This article explains how to turn “Unlock with Fingerprint” on or off 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.
When you install and set up Telegram on Windows, you can start it up automatically when signing into Windows, turn the spell checker on or off, change media download paths, turn disable filtering on or off, change who can add you to groups and channels, turn send with enter on or off, change who can see my phone number, change who can see your last seen and online status, change who can call me, turn auto-delete messages on or off, and more.
When you use the mobile version, you can also turn notifications for chats on or off, turn sync contacts on or off, turn ringtone and vibrate for calls on or off, enable or disable badge counter for unread messages, turn In-app notifications on or off, turn link previews on or off, turn passcode lock on or off, and more which aren’t available on the desktop version.
After you turn “Passcode Lock” on, you automatically enhance your privacy on the device. You can then use your fingerprint to unlock the Telegram app.
Enabling the “Unlock with Fingerprint” option in the Telegram app on your mobile device can provide an added layer of security to your chats and messages. This feature allows you to use your fingerprint to unlock the app instead of entering your password or passcode every time you access the app.
This can be particularly useful if you are concerned about unauthorized access to your device or want to keep your conversations private. On the other hand, turning off this option can be helpful if you prefer to use your password or passcode to unlock the app or if you don’t have a fingerprint scanner on your device.
Turn “Unlock with Fingerprint” on or off in Telegram
As mentioned above, users can turn ‘Unlock with Fingerprint’ on or off in the Telegram app if they prefer to use their fingerprint to unlock the app instead of entering their password or passcode every time they access it.
Here’s how to do it.
First, open the Telegram app on your mobile device.
When the app opens, click the Menu button at the top left, then select Settings on the context menu.
Next, select the “Privacy and Security” tile on the Settings page to expand it.
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.
On the Passcode Lock screen, enter your current passcode created previously to access Telegram’s settings.
On the ‘Passcode Lock’ settings page, select the “Unlock with Fingerprint” tile. Then, toggle the switch button to the On button to enable it.
To disable it, toggle the switch button to the Off position.
That should do it!
This post showed you how to turn “Unlock with Fingerprint” on or off in the Telegram app. Please use the comments form below if you find errors or have something to add.