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Pic Lock 4 Ultimate app review: protecting your secret files in a secured container

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Introduction

Pic Lock 4 Ultimate is one of the most popular security apps since 2010. This app allows you to lock all of your sensitive files including secret photos and videos, documents, passwords, notes, secret text messages, and more. It offers several anti-intrusion features and hides behind a camouflaged security icon. Developed by i-App Creation, this app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. 

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Pic Lock 4 Ultimate - Secure Folder Manager to Protect Photo Lock + Video Safe + Note + Password Security to Sending Secret Text Messages from Secret Contact Lock All Private Data Keep in App

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Hiding Your Secrets is Easy with Pic Lock 4 Ultimate

Pic Lock 4 Ultimate is one of the first privacy and security apps in the App Store. It has a solid user base of more than three million people. With the roll out of the 2015 update, the app offers new features to further secure your privacy.

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This is a premium app with no in-app purchase option. So when you buy it from the App Store, you will get a full version with complete features.

When you load Pic Lock for the first time, you will be asked to create a security passcode to unlock your file vault. It allows you to create three different types of security codes including pattern gesture, alphanumeric password, and 4-digit PIN.

After setting-up your secret keys, the app will create a camouflaged icon on your device’s home screen. Just remember that this app does not offer a password recovery tool. You must always remember your password or create a backup in your secured email to prevent data loss. 

Best Features of Pic Lock 4 Ultimate

Pic Lock 4 Ultimate offers several layers of security features to protect your secret files. First, it allows you to create different types of passcodes including PIN, alphanumeric passwords, and gesture pattern.

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The app can switch to a decoy mode when you reverse your passcodes. You can use this decoy tool if you are being forced to open your secret vault.

Another great security feature of the app is the anti-intrusion protection. If someone entered a wrong password, the app activates the front camera and will take a snapshot of the intruder. Three incorrect password entries and the surveillance system will be activated to take videos of the intruder.

To prevent sustained hacking attacks, the app offers a self-destruct feature. It will wipe out all data stored in the file vault after five unsuccessful log-in attempts.

Pic Lock 4 Ultimate supports almost all types of files including documents, text, videos, photos, audio, contacts, text messages, notes, and many more. It allows you to hide anything you want in a secured container file.

And lastly, the app offers a private web browser. It supports incognito mode, multi-tabbed browsing, and background downloading. 

Pic Lock 4 Ultimate - Secure Folder Manager to Protect Photo Lock + Video Safe + Note + Password Security to Sending Secret Text Messages from Secret Contact Lock All Private Data Keep in App

$2.99

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Easy to use with built-in import tool.
  • Supports almost all types of files.
  • Offers multiple layers of protection.
  • With several anti-intrusion features.
  • Supports panic gestures including shake, flick, and facedown.
  • With simple file manager.
  • Offers built-in incognito web browser.
  • With decoy mode.

Cons

  • Does not support password recovery.

Final Thoughts

Pic Lock 4 Ultimate is one of the most popular security and privacy apps in the App Store. It offers state of the art anti-intrusion features that can protect your secrets. If you are looking for a trusted privacy app, then Pic Lock 4 Ultimate is perfect for you. 

 

Pic Lock 4 Ultimate - Secure Folder Manager to Protect Photo Lock + Video Safe + Note + Password Security to Sending Secret Text Messages from Secret Contact Lock All Private Data Keep in App

$2.99
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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.