How many times have you been in this situation? You’ve just bought a shiny new smartphone and everyone wants to take a look and see its cool features. You – of course – want to show it off but at the same time are quite stressed about others snooping around on your device (hey, everyone has something one does not want to share with other! 😉 ) or downloading something harmful to your device by accident. Well, we have the solution that will help solve your worries.
This March, Avira launched AppLock+, the app that lets you take total control over the apps installed on your smartphone or a paired device. We have already presented to you how the app is useful for parents that want to be sure that their children are going to school to learn – and not to test the new photo editor they’ve just installed on their devices.
But now it’s time to talk about some other useful things you can do with AppLock+: Locking away your social media apps or the personal photos saved on your smartphone’s memory card.
Why is it important to PIN your apps down?
This is a question that not many people ask themselves – but they certainly should. The first layer of protection for every smartphone should be a default lock code or pattern to keep your data safe in case the device is lost or stolen. But when you deliberately give your device to someone else, unless you hover over their shoulder, it’s hardly possible to control what they are doing while navigating through it.
This is where AppLock+ takes control over the situation. You can lock all your social media apps, all your messaging apps, system apps, camera and gallery at the same time with only one PIN code. That way, no one but you will be able to use or access them. Unless they know your password, of course, but let’s hope this will never happen. You can also choose to block only some of the apps on your device. Just choose the “forbidden fruit” and it’s done – no one else will take a bite out of it.
Having this second layer of protection is important because it helps you escape the panic of having your “secret” stuff involuntarily revealed. No jokes here, “panic” is the most frequent word used by people questioned about how they felt when lending out their smartphones. So, having AppLock+ installed on your devices will surely releave you from this stress.
Three simple steps to installing and activating AppLock+
Getting your apps under control and AppLock+ running on your smartphone is a simple three-step process:
- Enter a PIN code
- Assign the lock on the desired apps
- Go to Edit and enable the PIN Lock button
And that’s all there is to it.
How to get AppLock+
AppLock+ is available for free in the Google Play Market. There are a lot more cool features available when you purchase the Pro version. For only 2.49 EUR, you can have the Scheduled Lock feature and also the Geo Lock, which will allow you restrict access to certain apps installed on the device according to location.
So, a lot of useful features are provided with AppLock+. Now, it’s up to you to decide if you’re ready to take total control over your devices.