How to password protect your apps on Android

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With the increasing amount of personal information that we keep on our smart phones, security is a concerning issue. Quite often, we manage to ward off potential peeping toms by the use of our screen locks and what not but let’s be honest, there are times when we just have to give our phone to some people we “trust”. Of course, it goes without saying that while we trust those specific individuals with our phones, we don’t trust them enough to go through every nook and cranny of the device. So, if you’re somewhat of a security freak of me who is just dead tired of all the app protecting apps available on the Play Store, especially since they drain the device’s battery faster than you would read this article, you will be glad to know of the latest Xposed module introduced by FatMinMin (Senior Member, XDA Developers).

The mod in question allows you to put password on specific apps, which is asked upon whenever you launch that specific app (even if it was already running in the background). The whole process of flashing in the mod is fairly simple, so just follow our guide below to get started.

Disclaimer: We take no responsibility for any damages that might occur to your device either during or after the process.

Prerequisites: You will need a rooted device along with Xposed Framework (check this comprehensive guide that we have over here if you have any questions on how to install Xposed Framework).

Guide:

  • Download the module from here
  • Install the module like any other apk you may download from the internet after copying it into your phone.
  • Launch the Xposed Installer and go to the “Modules” section to enable the installed module by checking the checkbox, change whatever icons you want
  • Reboot your phone for the desired Mod to be activated.
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