I just want to introduce my new App Blocker to You. I have tried for myself many App Blockers and discovered some cons:
App Blockers are going very deep into the system
Many App Blockers are only available for rooted devices
Some must be installed as a Launcher or System App
They need a lot of permissions
With this App Blocker, I just want to go another way. Also OMD App Blocker needs permissions, but these are limited to a minimum. This App Blocker is for rooted and non-rooted devices and must not be installed as a launcher or system app.
The handling is just very simple: Give a password, select the app to block and enable the app blocker, that´s all. If now a blocked app will be opened, the OMD App Blocker starts his work and opens a password request screen. Nothing else, but the password input, can be done.
You have different options:
Flightmode on detection
Flightmode off detection
Also, You can make settings for the password request:
You can release the app after make the password input.
If You have forgot Your password, it is also possible to enter the GMail account name, that is registered in Your device. No Gmail account password needed.
You can play an alarm at the password request.
You can enable or disable these settings, that is up to You. Also, You can set a request interval between 1 and 60 seconds. For example, if You set the interval to 10 seconds, OMD App Blocker checks every 10 seconds if a blocked app will be opened. The securest interval is 1 second, an interval with 60 seconds is not as safe as one second, but will safe battery power.
You can block the most system apps, for example contacts, SMS Messages, Settings, camera and many more.
For sure, You can also block the Google Play Store or any other app store, so You can prevent other poeple from installing apps on Your device. Or You can block some instant messaging apps, to get sure only You will have access to.
What and how You will block apps depends on You, the only thing You don´t have to forget is Your password. Without password, Your apps will stay blocked.
Also, You must to get very sure about what You are blocking. There are many system relevant apps or services at the blacklist, that should not be blocked.
The advantage of OMD App Blocker is, it lets Your system be alone. If You block by mistake some system relevant services, OMD App Blocker will not destroy them, only the access is blocked. That can be fixed if the device is turned off by removing battery. After reboot, You can be fast enough to free these apps, blocked by mistake.
Additionally, this App Blocker can also detect if the flightmode is switched on or off, so it is a great feature for parents who want to give their children a secure device.
This app is for free, but with adds. But if You think that OMD App Blocker is it worth it and You will support the development, You can download OMD App Blocker Thank You version for a little fee. The thank You version is without ad banners.
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Or You can read the manual inside the app.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.opiatefuchs.flightmodesecurity&hl=de