Our smartphones are personal devices, and so we store plenty of personal information on them. There are many ways to protect your device, including a password on the lock screen. But if you’re like me, your phone goes to the lock screen quite often. It can be quite a pain to enter a password in every time. I’ve seen a few apps that allow you to password protect certain parts of your device. The xda blog recently featured an app that lets you lock your device using a number of different methods. I suggest giving it a run if you’re looking for an alternative device locking implementation.
Advanced App Locker lets you put any number of apps into a protected locker that will require a certain type of pass key. The best part is that it doesn’t have to be a password or a PIN, though it certainly can be. Those are two of the options for protection. There is also the blank screen method, which is one that I think makes this app stand out. When you try to open the protected app you get a blank screen. That is supposed to confuse would-be intruders. But you know to tap the top right corner of the screen X number of times, with X being a number you define. I’d far rather tap the top of my screen four times when accessing certain apps than entering in a password every time I wan to unlock it.
Here’s a video demo of the app.
You can get the free version of Advanced App Locker from the Market. There is also a PRO version, which adds another way to unlock your protected apps.
This post originated at AndGeeks.com – home to all things Android! Also a great source of info about Android Phones.
Protect sensitive information on your Android with Advanced App Locker