Lock device when it's automatically unlocked

You can choose to lock your Android phone or tablet 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 device locked while automatic unlock is on

  1. On your device'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 device will stay locked until the next time that you manually unlock it with your PIN, pattern, password, or fingerprint.

Remotely lock device with Find My Device

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

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