There is a belief surrounding many Android users that their smartphone is inferior to iPhone as iPhone has more security options than Android. This belief is a myth and nothing else than a myth because there are enough apps which can secure your apps individually. If your Android smartphone is open to your kids and if you don’t want them to know about certain apps then you must know how to lock individual Android apps by using your face.
In past, we have learned how to lock WhatsApp on Android phone individually and also about best parental control apps for iPhone and Android, but today we are going to discuss about single solution which will help you to lock Android apps individually by using your face. Once you start using this feature, you will automatically get complete security for your smartphone.
How to Lock Individual Android Apps Using Your Face
Step #1. Download IObit Applock app from Google Play Store.
Note: Only Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and above are compatible with this app.
Step #2. Launch the IObit Applock on your smartphone and when prompted set your password.
Step #3. Provide your email for a security backup and tap “Bind”.
Step #4. When the App asks for a permission check the box next to ‘Allow usage trackings’.
Step #5. To enable IObit Applock as your device manager and save it from getting uninstalled by someone else, go to the side navigation menu on your left and select ‘Security Center’.
Step #6. Tap on ‘Avoid Being Uninstalled’ and this will prompt you to enable administrator access, tap on ‘Activate’.
Now your IObit Applock can only be uninstalled by you.
Step #7. Tap on the navigation menu (three horizontal lines) on the top left of your screen and then tap on ‘Face Lock’ option and tap on ‘Start’ to enable the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and recognizing your face ID.
Step #8. Once the AI database is downloaded you will be asked to enable the face scanning so tap on ‘Enable Now’ button on the bottom of your screen.
Step #9. Now hold the smartphone in front of you and fix your face visible in the app right in the middle of the circle and let the scan process gets over.
Step #10. As soon as the scanning is done, tap on the lock icon to lock the app, then choose face icon to face Lock.
How to Unlock the Locked Android Apps by Face
It is very easy to unlock those apps which are locked by your face, provided it is you who wish to unlock them. Whenever you try to open a locked app you will be greeted with the face scanner, just line up your face with the overlay on the screen, wait for two or three seconds, and it will be unlocked.
Just in case someone else in your family or an outsider tries to unlock, and IObit will notice that it’s not you then it will divert to conventional lock settings which you have set. After three failed attempts IObit will send you an email with the picture of the person who tried to unlock a locked app.
Isn’t it simple? Now you too feel safe and free by downloading the IObit Applock app and can lock any of the apps you wish to keep it safe from others eyes. We would love to get your feedback on this feature, so please provide it here in the comments section or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.