How To Lock Whatsapp On Your Phone: The Ultimate Guide

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A lot of smartphones these days allow you to lock apps and certain services on your smartphone. This is a particularly handy feature if you want to prevent others from accessing a particular app or service on your phone.
For example, you might want to lock your WhatsApp chat so that only you have access to it. In this Guide, We are going to look at How To Lock Whatsapp On Your Phone with simple steps.

How to lock Whatsapp using fingerprint

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  • WhatsApp has announced on October 31, 2019 that its app can now be locked with a fingerprint on Android and with face ID on Apple devices.
  • Turning the feature on means you’ll need to use your fingerprint to unlock the app even after unlocking your phone.
  • It’s an extra level of security similar to what you might find in a banking app.

Using Whatsapp’s inbuilt fingerprint lock feature is the best way to lock WhatsApp to prevent others from using your Whatsapp. It’s really easy to set up using a fingerprint lock in WhatsApp. All you need is an android phone with a fingerprint sensor and the latest version on Whatsapp installed.

To set fingerprint lock for WhatsApp on Android

  • Open Whatsapp in your smartphone, Before that make sure that you added fingerprint to your smartphone.
  • Go to WhatsApp Settings and select Account.
  • And now Tap on Privacy scroll down to the last option in Privacy and then tap on fingerprint lock.
  • Now, enable the ‘Unlock with Fingerprint’ option on the app.
  • Confirm Fingerprint to enable lock whatsapp with fingerprint
  • You can also set the duration
  • To remove fingerprint from whatsapp, Fllow the same steps and disable the ‘Unlock with Fingerprint’

To set fingerprint lock for WhatsApp on iPhone

  • Open Whatsapp in your smartphone, Before that make sure that you added FaceId on iPhone.
  • Go to WhatsApp Settings and tap on the ‘Account’ option
  • Select the ‘Screen Lock’ option in ‘Account’.
  • You then need to enable the ‘Require Face ID’ option.
  • If you use old apple Iphone that has Touch Id, You can touch Id in place of face ID.
  • To remove fingerprint from whatsapp, Fllow the same steps and disable the ‘Unlock with Fingerprint’

How to lock Whatsapp with pattern

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How to lock Whatsapp with pattern | Image showing features of Norton app

By default WhatsApp only supports biometric authentication, pin and pattern lock are not supported as of now. We need to install a third-party app or use a built-in app lock feature that is available on most of the android phones to lock Whatsapp with a pattern or pin.

Most android smartphones now come with a system-wide built-in app lock feature that helps you to lock any app you want. Almost all devices except stock android phones have built-in app locks. You can use to them or download third-party app to lock Whatsapp.

  • Download & Install Popular Norton AppLock on your android and iOS devices.
  • Then, open the app and complete the setup.
  • In the General category of apps, look for WhatsApp, & click on it. 
  • Then, Click on Permit to agree to the permissions by the app.
  • Tap on lock and select your pattern
  • And set recovery options and set lock for Whatsapp
  • Make sure that you dont uninstall the Norton app lock. Every time you open whatsapp this app promts you to enter the passcode.
  • To remove fingerprint from whatsapp, Fllow the same steps and remove Whatapp from App lock.

So, this is how you can lock Whatsapp. For more awesome tutorials on clicking the links below. Hope you find this tutorial helpful.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to put a lock on whatsapp on an android phone

You can use a built fingerprint lock or use a third-party app

How to keep fingerprint lock for whatsapp

To use fingerprint lock for Whatsapp, Go to settings>account>privacy>fingerprint>enable

How to disable WhatsApp fingerprint in phone settings

To use fingerprint lock for Whatsapp, Go to settings>account>privacy>fingerprint>Disable

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