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Smart App Protector Free

by Sputnik
Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 6.2.7
  • Version 6.2.0
  • ● changed UI/UX of main
  • ● minor bug fix

Product Details

  • ASIN: B005FM77HW
  • Release Date: August 2, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,985 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Protect your Android device from prying eyes with Smart App Protector by Sputnik
  • Register certain applications to be password protected--keep your photos, messages, call history, and other areas secure
  • Block apps from turning off the screen, or switching between landscape and portrait mode

Product Description

Smart App Protector will protect your installed applications using a password or pattern!

It can also prevent your screen from turning off, and prevent it from auto-rotating when selected apps are open!

1) All Features
· Protect installed apps using password or pattern
· Prevent the screen from turning off (when selected app is running)
· Prevent the screen from auto-rotating (when selected app is running)

2) Additional Features
· Supports pattern unlock
· Supports random password button
· Protection Delay (if you unlock an app, you will not be required to enter the password again until screen is turned off)
· Protection Delay+ (if you unlock an app, you will not be required to enter the password for ANY app again until screen is turned off)
· Lock screen settings (change the background image & more!)
· Restart the protector when it is forced closed (Helper needs to be installed)
· Set app protection time (for example: 09:00-18:00)
· Hide the app icon in home launcher
· Power saving mode (set CPU & RAM usage)
· Backup & Restore your list of protected apps
· Includes a homescreen widget!

Technical Details

  • Size: 3MB
  • Version: 6.2.7
  • Developed By: Sputnik
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Get information about the currently or recently running tasks: a thumbnail representation of the tasks, what activities are running in it, etc
    • Write to external storage
    • Monitor, modify, or abort outgoing calls
    • Read the low-level system log files
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Monitor incoming SMS messages, to record or perform processing on them
    • Initiate a phone call without going through the Dialer user interface for the user to confirm the call being placed
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Read only access to device state
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Required to be able to access the camera device
    • Access information about networks
    • Record audio
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • Disable the keyguard
    • Expand or collapse the status bar
    • Open windows using the type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT, shown on top of all other applications
    • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
    • Modify of the telephony state - power on, mmi, etc
    • Read or write the system settings
    • Connect to paired bluetooth devices
    • Open network sockets
    • Change Wi-Fi connectivity state
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Discover and pair bluetooth devices
    • Change network connectivity state
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
58 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic app for those that share the Kindle with kids December 15, 2011
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my dilemma was that I have a six and nine year old that share my new Kindle fire and even though I taught them not to go on the app store, unapproved web sites, or amazon videos... kids will be kids and they are curious. (I used to sneak a peak at any R rated show on HBO) Not to mention that it is very easy to accidentally touch an advertisement.
That said, my requirements are simple:
1. selectively turn off and on security for individual apps
2. make it simple for me to get around the security when I am on the Kindle.
3. do not change the interface (view screen)

The "Smart App Protector " hits all these requirements, plus they made the setup very easy. The only negative I can say is that they call the place where you want to select apps for lock down "running apps ", which makes no sense to me. It should be called "Lock Apps " or something more direct. But that is being picky.
This is definitely a home run security application and a perfect for anyone that has kids sharing their Kindle Fire.
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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the Kindle Fire January 5, 2012
By Kim
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I have been using this app for a few weeks on the Kindle Fire. It provides the protection and security that the Kindle Fire lacks if you share it with family members.
I was able to easily secure my e-mail, contacts, calendars, etc... with a single password. Very easy to use.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this is great December 22, 2011
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I love it. no more having to enter my long email and password for my journal app- it's. already locked! And my apps that don't have a lock built in can also be private. This App Protector is free, simple, and easy to use, which is why I kept it out of all the app locks I tried.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars this app is killllllinnnng meeeee! July 27, 2012
By ro bro
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So I set up the app and now it has locked my launcher all my apps and everything!!!!!!!! and now it stopped working! so when I try to enter my pattern nothing happens what do I doooo? I cant uninstall it because I locked app instaler help me plzzzzzzzzzzzz
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful. January 4, 2013
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I have this app on my Android Optimus V. It works fine on the phone, but it's a piece of crap on my Kindle Fire HD. It pops up multiple times on one page. There is a complete lack of protection on my other apps while it's overactive on Silk. I've uninstalled it before, but I decided to give it another go. I won't make that mistake again. I'm just glad I didn't waste my money on the paid app.

It's really quite sad. There aren't many free locks for apps for a Kindle. I expected so much more from this.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works on Kindle Fire HD September 17, 2012
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As of the date of my review, it works just fine on the Kindle Fire HD. This application allows you to assert access controls on a "per app" basis.

Before opening it for the first time, change the Device --> "Allow Installation of Applications" setting to "On." This is so the application, during setup, can download and install the "Helper" application; that will prevent other apps from trying to kill-off the main app. After the helper app is installed; remember to change the setting back to "Off."
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars does its job January 20, 2012
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The product does exactly what it says it does on the Kindle Fire. It is easy to set up and allows you to choose specific apps to add an access codes. It is nice to have to prevent accidental purchases, since the KF is tied to your amazon account.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars supervising access to electronic devices January 20, 2012
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With three young teens eggar to play, read on, and explore electronic devices this lock app has allowed me to control their accessing this device unsupervised. It is way too easy to "accidentally" retrieve inappropriate information off the Internet ... here is a means to curb/stop those accidents ... and it's free.
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