1. CarR9's Avatar
    Is there any way or application to set password to whatsapp for example or to lock any other app?
    12-12-2013 01:07 PM
  2. iAdrian23's Avatar
    AFAIK, there are no apps.

    However, you can use Kids Corner for that...
    12-12-2013 01:43 PM
  3. hopmedic's Avatar
    Only if the developer added that kind of functionality.
    12-12-2013 02:44 PM
  4. CarR9's Avatar
    Is a windows phone limitation?
    12-12-2013 03:23 PM
  5. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    There is no "lock apps" in the WP store. I know exactly what you're talking about. App lock is what I use when using my Android phone. It's a app, that you can set a pass code to open other apps. Sorry.
    12-12-2013 03:34 PM
  6. link68759's Avatar
    You should lock your *phone*.
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    12-12-2013 03:38 PM
  7. CarR9's Avatar
    I know that I can do that, but I think that an app to lock temporarily any application can be useful, greetings!!!
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    12-12-2013 04:07 PM
  8. hopmedic's Avatar
    It isn't possible due to OS limitations, mostly relating to security. Apps cannot be aware of each other to increase security, so one wouldn't be able to lock another.
    12-12-2013 06:17 PM
  9. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    It isn't possible due to OS limitations, mostly relating to security. Apps cannot be aware of each other to increase security, so one wouldn't be able to lock another.
    I don't think this is true. Locking another app isn't a security issue . Permissions to add a pin lock before opening an app isn't causing any security concerns.
    12-13-2013 11:43 AM
  10. link68759's Avatar
    I don't think this is true. Locking another app isn't a security issue . Permissions to add a pin lock before opening an app isn't causing any security concerns.
    um, the power to do that requires power over what gets launched on a system level, power over other files and folders belonging to other apps.

    Security doesn't get more concerning than that.

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    12-13-2013 12:23 PM
  11. AlwaysColtron's Avatar
    I know apps can lock themselves, look at like Mint and over banking apps but I believe it would be the developer that needs to include this. Most people just lock the phone or use kids corner but to lock an app it would either have to be an OS feature, which I can see being a pain anytime you use an app, or a developer but then it depends if the dev thinks its worth locking your whatever app. Hard answer.
    12-13-2013 12:50 PM
  12. hopmedic's Avatar
    I don't think this is true. Locking another app isn't a security issue . Permissions to add a pin lock before opening an app isn't causing any security concerns.
    Without apps being aware of each other, one cannot lock another. Due to security, apps cannot be aware of each other, as they are sandboxed. What I said is true.

    Additionally, it IS a security concern if one app can lock another. What if that app developer decides to take over your phone? This isn't possible on Windows Phone, but in the hypothetical situation where one app can lock another app, you are at the mercy of the developer. So yes, it IS a security issue.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-13-2013 07:12 PM
  13. teckris's Avatar
    We could hope for MS to create some lock app then it will work fine :)
    1jaxstate1 likes this.
    12-13-2013 08:59 PM
  14. link68759's Avatar
    We could hope for MS to create some lock app then it will work fine :)





    normal locking and kid's corner are effectively the same thing.
    hopmedic likes this.
    12-13-2013 09:49 PM
  15. jmerrey's Avatar
    If I put an app in kids corner, its still available in the normal phone interface, so its not locked.
    12-15-2013 07:24 AM
  16. link68759's Avatar
    If I put an app in kids corner, its still available in the normal phone interface, so its not locked.
    That's why you *don't* put the apps you want locked in kids corner.

    Please re-read my posts carefully.
    12-15-2013 09:02 AM
  17. HeyCori's Avatar
    [WARN]Let's spend more time talking about the topic and less time talking about each other[/WARN]
    12-15-2013 09:12 AM
  18. Dave Blake's Avatar
    I know exactly what kids corner is, it seems you don't understand what an app lock app does. You're making a fool of yourself. You should really stop.
    What I need is for you to explain to us what you think a locking apps is. How should it work?

    I use Kids corner to protect data on my device. It works very well for that. Just add apps in kids corner that you don't mind others using and apps you need quick access to then keep the phone main systems locked. Seams simple enough to me. I think by name kids corner is off putting as a system lock app. Protecting your device from children is what it was designed to do but with a little imagination you can use it to do much more.
    HeyCori, Laura Knotek and hopmedic like this.
    12-15-2013 09:16 AM
  19. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    How about you go look up app lock in the android and/or iOS marketplace and see for yourself. I see comprehension isn't a strong point for some people, so ita best to just go look it up for youself.
    What I need is for you to explain to us what you think a locking apps is. How should it work?

    I use Kids corner to protect data on my device. It works very well for that. Just add apps in kids corner that you don't mind others using and apps you need quick access to then keep the phone main systems locked. Seams simple enough to me. I think by name kids corner is off putting as a system lock app. Protecting your device from children is what it was designed to do but with a little imagination you can use it to do much more.
    12-15-2013 12:28 PM
  20. eric12341's Avatar
    Due to inability to remain on topic this thread is closed
    12-15-2013 06:23 PM

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