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AppLock for Android: Comparison Between Top Applock Apps

Today, we’re taking a closer look at 3 of the top app locking apps for Android. These apps are well known to provide a way for you to lock specific apps of your choice. Preventing anyone who can access your phone to access those apps.

Applocks is an extra layer of security that you can take advantage of. Other than the lock that we can set on our phones, such as home screen lock, app locks are a method to lock an app of your choice.

It’s undeniable that there are situations where someone who has access to our phones can sometimes mess with our stuff stored in it. Things like reading private messages, viewing photos, and messing with your game apps.

AppLock Comparison: DoMobile Lab vs Morrison Software vs SpSoft

Below is a quick comparison between the Applock app by DoMobile Lab, Perfect Applock by Morrison Software, and Applock by SpSoft.

As you can see, despite having similar functions and features, there are certain attributes exclusive to each app.

Recommended Read: Best Applock for Android – Learn How To Lock Apps on Android

AppLock by DoMobile Lab
Perfect AppLock by Morrison Software
AppLock by SpSoft
AppLock by SpSoft
Text Password Lock
Pattern Lock
Pin Lock  
Invisible Pattern Lock
Fingerprint Lock  
Face-Recognition Lock      
Gesture Lock  
Random Keyboard  
Time Lock/Smart Lock
Intruder Selfie
Hide App Icon
Toggle Switch/Widget
Remote Command    
Fake Lock
Supported Language 39 1 33
Attempt Limit    
Google Play Store
Amazon AppStore  
Other Features
  • Hidden Vault for Photos and Video.
  • Secret Access when Hidden.
  • Well-designed Themes.
  • Define Screen Brightness per App.
  • Auto Start.
  • Prevent Force Shutdown.
  • Support for Wi-Fi Locking Policy.
  • Multiple Password Setup.
  • Scalable Pattern.
  • Customizable Lock Screen.
  • Better UI Design.
  • Auto Start.
  • Define Screen Brightness per App.
Google Play Store Rating 4.3/5 4.3/5 4.4/5
JoyofAndroid (JOA) Rating 4/5 4/5 4.5/5

Top Applock Apps for Android Comparison

Based on the table above, we now have a clearer understanding of the key factors that separates each of the applock apps.

With this in mind, let’s have a closer look at each app.

1. AppLock – Fingerprint by SpSoft

AppLock by SpSoft

Formerly known as Smart AppLock, the AppLock app by SpSoft has come a long way. Among the 3 apps for this comparison, this app has the best user interface and design.

This app is the easiest among the 3 to use, pretty straightforward and has the most features that the other 2 doesn’t have.

If you’re looking for an app the offers more features, easy to use, and is light for your phone, then we highly recommend trying this app out.

Its scalable pattern from the usual 3×3 to 18×18 definitely increases the level of security for your apps.

2. AppLock by DoMobile Lab


Amongst the 3 applocks in this list, the AppLock app by DoMobile Lab is the most popular one. It has more than 100 million downloads from the Google Play store alone and is the only app that’s currently being developed to support cloud sync – a way for you to sync various devices.

Some of the main key features of that make this app as the most popular app lock is its huge collection of themes, random generating keyboard, a private browser, and a particular steps to follow to access the app once it’s hidden.

3. Perfect AppLock(App Protector) by Morrison Software

Perfect AppLock by Morrison Software

Last but not least, we have the Perfect AppLock(App Protector) by Morrison Software. This app offers almost the same functionality as the other 2. One particular key feature that makes this app unique from the rest is its support for the SMS Text command.

If you’re not anywhere near your phone and you need to lock it before anything else happens to it, you can simply bower your friend’s phone a send a text message to your phone with “applock+space+password” ex, applock 1569.

Once your phone received it, it will automatically start the AppLock service which will bypass your phone lock security.


Where does applock store photos?

The applock app created by DoMobile Lab creates a partition within the internal storage. The app uses this partition as its hidden gallery vault for photos and videos. You may not see it the files on your phone as the app hides it from detection.

What if applock is uninstalled?

If an applock app is uninstalled while its services is running and locks for certain apps are set, all of those will be gone. That’s why it’s important to hide the actual applock app once you’ve fully configured it with your phone.

What is cm applock?

Cheetah Mobile, popular for its Anti-Virus app, developed a featured rich app called Security Master. It’s basically an all-in-one app that functions like an anti-virus, applock, device booster, and cleaner.

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Katana Safety Arc (Red)

Does personal security matters to you? Are stun gun and pepper spray not enough to put you in ease? Well, we recommend checking out Katana Safety Arc.

It’s an all in one personal security device that attaches directly to your smartphone.

It uses 3 layers of defense that ensures your protection and help is always available to you no matter what the situation is.

Check them out on to learn more.


Android AppLocks – An Extra Layer of Lock Apps Security for Android

Ultimately, each app is capable enough to provide security protection anyone would need for their device. The only deciding factor that affects users’ decisions as to which app to use is the added value for each app. In this case, those are the extra features that users will benefit from.

We hope that this guide made things clearer for you if ever you are torn between these apps. Overall, the security of your phone still relies on the responsibility of the owner. Google will surely incorporate all of these functionalities soon with Android. Eliminating our dependencies to 3rd-party apps.

Have comments, questions, or suggestions? Do let us know in the comment section below!

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  1. You think it’s a good idea to use terms like ‘douchbag’ in an article that can be read by just about anyone?
    I don’t and I think you should stop writing this stuff. This flagrant use of disgusting words has become so prevalent we are becoming use to it, and that’s a shame.

  2. It’s rare to see a comparative review that (a) limits itself to the best few apps (I found this source after skipping reviews of “The 12 Best…” etc.) and (b) provides detailed, well-reasoned arguments for ranking the reviewed apps. Well done, and thank you!

    1. Hey Brenda,

      Although we do have the “XX” Best Apps for “Whatever” lists, we are trying to nail down the top performers from the bigger lists and make a detailed comparison between them. I highly recommend that you check out the bigger lists as well. Don’t worry, we have simplified descriptions which will make the process very easy, not to mention a through comparison table as well.

  3. Are these type of apps safe? How easy are they to hack compared with the stock Android lock screen? And how do I know these apps will not steal my data, particulary in the “Advanced Unlock” modes that require adding the app toy “Accessibility” > “Services” list? Sorry if this is paranoid but we are talking about security apps…

    1. Hi Rob,
      These apps are safe to use. The author personally tested them. If the app needs access to some information, it will ask permission like all apps do. Hope this helps. Thanks for commenting. =-)

  4. If I use the fake fingerprint feature, do I have to turn off the lock feature? If not, how do I get passed the fake finger print when I am using Perfect App Lock?

    1. I don´t you do have to turn it off. To get passed the fake fingerprint, try double tapping followed by a long-press. When I used the app that how I got passed the fake error messages.

  5. Thanks for the information. One update I recommend is that the link for “Smart AppLock” takes you to an app called “AppLock – Fingerprint”.

    I’m guessing they changed their name. So this may need to be amended in your article to avoid confusion.


  6. I am looking for a review of App locks on Android that actually finds out whether they can lock apps or if they merely make it harder to access apps. No reviews (this one included) seem to do this, or bother to read user reviews and check if the workarounds described in them work, or test the apps to see if the security works.

    1. Thank you, Charles for that suggestion. Next time, we will remember to include that in one of our blog posts. Best wishes for Happy Holidays and a magnificent New Year!

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