can put an end to this madness? Read on.
Android has several options to lock the phone. You can use a pattern, a pin, a password or thanks to recent technological advancements, your fingerprint to safely lock your phone. But we need much more than just a simple screen lock to solve our problem, we need to set a lock to certain apps, we need app locks.
We have compiled a list of Top 10 Best Applock for Android that will help you keep pattern or pin or fingerprint lock to protect your precious apps. These apps can become handy in case you need to safeguard our private data from “intruders”, yes; you can call them that.
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Top 10 Best Applock For Android 2017
As App locker apps became more and more famous, smartphone manufacturers thought that it would be beneficial if they provided the feature inbuilt into the phones. That is why companies like Xiaomi, ASUS, etc. has included an AppLock as part of their ROMs; you will also find the feature in several custom ROMs.
The reason why this is the first in our list of Top 10 app lock for android free download 2017 is that, since that it is a part of the ROM, it will be the most stable and secure. Moreover, you don’t need to go to the play store and install anything for this.
If you are a user of xiaomi smartphones, you can access the MiUi app lock by going into the security app and tapping on the app lock icon on the top right. If you don’t own a phone having an In-Built Applock, read on.
Applock is the most popular applock for Android. It was among the first few apps in this category, and it instantly gained popularity.It allows you to keep a pin or a pattern to lock your precious apps. Apart from securing apps, the Applock app can also hide pictures and videos, protected media will not show up in any gallery app and will only be accessible through the photo and video vault within the app lock app
It also gives you an option to hide the Applock app from app drawer, so that nobody will know you are using the applock. Once you give accessibility privileges to the app and enable advanced protection within the app, nobody will be able to delete the app either. If you wish to use the app after you have hidden the app from app drawer, go to the dialer, enter #password and hit the call button. It has more than 100 million downloads from the Google play store alone and supports 24 languages.Locked yourself out of your android phone
AppLock – Fingerprint comes third in our list of Top 10 Best Applock For Android 2017. It has more than 20 Million users and supports 31 languages as of now.It has an option that will show a fake force close popup that will fool an intruder opening any app they are not supposed to be opening. The app has some features to be bought as in-app purchases. It also offers an option to capture the face of anyone trying to unlock an app. It captures the face of the intruder using the front facing camera and shows it to the original owner. Useful right?
Hexlock is a popular name when it comes to free apps that can lock apps. I have used this app a lot and liked it. This app has great colours and is pleasing to the eye. The UI is modern and easy to use. One feature that stands out is the several profile mods. On each profile, one can set several apps to be locked, depending on location or occasion and activate each profile as it suits you. For example, you can add the work related apps like Docs, Keep, etc. in one profile and activate that profile to lock those apps when you get home and vice versa. You can also unlock apps using your fingerprint if your smartphone supports that.
LEO Privacy is a popular name in this genre of apps. This one also got a modern and cool user interface. Apart from being one of the best app locker for Android, LEO Privacy can also do the job of a call blocker app. It can filter and block spam calls for you. The app also got several Anti-theft features like remotely controlling a lost phone and locating a lost phone on the map. The app can also clear junk and cache of your Android phone. You can also set the app to automatically lock or unlock given apps by desired time or location.
CM Security, sixth in our list of top 10 best applock for android lollipop 2017, has every feature an Applock For Android App should have. It can also lock stuff like Mobile Data, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc. You cab disable incoming calls, restrict intruders from Installing / Uninstalling apps. It can also lock system apps like Play Store, Browser, Settings. One should understand that CM here refers to Cheetah Mobiles, and it is no way related to the famous Custom ROM, CyanogenMod.
Apps Lock & Gallery Hider have divided their features list into 3:
- Smart features – which includes locking all apps, Hiding and encrypting media files, widgets for quickly locking or unlocking
- Security features – which includes Pin and Pattern locks, setting a short period of time when the lock will be disabled, setting Break-in-alerts
- Hi-Tech features – which includes hiding the app’s icon, setting up a private camera which will automatically get saved in the hidden section
It does contain ads which can be removed by in-app purchases
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AppLock 2 (Smart App Protect) has a really modern and eye-pleasing UI. Using this app, you can lock not only apps but also the essential toggles such as Mobile data, Wifi, Bluetooth, etc. It offers a feature called, DelayLock, this means that once you unlock an app, you don’t need to enter a password to access it again within a certain time interval. This one is the best Applock For Android 2016 without ads, yes there are no annoying ads on this app.
App Lock: Fingerprint Password had a simple and colourful UI and got a lot of features. It has more than 50 million users and is available in more than ten popular languages. Even though this app doesn’t have anything unique, it will get the job done.
AppLock – Fingerprint Unlock is the last app in our list of top 10 Applock For Android 2017. This app is from the manufacturers of CM Security and is their dedicated app for locking Android apps. Well designed, this app has no advertisements and supports latest Android marshmallow and fingerprint locking
Conclusion on Top Applock For Android:
That’s it, folks; that was our list of the 10 Best Applock Apps For Android 2017. We have written it out of experience and research. Hope you like it. Keep visiting PSnama 😛