How do I use the ASUS AppLock feature?
have probably already noticed there is no "Multiple users" /
"users and accounts" feature in ASUS smartphones and the reason why
most users want this feature is so that they can lock certain apps or create
multiple accounts for games and IM apps.
Instead you can use ASUS
AppLock if you don't want others to use your personal apps. You can
secure your apps with a password, pattern, fingerprint and face unlock
(depending on model)
Step 1. Where can I find
There are two ways.
Long-touch anywhere on
your background image (wallpaper) to access the Home view manager. Then press preferences
App drawer (All Apps
screen): From the app drawer, tap
Step 2. Pick AppLock
you press on AppLock
Step 3. Set pattern or
PIN as an unlock mechanism
Before you can start
locking your apps, you need to set up a pattern
or 4-digit PIN
This step can’t be skipped as it is a mandatory unlock mechanism in addition to
your optional fingerprint
, or face unlock
. After this, you are
asked to pick a security question
or your google account
as a password
in case you forget your pattern/PIN. It’s also possible to press
Step 4. Lock your apps
When you have picked
your unlock mechanism you will be presented with all apps that you can lock. Clicking
an app will lock it and present a yellow lock icon. To unlock an app, simply
press that apps icon again and it will present the white unlocked icon.
Press the preferences icon in the upp right corner to access more AppLock settings
Step 5. Lock behavior & Privacy settings
You can change your lock
relock time. Choose how often you
need to unlock the app. You may choose between Always after use (every time),
3 minutes after unlock (you can jump between apps during 3 minutes without
the need to unlock) and After screen off (the app will stay unlocked
until you turn your screen off).
widget. Any locked app with a
widget that displays private information will be hidden from both the home screen
and the widgets list.
To increase your privacy
and security, you can choose to
Hide your unlock pattern
so there are no lines between the dots when you draw your pattern. This will
make it harder for others to see your pattern.
locked badge. This removes the Hide
locked badge icon from your locked apps.
notification will remove notifications
from your locked apps on the lock screen. This is so that others cannot see
previews/notifications that you do not want them to see.