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Oppo A74 (5G) Tips and Tricks: How to use App lock? [ColorOS 11]

In April 2021, Oppo announced the new most affordable 5G smartphone, Oppo A74 5G. It was the first smartphone powered by Snapdragon 480 in India with 5G connectivity.

OPPO A74 comes with a 6.5-inch LTPS LCD panel with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels (FHD+), a 48MP primary sensor,  a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging, and more.


Right now, the phone is running on ColorOS 11 based on Android 11 which brings a bunch of cool features. Today we will be exploring one of the popular features of this device in which we will be learning to secure our apps using App lock.

App lock

This is a useful feature inside the privacy features of the new ColorOS. This feature lets you lock apps on your smartphone that you don’t want others to see or use. Here’s how to use this feature:

  • Go to Settings and select Privacy.
  • Under Privacy Protection, you’ll see App Lock.
  • Tap on it and enter your password.
  • Then select the apps that you want to lock with a password by enabling the toggle next to them. That’s it.

Alternatively, you can turn on or off this feature from the quick settings panel.

Bonus: There is another similar feature here related to app privacy and that is Hide Apps. This feature lets you hide the apps from the app drawer and you can access them after disabling the feature by entering a password.

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