Sometimes there are personal files, messages and folders on your smartphone that you don’t want to share with anyone or don’t want anyone to see them, and want to password protect files on your smartphone.
But in reality, the Android and iOS mobile operating systems don’t come pre-installed with these kind of security and privacy features.
Due to the high demand from the users, developers have now developed apps for this purpose by which you can lock your files, folders and apps. These apps are completely free and they allow you to put password or pattern lock (on Android only) your apps or files in order to lock them.
These apps can not only password protect files and folders but they can also hide the pictures and videos that you want to hide. They can actually hide the selected pictures and videos from the photos gallery and put them behind password protected code.
How to Password Protect Files and Folders on Android and iOS
The apps that allows you to secure your files and folders on Android and iOS are as follows:
AppLock is available for Android only and is the most downloaded locking app on the Google Play Store.
AppLock can lock your SMS, Gmail, Contacts, Facebook app, Gallery, Contacts, Calls and any other application that you like to lock. This app can also hide and lock pictures and videos while empowering you to control photo and video access.
How to Install and Use AppLock on Android?
- First of all download AppLock (Download link is below).
- After downloading it will be installed on your Android device.
- Then open AppLock and set your password for the first time. (Password must be at least 4 characters)
- Then AppLock will open and show the selection screen to lock/unlock all the apps that you want to password protect.
- Your selected apps will be locked on your device.
2- Folder Lock
Folder Lock is available for iOS only and let you password protect your personal files, messages, folders, videos, documents, contacts, wallet cards, notes and audio recordings on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
By using Folder Lock app you can lock almost any application, folder, video, or picture that you want to hide from others.
How to Install and Use Folder Lock on iOS?
- First download Folder Lock. (Download link is below)
- After downloading it will installed
- Open it and set the master password and confirm the password(Password must be at least 4 characters)
- After confirming password just lock the apps that you want to lock.
- Then your selected apps will be locked.
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