Lock Apps with PIN or Fingerprint (without any App) in OnePlus…

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Lock Apps with PIN or Fingerprint (without any App) in OnePlus 3/3TNovember 18, 201615 Comments2 Min Read Narender Singhsingh_nsk15 Comments Share This! Facebook Twitter Google Plus Pinterest WhatsAppNoticing the importance and demand of app lock facility, OnePlus has decided to bake the feature within its operating system. OnePlus now allows users to lock individual apps on OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphones running Oxygen OS. The locked apps can then be unlocked either via the fingerprint or the PIN code /password set to unlock the phone. Unlike some 3rd party apps which can be bypassed some way or the other, the inbuilt mechanism provides more reliability. (adsbygoogle = window. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Locking Individual Apps on OnePlus DevicesThe process to lock apps is pretty straightforward and does not involve downloading any apps. The PIN code to unlock apps stays the same as the one set to unlock the phone. So, if you want to set a different PIN, you should consider using a third-party app. Follow the steps below to lock apps on the OnePlus 3.Applies to: OnePlus 3 and 3T running Oxygen OS 4.1.0 or higher. The features are also available in Beta builds starting from 3.5.5.Make sure that you’re running Oxygen OS 3.5.4 or higher. Open Settings > Security & Fingerprint. Scroll down and choose App locker under Privacy. Confirm your PIN code. Enable the toggle in front if the apps you want to lock/encrypt. Choose Apps to LockThat’s it. All locked apps will now require fingerprint unlock after you lock the screen. Currently, there are no additional settings to require fingerprint every time you launch the app. You also cannot set a custom fingerprint or PIN code for the locked apps. Are you making use of the feature? Do let us know if you find it useful. If not, what you’re missing? 🙂 (adsbygoogle = window. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); (adsbygoogle = window. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Share Tweet +1 TagsApp Locker OnePlus 2 OnePlus 3 Oxygen OS 3.5You may also like OnePlus 3/3T – Move from Open Beta to Stable without Data LossMarch 19, 2017 How to Enable Vibration for Calls in OnePlus 3/3T After Nougat UpdateFebruary 22, 2017 Fix – Apps Not Downloading from Play Store in OnePlus 3/3T After Nougat UpdateJanuary 8, 201715 CommentsClick here to post a comment Cancel replyCommentName * Email * Email me when somebody replies to my comment. R Ames says: May 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm Pretty pointless if the code to unlock the phone is the same as the one used to lock the app! Once someone has bypassed the phone lock, they have full access to all the apps simply using the same code! There should be an option to have a separate pin for the apps. Reply Narender Singh says: May 13, 2017 at 2:48 pm Certainly pointless in such case. I believe it is only created for those people who want to share their phones for a while and still want to lock access to certain apps. OnePLus should allow the users to set a custom passcode for the app locker. That will be good for everybody as they can either choose the same existing passcode or a completely different one 😀Reply Jashanpreet Singh says: May 13, 2017 at 8:14 am It should give the option of custom finger. Else if anyone know the pattern, they can open all apps too. Reply Mihir says: May 2, 2017 at 3:20 pm Hi how about having a look for app instead of lock the phone? I don’t want a password/pattern for phone. Only for selected apps? Reply Narender Singh says: May 2, 2017 at 11:32 pm That is unfortunately not possible using the native functionality. You need to depend on a 3rd party app locker to lock apps without locking the device. Reply Kyle says: February 6, 2017 at 5:17 pm I’ve engaged this app locker on a select few apps to test the effectiveness of the program. Finding the usefulness as well as deciding to disengage the app locker from particular applications, I am finding myself perplexed as I am unable to re-enter the app locker program. Upon selecting the feature I am prompted to enter my pass without fingerprinting options. Confident I know the pass, nevertheless I am no further along the process as my screen simply returns to the security settings screen. Please any suggestions here are much appreciated in advance. Note: OnePlus Two OxygenOS: 3.5.6 Security patch: December 1, 2016 Android version: 6.0.1Reply Narender Singh says: February 6, 2017 at 10:42 pm Hi, Kyle. That should not happen actually. You surely are entering the correct password as else it will throw a ‘Wrong Password’ error. It might be a bug or some other temporary issue. Did you try a restart of the phone? If that doesn’t help, try clearing cache from the recovery mode. Reply Evi says: January 14, 2017 at 6:13 pm Hi, I updated to Oxygen Os 3.2.8 virsion and don’t find the “App Locker” at this location. Is anybody know where i can find it? Reply Narender Singh says: January 14, 2017 at 7:49 pm Hi Evi, The feature was introduced after Oxigen OS 3.5.5. So, you will not be able to find it in 3.2.8.Reply Evi says: January 14, 2017 at 9:14 pm I have oneplus 3. So the last update for my device is 3.2.8. I solve it by downloded AppLock. Thank you anyway! (=Reply Narender Singh says: January 14, 2017 at 10:01 pm Actually, OnePlus is currently pushing the Nougat update (Oxygen OS 4.0.1) for OnePlus 3/3T devices. It might be so that your region has not yet started receiving the update. 3rd party apps are good, but they can be removed. So unless you lock settings, Play Store and all other means to remove or modify the app, you might be in limited security. Reply Shashi says: December 23, 2016 at 12:59 pm It’s not working for WhatsApp. plis helpReply Narender Singh says: December 23, 2016 at 1:51 pm Works fine here. Where do you face the issue? Reply Shashi says: December 23, 2016 at 2:14 pm Only with WhatsApp :/Reply Narender Singh says: December 23, 2016 at 3:40 pm That’s strange. So you enable App Lock for WhatsApp and it is still unlocked when you go ahead and open it? ReplyConnect with UsYou can follow us on these social media networks and stay updated. facebooktwittergoogle-plusrssRecent Posts How to Disable News Feed & Notifications in Opera Apps for Android Pin Chats in WhatsApp to Keep Them at the Top of the List Check if Your Windows 10 PC is Updated to the Creators Update or Not The Difference Between Windows 10 S and Windows 10: Which is Better? 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