How to lock apps or hide apps on the Xiaomi or Redmi smartphones with MIUI 11

BySophia Windsor 2019-12-20 27099

Don’t want to let others see some sensitive apps like banking, payment, gallery, etc. on your phone? The MIUI 11 offers the system app lock feature, which allows you to lock or hide some apps in your smartphones. Just check the following guide to learn more tricks.

How to lock apps or hide apps on the Xiaomi or Redmi smartphones with MIUI 11 


The system App Lock feature has been offered on MIUI 10, now the latest MIUI 11 takes this feature to the new level. Now, most of Xiaomi phones, such as Pocophone F1, Redmi Note 7, Redmi K20, Xiaomi Mi 9T, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, etc., have been able to be updated to the latest MIUI 11 operating system. If you want to know when your Xiaomi phones will receive the MIUI 11 global update, you can head to this guide to check for more details: NOTE: These Xiaomi and Redmi phones will get MIUI 11 and Android 10 update by the end of 2019.

How to lock apps on the Xiaomi or Redmi smartphone with MIUI 11?

The MIUI 11 offers a built-in app lock feature in system, so you don’t need to root your phone or install any third-party apps to lock the apps on your Xiaomi phone. Just follow the steps below to enable this feature:


Step 1. Go to "Settings" on your phone.


Step 2. Click "Apps".


Step 3. Click "App lock".


Step 4. Then find the apps you want to lock and switch the toggle to turn on the lock feature.


How to lock apps or hide apps on the Xiaomi or Redmi smartphones with MIUI 11 

How to hide apps on the Xiaomi or Redmi smartphone with MIUI 11?

If you want to hide the apps from the home screen, just do as the following steps:


Step 1. Go to "Settings" on your phone.


Step 2. Click "Apps".


Step 3. Click "App lock".


Step 4. Click "Hidden apps".


Step 5. Then find the apps you want to hide and turn on the toggle to hide the apps from the home screen.


How to lock apps or hide apps on the Xiaomi or Redmi smartphones with MIUI 11​ 


Step 6. If you want to access the hidden apps, you just need to expand two fingers on the phone’s home screen. Then it will show you the hidden apps folder and you need to enter the apps lock password to enter the hidden apps.


Note: The above steps are mainly applicable to MIUI 11 operating system.

That’s it. The locking or hiding apps feature can make our privacy well protected, so just have a try and enjoy it on your Xiaomi phones.


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