Hidden Eye: Catch your friends

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About this app

Ever wanted to know who tried snooping into your phone while you were away. Your friends or family member might have tried to unlock your phone. Hidden Eye is a simple app with no frills that will photograph the person when they try to unlock your phone. You can set it to play your ringtone when a user tries to unlock your phone without your knowledge.

I am first writing how to uninstall, as there are several users who are unable to install it as they miss reading the instructions. This is for such users

You need to first deactivate HiddenEye from the Device Administrator. The settings for device administrators can be found in Location and Security > Device administrators in the android system setting

This app uses the Device Administrator permission.

Go to SETTINGS->Location and Security-> Device Administrator and deselect the "HiddenEye" which you want to uninstall.

Now, you should be able to uninstall the app. If you launch Google Play and open up HiddenEye, you should see the Open & Uninstall buttons. If the admin access is active, you will see a "Deactivate" button

* Enable screen security lock on your phone.
* Install and launch the app "HiddenEye"
* Set the Security Status to ON.
* Activate the device admin for Hidden Eye and that's it. You are now ready for the action.

Sync with Dropbox
All the images that are captured is stored in "HiddenEye" folder within the DCIM folder on your phone. If you have configured Dropbox to sync your Photos folder, then Hiddeneye pictures will also be synced with your dropbox account.

Android detects failed attempts ONLY if passcode has atleast 4 letters or points, so as HiddenEye

This app may not work on all devices, you will need to just try it out and see if it works for your device. Email me if it doesn't work on your device. Does not take pictures on Nexus devices


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Worried that your phone does not have front camera. With HiddenEye, now you can know the someone has tried to snoop into your phone. You can also trigger sound if someone is trying to unlock your phone with wrong password thrice. You will see a place holder image instead of a real picture. If you have a front camera, then you will see the real picture of the intruder.

Once you unlock your phone, you will be shown the photographs of the people who tried unlocking your phone in your absence. Sounds interesting ! Try it and let us know if you have any suggestion to improve it further.

About Permissions
CAMERA = Uses the front camera to picture the intruder.
VIBRATE = Notification Alert generated when wrong password is entered.
INTERNET, ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE = Needs to display Ads on the app.
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE:Store captured images on the phone, so that its available for you to sync to Dropbox.
Updated on
Oct 6, 2019

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Ratings and reviews

31.2K reviews
A Google user
January 27, 2019
App is good, but waaaayyyy too many ads (every single time you click something or go back, an ad pops up) and alarm sound after 3 attempts doesn't work. And yes, the box had a check mark to set it. Other than that, no complaints. Does what it's designed to do.
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Rosemary Lofton
October 1, 2020
App did well for a short time and then it stopped working it does not show you any image of anyone try to get in on your phone but you would get a notification that's it and there's no way to reset it I have deleted it and reinstall and it still does the same thing so technically I would say that it's a waste of your time to have it on your phone and it never recorded anything
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A Google user
February 2, 2019
DOES NOT WORK it does not take pictures, does not sound an alarm, and does not give a notification. I have all boxes checked and locked myself out of my phone twice to give it a chance to work and nothing happened! waste of time.
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Minor maintenance release. Do NOT upgrade if existing app works for you.