What is Privacy Lock?
Privacy Lock is a security app dedicated to protect your phone from unauthorized users. The app hides photos, videos, and denies immediate access to applications. While it may be true that other privacy apps exist in the market, this app makes it case around bigger, more familiar names.
Its 13 MB size is justified by the myriad of features that are available. The app offers app-in purchases and is currently on version 1.0. The app is free for download in the Play Store.
Ease of Use
Privacy Lock gives users the option to lock or unlock apps via a pattern or a PIN code. At the startup screen, these credentials are set up and will be in force when users opt to lock/unlock photos, videos and apps. One good thing about this app is that users can lock or hide multiple media at the same time.
Privacy Lock uses a quick and easy step for locking applications. The app mirrors the phone’s home screen, listing all the apps currently installed. Users simply click once on the icon of the apps they wish to lock. A clearly visible green padlock icon signifies that the chosen app is indeed protected.
It’s good that the app aims to mirror the home page and list of apps; we find this helpful and it made us adapt to the app faster. Though there were numerous instances where Privacy Lock crashed upon activating, it did make sure that the apps chosen were indeed locked and impossible to access – unless the pattern was performed or PIN code was encoded.
Privacy Lock conveniently lists down its features via a main menu. These include options for hiding photos and videos, and also settings for the app such as password reset and security questions. We found the app to be 100% effective in hiding/showing photos or videos.
We have to give it to this app. It is one of the cleanest looking privacy applications out there. The icons look crisp, the color scheme is pleasing to the eyes, and the screen transitions are as smooth as the phone’s RAM allows them to be. The app surely feels like a system (or stock) app because it looks just like an application that was preloaded into the mobile phone.
Privacy Lock does its job with no frills whatsoever. It lets users easily choose which photos, videos and applications to restrict access to. The app could use some bug cleaning (bugs caused a few crashes upon testing). Other than that, the app is a surefire way to protect your phone from nosey friends and family.
TESTED ON: SAMSUNG GALAXY A5
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