Solutions to "Applock not Working" on Android Devices

Last Updated: February 19, 2017
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AppLock is just an App than can be used to lock SMS, Contacts, Gmail, Facebook, Gallery, Market, Settings, Calls and any app of your choice, with abundant options, allowing protection of your privacy. AppLock can also hide pictures and videos. AppLock empowers you to control photo and video access. Selected pictures vanish from your photo gallery and stay locked behind an easy-to-use PIN pad. With AppLock, only you can see your hidden pictures.

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But Most Lollipop Users complain of Applock not working on their device after they upgrade to Lollipop and Marshmallow. Some also complain of the Applock not working on their new Android smartphones. I have also experience this problem when I upgraded my Infinix Hot Note Pro to Lollipop and I found a solution to it.
Though there are different problems that can cause non-working of the Applock on your smartphone but below steps mostly fix it;

What I simply do was to go to my device settings —> security —> Apps with usage access and enable AppLock.
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Applock Problem Fixed

There has been an update about Applock not effectively working on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. If you are having any problem with Applock working on Marshmallow just go to your device settings >> Accessibility and turn on Applock under services.


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A friend also complains that Applock got disabled when he cleared recent Apps off. If you are also experiencing that you need to add Applock to forbidden list of Apps to be closed. You can do this with either battery doctor or Du battery Saver App. There are some phones that comes with System Manager App pre-installed, If you have it pre-installed then just open it and go to App settings to add Applock to forbidden list of Apps to be disabled.

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Are you still unable to find any solution to none functionality of Applock on your Android device? or You have any question to ask about applock or security of your android phone? You can simply drop a comment below and I would reply as soon as possible. Don't forget to share the post to your loved ones.

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39 COMMENTS

  1. App Lock is best app on Play store and used by everyone. i am also use this app from last 1 year many times app was not working these steps will be helpful for me thanks hadharm

  2. For Micromax Q352 the same solution doesn't work. If runs on Marshmallow. Plz help. Is very urgent

      • Once I make it "hide from home screen" I'm unable to access the app with any shortcuts (via dialer/browser). I'm not getting any error when I access any locked app. It simply opens as if it's not locked. Randomly it works only for settings. I'm more interested in blocking the Explorer.

  3. I am using Marshmallow on my Android ans when I go to security and try to see Apps with usage access I cant see Applock there so I am not able to activate it, any solutions please

    • Hi Suraj, while on the app with usage access page look top right and tap on the three dots menu, then tap on show system. Now Applock should display and you can do what is expected.
      That should fix the problem.

  4. Applock is not working my new micromax Q352 what shall i do.I locked all the apps which i wanted to lock bt when i open those apps they are not locked..for e.g i locked whtspp n hike on my phone bt when i open whtspp n hike it simply opens up itz not locked though in applock i locked it..plzz help me

    • Hi Angsumika, applock is not locking your apps because it is not among the auto start apps. Find your phone app settings and add applock to autostart. Let me know if there is still any problem.

  5. Heya man,......I can't find "applock" in apps with data uasage access....and yet evrything is allright and it isn't working

    • Hi Vatsal, have you added Applock to the list of Autostart Apps??? If yes which device are you using and which OS???

  6. I had some apps locked before but now they aren't locking! I think it updated. I've tried many different ways to get it to work but in settings when I try to say "ok" or "give permission" it will only let me press cancel and not okay. What the heck is going on?

  7. I've tried all of these solutions including Uninstalling and reinstalling on my Samsung Note 3 and it does not work. Lollipop is my OS.

  8. My android is marshmallow and I enabled the locker from setting but it still not works plz reply soon I will be waiting

  9. hello sir,
    i have using gionee s6s model. the apps lock is not working in my device. is marshmelow veesion. please help me.

  10. i have micromax canvas 5 Q386 when i locked apps but when i open the apps its opebln are easily

    • That means your applock is not active anymore. Find out the app which is forcing close underground apps and add applock to whitelist.

  11. Hi!
    I am using Panasonic eluga prim. I installed all types of applock available. Some protection apps too which have applock in it . All of them tell me to enable applock and I have done it for all of them . But still its not working. No matter what after a while it stops . I need help please.

  12. I hid the icon of applock, and now the alternate method of opening the applock through dial pad is not working.
    Additionally, I've disabled the option for uninstalling the app, m stuck, please help.

    • Hi Sam, just open one of your device browser and go to domobile.com/applock a page will load that shows click to open applock click on it and applock will open. If you want to uninstall it just go to playstore search for applock and uninstall through the applock page.

  13. Hai
    Applock is not working in my new device gionee S6s even though i followed all the methods which was explained by you..
    Applock is working only when we again touch the applock and then whatsapp or hike etcc. Please give me a solution for the promblem. I even approached the service center too though the problem not sloved. Kindly help me.

    • It seems your device have extra security that is killings underground running apps. Kindly play around your device and add applock to ignore list of the security app that is killing the underground running apps.

  14. I have enabled both security and accessibility. Searched for an app that is killing the AppLock process, could not find it, restarted phone.
    AppLock still, does not work. Somebody give me a solution here. I would download a different app lock that does work, but they don't have the same security options that I need in my situation.
    I need it to unlock for a part of the day, when I'm at work, and lock the rest of the time

    Phone is:
    Model number: Z963VL
    Android version: 5.1.1
    Configuration version: G15.ZTE.Z963VL.0

    Please help

    • Also, My work does not WiFi, if it did this would be pretty dam simple

      • Hi Dustyn, did Applock once work after installation and later stopped working or it didn't work at all on your device?

  15. hi. I bought a gionee p5l model. In that mobile there is no app lock. how to enable this app lock. plz help me to set this feature in this p5l model

  16. I have android marshmallo and i cant lock my watsapp. I have tried ur tricks but unable to use any lock.

  17. Iam using Asus zenfone with android version 6.0.1.whatever the app used to lock apps,it will work for few days after then it won't .what is the problem?

  18. Applock is not working my gionee s6s .after update my device nougat software .what shall i do.I locked all the apps which i wanted to lock bt when i open those apps they are not locked..for e.g i locked whtspp n galary on my phone bt when i open whtspp n galary it simply opens up itz not locked though in applock i locked it..plzz help me
    Reply

    • Hi Sandeep, try to perform all the steps stated inside the article above and let us know if you still have issues with Applock.

  19. my aap lock is not function on vivo 5vs
    Accesbilty mei on krne k baad phir se thodi der baad aapne aap off ho jata hai
    Plzz give me solution.plzzz

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