What are the best WhatsApp lock apps?

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    Sprint

    BA
    Betty Alexander
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "I've always used Sprint, ever since I got my first cellphone, and I'm pretty happy with this carrier. Don't plan to change any time soon, plus, I'm upgrading my phone to the new iPhone Xs <3"
    1. 17
      AppLock

      AppLock is an Android app by DoMobile Lab. It locks apps like Facebook, Whatsapp, Gallery, Messenger, SMS, Contacts, Gmail, Settings, and any app chosen. Other than locking incoming calls, it prevents unauthorized access and guard privacy.

      Apps

      Android

      Free - With in-app purchases

      CH
      Crystal Hill
      Written on September 2, 2018
      "I always get worried whenever someone borrows my phone so when i learned that there is a lock app for whatsapp, I immediately downloaded it!! I badly needed it for privacy and..."
      CH
      Crystal Hill
      Written on September 2, 2018
      "I always get worried whenever someone borrows my phone so when i learned that there is a lock app for whatsapp, I immediately downloaded it!! I badly needed it for privacy and it’s been helpful, now I dont get worried everytime someone uses my phoen 😊😊"
      BH
      Benjamin Hernandez
      Written on January 20, 2017
      "Worried about a possible password compromise? Use your finger to unlock any app you choose! This ensures peace of mind that unauthorized access of your most sensitive information never happens. Using software and security measures intended for prevention of data theft, AppLock is perfect for those who want their data secured all day and night."
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      Henry Perry
      Written on January 29, 2017
      "Not much information on this website. Just some reviews to read and then the download for it. I'd rather have more information."
      HB
      Henry Bradley
      Written on February 25, 2017
      "A great way to keep your app private. It has great reviews and i think I would install it today."
    2. 14
      Private Zone

      Private Zone allows users to lock up their Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Messenger, gallery and other important apps which may leak their privacy.

      Apps

      Android

      Free

      BD
      Bruce Davidson
      Written on January 8, 2017
      "Private zone is the solution to lock apps such as whatsapp, facebook and others. It allows another layer of security, putting a password on apps you don't want people to..."
      BD
      Bruce Davidson
      Written on January 8, 2017
      "Private zone is the solution to lock apps such as whatsapp, facebook and others. It allows another layer of security, putting a password on apps you don't want people to open directly. It adds safety if your phone is every compromised, people won't be able to access your sensitive apps."
      WJ
      Wayne Jones
      Written on February 3, 2017
      "As someone who is very concerned about online privacy, I am glad I found the Private Zone app. It allows you to lock down portions of your phone. I can, for example, lock up my Whatsapp so it does not leak my messages."
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      Tabrez alam
      Written on February 8, 2018
      "Hey my all photos and videos automatically deleted from private zone. How can recover my pictures and videos from private zone. Plzzzzz help it's Very important pictures"
      RR
      Rubén Rocha
      Written on March 8, 2017
      "Definitely the best privacy app I've ever tried. Everything is clear and organized, and hasn't let me down once yet. Highly recommended!"
      AM
      Arthur Montgomery
      Written on April 15, 2017
      "I think it looks great"
    3. 12
      AppLock - Fingerprint

      AppLock - Fingerprint is an AppLocker or App Protector that helps lock and protect apps using a password or pattern and fingerprint. It locks Facebook, WhatsApp, gallery app, and more.

