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How To Lock Apps On Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus

Posted by Desmond Andrada on February 27, 2019

These days it is more important than ever to protect ourselves from data theft. We store so much personal or business-related information on our Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus smartphones that a breach in privacy could prove devastating. Sometimes just using a screen lock password doesn’t always feel so secure, and when this is the case you can still prevent unauthorized access to the important apps running on your smartphone.

One of the ways you can secure your data is by using third party apps to lock your individual apps. This option is easily available in the Google Play Store, allowing you to search for and find solutions for free to your problem.

In this article, we would highly suggest the use of the AppLock app. This app is very well known for its efficiency, so we thought that you would want to know how to use to protect your specific apps on the Samsung Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus for free.

Once you have downloaded and installed this app, follow the guide below to complete the set-up.

Using AppLock

  • Start by launching the AppLock program. When you launch it for the first time, you will be prompted to set up your password and provide a secure email. Be sure to remember the password, as it will be required in the future every time you want to reopen a locked app.
  • From here you can start exploring the simple and unique interface of AppLock.
  • Start by locking apps one by one. This can include phone and text messaging, Facebook, Messenger, the photo gallery, or any other apps that you feel could use an extra layer of protection. Next to each name, there is a list of all the apps on your Galaxy S9 and a lock button, which automatically locks the app when you tap it. It’s a fairly idiot-proof process.
  • There is also a feature to safely lock particular photos or videos stored on your smartphone, through the photo or video vault.
  • Once you have finished configuring your lock settings, leave the app and continue to use the device, just as you would at any other time.

Now you have set AppLock up. Whenever you try to access an app that’s been locked, you’ll be required to enter a password to get to it. This may seem a little inconvenient, but it also means anyone else who gets their hands on your phone will need to know that password. Besides, you’ll get used to it in no time. But if it turns out you don’t want an app locked, then go back to AppLock and unlock the app the same way you locked it.

See? Idiot-proof.

AppLock is just one of many solutions to help you assuage these privacy-related concerns. If AppLock doesn’t quite sound like your thing, then you can find plenty of alternatives in the Google Play Store. Just use the search function and type “App lock” into it. From there you’ll see what else is available to try out on your Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus.

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