How to Lock Apps Using Fingerprint Scanner on Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro — Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro have a fingerprint scanner on the back which can be used to unlock the device. That’s not all, you can also use the fingerprint scanner on Redmi 6 or Redmi 6 Pro to unlock your locked apps. Wondering how to do it? Read this guide.
In this guide, we will tell you how to lock apps on Redmi 6 or Redmi 6 Pro and then unlock them using fingerprint scanner.
How to Lock Apps on Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro with Fingerprint
So that you can lock applications on Redmi 6 or Redmi 6 Pro using fingerprint then please read the guide below to the end.
Step 1: Launch the app Security on your Redmi 6. This app is available directly on the Home Screen. choose App Lock by scrolling down.
Step 2: Here, the app will ask you to set an example first. This pattern can only be used to open App Lock. Once set, it will ask you to connect it with your Mi account. This is important because it can be used to reset if you forget your sample or your fingerprint sensor stops working.
Step 3: The next screen will show a list of apps installed on your Redmi 6. By default, MIUI will automatically determine some apps to lock. However, you can deselect and select the apps you want to lock.
Just before you do that, MIUI will ask you to use the fingerprint scanner to open apps. Tap yes, and then it will take you to Fingerprint Settings. If you haven’t registered any fingerprints, you can add them using the wizard and then enable the toggle for App Lock.
Step 3: You will now return to the list of apps from where you can select the apps you want to lock.
You can find advanced App lock related settings by tapping on the gear icon located at the top right corner. From there, you can:
- Hide the sample you drew on the screen for pattern lock.
- Hide Notification content for apps.
- Change lock settings i.e. apps are locked only after device is locked or automatically after you exit, and after 1 minute exit.
- Choose whether all locked apps are unlocked when you open one app.
MIUI also ensures that the content of locked apps is not visible during multitasking. This will ensure that no one can sneak into private conversations or data.