What is an Android app?
most Android apps are uploaded on the Android Market or Play Store (an online store dedicated to these applications).
What is an Android app locker?
1. Applock by DoMobile: (Download link)
AppLock can lock Facebook, Whatsapp, Messenger, Snapchat, Instagram, SMS, Contacts, Gmail, incoming calls and any app you choose. The Android AppLock can help hide pictures and videos. The app does include ads but they are non-intrusive ones.
2. Applock by keepsafe: (Download link)
Finger print password: Applock protect android apps via PIN, Pattern & Fingerprint (Android Marshmallow), Applock locks any app, supports more than 10 languages, has a beautiful Material design, a superb feature about the app is that it can protect new apps proactively. Also one of the best applocks out there.
|Applock by keepsafe|
3. Privacy Knight Applock: (Download link)
Privacy Knight is an ad-free privacy Android App lock & photo Vault designed by Alibaba Group. With this app protector, you can lock apps, lock gallery, SMS, lock Contacts, lock facebook, Hike. Lock shopping & banking apps to ensure mobile security, like Flipkart, Amazon. It supports Face and Fingerprint unlock. It could hide notification of selected apps and has a timeline where you can check when intruders are trying to unlock locked apps.
|Privacy Knight Applock|
4. CM Locker AppLock & Lockscreen: (Download link)
CM Locker AppLock can lock and protect android apps security such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat and any apps from intruders with pin and password ,prevents others from checking your device’s photos, videos, messages and contacts without you knowing. It also snaps photos of intruders who enters the wrong password on android device. CM Locker’s also secures your phone lockscreen from intruders with PIN and pattern password lock security, fingerprint lock is also available on supported devices.
|CM Locker Applock & Lockscreen|
5. Hexlock App lock & Photo vault: (Download link)
Hexlock is an android app lock that will protect your privacy and secure your apps with up to six unique profiles to cover every situation. Set up a PIN password or a pattern lock and put your mind at ease whenever you share your mobile device. Protect your Gallery, SMS, Calls, Contacts, Gmail, Facebook, and more with this app protector. Keep your pictures safe with Hexlock’s new Media Vault to hide photo and video files in a locked gallery vault only you can open. Hexlock is amongst the best app locker for parental control. With Hexlock you can also lock your Systems; Wi-Fi, Settings, etc.
|Hexlock App lock & PhotoVault|
6. Smart Applock: (Download link)
Smart AppLock is another decent android applock option. It will lock up your apps and photos , including your settings, toggles , and phone app to keep all of those safe . It also disguises itself as a lock screen to make people think they have been bounced back from the home screens . Occupies less storage space on android device(less than 4mb), and has no delay as it auto start after device reboots. It could hide and encrypt pictures and videos with a GalleryVault. Unlock android apps with Fingerprint, for Samsung devices with Fingerprint scanner.
7. Vault: (Download link)
You could also make Vault icon disappear from your android device home screen(stealth mode) and it can only be found again with the correct password, so no one knows it even exists. The most amazing feature is you can Create multiple vaults with different passwords for storing photos, videos or private contacts respectively. And one of them can be a fake vault.
8. 360 Security Anti- virus boost: (Download link)
The 360 Security app is an effective speed boost and cleaner app that helps your android device save more space for new apps and photos. It also being an anti virus offers real time protection by scanning installed apps and local APK files in real time and monitor each installation process on android. Prevents data on the android device such as apps, SMS,call log, photo albums, and other important and private documents from falling into the wrong hands through its privacy locker feature.
|360 Security Anti-virus boost|
9. Clean Master: (Download link)
10. Private Zone: (Download link)
Applock and Hide pics: Lock up your Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Messenger, Youtube, Gallery and other private apps which may leak your privacy using a pattern or digital password for locking/unlocking apps. There is an option for customizing your lock mode; lock different apps under different circumstances. With Private Zone – Applock and Hide pics you can easily hide pictures to vault directly from your android phone’s gallery. With the app you can avoid spam, unwanted calls and put them into your blacklist. It also tells you how long you android device will change on your devices lock screen.
11. Perfect Applock(App Protector): (Download link)
Perfect AppLock protects any applications on your android device with either PIN, Pattern or Gesture. You can lock: Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Contacts, SMS, Email, Gallery, Camera, USB connection, Settings and any apps you choose. The Perfect Applock app has an inbuilt watch dog which after a third failed password attempt takes a photo of the attacker. The app also displays a fake error message when locked app is launched. Finally the app has an amazing feature of managing the screen brightness of an apps when opened.
|Perfect Applock(App Protector)|
12. Gallery Vault: (Download link)
Gallery Vault privacy protection app helps you easily hide and encrypt your photos, videos and any other files you don’t want others to see. The gallery vault could hide itself (app icon). The hidden files are also being encrypted. Gallery vault has a smooth and elegant user experience with no limit to hide photos and videos. The android app has an integrated Private web browser and supports downloading all images and videos in web page with just one tap. It also has fingerprint support (works on only samsung device with fingerprint scanner).
13. ES App locker: (Download link)
With the ES App Locker android app you can; lock any app on your device(also including system apps), easily lock/unlock selected android apps by drawing pattern, hide drawing pattern or make it visible, auto-lock selected apps when using them and screen turns off.
|ES App locker|
14. App locker master: (Download link)
With App Locker Master you can, Lock individual android app and all android apps in your phone from other users(Messages, Emails, Contacts, Gallery, Settings, etc).
App Locker Master keep you secure when:
• Your kids always play with your phone.
• You have personal images in Gallery.
• You have SMS, MMS, other chat apps, etc. that you don’t want to be shared. The app locker master comes with a unique Time PIN for more security (Ex: If your password is 20 and the time is 09:30, your PIN will now be 200930). The app also consumes very less battery and memory.
|App locker master|
15. App locker: (Download link)
Huawei: Phone Manager App – Protected Apps – Add App Locker to the list.
Xiaomi: Services – Security – Permissions – Autostart, find App Locker and enable autostart.