Lock device when it's automatically unlocked

You can choose to lock your phone while using automatic unlock ("Smart Lock").

Note: Some of these steps work only on Android 5.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Manually keep phone locked while automatic unlock is on

  1. On your phone's lock screen, tap Unlock Screen lock.
    • If you've turned on TalkBack for accessibility, tap Unlock Screen lock, then double-tap Unlock Screen lock.
  2. Your phone will stay locked until the next time that you manually unlock it with your PIN, pattern, password, or fingerprint.

Remotely lock phone with Find My Device

You can remotely lock your phone from another phone, tablet, or computer. Learn how to find, lock, or erase with Find My Device.

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