Four amazing Android apps you didn’t know could detect intruders trying to unlock your phone!

There are almost a billion reasons why Android smartphones are the highest selling handsets worldwide. Besides its amazing features and user-friendly approach, Android can also provide the best security to protect the privacy of the data in your handset.

Ever thought of somebody attempting to unlock your handset in your absence and you being completely unaware of it? Certainly, you must have!

Now consider the possibility, if I reveal to you that you can design your smartphone to take noiseless selfies each time somebody enters a wrong secret key or PIN. It would flabbergast you, correct? Not just that. Along with the photographs of the gatecrasher, the App can also send the location of your gadget to your email address without cautioning the individual. In this blog, we bring you some of the best Android apps which can be extremely useful to secure your device. We will also guide you through on how to operate the apps.

  1. Hidden Eye

Step 1: First install the app from your Google playstore.

Step 2: Open the app and switch on the 'Security Status'

Step 3: After the 'Security Status' is switched on, it will ask 'Activate device administrator?' to perform operations like 'Monitor screen-unlock attempts' and 'Lock the screen'

Step 4: After activating your device, three checkboxes will appear with the three following options- a. Sound alarm after three attempts, b. Alert me on notification bar, c. Show intruders on unlock

Step 5: You can select the third option above which is 'Show intruders on unlock'. You can also try the other options as per your preference. After selecting, click on the OK button. Just make sure the app is activated.

Step 6: Now you can easily trick the gatecrasher and get his photograph. You can also play with your friends and get them captured while they try to take a peek into your handset by unlocking.


  1. Lockwatch- Thief Catcher

This Android app secretly sends you an email of a stealth picture of the intruder with the location of your phone.

Step 1: Like earlier explained, first install the app from your Google playstore. This is a free version.

Step 2: When you open the app, you will see two bars above, 'General' and 'Premium'. As you have installed the free version of the app, you will be able to access only the options below the 'General' tab. The options will be 'Set up a lock screen to get started (Pattern, PIN or password)' and 'Turn on high accuracy mode for best results'.

Step 3: You first need to set a Pin or Pattern lock security. Then enable the 'Send alert email' option.

Step 4: Then you will get a screen asking you to activate the app. Just press the 'Activate' box.

Step 5: After that, feed your email Id under 'Emails should be sent to'. That's it. You are done Now you will get the picture of the gatecrasher and location of your device to your provided email id.

If you subscribe to the 'Premium' service then you can get additional services like sending an SMS if email not provided, multiple pictures and recording sound.


  1. Crook Catcher

This app comes with an additional feature. Just in case the app is not able to send the details of the intruder to your provided email id, it will directly save the footage and details to help you out later. Then it will send the details including picture and location to the default email id. This app also majorly helps in tracking your device if lost.

Step 1: Follow the similar above step 1s and install the app on your Android smartphone.

Step 2: Open the app and enable the 'Activate' option.

Step 3: This step is for the navigation purpose. If your handset is stolen then follow this simple step. The app will capture the picture of the intruder along with the exact time and date. It will also show the 'Estimated address' and 'Accuracy'. Just click the 'Get Directions' option and get navigated to the phone location.


  1. Third Eye

Third Eye is the most fundamental application that you can use on your Android for the errand. Once the app is installed, it will work beyond anyone's ability to see and take a snap from the front camera each time it perceives wrong PIN or case is entered. Different wrong attempts can be composed which is set to one obviously.

Step 1: Install the app from Google playstore and open it

Step 2: Once you open the app, two options will appear, 'General' and 'Photo Log'.

Step 2: Under the 'General' tab you will find options like 'Intruder Detection', 'Number of unlock attempts', 'Last unlock time' and 'Remove ads'. Just enable the first option and proceed the remaining with your required details.

Step 3: In the 'Photo Log' tab, you can find the pictures of the intruder clicked from the front camera. You can later press the selected image (if it is clicked by mistake) and delete it to free the memory space.


Now you can sit and relax as these above apps are there to your rescue!

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