This summary discusses the use of the “Screen lock” feature in the Signal messaging app on mobile devices. The feature adds an extra layer of security, preventing unauthorized access to messages and files. Users can enable or disable the “Screen lock” feature in the Privacy settings of the app, and setup an inactivity timeout for it to kick in.
This article explains how to turn “Screen lock” on or off in the Signal app on mobile devices.
Signal is a cross-platform popular messaging app. It allows users to send and receive encrypted messages, make voice and video calls, and share files from their devices, including computers.
When you install and set up the Signal Desktop app, you can choose to have it open automatically when you log in to your computer. The app also allows you to turn on or off call relay through Signals’ servers to avoid revealing your IP address, turn disappearing messages on or off, change notification content settings, and more.
When you use the mobile version, you can turn on “Screen lock” on or off so that the Android screen lock or fingerprint will unlock the app.
You may want to turn on the “Screen lock” feature in the Signal app to add an extra layer of security to your messages and data. When enabled, the Android screen lock or fingerprint will unlock the app, preventing unauthorized access to your messages and files.
On the other hand, turning off the screen lock may save you some time and hassle when accessing the app, but it may also expose your private messages and data to anyone who can access your device.
Turn “Screen lock” On or Off in the Signal app
As mentioned above, users can turn on the “Screen lock” feature in the Signal app to add an extra layer of security, requiring a fingerprint to unlock the app.
Here’s how to do that.
First, screen your apps and open the Signal app on your mobile device.
When the app opens, click your profile image to display the Settings menu or select the Settings and more (three vertical dots) button on the top right of your screen, then select Settings on the context menu.
Click the “Privacy” tile on the Settings menu to open it.
On the Settings -> Privacy settings page, under App security, select the “Screen lock” tile. Then, toggle the switch button to the On position to enable it.
To disable it, toggle the switch button to the Off position.
Once enabled above, select the “Screen lock inactivity timeout” tile.
Then, select the minimum time before the screen lock applies.
Save your settings and exit the app.
That should do it!
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