How to add a screen lock to Signal
Adding a screen lock to Signal is quite a simple process. Let’s take a quick look at the procedure for Android and iOS.
Open Signal and tap on your profile picture to access your settings page.
Tap on ‘Privacy’.
Now turn on the toggle for ‘Screen Lock’ at the top of your screen.
And that’s it! You can now unlock Signal using your fingerprint or password depending on your Android screen lock and hardware.
Open Signal on your device and tap on your profile picture in the top left corner.
Select and tap on ‘Privacy’.
Scroll down and turn on the toggle for ‘Screen Lock’.
Tap on ‘Screen Lock Timeout’ and choose how long should Signal stay unlocked.
Screen lock should now be enabled for your iOS device. You can now unlock Signal using your touch ID, Face ID or passcode depending on your setup and device.
Why add a lock to Signal?
A screen lock helps add an additional layer of security to your conversations. This additional layer of security can come in handy in case someone has access to your device or you are lending it to someone to make a call. Additionally, Screen Lock gives you peace of mind when someone else is using your device as they will still need a passcode to access Signal. It will also help protect your conversations in the future, in case you end up losing your device.
I hope you were able to easily add a screen lock to Signal using the guide above. If you face any issues, feel free to reach out to us using the comments section below.
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