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Review APP Lock
A virtual padlock for your entire phone, or just specific apps
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 01 Jul 2014, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Powerful functionality, lots of settings
Old fashioned design, lags here and there
APP Lock for Android adds a layer of security and privacy from prying eyes. Lock any app from being used or changed without your knowledge.
APP Lock is a nicely functioning security app. This would be great for parents who want to make sure their kids aren't messing with their phone or downloading games without permission. Just set a numerical pass code and select which specific apps you want APP Lock to monitor and secure. The interface is very clean and user friendly. Just tap icons to the specific apps you want to control, or set universal parameters for your entire device.
*Safety Tip* Be sure to set a recovery email address. That way, if you ever forget your pass code, APP Lock can email it to you so you can unlock your device!
I love the flexibility of this app. Setting specific rules for specific apps is very easy and user friendly. And the lock screen feature should keep nosy co-workers or suspicious lovers from poking around where they don’t belong. You can also lock down your photo gallery, so if you have some embarrassing photos of that wild night you had, no one else can see them ‘by accident’ if they happen to borrow your phone. I also love the location lock; just set it to automatically lock your phone at specific locales, like work, or your mother in-law’s house. ;) You can also set custom backgrounds to your lock screen to give them that personal touch.
APP Lock has a host of advanced features available only on the paid version. The basic version will give you a good idea what this app can do, and offer basic security, but has ads. Overall, I think this is a great app and adds a layer of privacy to your personal device.