App Locking (Android)

This Article Applies to:

  • Small Office Protection

App Locking is a feature in Avast Mobile Security for Android, which protects your sensitive apps with a PIN, pattern, or fingerprint. App Locking requires you to enable the Usage Access permission in the security settings of your device (on Android 5 and higher). If your device is configured to unlock the screen by using a fingerprint, you can also use this option for App Locking.

By default, the App Locking timeout is set to 10 seconds (the time after which all protected apps are re-locked). The timeout period may be changed in the App Locking settings.

Enabling App Locking

  1. Tap the Avast Mobile Security icon on your device to open the app
  2. Tap Menu ▸ App Locking
  3. Click the slider in the orange bar at the top to enable App Locking
  4. Click the slider(s) beside the app(s) you wish to protect, which will move them to the Protected apps section. Unlocked apps appear under either the Recommended to lock or Unprotected apps sections.

App Locking Settings

  1. Tap the Avast Mobile Security icon on your device to open the app
  2. Tap Menu ▸ Settings
  3. Tap App Locking, then do the following:
    1. Tap PIN & pattern to create or change the PIN/pattern you will use to unlock apps
    2. Tap App locking timeout to specify how much time passes before apps are locked