1. RKRann91's Avatar
    Is there any app available in the wp store to lock folders/files?

    Pl suggest if there is any.
    02-12-2015 11:47 AM
  2. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Is there any app available in the wp store to lock folders/files?

    Pl suggest if there is any.
    No, there is none.

    There are a lot of apps that can lock your files within folders, but they all require the user to move the files into the app and then delete the original files from the original folder. Windows Phone sand boxing prevents third-party apps from meddling with files other than which they are supposed to control (i.e. the files of the app itself). Hence, these apps do not exactly lock the folders/files but they create a folder within the app which the app can "lock". A good app is Folder Lock.

    There is one (or probably more already) that deceives (yes, deceives) users into thinking that their folders/files/apps are locked by creating a tile for that folder/file/app (that the user wants to lock) pinned to the start screen, where that tile is a quick access shortcut that will open the folder/file/app but requires the user to input a "password" in order for the tile to work. The deception therein is that the app does not prevent the user from simply opening a different app and access the same folders/files that were supposed to be locked in the first place... all apps, for instance, can be easily accessed in the App List (swipe left from start screen).

    On the other hand, you can just simply set a pass code for your lock screen. The downside here is that when someone tries to open your phone with wrong pass codes, your phone will be temporarily locked up for a certain period of time... where each wrong trial would increase that period of time. Some users reported having been made to wait thousands of minutes before being allowed to enter their legitimate pass code.
    xandros9 likes this.
    02-12-2015 12:03 PM
  3. RKRann91's Avatar
    Thanks man 😊

    I will try Folder Lock for now.
    gpobernardo likes this.
    02-12-2015 12:11 PM

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