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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by paulpash, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. paulpash

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    Hi,

    I am looking for an App that prevents any app being installed without my consent - so a password must be entered before installation of a new app can begin. While I take every precaution to safeguard my phone I will be moving into uni halls in september and i know at some point i might wander out of my room and leave my phone unattended - better to be safe than sorry.
     

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    I don't think there's such a thing, currently. You might be better off just putting an unlock swipe pattern on your phone. That way, you're even safer. I'd be more worried about people sending text messages and emails from my phone than installing apps.
     
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    I think this is the easiest thing to do.

    There also is an app called app locker or something like that with which you can lock Market so no one can access it without a password.
     
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    Pardon my ignorance as but what is an unlock swipe pattern and what does it do?
     
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    No problem. Click the menu button on your phone and go to Settings and then Location & Security. You'll see an option in there for Set Unlock Pattern. You get some dots on your screen, and you swipe your finger around them in a pattern, then whenever you want to unlock your phone, you have to swipe that pattern. It will definitely keep people out of your phone, but you have to decide if that extra step is worth it.
     

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