We have introduced built-in app lock features on Huawei, Xiaomi and several other Android phones in previous articles. Check out this tutorial to lock apps on Huawei phone, just as an example.
This feature adds a layer of security to our privacy and data safety in case you need to lend your phone to friends or your device is lost or stolen. It however can’t help us lock the Settings app itself as we need to jump into the Settings to lock other apps currently. Here, in this article, we will guide you on how to lock Android phone settings with password to prevent unauthorized access and changes using Norton App Lock.
Download this free Norton mobile app from Google Play Store and install it on your phone. You can find the direct download link from previous linked page or do a search on Google Play Store.
This app is very easy to use. You have to firstly grant it the required permissions, then draw an unlock pattern or set a lock passcode, use your Google account as the lock recovery, finally go to lock any individual apps on your phone, including Android Settings.
Frankly, a number of instructions are to be followed but most of them are automated so what you have to do is just giving permission or agreeing with them. For example, when it asks for permit drawing over other apps, the permission allowing an app to display on top of other apps you’re using, tap on the On/Off toggle to enable it. You will also be prompted to turn on Norton Security Service which uses its App-Advisor, Web Protection and Safe Search features to protect against intrusions, and then Norton App Lock Service. After that, you can set a passcode or pattern to lock and unlock apps and settings on your phone. You will have to confirm the passcode or pattern by draw or input the same pattern or password twice. On the next screen, choose your Google account which you can use to reset the password or pattern if you forgot it.
To lock apps and Settings on Android using this free security app is very easy. Just like any other applocker, safe lock, or privacy lock apps, it’s just one touch to lock an app or the Settings on the phone.
Note: the security app does not allow us to take a screenshot within the app, as you can see from the second screenshot above which was captured using another phone.