In the past we have covered a couple of lockscreen apps for the android like Generic Widget LockScreen, Shake Screen Off, MagicLocker and today we will be reviewing another interesting app from the same category.
Named as Hidden Lock Screen, the locking app has a unique feature of hiding the lock which is used to unlock the screen. The small lock is to be placed at a position on the main screen which is only known to the person who has set it and is hidden. This way it makes the phone quite secure as one would not know how to open it.
Since we are reviewing a free app a lot of features will be unavailable but if you like the app you can buy the full version from the android market. After installation open the app as you will need to configure it before you start using it. FIrst enable the app by checking the first box. On the same page you have a number of options like select a lock screen, changing the properties, test lock screen etc.
The most unique feature of the app is the Hidden Lock but the app also features passcode lock and hidden shake lock. With hidden you can set the sensitivity and timing of the unlocking action and the device will get unlocked. Coming back to the most interesting feature of the app, the hidden lock, in this a little bit of configuration is required before you enable the hidden lock.
Select Hidden Lock type of lockscreen and head back to the previous screen. Here navigate to change lock screen properties. Now here you will see a small pop up window with Size and Alpha sliders. Besides these you will see a small lock appearing at the bottom of the screen. First you must long press the lock so that you can drag it and place it anywhere on the whole screen. After selecting a position change the size of the lock icon by using the slider and also change the transparency level by using alpha slider. At the end press finish and the lock screen will go functional.
Now whenever wants to open your device and he or she tries to tap on the screen, the app will notify him or her that the screen is locked. Interestingly no one would be able to unlock it unless the correct position of the lock is known.
Now to unlock the phone you must tap on the lock, wherever you have placed it, so that it appears on the screen and will be red in colour.
Now immediately tap again on the lock so that it goes green. Now your device is unlocked.
Further in the settings you can screen background, customize it, change the system lock options and perform a number of other things.
App Requirements: Compatible with all android devices. Requires android 2.1 or later.
Conclusion: Works well but it does not keep your phone secure if the person comes to know the lock position. But overall it is a quite interesting concept
Our Rating: 3.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Android Market Link To Install This App
[ This App Comes For iPhone – No ]