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How to block WhatsApp and take photo of intruder with Ultra AppLock | Access control

Ultra AppLock is a free app for Android phones that lets you protect WhatsApp and other apps with a password or fingerprint if your device has a biometric sensor. The tool adds a system-independent lock pattern and takes a selfie photo of the face of anyone trying to unlock the software without your permission.

In the following tutorial, see how to set up and use Ultra AppLock. The procedure was performed on a Motorola Moto E5 Plus, running Android 8.0 Oreo, but the tips also apply to other devices with the Google system. The app is not available for iPhone (iOS) users.

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Learn how to use Ultra AppLock to block WhatsApp and take photo of intruder. Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudoLearn how to use Ultra AppLock to block WhatsApp and take photo of intruder. Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo

Learn how to use Ultra AppLock to block WhatsApp and take photo of intruder. Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo

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Step 1. Download and install Ultra AppLock on your mobile. When you first open it, tap "Start" and select which apps you want to block;

Ultra AppLock initial setup lets you choose which apps will be protected Photo: Playback / Helito BeggioraUltra AppLock initial setup lets you choose which apps will be protected Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Ultra AppLock initial setup lets you choose which apps will be protected Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Step 2. If your device has biometric sensor, you can enable fingerprint unlocking by pressing "OK". Then create an unlock pattern;

Create a pattern for unlocking apps or select fingerprint protection. Photo: Playback / Helito BeggioraCreate a pattern for unlocking apps or select fingerprint protection. Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Create a pattern for unlocking apps or select fingerprint protection. Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Step 3. Now set up a security question to regain access to your apps if you forget your password. In the next step, tap "Enable";

Set a security question in case you forget your Ultra AppLock password Photo: Play / Helito BeggioraSet a security question in case you forget your Ultra AppLock password Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora

Set a security question in case you forget your Ultra AppLock password Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora

Step 4. For the application to work properly, you will need to allow access to system usage information and screen overlay. Just enable the options "Allow access to use" and "Allow overlap with other apps";

Enable the permissions required for Ultra AppLock to function properly. Photo: Playback / Helito BeggioraEnable the permissions required for Ultra AppLock to function properly. Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Enable the permissions required for Ultra AppLock to function properly. Photo: Playback / Helito Beggiora

Step 5. If you want to enable photo logging of anyone trying to unlock apps, go to the Ultra AppLock menu and tap "Intruder Photography". Then tap Allow to allow camera app access and storage on your phone;

Allow camera access to take a photo of the attacker Photo: Reproduction / Helito BeggioraAllow camera access to take a photo of the attacker Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Allow camera access to take a photo of the attacker Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Step 6. To find out if anyone has tried to unlock your WhatsApp or any other app, open Ultra AppLock. You will be notified of the invasion and just tap "Check now" to see the photo and other information such as date and time.

Viewing intruder photos with the Ultra AppLock app Photo: Reproduction / Helito BeggioraViewing intruder photos with the Ultra AppLock app Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Viewing intruder photos with the Ultra AppLock app Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Ready! Take advantage of tips to protect your WhatsApp and other apps and take a picture of anyone trying to unlock it without your permission.

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