Hexlock Android app Review – Protecting your Android device

Posted on May 26 2015 - 7:48am by Anurag Kumar
RATING
  • UI Look
  • Security
  • Functionality
  • Locking options

Securing Android device nowadays has become a major issue where there are so many intruders both online and offline. Being a user, protecting unauthorized usage of the device is a responsibility of user himself. One should first try blocking unauthorized usage of apps installed on the device.

There are number of app locking apps available for Android device and today we have picked “Hexlock – Lock & Protect Apps” for this purpose.

Hexlock Android App Review

Hexlock Android app is available for free on the Play Store. Download it, install it and let’s see how this app works.

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Features

  • Lock the apps installed on your Android device.
  • Choose a different profile to lock different apps at managed locations.
  • Auto-Activate feature automatically change profiles when you switch W-Fi network.
  • Simple UI, looks great of material design UI ROMs
  • PIN/Pattern locking method available.

One you have installed the app, Hexlock app will ask you to set a “PIN” or a “Pattern” for locking apps.  Let’s say you chose “PIN”. In case you forgot the PIN or Pattern, app uses your Google account to unlock it.

Hexlock Android App Review

You need to enter the same PIN every time you open Hexlock app or the apps you chose to lock.

Hexlock App PIN Protection

Settings Options

Settings options allow you to change your passcode type. Choose option notify to lock new apps.

Settings Options of Hexlock app

Prevent Hexlock app from being uninstalled by unauthorized users (settings app will be locked on all profiles). Hexlock app will act as Device Administrator after activating this feature and if any user tries to uninstall Hexlock app, same PIN has to be entered to do so.

Device Administrator Hexlock app

Auto-Activate feature automatically changes profiles when you switch W-Fi network.

Wi-Fi Profile switching on Hexlock app

Set Profiles

Hexlock app allows you to set maximum number of 6 different profiles and you can lock different apps in each profile and just switch to any profile depending upon your location and the person holding your device.

6 Profiles available default are: Party, Parental, Work, Home, Cafe and School. You can edit name and icon or can delete the whole profile.

Hexlock profiles option

Hexlock App Profiles

Hexlock app offers 6 profiles to lock apps

You can change the name of any profile suiting your needs.

Hexlock app profile editing option

Set the different apps to be locked in different profiles. To lock apps, swipe from the bottom of the screen and choose the desired app.

How to set lock on app in Hexlock app

Swipe to the extreme left and you will find a screen with “Lock/” icon. Activating this option, all apps will become accessible to all the users.

Unlock profiles in Hexlock app

Check in your notification screen, you will see how many apps are locked.

Hexlock notification screen

Conclusion

Hexlock Android app has a simple UI, allowing you to lock various app installed on your device. Simply set a PIN/pattern and you are good to go. Option to set 6 different profiles and locking different apps in each profile is a great add on. For a suggestion, app developers can also include face unlocking for better security.

If you are using Hexlock Android app on your device, let us know your views about it. Drop your comments below.

About the Author

An Internet Marketer cum Infopreneur, a passionate Blogger and an Impatient optimist. Anurag is currently pursuing MBA (IB) from IIFT Delhi. He is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of GizmoBolt.com ( formerly XperiaGuide.com ) and Co-Founder of ChewCode.com. Follow him at Facebook I Twitter I Google Plus | LinkedIn | Instagram. Contact him at [email protected] for feedback and sending tips. DONATE.

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