Android Privacy & Security 2: App Lock To Keep Your Apps Safe From Prying Eyes

  • Posted on: 3 February 2016
  • By: sasi

You can keep individual apps safe from prying eyes. The CM Security app lets you password protect individual apps. It also has an 'Intruder Selfie' feature. It quietly takes the photo of an intruder who enters wrong passwords 3 consecutive times.

Install CM Security and follow the below steps to set password protection for your apps.

Set App Lock for individual apps

  • Open CM Security app
  • Open menu (3 horizontal bars on top right)
  • Tap AppLock
  • Tick mark the apps that you want to protect with a password
  • Tap 'Protect' button
  • Connect the dots to set a pattern password
  • Now you will be shown the 'Apps with usage access screen'. Tap 'CM Security' on this screen.
  • Toggle ON 'permit usage access'

Testing App lock
Open any app that you have password protected in the preceding steps.
You will be asked to enter the password to access. Enter the password to test if the app is unlocked. If you enter the wrong password, app should not get unlocked.

Intruder Selfie
If an intruder enters wrong passwords 3 consecutive times, CM Security takes a photo of the intruder using the front camera.

  • Open CM Security.
  • Open menu
  • Tap 'Settings'
  • Tap AppLock
  • Enter your password to confirm your identity.
  • Tap 'Intruder Selfie'
  • Switch ON 'Applock Intruder Selfie'
  • Also enable 'Save the photo automatically' and 'Send me an email' options.

Test Intruder Selfie

  • Open any app protected by CM Security
  • Enter wrong password 3 consecutive times
  • CM Security quietly takes your photo but shows you the message 'Forgot password?
  • Now enter the correct password.
  • On the next screen, you will be shown the intruder's photo (your photo since you are testing).