Protect Your Apps With a Secret Volume Key Combo
Application locking apps have been available for quite a long time. The majority of them usually require a PIN code password or pattern to be entered to unlock an app. While these options may give you some decent protection, you may want to consider spicing things up with a new method using your device’s volume rockers.
XDA Forum Member fazuvpk decided to take a unique approach and created the Oops! AppLock. This application allows you to unlock the locked app in a simple and discrete way. To unlock an app, a user will have to enter a preset sequence using the volume keys. It’s a simple yet brilliant and efficient method to keeping your apps safe. Oops! Applock has lots of configuration options as well. Perhaps one of the most interesting features is the ability to use a transparent background, which makes the app look like it’s frozen, while in reality it’s just locked and waiting for you to enter your volume combination. Any unauthorized user trying to open the app will likely have a hard time trying to figure out what is going on, and assume that the app has just crashed and failed to load.
Using this application is an effective and fun way of securing your privacy. Oops! AppLocker works on almost every Android version, so you shouldn’t have problems with using it even on non-rooted devices. So if your roommates are a little too curious or your partner is constantly checking your phone, check out Oops! AppLocker from its forum thread.