How to lock apps with password on a Huawei mobile

How to lock apps with password on a Huawei mobile

There are many applications for the protect application with password, although at the time of the truth if it is not an option included in the app itself, as happens with WhatsApp, or in the personalization layer, its usefulness is limited. One of the layers that allows you to protect apps apps with a password is the Huawei EMUI.

In the mobile Huawei, this receives the name of Block apps and is an effective way of preventing that open up some apps to not use a password, PIN, or additional identification.

Active lock apps in EMUI

This option for extra security is not activated from the factory, so the first time that the want to use you will need to do a little additional configuration. First of all, go to system Settings, enter in Security and privacy and then enter Block apps.


If you have never configured this before, first of all you will need to choose how are you going to protect your application. You have to elllo to choose between one of the two available options:

  • screen lock Password, you use the same credentials on the mobile, whether it be PIN, password, fingerprint, or facial recognition. This is useful if you leave your phone unlocked by someone (and you don’t want accessing certain apps or if your phone is unlocked by itself according to certain rules, like when you’re at home.

  • PIN custom, in this case, you will use a PIN other than the normal, exclusive to open the applications you choose to protect. In this way, even if someone knows the PIN of the mobile, you need to know this second PIN to open the apps.

PIN it

If you choose to PIN custom you’ll need to enter the PIN, while if you choose screen lock Password you can choose if you want to allow the use of the ID of the fingerprint (the fingerprint) or face recognition.


This setting is optional. That is to say, if you’re not using the facial recognition or fingerprints, then they will continue to call the PIN code, password or pattern each time you try to open the application.

Select the apps to block

at this point, only you lack choose the apps you want to block. To do this you must use the switch next to the name of each app. If you do not find a particular app, you can use the search engine located at the top. You can block as many apps as you want, even using your mobile phone can become a hell if all the apps you and ask you for additional security.

as well

Since, now, these apps are protected, which means that the first time that they are open be asked for your PIN, password or biometrics that you have established. You will not need to re-enter until the next time the screen is turned off and back on.

If at any time you change your mind, you just need to retrace your steps to disable locking. You will need to enter first of all the password of the current user of the mobile phone and then disable the check box for the app in question. Another option is to tap the options icon, and then press Disable application blocking.

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The news How to lock apps with password on a Huawei mobile was originally published in Xataka Android by Ivan Ramirez .

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How to lock apps with password on a Huawei mobile
Source: english  
October 27, 2019

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