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Lock Apps Change password Settings Disable App lock

Lock Apps

We can set up an app lock on the Xiaomi smartphone to protect sensitive apps with an additional password. In addition to the time of the lock, we can (de)activate other settings such as unlocking by fingerprint, hiding notification content, or unlocking all apps with a single password entry. We can also add our Mi account to reset the password in case it is forgotten.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Tap on  App lock
Step 4:  Tap on  Turn on
Step 5:  Choose  Not now  or  Add
Step 6:  Select or deselect the  suggested apps
Step 7:  Tap on  Use   App lock
Step 8:  Swipe  upwards  to access to other apps
Step 9:  Enable or disable more  apps
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Tap on App lock
  4. Tap on Turn on
  5. Choose Not now or Add
  6. Select or deselect the suggested apps
  7. Tap on Use App lock
  8. Swipe upwards to access to other apps
  9. Enable or disable more apps

Change password

When setting up app locking on the Xiaomi smartphone, we first set up a pattern, but this pattern can be changed later. We can choose from the typical unlocking methods:

  • Pattern
  • PIN
  • Password

Note: In this guide, we will select PIN as the unlock method of the app lock. The above options can be accessed in the same way, please follow the instructions on the screen.

 

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Tap on  App lock
Step 4:  Open the  Settings
Step 5:  Tap on  Change password type
Step 6:  Choose between  pattern,   PIN  or  password  and follow the instructions on screen
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Tap on App lock
  4. Open the Settings
  5. Tap on Change password type
  6. Choose between pattern, PIN or password and follow the instructions on screen

Settings

If the app lock has been activated, we can make further settings, for example, when the apps should be protected. The following setting options are available:

  • (de)activate app lock
  • Apps protected from ...
  • Hide notification content
  • Unlock all apps at once
  • Show recommendations (advertising)
  • Change password type
  • Finger/face unlocking
  • Add Mi account
  • Do not display notifications for protected apps

Note: In this manual we only navigate to the overview of the mentioned settings. Further options can be reached the same way. Please follow the instructions on the screen.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Tap on  App lock
Step 4:  Open the  Settings
Step 5:  Enable or disable the desired  option
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Tap on App lock
  4. Open the Settings
  5. Enable or disable the desired option

Disable App lock

The app lock can also be completely deactivated, allowing all apps on the Xiaomi smartphone to be released for use and hidden apps to reappear.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Apps
Step 3:  Tap on  App lock
Step 4:  Open the  Settings
Step 5:  Disable  App lock
Step 6:  Confirm with  OK
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Apps
  3. Tap on App lock
  4. Open the Settings
  5. Disable App lock
  6. Confirm with OK

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