1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Now a days PRIVACY is the most Important thing we want in our phone.
    But in Lumia series or any other windows phone why we cannot lock messages and gallery ?
    Anyone can easily access to my stuffs as any one can see my screen lock password when i use to unlock it.
    If there will be a lock in windows 10 upgrade so that we can lock our Messages , Gallery and other apps as they are CONCERNING to our PRIVACY then it will be more beneficial to we Lumia users.
    OR
    Rather then this an app should be made available easily so that we can lock our confidential stuffs like Messages , Videos , Images and third party Apps.
    There is not even a category in windows store named "PRIVACY" or "SECURITY".
    11-04-2014 09:56 PM
  2. andynew89's Avatar
    I use Folder Lock to hide&password protect my docs, pics, videos, contacts etc. Absolutely brilliant app! try it it is damn good :-)

    http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...c-d237810791cd
  3. spaulagain's Avatar
    Interesting

    So who is standing next to you that can see you type your password but you would be afraid they'd see your texts and photos?

    Windows allows you to lock certain files, etc. Maybe they'd all that with Windows 10 on ARM devices. Seems like a really niche feature though. Wouldn't hold your breath.
    11-04-2014 10:04 PM
  4. trekgraham's Avatar
    I'd like to have password protected photos, docs, etc
    11-04-2014 10:05 PM
  5. spaulagain's Avatar
    I'd like to have password protected photos, docs, etc
    Ya, maybe in the file manager you could password protect files and folders and if users tried to open them through the app it would request pin/password.
    ajcletus500 likes this.
    11-04-2014 10:08 PM
  6. AmanVaidya's Avatar
    As you know there is an app in ANDROID named "APP LOCKER" which can lock anything you wanna lock...
    why windows can't have that...?
    it's a pretty good thing.
    11-04-2014 10:29 PM
  7. Torcher Death's Avatar
    Well, due to the restrictive & compartmentalised nature of the WP OS, its very very unlikely that any third party app locker is going to be effective... so hopefully it comes as a part of the OS with the release of WP/W 10
    11-04-2014 10:35 PM
  8. AmanVaidya's Avatar
    Yes, Microsoft should give priority to this as well.
    11-04-2014 10:41 PM
  9. pankaj981's Avatar
    Options are good but this one seems irrelevant, again that's a personal opinion. What Microsoft should do is provide more lock screen unlock options (pattern unlock, picture unlock, etc.) and encryption of microSD cards. Pattern unlock might not provide much security if someone is watching you unlock your phone already but atleast it could be slightly difficult to remember a pattern rather than a four digit code
    11-04-2014 10:56 PM
  10. andynew89's Avatar
    I use Folder Lock to hide&password protect my docs, pics, videos, contacts etc. Absolutely brilliant app! try it it is damn good :-)

    http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...c-d237810791cd
    Karthik Sampath likes this.
    11-04-2014 11:00 PM
  11. jbestman's Avatar
    @ spaulagain, If you think I have to be standing next to you to know your unlock passcode then you are a serious weak link.
    11-04-2014 11:09 PM
  12. k72's Avatar
    Options are good but this one seems irrelevant, again that's a personal opinion. What Microsoft should do is provide more lock screen unlock options (pattern unlock, picture unlock, etc.) and encryption of microSD cards. Pattern unlock might not provide much security if someone is watching you unlock your phone already but atleast it could be slightly difficult to remember a pattern rather than a four digit code
    I actually use the same pattern as in my old Android phone, but converted to numbers for WP. I haven't really seen the difference between the two, other than swiping or tapping. I find the tapping more accurate for me. It would be neat to have the numbers mixed up though for more security, like App Locker has, so they show up in a different order each time.
    11-04-2014 11:15 PM
  13. AmanVaidya's Avatar
    Microsoft should provide an app to lock any thing there users wants to lock... other than the screen lock... both should be there....
    11-04-2014 11:44 PM
  14. AmanVaidya's Avatar
    I think this can be expected in windows 10.
    11-05-2014 05:22 AM
  15. Torcher Death's Avatar
    I think this can be expected in windows 10.
    Expect nothing... vote for it on USERVOICE
    11-05-2014 07:09 AM
  16. anon9169769's Avatar
    If you dint want people to see your pics then save them to onedrive and delete them off your phone. Its the only thing I can think off
    11-07-2014 06:41 PM
  17. pankaj981's Avatar
    I actually use the same pattern as in my old Android phone, but converted to numbers for WP. I haven't really seen the difference between the two, other than swiping or tapping. I find the tapping more accurate for me. It would be neat to have the numbers mixed up though for more security, like App Locker has, so they show up in a different order each time.
    Yes, as long as it's native to the OS. I don't like third party apps taking control of my phone's content which I am trying to hide it from others on a phone which already has a password :D

    Sent from my GT60 using Tapatalk
    11-11-2014 01:32 PM
  18. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    I still wonder what people have on their phone that a pin won't protect. I just don't work that way.
    11-11-2014 02:14 PM
  19. andynew89's Avatar
    I still wonder what people have on their phone that a pin won't protect. I just don't work that way.
    Hmmm.... Most likely nude pics,porn etc. :-D
    11-14-2014 03:54 PM
  20. AbsoluteSith's Avatar
    Sorry to open up an old thread. Brilli Gallery Locker This app which solves the problem partially. Well unlike other gallery locker apps you don't have to go back and delete the lock files.
    Last edited by AbsoluteSith; 07-03-2015 at 02:08 AM.
    06-26-2015 01:39 AM
  21. prashray bajpai's Avatar
    Seriously we need "aap locker" specially here in India peoples does not buy windows phone because of absence of app locker.
    06-26-2015 05:42 AM
  22. AbhishekSharma517's Avatar
    I think there is no such app which provides application lock feature in windows OS. I also searched soo many places for an app lock but didn't find anything worth
    Last edited by AbhishekSharma517; 06-26-2015 at 06:24 AM.
    06-26-2015 06:14 AM
  23. AbhishekSharma517's Avatar
    There are certain limitations also with kidscorner and appscorner
    1. if i use kids corner and i put password on my phone's lock screen then kids corner also demand's password
    2. If i use apps corner and i arrange tiles of apps in sequence. The problem is i have to arrange tiles every time whenever i relaunch apps corner.

    That's why i want an app which can lock any other app
    06-26-2015 06:44 AM
  24. Rohil Sethi's Avatar
    There are certain limitations also with kidscorner and appscorner
    1. if i use kids corner and i put password on my phone's lock screen then kids corner also demand's password
    2. If i use apps corner and i arrange tiles of apps in sequence. The problem is i have to arrange tiles every time whenever i relaunch apps corner.

    That's why i want an app which can lock any other app
    Yes, Microsoft definitely needs to open this feature up so that we can lock our apps the way android does. App corner could have been good only if it kept tiles arranged.

    BTW, in order to lock gallery files, I am using Brilli Gallery Locker which really serves the purpose well. Should check it out once.
    06-27-2015 12:35 PM

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