Data breaches and thefts are not new as far as mobile is concerned. Now and then, we come across such an incident. To counter this issue, smartphone manufacturers have added a lot of safety features, but sometimes, these features do fail due to various reasons.
What to do then? If you are an Android device owner, I have a few options that you can actually secure your device than ever before. The below-mentioned Android applocks will work as an added layer of security for your device and can ably secure apps related to banking, social media accounts, gallery, and more. It will further cut off access to the people who might get hold of your unlocked device.
The Android applocks work in different ways; pin codes, security patterns, fingerprint impressions and passwords, all can come in handy. It depends upon the user, through which option he wants to secure the device.
AppLock is one of the most trusted apps for securing an Android device. This app can protect privacy with password, fingerprint lock, and pattern. It can also hide pictures and videos that will not be visible in the gallery. One of the bright spots over here is the random keyboard and invisible pattern lock, which make it more secured in case of spying.
Lock all the Android apps present on the device.
Log in with multiple accounts.
Take photos of invaders.
Norton App locks your apps and protects your privacy with the latest features. It uses a secure password or pattern lock to keep the Android device safe. The Android applock is best to lock pictures, videos, gallery, and financial information. With its smart technology, you don’t need a PIN, lock screen pattern or password to open.
Adds passcode security to all the Android apps.
Lock multiple apps with the same 4-digit PIN passcode.
Protects the private data and photos from any kind of breach.
Won’t let anyone change your social status or posts.
Keep the app content private even if you hand over your device to anyone else.
An added layer of security in case your device is lost or stolen.
As the name of this app lock suggests, it only supports devices which have the fingerprint sensor. This app is designed and developed by Cheetah Mobile and aims to secure the device better than PIN codes and passwords. Though the app also offers to use patterns and PIN codes as well.
The app provides added safety by clicking the picture of the snooper whoever tries to unlock the device and immediately sends the photo to the user’s email id, with date and the time.
Unlike many of the other Android applocks, this app is free from ads and is available for free. It also has customized lock mode, which saves you from locking the apps every time.
This fingerprint applock can secure apps and features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, incoming Calls, Play Store, browser, settings, and more.
Privacy Knight offers much more than a regular Android applock. You can change the app icon to disguise it among other apps. Once installed, it can hide videos and pictures that will help you to keep away your personal stuff away from prying eyes.
Interestingly, this app is one step ahead of fingerprint applock and offers face unlock, which is apparently safer than all other security measures. Privacy Knight works similar to other data safety apps and locks all of the device’s apps.
To make it easier for the user, the app comes with one tap option, which will wipe out browsing history and search history.
Lock Android apps which are not for sharing.
Hide pictures into photos and videos in the vault.
Remove the device browsing history.
Powered by an advanced face detection algorithm.
Hide icon of Privacy Knight by change icon to a Dialer.
Hide Notification from displaying on the notification bar.
Prevent Privacy app from being uninstalled by Snoopers.
Here is another Android applock that let you lock your app through your fingerprint. AppLock by SPSoft also work on devices which support fingerprint sensors. Other than this, you can also try a password and lock screen pattern. This app replaces the actual window with a fake one and automatically clicks the picture of the intruder.
Blocks the locked app's notification message.
Lock Android apps on a specific time or auto-unlocks them when connected to specific WiFi or Bluetooth.
You can set a different password for each locked app.
Lock or unlock the device remotely via SMS text.
Prevents the screen from sleeping when running specific apps.
The user can randomly place the buttons arranged by password.
Restrict unlock attempts to a certain number.
AppLock can lock apps and other personal data with a different set of locks. It is a free Android applock that is designed to keep the intruders away. It further hides photos and videos by encrypting the Gallery. The user can customize the app according to the requirement.
AppLock by IvyMobile can lock various apps like social apps, system apps, Android pay apps, or any third-party apps. To keep the device secure, it deploys an invisible pattern lock and random keyboard. It will ultimately secure the device in a much better way.
Perfect AppLock is yet another ideal app to secure the Android smartphone. Protect your files and apps with PIN, Pattern or even Gesture.
Effectively manage screen brightness of individual apps.
Prevents unwanted screen rotation on each Android app.
After every third failed attempt, the app takes a photo of the intruder.
Lock WiFi, 3G data, Bluetooth, Sync, USB.
Lock outgoing calls, incoming calls, and app install/uninstall
Remotely start AppLock service using SMS command.
This Android app brings another level of privacy protection by bringing safety reminder tools. No one can change the setting of your phone and steal the device data with this app installed.
Video Safe Vault.
Intelligent privacy protection scans the privacy status of the device in real time.
Disguise the Android apps unlock screen to prevent the breach.
Block and clean junk notifications.
Hide preview notification.
Lock incoming call.
Smart AppLock is an app to lock the protected files and personal information. The app flawlessly locks the app content like photos, videos, SMS and call logs.
Lock Incoming Calls.
Lock Wi-Fi toggle & Bluetooth toggle.
Disguise the lock screen.
Protect apps with multiple lock types.
Custom lock screen style.
Advice the user to lock related apps.
Hide and encrypt pictures and videos.t
Unlike other apps mentioned in the list, this app is not exactly an applock. It is more like a launcher and applock is just an added feature to this app, which brings it here. The app lets the user secure apps and personal data by locking them in various ways.
I have brought you these apps based upon their ratings, feedback, total downloads and their reputation of acknowledging the users’ concerns. Do note one thing, these apps will provide you an extra layer of security only when you have the device, or it's in your vicinity. In case your device gets stolen, these apps may not guarantee you the utmost security. For such a scenario, you may use the Android’s “Track My device option.”
A typical boy and tech enthusiast, Vikram is totally fascinated by the journey of his day from miseries to joys. Covering the journalism field, he writes at MobileAppDaily and keeps surfing the trends to understand tech and inventions better. Don’t forget his driving skills, he is a professional car rallyist. Life has just got better, breath it!!Follow