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    How can you lock apps being added

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  2. scary alien

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    I don't know that you can...certainly, out-of-the-box, there's not an obvious way to do this that I've ever heard of.

    Certainly, the Play Store (old Market) and Google don't want you to do this...

    You can prevent (sort-of, byI turning off a switch/setting in the Settings app) apps from being installed from outside of the Play Store.

    I'm betting there's a way to do this if you were rooted, but the solution I have in mind would be pretty invasive and wouldn't make the device very useful.

    Maybe others know of a way...?

    OP: by the way, I've edited your thread title from "apps" to "How can you lock apps being added".
    #2 scary alien, Jan 31, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2016
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  3. Mikestony

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    Hmm, not sure of "locking" the ability to add (install?) apps either. :eek:

    Unless the op is wondering how to stop (already installed) apps from automatically updating?...as I typed that, I'm not thinking so. :p

    Perhaps more clarification is needed from the OP :)
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