      Apps

      Android

      Free

      FT
      Frances Tucker
      Written on September 2, 2018
      "For me this is the most convenient lock up because you dont have to type a code or get worried you might forgot your passwod since all you need is a fingerprint, and besides..."
      FT
      Frances Tucker
      Written on September 2, 2018
      "For me this is the most convenient lock up because you dont have to type a code or get worried you might forgot your passwod since all you need is a fingerprint, and besides the features are much better than any other lock apps I tried for whatsapp. 😀"
      RM
      Roger Morgan
      Written on March 29, 2017
      "I'd just transferred some "found" money into 15 different off shore bank accounts and now I needed a secure way to store the account numbers and passwords. So I put them in a text file on my iPhone. Then I downloaded and installed AppLock to keep anyone from opening Notes. Used the fingerprint verification protocol to protect them. CAN NOT ACCESS NOTES NOW!! PLEASE HELP. URGENT!! ps. Would not recommend."
      AP
      Anthony Price
      Written on March 4, 2017
      "I really liked the simplicity of this app. The function is pretty basic, It just protects apps that may have sensitive or private information. It keeps out prying eyes and can use a password pin and or fingerprint to insure privacy for any app even if someone has the passcode to your device."
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      Alexander Duncan
      Written on September 21, 2017
      "Got this in the hopes of helping me secure my phone should I ever lose it, but I could not get it to work consistently. Sometimes it would unlock apps and other times it wouldn't. It's just too frustrating to use."
      SL
      Steven Luo
      Written on February 2, 2017
      "It helps increase the safety on your phone. However it does increase the lag time a little for usage. Overall good security product."

    DID YOU KNOW?

    Did you know that WhatsApp was founded by former Yahoo! employees Brian Acton and Jan Koum in 2009? After leaving Yahoo! in 2007, both of them traveled to South America to unwind and play frisbee. They even tried to apply for a job at Facebook but were not successfully hired. Koum then just relied on his $400,000 savings he got from Yahoo! for years. In 2009, Koum purchased an iPhone and thought of a potential app that could be downloaded from Apple App Store. He learned the code all by himself while doing the app. In addition, Koum has taped a note from his co-founder Brian that reads “No Ads! No Games! No Gimmicks!" so that they will only focus on creating a pure messaging experience. 

    Koum called it "WhatsApp" because it sounds like "what's up" or the phrase we use when we start a conversation with someone. On February 24, 2009, also his birthday, he incorporated WhatsApp Inc. in California. Meanwhile, in 2014, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion. Back then, it was the Facebook's largest purchase acquisition. Some people even thought that Facebook's decision to buy WhatsApp is a bad idea, considering its high price. However, in 2017, Facebook CEO announced that WhatsApp already has over 1.5 billion users, and an average of 60 billion messages are being sent each day.

    1. 11
      Perfect AppLock
      Perfect AppLock lets you protect any applications you want with PIN, Pattern or Gesture. You can lock: Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, SMS, Email, Gallery, Camera, USB connection, Settings and any apps you choose.
      Apps

      Android

      Free

      IR
      Israel Rocha
      Written on February 26, 2017
      "I don't suspect someone is snooping on me, but I've heard horror stories to not protect my stuff. This app is perfect for locking down your apps so no one can see your..."
      IR
      Israel Rocha
      Written on February 26, 2017
      "I don't suspect someone is snooping on me, but I've heard horror stories to not protect my stuff. This app is perfect for locking down your apps so no one can see your content, or post stuff under your name. Like I said, I'm not really that concerned, but I know I'd be if someone started snooping through my files, or started posting prank status updates."
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      Christian Davidson
      Written on February 7, 2017
      "This app is amazing! When I first downloaded it- it took me a few minutes playing around with it to figure how to exactly work it. But now I won't use any other applock Apps. If you can DEFINITELY upgrade to the full version. I love the fact that I can lock certain apps and let my kids play on my phone without worries ( pinterst, facebook, Youtube)"
      RH
      Randy Hanson
      Written on September 21, 2017
      "Perfect AppLock is a good app at times. However, it has a tendency to become open without any input from me. This is a problem since I don't want this to happen."
      JW
      Johnny Washington
      Written on February 26, 2017
      "This is a good solution for anybody that has an application and wants an extra layer of security in terms of immediate access."
    2. 10
      Messenger and Chat Lock
      This app lets you protect most popular messaging and chat applications. You can lock WhatsApp, Facebook and many more by using a PIN. Keep your privacy and maintain secure!
      Apps

