Often we face this awkward moment where in we are forced to share our mobile phone with family members or even a friend. While it is always good to share things but something undesirable can happen if the person at receiving end decides to take it for a ride. The SMS and other apps installed on your smart phone can reveal critical information about you that sometimes can get you in trouble. If you are an Android phone user here is something you can do to protect text messages from a third-party in an elegant way. Meet SMS Lock for Android OS.
SMS Lock, as the name suggests is a free app for Android with which you can lock messaging app on phone. With SMS Lock you can set onscreen pattern lock as password that can only be unlocked using the set pattern by the owner. After installing the set up is very simple. Launch the app and feed in your desired pattern to set it as lock. Now once the pattern lock is saved you can exit and try to access messaging app. The moment you try to open text messaging app this SMS Lock will jump into action. This makes sure that you as the owner of the phone can read text messages. Punch in the correct pattern and get access to Messaging app again. As simple as that. SMS Lock can be installed on phones running Android 2.0 and above.