Tips: Enable Screen Lock for your Devices


Why is it important to secure your devices and computers with a screen lock

Setting your device screen to automatically lock after a period of inactivity can protect it from unwelcome access. Using auto-lock, along with a password, ensures malicious users cannot easily access your device, even when left unattended. Screen locks offer your devices an important extra layer of security. Each time you want to unlock your device or computer, or switch it on, you'll be asked to enter a PIN, password or fingerprint.

How to lock your computer:

macOS Computer


Windows Computer


How to lock your device:

iOS Devices


Android Devices


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Article ID: 145350
Mon 4/17/23 11:59 AM
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