In today’s lesson, I’m going to show you another security option that allows you to pick out specific apps that you want to password protect on your Android smartphone. For example, you don’t want to use a password on the lock-screen because you find it annoying to have to type it in every time you unlock your phone. But yet you still want to make sure that important apps on your device are protected from unauthorized users… No problem, we’ve got an app for that!
- Go to the Android Market
- Search for “App Protector Lite” by Carrot App
- Install App Protector Lite (Free 7-day trial)
- Launch the App and type in the default password (8888)
- Follow the Quick Start tutorial
- Click on “Modify Protection List” to Pick Apps that you want to password protect (Text Messaging, Email, Voicemail, Market, etc)
- Click “Done” after you have selected the apps you want to lock
- Click on “Change Password Setting”
- Go thru the various settings and set a new Password, PIN, or pattern. Whichever you prefer!
- IMPORTANT: Make sure you also update the Email address in the program. This will allow the program to email you the password if you happen to forget it.
- You are now done setting up the App Protector! Test it out and see how well it works for you!
If you enjoy using this app after the 7-day trial is over, you can get the Pro version in the App Market for $0.99. Not too bad considering the security features it provides.
Another option that we have previously discussed is setting up the standard unlock screen on your Android device with either a pattern lock, PIN number, or alpha-numeric password. [Article Here].
Got any questions? Feel free to leave a comment below!
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