One of the biggest pet peeves for many BlackBerry users is when someone either picks up or borrows your BlackBerry, and then starts looking through your Emails, BBM, Pictures, Contacts, or whatever. I have a beautiful nine year old daughter who is a genius when it comes to electronics. So at anytime itâ€™s not surprising to find her on my BlackBerry poking around. I donâ€™t keep anything inappropriate on my device, but there are still certain things that are quite private and valuable, like your contact list, which little fingers could accidentally delete. Iâ€™m sure many of you have found yourself in the same situation or have had family or co-workers who use your BlackBerry and seem to be doing a little more than making a simple phone call. After doing a bit of digging, I ran across two BlackBerry apps that seem to be designed to prevent people from accessing private applications on your BlackBerry.Â Letâ€™s take a look at the first of these two pretty cool apps.
Advanced Device Locks for BlackBerry by Melon MobileÂ :
Advanced Device Locks for BlackBerry allows you to completely lock your BlackBerry or just selected applications, such as BlackBerry Messenger, Facebook, Messages, Pictures, Contacts, Video, etc. to prevent unapproved access via password. ADL can also be configured to automatically lock your BlackBerry at one of the following options or combination of many:
* At power on – each time the phone is turned on.
* Automatic lock – after a specified period of inactivity.
* Protect applications – if someone tries to access the protected applications.
* When SIM Changed – if the SIM card of the phone has been changed
Advanced Device Locks for BlackBerry does offer a 7 day free trail and is currently does support all model BlackBerry devices and OS. ADL is currently on sale and will run you about $15.50 after the trial.
ILock by MMMOOO:
ILock is another app locking application that does basely the same thing as ADL, but with a few differences. ILock does lock your core apps like Contacts, Messages, BlackBerry Messenger, and 3rd Party apps like Facebook, Yahoo Messenger, Twitter, and such. But from what I can tell ILock will not lock pictures and videos. It will lock the Media feature and Camera, but I donâ€™t think it will lock the picture folders. The app will make the prying person work to try and get to them, but hopefully by then youâ€™ll have rescued your BlackBerry.
ILock does offer a 7 day free trail and is currently does support all model BlackBerry devices that are running OS 4.5 and up. ILock willÂ run you about $3.99 after the trial.
As with any app you are trying that changes the functions of your BlackBerry, I do recommend you backup your BlackBerry just to be on the safe side. You can pickup Advance Device Locks for BlackBerry and ILock from our BlackBerry Only store at the links below.