How to enable or disable “Auto-lock” feature in Telegram

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The article provides instructions for enabling or disabling the “Auto-lock” feature in the Telegram app on mobile devices. This feature automatically locks the app after a certain period to enhance security and protect user privacy. However, users who find this inconvenient, particularly frequent users, can choose to turn it off. The process requires the user…

This article explains how to enable or disable the “Auto-lock” feature in the Telegram app on mobile devices.

Telegram is a cross-platform instant messaging app that focuses on speed and security. It allows users to send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share photos and videos with end-to-end encryption to help ensure user privacy and security.

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When you enable enhanced security in the Telegram app, the app will automatically lock after a specified period. You can turn this feature off as well.

The “Auto-lock” feature in the Telegram app is designed to enhance its security by automatically locking it after a specified period. When this feature is enabled, you must enter your passcode or use biometric authentication to unlock the app before you can access your chats and other app features again.

This can be useful to prevent unauthorized access to your Telegram account or protect your privacy in case your device falls into the wrong hands. However, some users may find this feature inconvenient, especially if they use the app frequently and don’t want to enter their passcode or use biometric authentication every time they open it.

Turn “Auto-lock” on or off in Telegram

As mentioned above, users can turn “Auto-lock” on or off in the Telegram app to protect their privacy. When enabled, they must enter your passcode or use biometric authentication to unlock the app before you can access your chats and other app features again.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the Telegram app on your mobile device.

Telegram turn power saving mode on or off menu

When the app opens, click the Menu button at the top left, then select Settings on the context menu.

Telegram menu button

Next, select the “Privacy and Security” tile on the Settings page to expand it.

Telegram Privacy and Security

On the Settings -> Privacy and Security settings page, under “Security,” select the “Passcode Lock” tile to open it.

You must already have a passcode lock enabled.

Turn unlock with fingerprint on or off

On the Passcode Lock screen, enter your current passcode created previously to access Telegram’s settings.

Turn unlock with fingerprint on or off passcode

On the ‘Passcode Lock’ settings page, select the “Auto-lock” tile to open its settings.

Telegram select Auto-lock tile

On the ‘Auto-lock‘ window, select when the app should automatically or disable it.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to turn “Auto-lock” on or off in the Telegram app. Please use the comments form below if you find errors or have something to add.

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