Spotlight: Hexlock is a simple, beautiful app locker for Android

Spotlight: Hexlock is a simple, beautiful app locker for Android
When it comes to apps in general, the simplest and most focused ones are usually the most sophisticated as well. Which is great, as not everybody has the time or desire to tinker with vast arrays of options! Meet Hexlock for Android, then. It was made to deliver a secure app locking mechanism and make it look pretty, without overcomplicating it in the slightest. We're happy to call it a success, and we'd love to tell you why you should consider it if you are on the lookout for an app locker.

Hexlock is no frills. You open it and the first thing you do is, literally, start locking apps. You set a pin or pattern of your choosing, tap a button, and proceed to select the applications you want to lock. Next time you try to open a locked app, you'll have to enter the correct pin or pattern, or ye shall not pass. Simple! Moreover, Hexlock will automatically prompt you to lock any newly installed apps - but only if you want to, of course.

In addition, Hexlock has seven app locking profiles. You add apps of your choice to different profiles at will. For example, you need one set of apps locked while you're at work, a completely different set for school, have your apps unlocked at home, or keeping specific ones out of your children's reach. No worries, Hexalock has you covered. It will even switch profiles automatically, based on Wi-Fi detection. How cool is that? It's simple, working ideas like these that get the wheel rolling!

As for the pretty graphics we mentioned, just check out the screenshots, as a picture's worth a thousand words. All of this goodness is brought to you completely free from within the Google Play store.

Developer: Liquidum Limited Download: Android
Category: SecurityPrice: Free



1. TyrionLannister unregistered

what if someone uninstalls hexalock itself?

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

then you use the stock version.

3. IT-Engineer

Posts: 584; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

I bet they didn't think of that...

6. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

In apps of this kind you also have the option to lock installations, uninstallations. In most cases you also have the option to prevent force stopping.

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

i use applock, and it lock "setting" by default.. so it will ask for password if you want to uninstall app

4. singhkaran9830 unregistered

Hexalock is just OK.I prefer Lockdown pro more.

5. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I use Applock on my daughters phones, only issue is that it pops up advertisements every once and a while. It wouldn't if I paid for a full version. What does Lockdown Pro do better?

8. Rigbaby

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 06, 2014

I've got lockdown pro as well, but I got it for free from the playstore :/ I think they just renamed it or something or got rid of the free version and made the paid one free, I'm not actually sure

9. singhkaran9830 unregistered

Lockdown pro is actually free,you have to pay for the premium version within the app. I use applock on my another device,its simple works perfect.lockdown pro supports smart lock even with wifi,observer etc.Try it once.

7. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Dont know about this app in particular, but most app locker apps can be defeated by force closing the app locker and then immediately opening the app you want to gain access to.

10. Sauce5 unregistered

Love this. Keeping it on my phone. Suggested.

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