Wondering how to unlock app lock without password in android phones? Is it possible to bypass the Applock folder-lock on apps without even knowing the password? Yes, it is possible, and here it is how. It is very annoying to see every app locked by Applock in your friend’s phone and you want to access it for some reason. If your friend is nearby then he may tell you the password but what if he isn’t and you really want to use the phone right now (maybe for booking the last movie ticket)? In such cases, you may find this trick to unlock app lock without password very useful.
How to Unlock Applock Protected Apps
So, how to unlock Applock? It is very easy, and you can do it in just seconds. You can use the below two tricks to unlock the Applock.
Long press the Applock icon in the app drawer and uninstall it. Problem solved! Now since there is no Applock, no password is required, and you can access any app or folder on the phone. You can also uninstall the Applock by going to settings>>apps>>applock>>uninstall. After you finish the work, just reinstall the app.
Now, what if you don’t want to uninstall the app? Read on.
- Go to Settings>>Apps>>All apps
- Find the Applock app in the list
- Tap on Freeze or Force Stop
That’s all. Now the Applock app will be stopped or froze. That means it will not work for now. Now you can open any app on the Android phone which was protected by Applock earlier. It will not ask for the password now. Once you finish the task, you can tap the Applock icon in the app drawer or home screen to open it. Now the Applock will move from freeze state to running state and normally work like earlier asking you for a password. This way your friend will not even know that you unlocked app lock without even knowing the password.
Applock Advanced Protection
So now you know how to unlock app lock. But what if you don’t want to become a victim of this. There are few measures here which will protect the Applock app from being opened without a password.
Password Protect Settings App
One way is to use a password lock for Settings app using Applock so that no one can uninstall or force stop it. But still it is not very effective and fully protected. No one can force stop Applock by going to Settings app. But it can be easily uninstalled from the phone by long pressing Applock icon in app drawer and tapping uninstall. So it’s limited protection.
Hide the Applock Icon
Going a step further, you can hide the applock icon from the home screen so that no one can uninstall it from app drawer by long pressing. Open your Applock app. Go to Settings>>Settings Icon>>Check Hide Applock option. Now Applock icon will disappear from the home screen and no one can see it. Now we are fully secured.
If you want to unhide Applock then you can do either of these:
- Go to Phone app and dial *#*#12345#*#*. It will open the Applock app.
- Go to Browser (or any other like Chrome) and open domobile.com/applock. For this to work, you need an active Internet connection.
Making Applock Device Administrator
After installing the Applock app, you can make it a device administrator so that no one can uninstall or freeze it. Go to Settings>>Security>>Device Administrators, you should find applock option there. Give applock the administrative rights by checking the applock option.
Using Applock Advanced Protection App
There is also an inbuilt option in Applock which when enabled prevents other from uninstalling or freezing the Applock. Go to Applock>>Settings>>Settings Icon>>Check Advanced Protection. Doing this will download a side app for Applock called Advanced Protection which prevents other from uninstalling or freezing the app. This app works in a similar way as above by getting the administrative rights on your phone and controlling system functions like installing, uninstalling, etc.
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