Keep Apps Safe On Nexus 5X & 6P With ‘AppLock – Fingerprint’

January 22, 2016 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Google Play Store is home to so many apps these days, that it is really hard to find truly unique applications. Despite the fact we have so many apps at our disposal, developers still manage to release either unique, or simply new applications which are doing things better than the existing ones do. I personally often dig through the Google Play Store trying to find… well, nothing specific, but end up stumbling upon some useful applications from time to time. Well, my colleague stumbled upon the app we’re here to talk about, and the app itself can be really useful… if you have a fingerprint scanner and Nexus Imprint is supported, read on.

The app in question is called ‘AppLock – Fingerprint’, and it can step up your security if your device sports a fingerprint scanner, though your device must support ‘Nexus Imprint’ as well. What does this mean? Well, unfortunately it means that you’ll need to own either the Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P, you need a Nexus-branded smartphone which sports a fingerprint scanner considering those are the only devices (at the moment) which support Nexus Imprint. For those of you who do own one of the two latest Nexus devices, this app might be really useful. With ‘AppLock – Fingerprint’, you can basically lock down any app on your device, and use the fingerprint scanner to access it. This could be really useful if other people are tinkering with your device, and you want to avoid them seeing something they shouldn’t be seeing.

Now, it is worth mentioning that there are other apps out there which allow this same functionality on pretty much every Android handset which sports a fingerprint scanner, like FingerSecurity, for example. This app is new though, and it’s very well designed, so those of you who own one of the two Nexus devices might find the app interesting. Keep in mind that you’ll be seeing quite a few ads within the app, though the developer will quite probably figure a way around that, a separate paid app perhaps? Either way, if you’re interested in this application, feel free to try it out, just click on the Google Play banner down below.