How to Lock Apps on iPhone & Android Devices

There are many Apps you have downloaded on your iPhone or Android devices. Some are for personal use, and you won’t let others access those apps. Locking your Apps is the best way to maintain your privacy and data security. With this feature, you can also have control of your children to stop unnecessary use of the applications, this feature we call Parental Control.how to lock apps on iphone

How to Lock apps on iPhone & Android Devices?

There are many advanced security features available that are inbuilt into your phone. One such feature is Face detection; you can easily lock specific apps by enabling face detection. This is available for iPhone X and some recently launched Android devices. There is also a fingerprint feature to lock your iPhone and Android devices. Many third-party apps also allow you to lock specific applications. Let us see all of them individually.

How to Lock Apps on iPhone & Android Phone

How to Block Apps on iPhone?

To block applications on your iPhone X, I recommend the best way is a face-detection feature. Here we are going to discuss the older versions of the iPhone to make your application hidden.

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  • Using Restriction Feature

To enable this, follow some steps below.

STEP 1: Open Settings on your iPhone. Go to General> Restrictions.

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STEP 2: Click on Enable Restrictions and set a password. Confirm the password again to access Restrictions.

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STEP 3: Under ALLOW applications, turn Off the applications you want to hide from your iPhone menu list.

Go back and check the app you have blocked; you will not find it there. You can easily unblock them anytime by following all the above steps and turning them On. You can scroll down to Restrict many things such as Allowed Content, Privacy, Game Center, and much more.

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  • Using Touch ID

This method is best for you if you prefer a more innovative way to block your application. Before reading this method, make sure you are using iPhone 5S or later.

STEP 1: Open Settings on your iPhone. Now tap on the Touch ID & Passcode option.

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STEP 2: Now, under the option USE TOUCH ID FOR, enable the application you wish to apply your touch ID.

NOTE: You can only enable this feature if your application allows the Fingerprint feature. Mostly Online banking apps allow you this feature.

touch id for app

  • Using Third-party software

I recommend Bitdefender Parental Control as one of the best ways. This is also one of the best methods to block app access. You may also use the Anti-virus, which also provides you to enable this feature. If you are looking for another third-party tool, you must try Parental Control. This is a free app. Follow some simple steps to enable Parental Control & Kid Tracker.

STEP 1: Download Parental Control from App Store and install it on your iOS device.

STEP 2: Go to Settings> Parental Control. Here you can easily disable the apps you won’t let others access.

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I hope these methods work well for iOS devices such as iPhones, iPods, and iPad. If you are using an Android device, follow the process discussed below.

How to Block Apps on Android Devices?

Android phones also offer many in-built security features. Recently many Android smartphones launched a Face detection feature to unlock your phone, and also, with this feature, you can lock specific apps. If your smartphone does not have this feature, you must try many alternatives. Let us check them.

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  • Using Third Party Software

Using third-party software is the best and easiest way to lock your Android device. The reason for directly going to Third-party software instead of the inbuilt method is that many Mobile companies have different access to this feature. We cannot show individual plans for all other companies’ smartphones.

STEP 1: Go to PlayStore and search FamilyTime Parental Control. Download it and install it on your Android device.

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STEP 2: Open this app and make restrictions according to your need. You can also access many other features such as FamilyTime Dashboard, Daily internet Usage limit, limited screen time, and much more.

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