Chinese mobile internet company, Cheetah Mobile Inc, which is best-known for developing top class mobile applications like Clean Master, CM Security, QuickPic Gallery has recently launched an app for locking apps called, CM AppLock – Intruder Selfie.
The app is free of charges with which you will be able to protect valuable data and other private info stored in applications from unauthorized users by setting a lock over them. However, will this app help you to protect your privacy? Let us find out how. Here is a brief review of CM AppLock for Android.
CM AppLock, being a new app has more than 50 thousand Android users around the globe. The app as stated earlier is available free on Google Play Store and supports any smartphone or tablet that runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 and later versions.
If compatible with your device, you can download this app’s 1.0.0 version from the Android Market, which comes in an APK file size of 1.38 MB. Further, once installed, the CM AppLock uses a total space of 7.22 MB from your device’s internal storage memory and on rare usage, it employs and average 5.5 MB to maximum 100 MB of RAM.
Setting up the CM AppLock – Intruder Selfie app is an incredibly easy task. When the app is successfully installed on your device, launch it. It will no sooner bring in front a list of apps that you may regularly use for storing your personal information and other details.
From the list, mark all those apps that you think lack security. Once you finalize apps that need a lock, tap on the Protect option. On doing so, the app will open a new window where it will ask you to set a new passcode in the form of a pattern or a 4-Digit PIN code.
After setting a preferred passcode or pattern, the app will right away take you to the ‘Apps with usage access’ option in the settings. There it will ask you to ‘Permit usage access’ for tracking what other apps you are using and how often, as well as your career, language settings, and other details. If you do not enable it, the CM AppLock will not work well, and you would not be able to lock any app on your device.
When you allow usage access to CM AppLock, it will shortly take you to the main screen from where it will let you lock on device applications, unlock them, and offer an option for changing the app’s settings.
While using the app, one feature that you would like the most about it is its ability to capture intruder’s picture by using your device’s built-in front-facing camera. This is an optional feature which is by default enabled on CM AppLock.
If a person who is trying to snoop on one of your locked apps and enters the wrong passcode for three consecutive times (can be later changed from settings), CM AppLock will take a selfie of that particular person, store it on your device and if you want, send you the same by email.
- Allows you to Locks apps, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth on the go.
- Captures an image of the person who tried to unlock your apps.
- Can be uninstalled by anybody.
The overall performance of this app is good. The app is quite handy, easy to use, and does protect your apps by locking them. However, when it comes to features, the CM AppLock is a bit disappointing. Another lame thing about this app is that anybody can uninstall it.
Nonetheless, in the coming time, it is expected that the CM AppLock will gain many handy features through updates, which will make this app an outstanding one.