      Android

      Free

      DG
      Daniel Griffin
      Written on February 5, 2017
      "Chatlock is a simple and effective application you can use for your mobile device. I love this service! The fact that it is free to download is a huge perk to me. It's 4..."
      DG
      Daniel Griffin
      Written on February 5, 2017
      "Chatlock is a simple and effective application you can use for your mobile device. I love this service! The fact that it is free to download is a huge perk to me. It's 4 star rating and 175,000+ downloads gives me confidence that the app meets it's claims. It works by allowing you to assign pin number protected access to social media and messaging applications. I've had my facebook account accessed without my permission when my phone was stolen. Embarrassing and malicious information was posted by someone else pretending to be me. It was a very damaging experience. I had friends and relatives angry and worried about my mental well being. It took a long time to put out all of the fires this caused in my social circle. This application would have prevented this disaster. It let's me choose which social media messaging apps I want to protect. Then it's a simple process of assigning a pin number to my protected apps. It will also take a picture of anyone attempting to access your phone with the front facing camera!!! I love Chatlock and the added protection it provides gives me the security I need. It makes me feel more comfortable and confident to leave my phone out and let others use it. Download this APP!"
      EC
      Eugene Crawford
      Written on January 28, 2017
      "This seems like a great app! You can create a unique lock for the Whatsapp and many other apps on your phone. It seems very user friendly!"
      YX
      Yang Xia
      Written on January 25, 2017
      "The Messenger and Chat Lock app is your go-to for keeping those pesky little brothers out of your accounts and off of your messaging apps! Never again will he read your embarassing tales of that date that went oh-so-wrong, or see your NSFW pictures shared to your boyfriend."
      EJ
      Edward Johnson
      Written on September 21, 2017
      "This app is ok. The design isn't that great and it looks outdated."
    3. 9
      Lock for Whats Messenger
      WhatsApp Lock is a way to lock WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Kik, Tango, Hangout, SMS etc.
      Apps

      Android

      Free

      MM
      Michael Moore
      Written on January 19, 2017
      "I like this because I feel like my privacy is protected if something ever happened to my phone. Especially with nosey siblings. I use it for all my apps! Just any extra..."
      MM
      Michael Moore
      Written on January 19, 2017
      "I like this because I feel like my privacy is protected if something ever happened to my phone. Especially with nosey siblings. I use it for all my apps! Just any extra measure of security."
      KM
      Kevin Martinez
      Written on January 27, 2017
      "This app is pretty good for locking your apps from other people. Keeps people from getting into your messaging apps like Whatsapp., and into your pictures. Great for privacy."
      PJ
      Patricia Johnston
      Written on September 21, 2017
      "This is a very useless link. Instead of helping me lock my app I get a message that says We're sorry, the requested URL was not found on this server."
      MG
      Martín Garza
      Written on April 17, 2017
      "This is perfect! I have always been wary of someone taking my phone and seeing my various Whatsapp messages. Now I can lock it from prying eyes!"
    4. 9
      Hexlock App Lock &amp; Photo Vault
      Hexlock is an app lock that will protect your privacy and secure your apps with up to six unique profiles to cover every situation.
      Apps

      Android

      Free

      JR
      Jack Ryan
      Written on February 15, 2017
      "Hexlock App Lock and Photo Vault is perfect for a Whatsapp lock. I am able to keep my messages safe with an easy setup, and only locking whatever app I want instead of the..."
      JR
      Jack Ryan
      Written on February 15, 2017
      "Hexlock App Lock and Photo Vault is perfect for a Whatsapp lock. I am able to keep my messages safe with an easy setup, and only locking whatever app I want instead of the entire phone. Plus, I can let others use my phone without worrying about getting in my messaging business with this handy lock app. Hexlock also tracks any suspicious activity, so you feel really secure!"
      KG
      Kyle Gardner
      Written on January 24, 2017
      "The Hexlock App Lock &amp; Photo Vault application really sealed the deal for me in terms of security. Whatsapp locking apps might be applicable here, but really the Hexlock app does everything you need it to and more. I've never felt more secure using it."
      JM
      Juan Meza
      Written on September 21, 2017
      "A decent lockscreen and app protector but there's ads if you don't pay for the premium version. The ads can slow your phone down if it isn't the latest and greatest."
      BH
      Bryan Hanson
      Written on January 11, 2017
      "Play store is easy to use and locate the app. The app looks like a really solid solution for any privacy needs on android."
    5. 8
      Smart AppLock
      Smart AppLock is a tool to lock apps you like and protect you from privacy leak and intruders.
      Apps

