Prevent Someone from Looking at Other Pictures on Your Phone
How many of us have given our phone to someone to show a particular picture but the next thing which we get is that people swiping left and right the photo roll and looking at most of our pictures which we would not have like them to see. It can happen to anyone, once the phone is handed to someone else, they can practically do anything with our smartphones.
With the launch of Android 5.0 (Lollipop) has a feature called Screen Pinning, wherein you can Task Lock your phone. But it still does not stop strange user from looking at your other photographs. But we do have an app for that FOCUS
This much-needed feature allows users to lock a single app into the foreground so that when you give your phone to your friend, say, to make a call, he or she will not be able to poke around your email, or messages or apps. Pretty nifty, I must say. However, it still doesn’t solve the “look, but don’t swipe” issue. For that, we have another app
— Focus (Photo Sharing/ Security App)
After Focus is installed from play store, here are the steps that need to be followed.
Setting PIN for Focus
Activate that option and exit
Select the relevant photos that you want to show to your friend, and then tap share icon on the top, from here you can select multiple photographs that you would like to share or show. From the list, touch to select “Focus – Gallery Share”.
Now you can say that your phone is in safe hands as it will give permission to look at the photographs the same way as normal photo viewer, but as soon as the limit is reached the other your user would be required to share the PIN that you entered initially. And it will flash a message “Please return the device to the owner immediately.”
So now you can hand over your phone with ease to your friends and be relaxed about the fact they would do any mischievous activity that can embarrass you in front of them 😉