Child Lock Launcher
Keeping the kids out of your stuff. FREE | TINYURL.COM/APC445-CHILD
Maintain your privacy and keep the calls of “Mum/Dad I’m borrreeedd! Can I watch YouTube?” to a minimum with this app that limits the access your offspring have to your phone. Set up a passcode, choose the apps and games that you’re happy for your child (or even total stranger) to use and play, and you’re set.
Smart options also restrict system-level functions, like locking the camera key (if your phone has one), and ignoring long presses on the home button to prevent Google searches. Wi-Fi can be toggled on/off, and the volume limited. Younger kids might also like the simple painting apps that are built in, though the palette is restricted to less than a dozen colours, and there’s no way to save these creations. It’s rudimentary to look at, and while you can technically still access the home screen, Child Lock Launcher restarts five seconds after hitting the home key, or if anyone tries to access any apps. For the price of precisely zero dollars, it’s an incredible return on investment.