How To Hide or Lock Text Messages on Tecno Androids

Being an online entrepreneur, I receive alot of text messages which include bank transaction alerts, payment notifications from people that pay for my products and services and to be honest with you, I don’t really like anyone else accessing my phone to see all those messages especially my girl

For me to hide the sms on my Tecno M7, I have to search Google Play for App lock for Android. Fortunately, I stumbled on Vault app for Android which features an App lock that lets me protect any app with a password. The app is so cool and makes it very easy for me to have full control over my privacy.

If you also want to lock the Text Messages on your Android, be it HTC, Tecno or Samsung Androids, download & install Vault on your Android, set your password, launch the app and login with your password.

Then, tap the “App Lock” icon. Thereafter, tap the “+” sign. This will bring up the list of all installed apps on your Android.

app lock of Vault

Tap the Messages app and tap the ‘Lock‘ button.

Thereafter, Vault will prompt you to enter your password anytime you or your friends want to access your messages.

That’s all.

Do you know other alternatives to Vault for Android that lock or hide SMS? Pls, let me hear from you via comments.



  1. John

    18/02/2014 at 9:38 am

    Yes, I use it on my Phantom A plus. Works perfectly.

  2. Jide Ogunsanya

    18/02/2014 at 9:40 am

    Glad it’s working for you. Thanks (h)

  3. Jenuwa Efemena

    18/02/2014 at 10:08 am

    A quick question…after locking ur sms and u receive a new sms, does it appear on the notification panel? You know it it displays dere you can read full details of the message without opening the app right?

    • Jide Ogunsanya

      18/02/2014 at 10:16 am

      You can disable the status notifications via Vault settings and you can even set a custom notification text

  4. Jenuwa Efemena

    19/02/2014 at 5:43 am

    Thanks :d

  5. baba

    12/02/2015 at 6:02 pm

    Pls help me oit how can i get a free credit card for my payment.

    • Jide Oguns

      13/02/2015 at 2:25 am

      You can use your ATM card

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