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How to lock WhatsApp with password on Android and iPhone

24/07/2017

Here I’m going to explain you how to lock WhatsApp with password both on Android and iOS devices. 

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WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps with over 1 billion active monthly users. The messaging app comes with amazing features allowing users to communicate via chat, audio, voice and video calls.

That is not all. Users have the ability of sharing documents of all types, videos, photos, location and GIFs among others.

If you have used WhatsApp, then you already know that the app does not have a system of authenticating users once the app is launched. What I am talking about is a system that includes one of the following – password, pin or pattern lock.

As a result, this has placed users at the mercy of unauthorized users. All one needs to do is steal or access your phone without your permission and they have a chance of accessing your chats, photos, videos and contacts on WhatsApp.

The good news is that you can finally protect yourself with third party apps especially if you are using an Android phone. For iPhone users, they have a chance of hiding WhatsApp making it inaccessible to unauthorized users.

How to lock WhatsApp on Android devices

Here are a few examples of Android third party security apps that will help you protect WhatsApp.

Norton App lock

norton lock whatsappIf you have used a desktop PC before, you probably are familiar with the Norton suite of security application. The software was developed to provide protection to desktop PCs from malwares, Trojans and viruses.

When smartphones and tablets were introduced into the market, a need arose that required the protection of smartphone users.

The end product was an app that allows users to set a numeric PIN or draw a pattern in order to lock access to apps. To make the user experience pleasant, the app is designed with modern Android programming standards.

The app is quite simple to use. All you need to do is download it from Google’s Play Store, allow it to install and launch it. Navigate to Android settings in your smartphone and authorize Norton App lock under accessibility to control your smartphone.

You will be required to provide a valid email address which will allow you to retrieve your PIN in case your phone is stolen or you lose it. Once you are done, tap on continue and proceed to launch the app itself.

To protect WhatsApp, locate it using the browser function. Tap on the padlock beside the app and you are done. Every time you try to launch WhatsApp, you will have to input a PIN or draw a pattern.

Avast Mobile Security

avast pin whatsappAvast is a renowned security software provider that has been providing solutions to desktop PCs and now, smart devices. The app is available at Google’s Play Store and all you have to do is install and launch the app.

The first thing the app will do is perform a system scan. This is done with the goal of identifying the existence of malwares, Trojans or viruses. When system scan is done, proceed to tap on tool. Select app locking and follow the guide.

At the end, you will be able to set a PIN or password. Select WhatsApp from the list of apps and secure it.

Now you are protected.

How to protect your iPhone WhatsApp with a password

cydiaIf you want to protect WhatsApp on your iPhone, there are two choices – iApplock and Password for WhatsApp. Password for WhatsApp is an app developed to prevent access to your WhatsApp messages.

The bad news is that you have to jailbreak your iPhone. It works on iPhones, iPod touch and iPads.

iAppLock is a utility that is made available under Cydia tweak store. The app is designed to provide protection to your apps including WhatsApp. This is done to ensure that your privacy is not breached.

The first thing you need to do for the app to work is to jailbreak your iPhone. There are several jailbreaking softwares online and here is an article you can learn about jailbreaking.

Download the app via Cydia and let the system install it. Once it’s installed, launch the app and select WhatsApp from the list of apps. Click on Save and input your PIN to protect your app.

There are other alternatives like BioLockDown and BioProtect which work with Touch ID. Problem is they are paid apps.

Another method of protecting WhatsApp on iPhone without jailbreak

Your iPhone does come with a few security features that eliminate the need for you to jailbreak it. If you navigate to SettingsGeneralRestrictions you will find the feature that allows you to hide all applications downloaded from the App Store.

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All you need to do is enable restrictions, tap on Apps and select “don’t allow apps.”

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To hide conversations from WhatsApp main screen, swipe a conversation or tap on Archive.

Final Thoughts

As a WhatsApp user, it is wise not to take the issue of privacy very lightly. You need to protect yourself against unauthorized users. For example you have a photo that you would like to show your friend.

