10 Best App Lockers For Android

Android is undoubtedly one of the most popular and widely used smartphone operating system. It comes with tons of unique features making it one of the most loved operating systems ever.

However, Security of the smartphone is one aspect where Android lags behind its competitors. Though Android phones come inbuilt with basic security options and allows the user to add a passcode to lock the lock screen, yet it lacks a lot of advanced ones.

One thing that every smartphone user need is a way to protect their privacy by password protecting some of their apps. Many users use their Android phones for sensitive works and thus it becomes essential to secure the information stored in the app from falling into wrong hands. Also, at times we need to hide our pictures and messages so that no one else could see them.

So, here we are with a complete list of 10 Best App Lockers for Android which will allow you to choose the one suiting your requirements. Let’s start:

1. App Lock

App Lock is one of the most famous App lockers for Android having a user base of over 100 million and supports over 24 languages. As the name suggests, App Lock provides an easy and handy way for the users to lock any of their desired app.

It can lock SMS, Gmail, Gallery, Settings and even Calls app along with the other installed apps. It comes with an added feature of hiding Pictures and Videos, thus providing multiple features right at one spot.

Once installed, the app asks the user to set a passcode lock along with a recovery email email address. So in case the user forgets the passcode, it can be easily reset using the recovery email address.

Developer: DoMobile Lab

Compatibility: Android 4.0.3 and up

Availability: Google Play

2. Smart App Lock

Smart AppLock (App Protector)

Smart AppLock is one of the most advance app locker and comes with some really smart features. The users can lock their desired apps either by using a password (PIN/Words) or can use a pattern.

One of the most distinguishing feature of this app is its ability to take a picture of the person trying to unlock your device(after multiple failed attempts to unlock) and send it to a pre-defined email id (asked at the time of installation)

Moreover, it can be customized to show a fake Forced close popup instead of lock screen, such that the person using your phone will get an impression that the app has crashed and won’t be able to know that the app is locked.

Developer: SpSoft

Compatibility: Android 4.0.3 and up

Availability: Google Play

3. Advanced Protection

Advanced Protection come from developer of App Lock.  It is kind of an upgrade to App Lock and thus requires App Lock to be pre-installed.

The main feature of Advanced Protection is that when it gets activated, nobody can kill or uninstall AppLock without password. This makes your personal data more secured than ever.

However, after the installation of this app, one needs to enable Advanced Protection in Settings of AppLock to activate it.

 Developer: DoMobile Lab

Compatibility: Android 2.2 and up

Availability: Google Play

4. Apps Lock & Gallery Hider

Apps Lock & Gallery Hider is yet another app in the list which comes with some awesome features. It can password protect almost any app app on your phone including Gallery, SMS, Contacts, Gmail, Dialer etc.

One of the best feature of this app is to password protect Advanced apps such as Uninstall, Settings, Task manager, Force Stop, SD card, Incoming calls etc, thus providing a complete security solution for your phone.

Developer: Migital

Compatibility: Android 2.3 and up

Availability: Google Play

5. App Lock (Pattern)

App Lock(Pattern) app is a simple yet powerful app. Though it has a very simple and uncluttered UI, still it manages to perform its functions perfectly.

Just like any other app locker, it can password protect your contacts, emails, sms, photos and other installed apps. One of the special feature of this app is that it can sound an alarm if someone tries to access your locked apps forcefully.

 Developer: Softwego

Compatibility: Android 3.0 and up

Availability: Google Play

6. LEO Privacy Guard

LEO Privacy Guard is one of the most downloaded and trusted privacy protection tool for Android. It comes with tons of new and improved features which distinguish it from other app lockers.

One of its feature is the ability to automatically lock or unlock the selected apps by desired time and location. So, you can configure the app to automatically unlock your mail client once you are at your office and lock it once your location changes.

 Developer: LeoMaster

Compatibility: Android 4.0 and up

Availability:  Google Play

7. App Locker- Lock Any App

App Loker- Lock Any App is yet another powerful app for Android users. With its clean and sleek UI, it makes password protecting your apps a lot easier. The app allows the user to lock their private messages by locking apps like Whatsapp, SMS, Facebook, Twitter, Emails, Skype, Snapchat, Contacts, etc.

Also, it comes with the option to lock incoming and outgoing calls. Users can even lock their notes by locking the note taking apps such as Wunderlist, Evernote, default notes app etc.

The app also comes built in with offline password recovery, a feature found in very few app lockers.

Developer: Innorriors

Compatibility: Android 4.0 and up

Availability: Google Play

8. App Lock

App Lock is one of the best apps in the list. Just like any other app locker app, App Lock can lock your applications using either PIN or lock pattern. The app provides a very fast and easy method to enable or disable the lock service.

Switching between text password lock mode to lock pattern mode is also very rapid. Users need to specify security question and their answers after installation, which can be used to reset the passcode, in case the user forgets it.

Developer: Useful Apps

Compatibility: Android 4.0 and up

Availability: Google Play

9. Smart AppLock 2 (App Protect)

Smart AppLock 2 is one of the most widely used App locker for Android. Justifying its name, the Smart AppLock does the work of protecting your apps very smartly.

It can easily lock apps containing privacy content, such as your photos, videos(Gallery), SMS, call logs etc. Also, it can be used to lock incoming calls, Wifi and Bluetooth toggle switch and much more. Users can also lock system settings, installing and uninstall of apps to keep phone away from being messed up by others or kids.

Developer: Smart AppLock 2 (App Protect)

Compatibility: Varies with device

Availability: Google Play

10. Apps Locker Master

Apps Locker Master is also a very good app locker for your Android. With an easy to use interface, it makes password protecting your apps a lot easier than the other alternatives.

It comes with dozens of awesome features and allows the users to lock any 3rd party or system apps. With an option of both Pattern and pin lock in portrait and landscape screen mode, it is a good option to choose for your tablet and smartphone.

Developer: NVG Entertainment

Compatibility: Android 2.0 and up

Availability:  Google Play

With the increase in use of smartphones, protecting our privacy has become a matter of great concern. And thus with this list we tried to cover some of the best apps in the business which can help you with that.

SEE ALSO: 10 Best VPN For Android 2015

We are very keen to know whether our choices of android app lockers match or you have some better options. Do let us know in the comments section below.

Comments 9
  • Alexya Azhakesan says:

    its a great post. thanks for sharing. but i think privacy apps are also must needed apps for any user. i think leo privacy should also be on the list. its one of the best security apps available on playstore


    I want to lock my many app with many password and one master password.Which app lock provides this feature.

  • Robert D Gepford says:

    This might be to the community that is using app locks. My use of app locks is that they randomly lock and unlock. What I want is…1) locks apps on launch. 2) when I close app relock after a few seconds.

  • VK says:


  • Iron Man says:

    I want to lock my many app with many password and one master password.Which app lock provides this feature.

  • Miki says:

    App lock (with advance protection) is a shit. Don’t get me wrong. Great options! Randomizing keyboard is a gold! But!! I restarted my phone and remove this app before it kick in. :/ great protection……

  • shariq aslam khan says:

    How to get rid of frequent locking? Can an app be locked once only?

  • Linda Kingsley says:

    Does this protect launch apps ?

  • vishnu says:

    nq vault is better than all other app locks

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