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Many phones have that feature built into the software. Anyway, did you try this link? I didn't because I have it on Oneplus, but this app has good reviews.
I use AppLock - Fingerprint it has a lot of cool features. It can lock an app based on where you are or the time of day, really cool.
Has a setting called observer. You can configure it to log successful unlocks by pressing the gear icon next to "observer" on the toggle page. I don't use the feature. I just use the app to lock my kids out of the play store and Amazon.
Seriously, find a new place or roommates. Don't be a part of BS. Don't let them do this to anyone else in front of you. It's not funny and it's disrespectful.
I've used this app before. It drove me crazy because every time I got a notification for a message like for What's App, it wanted my fingerprint. I'm using this now and it works flawlessly: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sp.protector.free
You could always use your preferred browser combined with an app locker (something like AppLock). While not browser-specific, this would allow you to prevent unauthorized use of your browser.
You can use Applock-Fingerprint from spSoft.
With this app, you can use various lock methods, like PIN/password, pattern, gesture and fingerprint lock. You can also make the pattern/click effect invisible.
With this app, you can lock all apps including package-installer, where the latter cannot be achieved by many other apps.
Applock is my favorite. I tried Maxlock, but it is missing some features compared to Applock. However, the useful pro version costs (I don't know how much, because I activated it with an in app purchase several years ago)
I personally use this. This app is wonderful and you can hide it from the app drawer and bring it only when you want using a widget
You can't make it so the app asks for your password, however you could lock the app with a password/pin with another app. Try AppLock.
Maxlock is the best, if you're rooted.
You can also use Tasker to lock apps. I'm not sure though if root is needed for that function..
Or else try this.. AppLock - Fingerprint
I use Smart Lock on my tablet and LOCX on my phone when I leave the house. Both are fairly lightweight, have plenty of extra features, and LOCX also comes with a photo vault if need be!
Try smart app lock.
I used it for some time to keep kids from launching whatever apps they touch. The links just close with an error without opening the main app.
If your phone is rooted, you could just freeze the apps with titanium backup.
Another option is to manually edit the hosts file and add ip addresses to be blocked.
I haven't used this app, but seeing it on many sites. Cold turkey.
This works for me. You should check out the privacy and sharing practices, because I don't understand most of what I've read! I think if you buy ad-free version it won't share for marketing purposes.
Not open source, but I use applock from app store
It will lock individual apps and you can use fingerprint or password.
Screen is hidden when trying to access the app.
You could try something like this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sp.protector.free
It has an option to output a fake error message for locked apps with an invisible button you need to click to unlock them - looks like a regular Android error message, so instead hiding apps you can pretend they just don't work.
Here is a good applock-app.
It's called Fingerprint-Applock from spsoft.
I prefer this app over others, as this app can lock package-installer. thus preventing unintended-uninstallations of apps, can hide click or pattern•gesture-effects for added security, and supports freehand:gesture-lock.
Of course it also supports fingerprint or iris-lock as well.
You can download an app locker but be careful, a lot of sketchy and broken ones on the Play Store (I’ve used this one for a few years without issue) : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sp.protector.free
It allows individual apps to be and secured by fingerprint.
Don't think this is exactly what you are looking for but you could try something along the lines of this:
It allows you to lock apps so they need a pin/fingerprint to open them. I guess you could get someone else to make a pin for you so you don't know it.
You can get Norton from Apkmirror just in case you need it but wont suggest that since I found a workaround to that applock. I currently use this https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sp.protector.free
I have been using this app lock since a very long time and this does the job for you. Location based lock, WiFi based lock, different passwords for different apps. Profiles.
I've had success in the past with Applock - fingerprint before it had the "fingerprint" lock.... That was several years ago, but it's still maintained...
I used it for years. It gives you a lock screen and an app locker that disable when connected to a specific wifi.
If that feature is part of iOS itself, then there's no need for individual apps to implement such a feature. Here's an app that works system wide: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sp.protector.free
The one I use has permissions for Camera, Contacts, Microphone, Phone, Sms and Storage. I've disabled every single permission except storage and the app works fine.
It's not an open source app, but you can try it out with all permissions off and see how it works.
Here's the playstore link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sp.protector.free
Yo try using this Applock.
Lock the apps you want to block with a long text password,write it on a paper and keep in a cupboard or some place away from you.
This is what I use.
You can password or fingerprint protect any app you want to. Plus it has tons of other useful features.
Vaulty or the like. A friend told me there's an app called AppLock that makes it look like the app crashed on opening and you do a secret thing to enter a code and get the app opened.
I don't use Android, but maybe AppLock could be helpful? (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sp.protector.free)
I use an iPhone and place passcode restrictions on downloading and deleting apps, and browsing time wasting sites on safari. A good friend keep hold of the passcode.