When you hand them your phone and leave the room for a few minutes, they will not only view all photos in your gallery but they will end up accessing your WhatsApp among other messaging apps. To protect yourself, you can download apps like Norton App Lock or Avast Mobile security for Android.

If you are using an iPhone or iPod Touch, download Password for WhatsApp or iApplock. These apps will prevent any breach of privacy by unauthorized users.

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31/05/2017

WhatsApp is one of the most popular cross platforms messaging app that allows users not only to connect with family and friends but to share photos, videos and documents too. Today, it has over 1 billion active users and this can be attributed to its amazing features. One of them is the ability to create groups. This feature enables users to congregate likeminded people into one contact group. Users belonging to the same group can communicate, share videos and photos. While this feature is great, there are problems that arise as a result of its use. Continue Reading…

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Using Siri To Read WhatsApp Messages

28/04/2017

Siri for the iPhone can be a convenient companion when it comes to keeping your life in order. It is a beneficial feature that can help to make any application more useful. A new change in policy is making Siri available to WhatsApp. A recent update has added this functionality to WhatsApp giving it the ability to use Siri when checking new messages. All that one needs to do is to speak the command to Siri and the response will be the latest messages from WhatsApp.

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The reason for this technology upgrade comes from Apple making Siri software open to third-party developers. This decision came last year at the annual World Developers Conference or WWDC. In order to receive the full benefits offered by Siri and WhatsApp, the device must be updated to iOS 10.3 as well as enabling “Hey Siri” in the settings menu.

iTunes Preview for WhatsApp version 2.17.20 introduces additional features and other updates offered by this application. There are many options that are well deserved and needed that can enhance the iPhone for its user. One of these options is the ability to retrieve an embarrassing text within a five-minute time slot after hitting send, but this feature is believed to only work with a text if it hasn’t been read.

Other features include the choice to share your location with friends and family. Also included are new font shortcuts and a new feature that will allow the user to update a number, letting the user alert their friends and family.

There are many new add-ons that will be introduced to WhatsApp allowing for an expansion of Siri services. Another update includes the option to select various statuses replacing the Voice Call icon with a plus sign. When this button is pressed, it will display several contacts to make voice and video calls. You can also send messages and answer calls from WhatsApp while the phone is still displaying the locked screen.

As new updates and features are added to WhatsApp, the Siri software will be able to become more dynamic, allowing the iPhone to achieve new levels of interactions and usage. More changes have added a simplified UI for the two-step verification process, group information, contact information, and calls. The Facebook application is working to become more appealing to Apple users. The application is also very convenient and gives you the ability to have the freedom to communicate with ease without looking at the phone.

By opening the software to third party groups, it allows for an expansion of Siri into other formats, giving this application a new environment to grow in ways that have yet to be discovered. Having Siri and WhatsApp connected makes conversation easier between people as well as quicker and can help groups and individuals to foster a better way to transmit ideas through conversation.

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How to keep from getting caught cheating using WhatsApp

22/03/2017

If you are cheating on your partner, you need to be careful not to get caught. If you are in a relationship and you meet someone else, the decent thing is to end the relationship before your new one gets serious. If you aren’t ready to end either relationship, you have to take the necessary steps to keep your significant other from finding out.

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If you are texting or calling the person that you are having an affair with through the traditional cell phone platforms, you can easily get caught. All your partner needs to do is check the history on your bill or online. As soon as they see multiple texts and calls from one particular number, they will become suspicious.

It won’t be long before they turn their suspicions into solid proof. The first thing they’ll do is monitoring your WhatsApp account, and I can guarantee that it doesn’t take genius for any person to find out how to spy on your WhatsApp number even remotely. If you want to know how to get away with cheating on your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife using WhatsApp, there are a few tips that you should follow.

7 WhatsApp tips to have an affair without getting caught

1. Put a Passcode on Your Phone
This one if pretty obvious. If you have a passcode on your phone, your significant other won’t be able to access it. Any messages or phone calls between you and the person you are having an affair with would remain secret. Just be sure to use a code that your partner would never guess.

