You’ll see the steps to lock WhatsApp on an Android phone and iPhone in this post.
I use Google Pixel 4a (Android 13), fingerprint enabled, and iPhone X, Face ID enabled. Let’s begin.
How to Lock WhatsApp on iPhone
If you’re using an iPhone, follow these steps to enable screen lock on WhatsApp for iPhone:
- Launch the WhatsApp app and hit the Settings tab at the bottom.
- Select Privacy.
- You can see the “Screen Lock” beneath the “Read Receipts” at the bottom. Hit it.
- Enable “Require Face ID.”
- You can now see these four options: Immediately, After 1 minute, After 15 minutes, and After 1 hour.
- Please choose one of them depending on when you want WhatsApp to ask for your Face ID while reopening the app.
Remember that even if WhatsApp is locked, you can answer WhatsApp calls and reply to a message from the notification.
To disable the screen lock on WhatsApp, turn off the “Require Face ID,” and that’s all.
How to Enable or Disable WhatsApp Fingerprint Lock on Android
If you’re using Android, follow these steps to enable WhatsApp fingerprint lock:
Open the WhatsApp Messenger app.
Select the three vertical dots at the top right.
Select Settings under Payments. Hit Account, which you can find above Chats.
Tap Privacy above Security.
At the bottom, beneath Blocked contacts, you can see the Fingerprint lock. Hit it.
Enable “Unlock with fingerprint.” You need to confirm your fingerprint now.
You can now see these options in the Automatically lock section: Immediately, After 1 minute, and After 30 minutes.
Please choose one of them depending on when you want WhatsApp to ask for your fingerprint while reopening the app.
“Show content in notifications” is enabled by default. This one will let you preview the sender’s name and message in the notification. Turn it off if you wish.
To disable the WhatsApp fingerprint lock, turn off the “Unlock with fingerprint” you have seen in the above steps, and that’s all.
Thanks for reading.