App Lock Android

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Tap the “App Lock” button on your home screen

  • App lock allows you to stop other users from opening your apps or games without your permission.
  • This feature allows you to lock any app behind a unique pattern.
  • You must enable the ‘Draw over Android apps’ and Usage data access permissions for CMS in Android to use this feature.
  • Premium license holders only have access to App Lock. To see the full list of features included with each type of license, please visit¬†Upgrade Your CMS Account.

Configure App Lock

  • Open Comodo Mobile Security
  • Log in to your account
  • Tap “App Lock” on the CMS home screen
  • You will be taken directly to the permissions page
  • Allow the display to be enabled for other apps
  • Make your lock pattern, and then confirm it.
  • Tap “OK”.
  • Next, select which apps you want to secure with the pattern.
  • To grant CMS access to ‘Usage Data Access’, click ‘Enable’. This is required for the app lock feature to work correctly
  • If you have already enabled CMS permissions, this step can be skipped
  • In the permissions screen, enable ‘Permit usage Access’ for Comodo Mobile Security
  • In the app selection screen, select the apps that you wish to protect using the pattern.
  • App Lock has been enabled for the selected apps

Manage App Lock settings

  • Open Comodo Mobile Security
  • Log in to your account
  • Tap “App Lock” on the CMS home screen
  • You can use the switches to disable or enable the lock for certain apps
  • To configure additional settings, touch the settings icon in the top-right
  • Disable or Enable – Turn the pattern lock on/off
  • Reset Passcode Pattern Click here to change the pattern.
  • Activate Administrator Prevents unauthorized removal of the CMS application. To uninstall CMS, you will need device admin permission if enabled.
  • Timeout before Locking – This is the time that your device should be locked before you enable the lock-off option. It can be set to 5 seconds (default), 30 seconds, 1 minute, or until the screen locks.


Reset forgotten pattern

Enter a security code that was sent to you by email to reset the app lock.

  • Tap ‘Forgot passcode? If you forgot the pattern, click here
  • We will send you the security code via email to your address
  • As explained above, you can now create a brand new pattern.
Melina Richardson is a Cyber Security Enthusiast, Security Blogger, Technical Editor, Certified Ethical Hacker, Author at Cybers Guards & w-se. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.