2. Hide WhatsApp Preview Messages
cuckold find out his wife cheatingIf you are showing your partner a photo or a video on your phone and the other man/woman sends you a text message through WhatsApp, the message will be displayed at the top of the screen. If this happens, you are caught.

To keep this from happening, you can hide the preview messages. It is very easy to do this. Start by opening the app and go to the settings. Next, tap notifications and toggle off “Show Preview.” This will keep the messages from popping up at awkward times.

3. Stop WhatsApp From Auto Saving Photos to Your Phone
If you and the other woman/man are sending each other photos of yourselves, the last thing you want is for your significant other to see it. WhatsApp will automatically save pictures that you receive to your camera roll unless you change the settings. The way to do this differs for iPhone users and Android users.

iPhone: If you have an iPhone, it is simple. On the WhatsApp, go to the settings and click “Chats.” Turn off the “Save Incoming Media” switch to off and the photos will no longer be saved. If you get a photo that you do want to save, tap on the photo and tap the “Share” button. Next, tap “Save” and it will be saved to your camera roll.

Android: If you have an Android phone, it will be more difficult. Since there is not a dedicated setting, you would need to create a .nomedia file in the WhatsApp picture folder. If you don’t want to do this or you don’t know how just be sure to delete the photo from your camera roll each time you get one.

4. Don’t Give Your Partner Your iCloud or Android PlayStore Password
If you don’t give your partner your passwords you could be safe, however, if they are tech savvy, they can get around this. If your partner buys the Mspy app for their phone, they can see everything that you are doing on WhatsApp and anything else on your phone. All they would need to do is log into their account and you will be caught. Mspy could potentially be your downfall.

5. Hide Your WhatsApp “Last Seen” Information
If you are cheating on your significant other and the person that you are cheating with doesn’t know that you are in a relationship, you would need to protect yourself from both people. If you are with your significant other and you cannot respond to the other man/woman’s text on WhatsApp, they might get suspicious as to why you aren’t answering them back.

Since they can tell if certain contacts are online and when they last used the app, you need to hide this information. It is very simple to do. Go into your WhatsApp settings and select “Profile.” woman angryNext, click “Account” and then “Privacy.” You want to set your last seen to “Nobody.” This way, the other man/woman will have no idea that you are online and ignoring them. The instructions are the same for iPhones, Android phones, and Windows phones.

6. Mute Your Lover’s Chats If You Are With Your Significant Other
If your phone is constantly going off while you are with your partner, they will start getting suspicious. It is a good idea to mute their chats until you are alone. This is very simple to do.

Android: If you have an Android phone, open the app and then to “Group.” Next, using the Menu Button, which is the three dots in the upper right corner, tap “Mute.” Finally, select how long you want your notifications to be muted for.

iPhone: Open the app and go to the settings. Next, swipe left on the chat. When the menu drops down, select “More” and then tap “Mute.” Finally, select how long you want to disable your notifications.

7. Send Your Significant Other a Fake Location When Your Are With the Other Man/Woman
If you are going to be spending time with the other man/woman, you don’t want your significant other to find out. To keep this from happening, you can send them a fake location when you sent a text. All you need to do is open the app and tap the pencil icon in the right-hand corner to compose a new message.

Next, select your significant other in your contact list. You will see an arrow pointing up at the bottom left corner of the screen and you should select, “Share Location.” Next, tap “Hide Places” and move the pointer to the location that you want your significant other to think that you are.

Finally, click “Send this Location.” If you are going to do this you should be careful. If your significant other is tech savvy, they might be able to tell that you sent a fake location. When you send an actual location, your significant other will only see a red pin on a map. If it is a fake location, there will be an address below the red pin.

While there are ways that you can keep your significant other from finding out your affair with the WhatsApp tricks listed above, it may be more trouble than it is worth. To avoid the work, stress, and fear of being caught that goes along with having an affair, you should just be honest.