      Android

      Free

      KM
      Kenneth Moreno
      Written on February 19, 2017
      "***** I absolutely love this app! First, your password can be your fingerprint - how easy is that. Second, I have two young children who constantly get on my phone and have..."
      KM
      Kenneth Moreno
      Written on February 19, 2017
      "***** I absolutely love this app! First, your password can be your fingerprint - how easy is that. Second, I have two young children who constantly get on my phone and have played games where they can purchase extra coins, bids, etc. Now the poor little things are unable to access my phone - waaah! Seriously, you need to get this app. It's the best on the market with between 5,000,000 - 10,000,000 downloads!"
      BG
      Brandon Gardner
      Written on February 12, 2017
      "I needed a lock for my Whatsapp to stop people from reading my very private chats. The smart applock did the job just fine for me, I've let people try and break in and they couldn't. I'm in a lot of situations where I could lose my phone, but I NEED that information private. This app did just the job for me."
      CV
      Christian Vargas
      Written on January 24, 2017
      "Whatsapp does not have a locking method but in the play store or IOS store you can find highly rated lock apps that can lock specific apps and set a security method. Either on the phone itself or specific apps. I recommend Applock that can even be synced with your fingerprint"
      EE
      Eduardo Espinoza
      Written on September 21, 2017
      "This has a lot of bark but not a lot of bite. You should look elsewhere"
    6. 6
      Locker for Whats Chat App

      Locker for WhatsApp is an app that allows you to lock and unlock any Whatsapp chat, whether it's group or private, on your phone. You can easily protect all your sensitive information, pictures, and conversations.

      Apps

      Android

      Free

      EC
      Evelyn Chen
      Written on September 2, 2018
      "I agreee 💯with @Herry. Also been using this for security reasons, and its not as difficult as it looks to use because you just have to enter a pin and thats it! It’s helpful..."
      EC
      Evelyn Chen
      Written on September 2, 2018
      "I agreee 💯with @Herry. Also been using this for security reasons, and its not as difficult as it looks to use because you just have to enter a pin and thats it! It’s helpful especially for those who want some privacy"
      HS
      Herry Siddle
      Written on January 19, 2018
      "With the help of this app, you can easily secure your private and group WhatsApp chat(s) and maintain their privacy using a PIN. The best part is, it can not only lock chats, but it even has the ability to secure the complete app using a single PIN. With these features Locker for Whatsapp, is a robust privacy app for your Android device or smartphone. Moreover, in case you forget your 4-digit PIN you can easily retrieve your login details through your recovery email address."
    7. 5
      lockIO

      lockIO is a free security app for Android devices featuring Applocker, Photo Vault and Power Off Blocker. With this app you can lock apps with a password, turn off your phone and protect it from thieves, hide photos in your photo vault, and more.

      Apps

      Android

      Free

      IC
      Ivar Cifre
      Written on February 8, 2018
      "With lockIO you can lock apps as every other app locker, hide photos or videos in a vault but most importantly you can protect a basic setting when a thief steals any device:..."
      IC
      Ivar Cifre
      Written on February 8, 2018
      "With lockIO you can lock apps as every other app locker, hide photos or videos in a vault but most importantly you can protect a basic setting when a thief steals any device: power off your phone. lockIO is the ONLY app locker that incorporates this Power Lock feature, making it unique among app lockers. By securing the power off process with a password request, only owners can de-activate their phones, and thus thieves will have to switch strategies when stealing a power-locked phone."
      IC
      Ivar Cifre
      Written on May 11, 2018
      "Request a password to power off; lock apps with a password, pin or pattern; hide photos and videos from the gallery; low memory size; and much more!"
    8. 4
      CM AppLock

      CM AppLock is an app that lets users lock contacts, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger from prying eyes and nosy friends. It can also lock your gallery, photos, and files.

