It probably annoys you when people pick up your Android phone and fiddle with it; but beyond irritation, it's also a potential security risk. For one thing, your privacy could be compromised. For another, your phone's settings could be changed, accidentally or deliberately. A simple app has an equally simple solution: password protection for only those apps you want to protect. That's what Power Apps Tools' Applock Master does. You set a password or locking pattern, and Applock Master keeps protected apps from opening until you enter your password or remove them from the locked list. Applock Master is free and supports Android 2.3 and higher, including the latest versions.
Applock Master's refreshingly simple and ad-free interface opened after we'd completed the setup process, which involves choosing either password or pattern locking. We started with a password, which includes the usual security questions for recovering lost or forgotten passwords. Incidentally, Applock Master doesn't use actual passwords but four-digit number codes instead. For a free Android app, Applock Master has lots of useful settings, including a customizable delay time, anti-uninstall, pattern tracking, unlock vibration, and password and security question maintenance. The only suggestion we'd make is to change the password recovery button's label from "Forget password" to "Forget password?" to make it more immediately clear what the button does.
Applock Master is easy to use: To add an app such as your phone, contacts, photos, or software, simply tap it in Applock Master's Unlocked Apps list. To unlock a locked app, simply press it in the Locked Apps list. We opened the Unlocked Apps list and tapped our Camera, which disappeared from the list and showed up on the Locked Apps list. When we tried to open the Camera, Applock Master's password screen appeared. We tapped in our code, and our Camera opened immediately. No need to add or remove the app from the list: Locking or unlocking it does that for you. Applock Master is an awesome little app that handles a big job with ease.
From Power Apps Tools:
The easiest way to secure your smartphone and protect your privacy! The app locker is a professional privacy protection tool that uses a password or locking pattern to ensure the privacy of all your text and voice messages, contacts and photos. Main Features: Add the app you want to protect with a single click. Use password or locking pattern to ensure app privacy. Can exit app temporarily, without needing to repeat unlocking. Privacy protection function can be started automatically or manually. Includes password retrieval for forgotten passwords.Update: Support Samsung Galaxy S3, Note2 and other mobile phones with version 4.0 systems or higher.Recent changes:Update: Support Samsung Galaxy S3, Note2 and other mobile phones with version 4.0 systems or higher.Content rating: Low Maturity