Another idea is to make the unlock password to your phone something meaningful that makes you mindful of your instant gratification habit. I use "bemindful". I do this for almost anything that requires a password. At the end of the day though there will always be loopholes to these restrictions, but being aware of the present and our actions and is key. We've learned habit of consuming without even thinking, but the more you catch yourself the more likely you will be aware next time. Try getting a highscore of how many times you catch yourself before you break. You will get stronger one rep at a time
Nice! I've been using Smart AppLock to accomplish the same thing, but your app is a lot more flexible and polished. I'll probably switch over. :)
One thing I'd like to see implemented though. How about time-of-day-based controls for each app? I'd like to set just certain apps to stop rotating after like 10pm, so I can use them in bed.
I've been using this for years.
I use AppLock-Fingerprint. I have tried every locker out there and find that this one works the best. YMMV
Use this app as device admin to prevent from uninstalling and also put settings in locker. And you are good to go.
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Bueno amigo , sinceramente me siento muy identificado contigo. Soy un adicto que está en recuperación y el móvil para mi fue uno de los peores enemigos contra los que tuve que combatir. Lamentablemente no existe ningún control parental que te pueda ayudar a bloquear el porno, al menos no uno sin pagar.
Mi solución? como mi problema era grave y tenía que ser sanado de alguna forma, tuve que "sacrificar" la navegabilidad de mi dispositivo android. Si te interesa te dejaré los pasos detalladamente a continuación:
*Descargar e instalar "Cerradura: Applock" adjunto el link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sp.protector.free&hl=es_419
*Abres el programa en tu móvil, te pedirá una clave, puedes poner cualquiera por ahora.
*Una vez dentro te vas a settings - luego a configuración - ajustes extras de protección y marcas la casilla "agregar al administrador de dispositivo", te pedirá permisos extras quizá, aceptas todo.
*Aquí mismo te pedirá que crees una "recuperación anti-bloqueo", lo que aconsejo yo es colocar una pregunta en vez de e-mail, una pregunta que no recuerdes y una respuesta que tampoco recuerdes, para eso yo utilizo la siguiente técnica: en pregunta coloco: sajd9813? y en respuesta: asdjgk189Qzk98. (De manera que si te baja la ansiedad, no tengas cómo acceder al programa para desbloquear los navegadores).
*Posteriormente te vas a ajustes extras en la misma ventana e instalas el helper (una extensión que te impide parar el funcionamiento del programa desde el administrador de tareas)
Una vez hecho esto ya tenemos la primera fase de protección lista, ahora viene la parte más dura.
Vuelves atrás y te vas a Ajustes de contraseña y patrón: creas una contraseña alfanumérica igual de difícil de recordar como las preguntas y respuestas de la primera etapa. Quizá te ayude anotarlo en la pc, o en un papel (del cual te debes deshacer después).
*regresas al programa, en la pestaña "Applock" añade todos los navegadores que tengas (ya sea chrome, opera y el que viene por defecto en el teléfono), bloquea también la playstore y el programa de instalación del paquete (que te permite instalar aplicaciones tanto de la playstore como externas).
*Una vez tengas hecho esto cierra la aplicación y voila, no podrás ver más porno del celular en la noche y tampoco cuando estés a solas con el móvil.
Lo malo de este método es que sacrificas buena parte del uso que se le puede dar a un smartphone, pero en mi caso, como tenía un hábito muy arraigado de ver pornografía por las noches tuve que hacerlo.
Recomiendo además que si optas por tomar este camino te asegures de tener todas las aplicaciones que llegases a nacesitar en tu teléfono según el uso que le des, ya que posteriormente no podrás instalar nada más, la única forma será reestableciendo los datos de fábrica del teléfono, pero eso te recomendaría hacerlo una vez que se te vaya el hábito (luego de los 90 días).
Espero te haya ayudado o a quienes estén en la misma situación, un abrazo y sea cual sea el método por el que optes te deseo lo mejor en este viaje.
I think this(AppLock by SpSoft) could that, I don't know if it does now. It's been a long time since I used this one.
Its available by default.
Even Applock Fingerprint has the function.
This might work (idk, I just searched the play store)
I used to use this, it's great - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sp.protector.free
Now I use the one build Into kaspersky though
I believe this app has something
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sp.protector.free I use this, it lets you add a fake error message to fool people trying to get in
I'm using this one.
Aren't there apps like AppLock that do this?
I'm using this app for over a year now and it works really well. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sp.protector.free
Try: AppLock - Fingerprint (don't let the name fool u)
Hands down THE BEST app lock there is.
Here the link: -
I use this one and never had a problem. It does have minimal ads but I don't find them to be annoying.
