How to lock Android apps on Samsung smartphones?

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oi-Sandeep Sarkar

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Smartphones have become more than just communication gadgets. These portable devices allow you to perform tasks that were previously only possible through bug computing devices, including laptops and PCs. Samsung is one of the most popular names when it comes to advanced, non-Chinese smartphones.

How to lock Android apps on Samsung smartphones?

Samsung currently uses the Android mobile operating system to drive its devices. All of the company’s offerings, whether budget or premium devices, are powered by Google’s Android operating system. However, Samsung wraps a layer of its custom One UI skin which adds the company’s own set of customizations and themes to the devices. Privacy has been a major factor for all users, be it smartphones of all brands. And Samsung, like the rest, has focused on improving user safety.

There are tons of apps that you can download on Samsung smartphones through Google Play Store and Samsung App Store. Locking apps is one of the security provisions implemented by Samsung smartphones to maintain user privacy. While setting up locks for the entire home screen or device is a straightforward process, locking specific apps requires different steps than the basic phone locking procedure. So how can you lock specific or multiple apps if you are using Samsung smartphones? Here are the steps:

How to lock Android apps in Samsung smartphones?

Samsung’s internal user interface (One UI) incorporates the app lock option. You don’t specifically need to download third-party apps to lock down privacy. The S Secure app manages all security aspects of Samsung smartphones. We guide you with the steps to follow directly from the download of the secure apps S (if they are missing) to lock the apps individually. Looked:

Step 1: Go to the Samsung app store and download the S secure app.

2nd step: Complete the installation process once the application is downloaded.

Step 3: Now go to the Settings menu of your respective Samsung smartphone.

Step 4: Look for the option “Advanced features” and click on it.

Step 5: Now locate the “Lock and Hide” apps option.

Step 6: Now activate the “lock option”.

Step 7: Select the type of lock you want on your apps, such as PIN, password, or pattern.

Step 8: Once you have configured the lock type, you will get three options including “App lock type”, “Locked apps” and “Hidden apps”. Click on the “locked apps” option and select the apps you want to protect with locks. Click Done and you are ready to go.

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Article first published: Thursday September 9th, 2021, 11:59 AM [IST]

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