What is AppLock and what's it for?

AppLock is an application the function of which is to restrict the access by means of a password, a pattern or a fingerprint to the applications installed on an Android device or to folders or functions of the operating system itself. However, you should know that the protection by means of a fingerprint is only available in Android 6.0 and onwards.

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How to hack AppLock

If you want to recover the access to files or applications protected by AppLock, you can consider hacking the app, although that basically means uninstalling it. This methods works with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and later.

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How AppLock works

AppLock is an application that blocks the access to different areas of a smartphone or tablet: applications, functions of the operating system, folders, files stored on our phone such as photos, and other specific functions, even being able to prevent the access to certain applications (chat conversations, for instance). All in all, it expands the features of Android with regard to the access to functions of the operating system, making them more accessible from an app.

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How to configure AppLock

The configuration of AppLock can be carried out from two different menus within the application. We can access them from the interface’s upper toolbar and by clicking on either of them we can access two different menus. They can be configured from the Privacy tab and from the Protect tab:

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Is AppLock legal?

The AppLock application is completely legal. It doesn’t go against any regulation regarding the use of Android and neither against any other law. At the end of the day, it’s an app that we can use to protect the access to certain functions of our mobile device, whether a smartphone or tablet, which are covered by the legitimate control that any user can have over his privacy or device. Remember that no rules say that you can’t hide photos or videos or block the access to an application, and neither do the conditions of use of the operating system indicate anything in this sense.

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Is AppLock safe?

We can consider AppLock as a safe application in the sense that it’s not considered as a virus or any other kind of malware and it hasn’t been tagged as spyware. However, you should know that during the installation process, you’ll be asked to grant the following permissions to the app to be able to access different functions of your Android operating system:

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How to install AppLock

To be able to install the AppLock application, we have to follow these steps:

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