Smart App Protector
Smart App Lock
I use Smart Applock It has lots of nice features and after setting it up correctly I have been unable to bypass it at all.
Here you go: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sp.protector.free
thats my favorite https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sp.protector.free
I use this one. But it looks like it fails to lock Google wallet.
Install the app from the link below and block the apps you don't want to share with a fake error window. When trying to open the app, the full screen message "unfortunately APP x has stopped" will appear. If you click "ok" the app will close. If you click "ok" and hold for a few seconds, a screen will appear to enter a pin or pattern to open the app. It is advisable to lock the settings and the Play Store as well to avoid uninstalling the app and it should be hidden from the app drawer:
Have no idea if it will work, but I got an app that password and/or biometrically locks out programs when you launch it, and I did it to the installer app to prevent someone from installing/updating apps on my system (I was hacked a while back and they modded apks to lock out some app settings behind a third party subscription but I caught it because one of the apps they did it to is well know to be fully functional free, and the author confirmed it was not him who changed it).
In theory if you use that to lock out the function that lets you shutdown and restart, or conversely you find a way to keep it from running and there is a third party power utility and I know that one can be locked out.
Here are the two apps I use but you can try others but you might have to root your device at least long enough to set it up if you change your shutdown app.
You can install the apps from the link below and configure in addition to the pin or password lock the fake message occupying the entire screen "Unfortunately, Play Store has stopped" when trying to open the app. Settings or any other installed apps can also be blocked in the same way:
Deny it the unnecessary permissions though
I've used the paid version of this for years on multiple devices:
I use App Lock. It's not FOSS, but it works really well. I'd also be interested in one that's FOSS.
This the best app lock app I found that have less resource use and good functionality, even with some ads
I use this app and block Settings, Package Installer and Play Store with it. So to uninstall or disable it is necessary to have the app password:
I think the only way to block 2nd user access to main user apps would be to install AppLock and lock ALL main user apps (including settings, files, package installer and Play Store) with a different pin through AppLock:
The second app (helper) is to prevent the device's battery manager from killing AppLock.
You can still give device admin permission to AppLock so 2nd user can't uninstall it but I think this is not necessary if you lock Play Store and settings through AppLock
In fact, is a kind of confusion, but I use this one
This works great for me.
On Android I use AppLock (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sp.protector.free&hl=pt_BR&gl=US) + Helper(Smart App Protector) (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sp.protector.helper&hl=pt_BR&gl=US). App Lock is configured to block access to settings and package installer with a password. That way to install an apk on Android you need to know the App Lock password.
I use this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sp.protector.free&hl=pt_BR&gl=US + this other https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sp.protector.helper&hl=pt_BR&gl=US , lock the system settings with it and all the other apps I want to lock. Give device administrator permission to the app so it can not be disabled or uninstalled without the password.
I use AppLock, I find it reliable and does the job perfectly.
Here it is. I only granted usage access permission that's all
This will do ya.
I used this one with good results but I have a OnePlus phone and have it built in now. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sp.protector.free
App lock, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sp.protector.free
Not sure which one you mean but I use this one, it also lets you scramble the numbers for a PIN if you wanted
Stock feature works but not 100% reliable.
Try this app.
Haha sorry, lots of them are called that or something similar.
Here you go
In the mean time, you can use an app called "App Lock": https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sp.protector.free
This one did the job excellent:
I have been using it for years with no problems..
Don't worry...it will get better.
Here are my few tips that helps me to go forward. Maybe they'll help you too:
If you haven't please read this article
Set a new counter (I use https://chains.cc/ ) and name it NoArousal Mode ( http://www.yourbrainrebalanced.com/index.php?topic=14525.0 ) and read this article if you are struggling to have clear mind
If you are using chrome install these extensions:
On firefox I found useful https://addons.mozilla.org/cs/firefox/addon/foxfilter/
but I like Blocksi more
Use these extension at least for 90 days of hard mode and then slowly remove them in order to train your willpower
On smartphone install this https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sp.protector.free&hl=en
and block browser with long password like this: 25$forUnblockingThis
Set same password for blocksi as well. I pay 25$ to charity whenever I
unblock the protection in order to see triggering material (doesn't apply for unblocking non-triggering site)
I currently use this browser https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nationaledtech.spinbrowser&hl=en with foxfilter installed ...but any safe browser will do
this is the one i was referring to
i've been using for over 2 years.
App Lock - Sp Soft
This is the one I personally use, but there have been few bugs since few weeks.
You can block the Play Store with this:
The second item (helper) is for the app lock not to be forced closed by task manager or killer app. In addition to giving a password, this app can be configured to display a fake failure screen and if the device administrator's authorization is given, it can only be uninstalled by those who have the password.