      Apps

      Android

      Free

      CM
      Claire Ma
      Written on September 2, 2018
      "Just heard this from my best friend since its what she’s usung for keeping her messaging apps private especially for whatsapp!!! 😅 so now I also gave this a try because ya..."
      CM
      Claire Ma
      Written on September 2, 2018
      "Just heard this from my best friend since its what she’s usung for keeping her messaging apps private especially for whatsapp!!! 😅 so now I also gave this a try because ya know, my friends always use my phone camera and they might check messages or so just to check if you akready have a loevlife. Weird but things like that actually happen 😅😅"
      KR
      Kenneth Rice
      Written on February 17, 2017
      "This app is great for keeping your privacy. It keeps people from getting into your apps, like Whatsapp, with an extra password. Even takes a picture of the person with the selfie cam if they keep trying to get in! Great app!"
      JV
      Jorge Velasco
      Written on February 16, 2017
      "CM AppLock will lock just about any app, including Whatsapp and other chat programs. CM AppLock will keep prying eyes away from chat apps, galleries, texts and just about everything else. Plus, it's also free!"
      JB
      James Brooks
      Written on January 29, 2017
      "My roomate kept logging on to my facebook account when I left my phone unattended. She denied it. With this new app I was able to catch her in the act!"
      ML
      Mary Lawson
      Written on September 21, 2017
      "This app kept freezing up my phone. I like the idea, but if there is this much lag it isn't worth it and doesn't lock fast enough for me."
      JR
      Judith Ross
      Written on September 21, 2017
      "Ads on a lock app are a terrible idea. And these ads are more annoying than most I have seen on other apps."
    9. 1
      Fingerprint Login: PassKey Password &amp; Apps Lock
      Add fingerprint security to any app: WhatsApp, iMessage, Facebook &amp; more
      Apps

      iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

      PG
      Patrick Gutierrez
      Written on March 19, 2017
      "I absolutely love Fingerprint Login. I no longer have to worry about someone else gaining access to my phone and getting into my personal things/information. With this app,..."
      PG
      Patrick Gutierrez
      Written on March 19, 2017
      "I absolutely love Fingerprint Login. I no longer have to worry about someone else gaining access to my phone and getting into my personal things/information. With this app, all of my other apps are secure and only my fingerprint will get them open. Now that is comfort."
      WO
      William Ortiz
      Written on September 21, 2017
      "Fingerprint Login: PassKey Password & Apps Lock should be used to lock any app through your fingerprints, but it didn't work at all for me. The app won't recognize my fingerprints, and I had to uninstall it right away. Waste of time."
      JB
      Joseph Barrett
      Written on January 17, 2017
      "Would help greatly with all the passwords I have for various sites, too bad my phone is Android and not apple. Hopefully they'll create an Android version"
      JM
      Jason Morris
      Written on March 4, 2017
      "It definitely solved my problem. This app let me have easier access to my Whatsapp application and saved me a lot of time!"

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    Summary

    Best WhatsApp lock apps
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 AppLock Apps 17 Free
    2 Private Zone Apps 14 Free
    3 AppLock - Fingerprint Apps 12 Free
    4 Perfect AppLock Apps 11 Free
    5 Messenger and Chat Lock Apps 10 Free
    6 Lock for Whats Messenger Apps 9 Free
    7 Hexlock App Lock & Photo Vault Apps 9 Free
    8 Smart AppLock Apps 8 Free
    9 Locker for Whats Chat App Apps 6 Free
    10 lockIO Apps 5 Free
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