Updated: Jul 14
Smartphones have become an integral part of our lives, and we store a plethora of information in it. When we hand over our device to someone else, they might access sensitive apps or information on the device, whereas an app locker might come in handy in these situations. Most Android skins like MIUI, Color OS, and Oxygen OS have an inbuilt app locker, but stock android and a few other user interfaces like OneUI lack this feature. There are several third-party app lockers available in the Google Play store, and we will make your job easier by suggesting the top 3 app lockers with support for fingerprint authentication.
Norton App Lock
This app is developed by Norton Labs and has all the essential features one can expect from an app locker. The app locker has a cleaner interface and even recommends a list of apps to be protected, where users can lock or unlock the recommended apps with a single click. In addition to this, users can also lock any other app installed on their device. Users can unlock the apps using a pattern of 4 digit passcode in addition to biometric authentication. In the settings, there are options to lock the recent apps list and recover the password. The app also has a sneak peek feature that captures a photo of anyone who fails to unlock the device after three attempts. Enabling the device administrator access prevents the app from being uninstalled from the app tray or home screen. Another notable feature of this app is it doesn't show ads.
Download: Norton AppLock
AppLock Pro by Eywin Apps is another feature-rich app locker with support for fingerprint authentication. The apps can be unlocked using a passcode, knock code, and pattern. The app has features like intruder detection, re-lock timer, hide notifications, recent apps lock, hide app lock, fake error message. Users can also customize the theme and background style of the app in the design tab. The app also has options to recover the password, and users can keep the apps unlocked at a specified time interval. The free version of the app has ads in it, and users can upgrade to an ad-free experience by making an in-app purchase.
Download: AppLock Master
AppLock master is another reliable app locker from Sepber and supports fingerprint, pin, and pattern authentication. The app has features such as intruder selfie, icon camouflage, delay lock, customizable pattern size, random pin key, and time pin, which combines pin and current device time to unlock an app. The app has an option to retrieve password, and users can also display a fake crash message to prevent unauthorized access. The app has an inbuilt vault to store photos and videos securely, and users can customize the app theme and background from the hamburger menu. The uninstall prevention feature prevents the app from being uninstalled without a password or biometric authentication. The app description indicates the presence of features such as hide app icon and advanced lock engine, but it was not available in the app version 30.0.8. AppLock Master can be downloaded from the Play Store for free of cost, whereas to get an ad-free experience, users must upgrade the app to the paid version.
Download: AppLock Master
With these app locker applications, users can easily prevent unauthorized access to their personal information. Even though AppLock Pro and AppLock Master have ads in them, they are nonintrusive and can be easily removed at a nominal cost.
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