What are the best ways to stop people from looking at your texts and calls?

asked by scott Kinch
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    #1Private Space

    Private Space
    Private Space is an app to protect your messages and calls. Select the contacts you want to keep private and all the messages and calls from them will remain invisible to everyone but you. You can even hide the icon of the app, so anyone but you will know that you have installed it.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Larry Mendez
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Let's face it, I wanted texts and calls are annoying. It happens on accident sometimes, or if your number happens to get placed on some type of list. Private space allows you to filter your calls and texts easily. The user interface is very friendly and it's easy to setup. If you're getting telemarketers calling you, I recommend this to stop them! "
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    #2CoverMe Private Text & Call

    CoverMe Private Text & Call
    With this app, you can hide text messages, personal contacts and private calling log for free! it is the right choice for anyone who wants to keep hidden this kind of information.


    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Billy Bowman
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "I have a very nosy girlfriend who likes to pry into my text messages and contacts. I was looking for a solution and finally found one with CoverMe. I feel that all of the text messages and phone calls I place are secure from prying eyes. "
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    #3Private Message Box

    Private Message Box

    Private Message Box lets you hide SMS in a very effective way! This simple but powerful app gathers several features such as password protection, and free text and messaging between users.


    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Arthur Palmer
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "If you have contacts you want to keep private, simply add their number to the Private Message Box, and texts and calls will be routed through the app. There are options for password protection too. This is a useful app for keeping your contacts private. "
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    #4Vault

    Vault

    Vault is a privacy app that allows people to hide easily photos, SMS and videos. It is the perfect tool for those who want to keep their privacy. Moreover, it also features cloud backup and data transfer.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Xu Ding
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I don’t like to password protect my phone when I’m at home and Vault is the perfect solution to protect aspects of the phone when at home. I don’t have to be concerned about friends or guests looking at my texts or photos, even by mistake. I have the upgrade and it works perfectly."
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    #5CM 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.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Lauren Rivera
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "This app can help if you want to make sure people do not see your messages and info on different apps. It does not lock your texting but it locks Facebook and Whatsapp. The problem is that it sometimes freezes and then you can't get into your own accounts. "
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    #6Smart 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.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Janice Armstrong
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "I love Smart AppLock!! I'm not a super private person, but there are some things I just don't want people knowing. I make sure to keep all of my banking apps locked (some of them preview the balance without even logging in!!). I also like to keep my weight tracking app locked. This app works reliably and it so smart! I guess that's why it's Smart AppLock!"
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    #7AppLock - 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.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Emily Hall
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "It has great customer ratings and the interface looks pretty awesome. Finger print locking is always way safer than passwords or patterns unless you sibling or snooper gets your hand while your asleep!"
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    #8Perfect 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.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Andrew Chapman
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "With people nowadays being too interested in others' businesses, I can't live without a good applock. Perfect Applock has been my go to application for protecting my most sensitive apps for texting and gallery."
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    #9AppLocker

    AppLocker
    AppLocker is an easy-to-use tool that protects your privacy when you lend your computer to a guest, friend or family member. No one will mess with your important apps anymore.


    Software

    Mac

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Heather Ramos
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "If you have ever worried about security on your mobile devices I would suggest checking out the AppLocker app. Ever since I installed this app in my phone I have not had to worry about outsiders looking at my information. It was very easy to setup as well."
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    #10AppLock

    AppLock

    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.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Sharon Johnson
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I am glad I got this because I feel a lot safer now. It is easy to use and it gives another layer of protection that I appreciate."

Summary

Best What are the best ways to stop people from looking at your texts and calls
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Private SpaceApps 12 Free
2CoverMe Private Text & CallApps 10 Free
3Private Message BoxApps 9 Free
4VaultApps 7 Free
5CM AppLockApps 6 Free
6Smart AppLockApps 5 Free
7AppLock - FingerprintApps 4 Free
8Perfect AppLockApps 3 Free
9AppLockerSoftware 2 Free
10AppLockApps 1 Free
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