Older infinix phones tend to come packed with an amazing app called xhide. However, latest phones from infinix, tend to miss the very interesting and perhaps, needed app.
The xhide is an app that allows infinix phone users hide files on their phone. Of course, there are loads of apps on the app store which tend to do same. However, what’s interesting about the xhide application is the ability to also hide the app itself.
That way, intruders wouldn’t know you actually used an app in hiding your files. Reason being that, the app itself, cannot be seen. At least, in your app menu.
For the most part, it’s easy to bypass Android security if using a third-party app. This guide discusses how it’s done. But in a case whereby the security app itself cannot be seen, who would suspect?
As interesting as that app was, it doesn’t come bundled with latest infinix phones.
A lot of users via comments, have been complaining about the xhide app not being present on their latest phones. Not just latest phones, but phones updated to Android Oreo.
I personally, have been opportune to explore the Infinix Note 5 and the infinix smart 2 (review coming up soon). And on these latest infinix phones, truly, the app is missing.
For this reason I have decided to share some few alternatives to xhide app for hiding apps and files on Android phones. This isn’t exclusive to infinix android phones, but every android phone in the market.
Best Alternatives To xhide For Hiding Apps and Files On Latest Infinix Phones
As earlier mentioned, the security app that used to come bundled on older infinix phones, have the ability of being hidden itself.
For this reason, we want to make sure that the best similar apps, perform the same exact function. Perhaps, more.
The main features we’d be looking at, is ability to hide apps and games. Not only multimedia files.
We also want to make sure these apps can be hidden themselves. That way, no one would know a particular app is being used for hiding files on the device.
After some research, these are the best recommendations I can give at this time.
Perhaps the most popular security app on the play store. The app lock offers the same feature with the xhide application on infinix phones. Maybe even more.
The app allows you lock Facebook, whatsapp, gallery, messenger, snap chat, Instagram and a host of others apps. Even your contacts, SMS and incoming calls can be hidden.
The option to also hide the app lock app itself is also available in the app settings. Just as the app on infinix phones, you can access the hidden app by entering #password in dial pad and tap the call button.
Some of the main features of app lock includes:
- Lock apps with password, pattern, or fingerprint lock.
- Vault: hide pictures and videos
- Well-designed Themes
- Incognito browser: no history record
- Private SNS: log in multiple accounts
- Intruder Selfie: take photos of invaders.
- Customized background, select a favorite picture
- Customized Profiles: set different locked app groups
- Time Lock: auto-lock/unlock according to time
- Location Lock: auto-lock/unlock according to location
- Hide AppLock icon
- Advanced Protection: prevent AppLock being killed by task killer
- Random keyboard: prevent people peeping pin code
- Force stopped cover
2. Smart AppLock
Smart app lock also referred to as Applock – fingerprint is another app to have on your radar.
The app packs quite a handful of features. Features I’d consider as really useful. Just as the first app mentioned above, smart lock also allows you lock your favorite apps using a password, pattern and fingerprint.
The smart app features the following main features;
- Lock apps with password
- Catch intruders by taking a picture of them when they try accessing your app
- Fake lock means ability to set a fake error window
- Block notification from locked apps
- Smart lock to auto-unlock when connected to a specific wifi or Bluetooth.
- Set multiple passwords for multiple apps
- Unlock remotely via SMS text
And many more features.
3. App Hider
App hider is another security app to check out for your Android phone.
The app prides as the best app for hiding other apps On Google play store. Apps like whatsapp, Instagram, Facebook messenger can be hidden using the app. This isn’t to say that’s only the apps supported, others can be hidden using the app as well.
The app also offers the feature of being able to clone apps thereby giving you the ability to access multiple accounts from one device.
Other than apps, the security lock app can also hide photos and videos and hide. It can even hide the app hider itself by turning itself into a calculator. How weird is that lol.
These are some features of the app hider application for android;
- Hide Apps
- Clone Apps (Dual Apps)
- Hide Photos (Hide Pictures). Being able to hide Videos is also doable
- Hide Myself
- Android 8 Oreo supported
Does The Security Apps Require Root?
No, these apps do not require root. As a matter of fact, I wouldn’t recommend rooting your infinix phone except there is a special need for it.
For the most part, there are apps these days that perform most basic features without the need for root privilege. Like of changing fonts, and the likes. Hence, the need to root your phone should be curbed. Except really necessary and you understand the risk involved, you shouldn’t root your Android phone.
There are cases where the phone gets bricked after trying to upgrade the firmware. Although being able to unroot an android phone is doable, it can still leave some traces.
Although there are more apps on the app store that can stand as alternatives to xhide for locking apps on Android, these are the best 3 I can recommend at this time.
With the above apps, you can hide your apps, games and other files. You can also hide the app itself. Some of the apps also offer the function of snapping intruders when they try accessing your phone. You can have the image sent to your email. This, you can configure in the settings.
Bare in mind though, you shouldn’t use more than one app lock app at a time. This is to avoid conflicts amongst apps which might not end well the user. Hence, go through the apps mentioned above, lock through the features and decide on which to have.
Of course, if one doesn’t meet your requirement, you can uninstall and install another. One security app at a time.
So, there you have it guys. Those are the best recommended apps to lock apps and files on your infinix Android phone. Perhaps in the future, I will try others and have the list updated.
If you know any, do not hesitate to share using the comment session.