What are the best applocks for Android?

Does your Android device contain tons of private information? Afraid that it could potentially get hacked and your privacy gets compromised? No need to worry! With the help of these mobile apps, you can guarantee that your privacy stays protected as well as maintain your phone system's health.

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    #1CM AppLock

    CM AppLock

    CM AppLock is an app that lets users lock contacts, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger from prying eyes and nosy friends. It can also lock your gallery, photos, and files.





    Joseph Collins
    Written on June 30, 2017
    "I use this to keep my children from making unwanted purchases on the store page, and also to lock my phone while I'm at work. It includes an intruder selfie, which I haven't caught anyone with it yet, but it's a nifty feature to think about!"
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    #2CM Security AppLock

    CM Security AppLock

    Security Master is an Antivirus, AppLock, and Booster all-in-one app for Android, developed by Cheetah Mobile. The app offers 24/7 real-time protection as well as improve performance for mobile phones. It can also secure VPN connection.



    Free- Includes micropayments

    George Wagner
    Written on June 20, 2017
    "I was looking for a applock for my android and CM Security AppLock Antivirus didnt disappoint. It worked as stated and was easy to install and get started."
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    #3AppLock - Fingerprint

    AppLock - Fingerprint

    AppLock - Fingerprint is a free AppLocker or App Protector for Android devices developed by SpSoft. It helps in locking and protecting apps using a password, pattern, or fingerprint. It locks Facebook, WhatsApp, gallery app, and more.




    Roy Rios
    Written on May 4, 2017
    "After my first phone was stolen, I wanted something that could help keep my apps secure if it ever got stolen again. This app does the job really well. I haven't had my phone stolen with the app installed yet, but if it does happen - I will have the peace of mind knowing that the thief won't have access to my banking information and credit card numbers as well."


Hacking refers to unauthorized intrusion into a computer or a network. A person who conducts hacking activities is known as a hacker. A hacker can alter systems or security features to accomplish a goal that is not the intended purpose of a single system. Hacking can also refer to any non-malicious activity that involves unusual or improvised alterations to several processes and even equipment.


With the global and widespread development in technology nowadays, it’s hard to keep up. Every day, a new device, software, and system are being introduced. Due to the availability of smartphones and convenient access to the internet, a person can do, learn, and say anything with a touch of a button. But, don’t think that because everything is easier with the use of these mobile devices that the world is a safer place. Along with the rapid growth of technology comes a new type of threat in the form of “cyber-attacks.” These cyber-attacks come in many forms but the most common one is hacking. Not only is hacking common with desktop computers, nowadays even smartphones can be hacked. You could even say that phones are the main targets of hackers. Did you know that 95% of Android phones can be hacked with a single text? An Android module known as StageFright can be used by a hacker to execute a malicious code and take control of your Android device. Approximately 950 million devices are vulnerable to this exploit. We have to face the reality that hackers have many resources and will not stop doing their malicious practices. Prevention is always better than cure. So knowing the best app locks for Android devices will definitely prevent your phone from being hacked.

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    #4Perfect AppLock

    Perfect AppLock

    Perfect AppLock lets users protect any applications they want via PIN, Pattern or Gesture. The app can lock the following: Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, SMS, Email, Gallery, Camera, USB connection, Settings, and any other chosen apps.




    Kathleen Reed
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "If you're on Android and have really nosy family and friends, but want to keep some of your apps private - you've gotta try Perfect Applock. It's really awesome! You can lock pretty much any app from prying eyes and fingers. You can use a pin code or gestures to lock things up tight - just don't forget what passcode or gesture you used!"
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    #5Smart AppLock

    Smart AppLock

    Smart AppLock (App Protect) is a tool used to lock mobile phone features in order to protect them from privacy leaks. It can lock privacy, apps, incoming calls, settings, and markets. It can also disguise lock screens to prevent break-ins.




    Catherine Henderson
    Written on April 8, 2017
    "I recently started a new position at work and as the head tech guru, I had to find a way to keep the data on my phone safer. There are tons of applocks available in the android store but I found alot of them to be unstable and full of ads, which I just don't like. Smart AppLock has been the best one that I have found so far. I feel like it really keeps my information safe and secure."
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    AppLock is an Android app by DoMobile Lab. It locks apps like Facebook, Whatsapp, Gallery, Messenger, SMS, Contacts, Gmail, Settings, and any app chosen. Other than locking incoming calls, it prevents unauthorized access and guard privacy.



    Free- With in-app purchases

    Bruce Hernandez
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Lock it up! Lock it up, people! In this day and age, if you don't secure yourself, you're going to get got. Trust me, I know. Do yourself a favor and get the applock. It works, and it's cheap. Just help yourself out."
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    #7Lookout Security & Antivirus

    Lookout Security & Antivirus

    Lookout Security & Antivirus is a safety solution for mobile phones that helps users increase their security with its antivirus, wifi security connection, breach report, and many other features. It can also help users locate their phone.


    Android, iOS


    Hu Dong
    Written on February 10, 2017
    "Lookout Security & Antivirus offered me a free solution to malware. After installing Lookout it identified some threats and removed them. Ever since my phone has run like it was new and is no longer slowed down."


Best What are the best applocks for Android
1CM AppLockApps 5 Free
2CM Security AppLockApps 5 Free
3AppLock - FingerprintApps 3 Free
4Perfect AppLockApps 3 Free
5Smart AppLockApps 3 Free
6AppLockApps 0 Free
7Lookout Security & AntivirusApps 0 Free

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