I know there’s times we let others look through our BlackBerry, or let someone use it for a call and then hope they don’t go through it. Or what about if you want to keep your kids out of your games or what have you. Well there’s a solution called iLock by MMMOOO and it’s only $3.99 in the BlackBerry Sync Store.
The description in the BlackBerry Sync Store is as follows:
Enhance the security and privacy! iLock enables you set password for any app you like.
It’s a great complement of the system default password function which can only lock the phone entirely.
Case study: Want to show your friend some content in phone, but you dont want the contacts or sms app accessible, the iLock is the one.
- Simple UI with smart and strong password protection function, you can set password for core apps and 3rd part apps
- The app is running silently & slightly in background, wont occupy additional battery and memory
I installed this application on my BlackBerry Tour 9630 to see how it works. I have to admit, I am very impressed. It works like this. You purchase and download it, restart your BlackBerry, and then you’re able to register by the pin. After that you run it from the little lock icon that sits in your downloads.
After opening and registering it, here’s what you’ll see.
Now let’s take a look at what it’s like to when we click on Third Party Apps Configuration:
Every third party app is listed, so you’re able to lock the ones you check. And it works great. Every time you click on a third party app, you must enter your password before it will open. Next is the core apps.
Yes, your Address Book can now be locked. Any application on your BlackBerry can be locked. Including Options. Wouldn’t you love protecting options from the child or friend who is curious and plays with the settings?
As you can see, you can also check for updates from the app itself. Disabling is easy as well. You can check the app to autostart too. I really like the app, and find it would suit anyone who wants to have the phone open yet protected from someone looking through the phone without having to lock up the whole phone. And for $3.99, it’s a very nice feature.
There is also a trial available, so check it out and let us know what you think. I’m sure you’re going to find it worth it.
Compatible with OS: 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 5.0
Compatible with Devices: 81xx Pearl series, 82xx Flip Pearl series, 83xx Curve series, 85xx Curve series, 87xx series, 88xx World series, 89xx Curve series, 9000 (Bold), 95xx Storm series, 9630/9650 (Tour), 9700 (Bold)