Lockdown on Android is a great way to keep unwanted users off your device. Even if you’ve added someone’s fingerprint, face or voice so they can access your device, but thanks to lockdown, all those features are disabled.
Lockdown is also a great way to keep your conversations private since it also blocks all screen notifications. That way, no one will be able to see your WhatsApp conversations. It’s a great way to keep your info safe in seconds.
What is Lockdown in Android Pie?
If you are ever forced to unlock your phone by using unlocking options with your voice, fingerprint, or face, lockdown is the option that’s going to keep your data safe.
What lockdown does is that it disables all these features, so the only way you can unlock your phone is with your device’s main pattern, PIN code, or password.
How to Enable Lockdown
By turning on lockdown, every time you want to restart or turn off your device, you’ll also see the lockdown option. To put it there you’ll need to go to:
- Security & location
- Lock Screen Preferences
- Toggle on Show Lockdown Option
If these options are not on your device, try going to:
- Swipe down to Lock screen display
As soon as you toggle on this option, the Lockdown option will appear with the power off, restart, screenshot, and emergency option.
Keep in mind that you will need to activate it every time you want to use it. If you only need to use it every once in a while, then it won’t be as uncomfortable as for those who will need to use it regularly.
There are times when you only have a few seconds to protect your data. Thanks to lockdown, you can keep your data safe in seconds. Do you think lockdown is useful? Share your thoughts with me in the comments below.