If you frequently share your Android device with others, you might have some applications that are better left private. Email, SMS, and other messaging apps should remain private because of the potentially sensitive data housed within. Of course, there are many apps capable of protecting your data, but an interesting new option was recently released.
XDA Senior Member ikaola, author of highly rated applications ZDCal and ZDclock, made another great application. This time, his goal was to protect applications from unauthorized eyes such as your friends, family, and strangers. ZDlock can protect your applications with a code or pattern lock. And in order to access your data, you will have to enter your private password.
The application features an interesting option called Fake Cover, which makes the application look like a dreaded force close that we all hate. However, in reality, the application can be accessed after long-pressing the OK button. You can also combine Fake Cover with the standard protection offered by the app to increase security further. The application is very easy to use, and all you need to do is to define the pattern or code and select which apps should be protected. Root isn’t required, so you can use it on almost every device.
To find out more about ZDlock make your way to the application thread._________
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