Last Updated on March 7, 2021 by Bestusefultips
Here’s how to lock apps in OnePlus 6 Oxygen OS. You can lock apps using a fingerprint scanner in OnePlus 6 using a built-in app locker feature. This App locked feature is helpful to protect your app important data. Also, hide apps notification contents on OnePlus 6 that added on the app locker list. You can find the OnePlus 6 app locker feature under security & lock screen settings.
You can use third-party apps to lock or unlock apps in OnePlus 6 (Compatible Oneplus 7 Pro, 7T Pro, 7T, 7, 6T, 6). But app locker feature is more secure than third-party apps to lock individual apps on OnePlus 6 Oxygen OS. Follow the below-given step by step process to lock apps in OnePlus 6.
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How to Lock Apps Using Fingerprint Sensor on OnePlus 6, 6T
Check out below settings to lock certain apps on OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, 7T Pro, 7T and 6T devices.
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Step 1: Swipe down the notification panel twice from the top of the screen.
Step 2: Tap Settings gear icon.
Step 3: Scroll down and tap on utilities.
Step 4: Tap the app locker.
Also, see settings for hiding notification contents and add apps options.
Step 5: Tap + add apps.
A list of installed applications is the view in your latest OnePlus device.
Step 6: Select apps from a list you want to lock.
Step 7: Now, go to the app drawer and Open any app that added the app locker.
Step 8: You need to use Fingerprint or PIN to unlock apps in your latest OnePlus devices.
Unlock apps in OnePlus 7 Pro, 7T Pro, 7T, 7, 6T
Step 1: Go to Settings.
Step 2: Scroll down and Tap on Utilities.
Step 3: Tap on App locker.
Step 4: Tap on Add apps.
Step 5: Uncheck the selected apps box to unlock it.
For OnePlus 6, 5T, 5
Step 1: Swipe down the notification shade and tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Tap Security & lock screen under the personal section.
Here you can see find my device, security update, screen lock, smart lock, fingerprint, face unlock, privacy, SIM card lock, and other settings.
Step 3: Tap App locker under the privacy section.
Step 4: Enter your phone PIN to continue & tap OK.
You can see the “hide notification content” option. By default turn off this option in your device. If you want to hide notification of the app you added on the app locker, enable hide notification content in your device.
Step 5: Tap Add apps.
A list of the installed applications is a view in your device.
Step 6: Select apps you want to lock.
Step 7: Go to the home screen and open the app you added on the OnePlus 6 app locker list.
Step 8: Now enter PIN or fingerprint to unlock apps in OnePlus 6.
It’s quite easy to OnePlus 6 lock apps using the in-built app locker feature.
How to unlock apps on OnePlus 6 Oxygen OS
Settings > Security & lock screen > Privacy > App locker > Add apps > uncheck the selected apps box you want to unlock
You can also try below-given settings to app lock on OnePlus 6.
Tap recent apps button > Tap lock icon of the app you want to lock > Done
And that’s all. Do you have any alternative methods to lock apps in OnePlus 6 using fingerprint or PIN? Share with us in below comment box. Stay and connect with us for the latest OnePlus 6 tutorial.