WhatsApp Lock: How to Password Protect WhatsApp on Desktop and Mobile

2019-06-06 04:03:43 / Posted by Connie Wisley to Utility Follow @ Connie

I want to put a password on my WhatsApp, but the apps available on the App Store are not according to my need. Can you suggest some apps so that I can put a pass code on WhatsApp without jail breaking? - From Ask Different

WhatsApp is one of the best messaging apps ever. It allows us to send messages to anywhere in the world. In addition, we can also use it to share locations, photos and documents, just to name a few. This article will show to how to put password and stop someone accessing your WhatsApp by using WhatsApp lock apps on your desktop and mobile devices in 2019.

WhatsApp Lock for macOS

Is WhatsApp lock essential for Mac?

WhatsApp, a popular social networking and messaging app, enables users to send text messages, audios, images, videos and more, which might contain privacy and personal information. You certainly don’t want everyone else to have easy access to your WhatsApp. By setting a WhatsApp password lock, you can better protect privacy when you lent your Mac to someone or when you are away from your Mac.

WhatsApp for Mac

Why use Cisdem AppCrypt to password protect WhatsApp

WhatsApp does come with built-in encryption. However, it’s not enough for all scenarios on all platforms. Never mind. Mac users can use third-party apps to add extra levels of security by setting WhatsApp desktop password.

Cisdem AppCrypt is a powerful, easy-to-use app to password protect and keep track of accesses to WhatsApp, Mail, Note, Skype and other apps on your Mac. Just select any app you want to secure by drag-n-drop. Afterwards, set an easy-to-remember password to protect applications on Mac. Next time, if you prepare launching to the apps, you will be asked to enter the password. In this case, you can lock individual applications easily. What's more, it allows you to set a time value to automatically lock apps for specified times, and track failed attempts with time and photo.

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How to lock WhatsApp on Mac in 3 easy steps

The instructions below will show to how to set WhatsApp desktop password on Mac.

Step 1Free download WhatsApp lock app for Mac

Download AppCrypt and install in on your computer. A free trial is offered. Launch it.

Step 2Set password lock

When you first open the app, you will be asked to set a password which will be used to lock WhatsApp and other apps you want to protect. Do not forget your password and please make a note of the password before clicking Submit. You are unable to retrieve the password once you forget it.

set password to lock app

Step 3Put password lock for WhatsApp

Click OK to confirm and click Add App on the top menu bar to add WhatsApp. After adding WhatsApp, you will ask for a password when you are trying to get in the app.

WhatsApp locked on Mac

By the way, there are four apps having been automatically password protected by default. To ensure that AppCrypt works more safely and efficiently, it’s not recommend to remove them. To unlock WhatsApp lock, just remove the very app from the list.


  • Make encryption schedule to lock apps at specific times AppCrypt contains the function for users to lock Mac applications on precise days and times. It's very simple to set the time, as the same way you set your alarm clock.set time schedule to lock WhatsApp on Mac
  • Keep record of attempted accesses to locked WhatsApp If anyone enters wrong password to access WhatsApp, the system will take some photos. Then you will know who are trying to peer your information. You can disable the photo capture feature in Preferences.

WhatsApp Lock for Windows

To put WhatsApp desktop password lock on PC, you can use My Lockbox. It’s easy to use with simple and convenient user interface.

Step 1. Install the app on your Windows PC.

Step 2. It will ask you to set a password. To prevent yourself from forgetting the password, you can add a hint.

Step 3. Click Browser and select the folder where WhatsApp is installed. It is typically installed in C:/Program Files. You can navigate to the folder and select the apps you want to password protect.

Step 4. Now the WhatsApp desktop password lock is active. If someone else tries to access it, he or she will receive a warning message. To unlock, open the app and click the Unlock button. Enter the password. It’s that easy.

app being locked

WhatsApp Lock for iPhone

It’s extremely easy to lock WhatsApp on iPhone. You can lock it with your fingerprint or your face, depending on your iPhone model.

WhatsApp lock for iPhone with Face ID

Owners of these iPhone models can use Face ID to lock and unlock WhatsApp.

  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X

Check out the detailed guide on how to set up Face ID if needed.

Step 1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone. Tap Settings in the lower right corner of the screen.

Step 2. Go to Account > Privacy > Screen Lock.

Step 3. Enable Require Face ID. There are three options allowing you to decide how often the WhatsApp lock will ask for your Face ID.

WhatsApp lock for iPhone with Face ID

Note: When Face ID is enabled for WhatsApp, you can only unlock with your face, which is very secure.

WhatsApp fingerprint lock on iPhone

Tap Settings in WhatsApp. Go to Screen Lock. Enable Require Touch ID. Just read the “Face ID” part for details. Here’s the official guide to setting up Touch ID.

WhatsApp lock on iPhone with Touch ID

WhatsApp Lock for Android

You can easily protect WhatsApp on your Android phone with pattern and fingerprint or even face. Many Android phones have built-in app lock feature. Otherwise, one can use a third-party lock app to easily lock the WhatsApp app on Android.

Here let’s take an app called AppLock for example and show you how to use it to set WhatsApp lock for Android.

Step 1. Get AppLock in the Google Play Store. When you first open the app, you need to draw an unlock pattern which will be used for unblock protected apps. Draw the pattern again to confirm. It’s recommended to set up a security email.

Step 2. Swipe down to find WhatsApp and tap the gray lock icon next to it to enable the lock feature.

lock WhatsApp on Android phone

Step 3. Now you can go back to the home screen, find WhatsApp and tap its icon. To properly open it, you need to draw the pattern you previously set.


You can easily set password for WhatsApp desktop and mobile apps to lock your chat, conversations and privacy from prying eyes. If your device doesn’t provide a built-in feature to lock apps, you can turn to third-party solutions such as AppCrypt for Mac. In addition to adding WhatsApp lock, you can also use the same tools and steps to lock other apps on your devices, including the system apps.

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1 Comments Leave a Reply

  • Rubenbowen

    It's nice to be able to securely lock your WhatsApp. Especially when friends,family and who know uses my Mac...

    3 years ago REPLY