Chinese Xiaomi phones allow you to lock any application with password and fingerprint. The native MIUI interface function is useful to prevent intruders from gaining access to important information and using your favorite apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram.
When enabled, the feature prompts the user to enter the password or touch the fingerprint reader even before the application opens. The action repeats each time the Android lock screen is unlocked or when exiting the app. Here’s how to set up the tool on a Xiaomi phone.
Set password or swipe pattern for opening Apps on Xiaomi Phones
- Go to Settings
- Scroll down to App Lock
- Enter the password or swipe pattern for permission to make changes to the system
- Go to Screen Lock
- Scroll through the list of Apps. Toggle the On button for Apps that need to be locked by password.
- After selecting the Apps, click Set password
- Choose a password or set a pattern
The procedure might slightly vary depending on the model and certain Redmi phones. But the feature can be found inside the App Lock feature which will be inside the Settings option.