Do you know WhatsApp uses end-to-end encryption? This means your messages, calls, and all your data stay only between you and the people you’re communicating with. WhatsApp company or anyone else can’t see it. This means WhatsApp is a very safe platform that cares about your privacy.
But unlike other social media apps, you can’t log into WhatsApp using an email/username and password. When users log out, they need to go through a Number Verification process to log in again. That’s why many people don’t log out of WhatsApp. It’s not easy to log in again, so WhatsApp stays logged in on their phones. When someone else uses their phone, like a friend or family member, they can easily access WhatsApp.
If you want to keep your WhatsApp data secure, there’s a feature in WhatsApp that lets you lock the app. The exciting thing is that this feature is available on both Android and iPhone. On Android, you can use a fingerprint lock, and on iPhone, you can use Face ID or a passcode to lock it. In this blog post, I will explain both methods.
How To Set Lock On WhatsApp
To lock the WhatsApp application using its built-in features, you can follow these steps for both iPhone and Android. The methods for iPhone and Android are slightly different; I have explained both methods step by step below, depending on your device.
To lock the WhatsApp application with a fingerprint on Android, follow these steps:
- First, open the WhatsApp application on your Android mobile device.
- Tap on the three dots And Select Setting.
- Now, open the “Privacy” option.
- Scroll down, and you will see the “Fingerprint Lock” option. Open it and enable it.
- Finally, you will need to confirm your fingerprint.
Now, your application is locked, and you can choose when to lock it immediately, after 1 minute, after 15 minutes, or after 1 hour, according to your preference.
To lock the WhatsApp application with Face ID or passcode on iPhone, follow these steps:
- Open the WhatsApp app on your iOS device.
- Tap on the settings option located at the bottom right.
- In the settings menu, tap on “Privacy.”
- Find the “Screen Lock” option and open it.
- Here, you can choose the type of lock you prefer.
- Turn on “Require Face ID” or “Require Touch ID and Confirm it.
You can now set the time duration for Face ID or Touch ID to be needed to unlock your WhatsApp application on your iPhone, based on your preference. This will ensure that your WhatsApp is secured and can only be accessed using Face ID or Touch ID, depending on your selection.
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How To Lock Chat On WhatsApp
If you want to secure an individual chat in WhatsApp rather than the entire WhatsApp app, you can use the Chat Lock feature. This feature allows you to hide a specific chat in a secret folder and requires a passcode, fingerprint, or face ID to access it. Many users appreciate this feature provided by Meta because it enhances their sense of security.
Below, I’ve explained the step-by-step methods for both iPhone and Android devices so that you can follow the appropriate procedure based on your device.
To lock an individual chat in WhatsApp on an Android device, follow these steps:
- Start by opening the chat you want to lock.
- Tap the three dots on the right side and select “View Contact.”
- Scroll down and choose “Chat Lock.”
- Enable the “Lock This Chat With Fingerprint” option.
- Confirm using your fingerprint.
Your chat is now locked. To access locked chats, go to the chat tab and swipe down the chat list. You’ll see the locked chats folder there. Tap it, and you’ll need to unlock it with your fingerprint to access the chat.
To lock an individual chat in WhatsApp on an iPhone, follow these steps:
- Begin by opening the chat you wish to lock.
- Tap on the recipient’s name at the top of the screen.
- Scroll down and open the “Chat Lock” option.
- Enable “Lock This Chat With Face ID.”
Your chat is now secure. To access your locked chats, navigate to the chat tab and swipe down the chat list. You will spot the locked chats folder. Simply tap on it, and you’ll be prompted to use your Face ID to unlock and access the chat.
How To Turn Off WhatsApp Screen Lock
WhatsApp’s security features are designed to keep your messages and conversations safe. However, there may be times when you want to disable the screen lock for convenience. The steps mentioned below will help you achieve just that, ensuring you have control over your WhatsApp privacy settings.
If you’re an Android user and wish to turn off the fingerprint lock for WhatsApp, follow these steps:
- Open WhatsApp and tap on “Settings.”
- Scroll down to the “Privacy” section.
- Find and tap on “Fingerprint lock.“
- Finally, toggle off “Unlock with the fingerprint.”
For iPhone users looking to disable Touch ID or Face ID for WhatsApp, follow these steps:
- Open WhatsApp and navigate to “Settings.”
- Tap on “Privacy” and then select “Screen Lock.”
- Toggle off “Require Touch ID” or “Require Face ID.”
How To Turn Off Chat Lock
If you’ve used WhatsApp’s chat lock for added privacy but now find it a hassle, don’t worry. You can easily turn it off on both Android and iPhone. This guide provides easy steps to disable chat lock, making your chats accessible without the need for fingerprint or Face ID. It gives you more control over your WhatsApp conversations.
To remove chat lock on WhatsApp as an Android user, use the following method:
- Open the specific chat for which you want to disable the chat lock.
- Inside the chat, tap on “Contact info.”
- Look for the “Chat lock” option and toggle it off.
- Confirm your action by using your fingerprint.
If you’re an iPhone user and wish to remove the chat lock in WhatsApp, follow these steps:
- Open the chat that is locked.
- Tap on “Chat info” within the chat.
- Locate the “Chat lock” option and toggle it off.
- Confirm your action using Face ID.
I hope you have found this blog post enjoyable and informative. In this blog post, I have provided you with two methods to enhance the security of your chat, calls, photos, videos, and all your data.
The first method allows you to lock your WhatsApp application, ensuring that nobody can use it without your permission. The second method Allows you to lock specific contacts’ chats within WhatsApp.
Furthermore, I have provided a step-by-step explanation of settings for both Android and iPhone users.
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