Telegram is the service of instant messaging with which to send messages to your friends individually or to groups of people. We particularly appreciate Telegram because this app guarantees high standards of security and protects our privacy much better than other instant messaging applications.
On Telegram, you can use a password, fingerprint, and facial recognition Face ID to better protect the messages we receive.
Do you want to set the password on Telegram but you don’t know how to do it? After having revealed the 7 tricks to use Telegram at its best and told which are the best Telegram channels in Italy, in this guide, we explain how to protect Telegram messages with a password on iPhone or smartphone Android.
Before we begin, a premise is required: the Telegram password must be set on each device and individually. The password is not synchronized with your devices and is not linked to your Telegram account so if you forget it, you will have to delete and reinstall the Telegram app. In this case, you will be able to recover all your Telegram chats but you will lose inevitably all secret chats.
How to protect Telegram messages with a password on Android
If you own one Android smartphone, you can protect your Telegram messages using a password or Fingerprint.
To set it up, open the Telegram app on your Android smartphone, then click on the three-line menu button in the upper left corner. From here, click on “Settings”, then select “Privacy and security”, then “Access Code”. At this point, create an access code numeric to four numbers and enter it to save the passcode.
That’s it – you’ve activated your passcode.
At this point, you will notice that the feature is enabled – by default – as well as “Unlock with fingerprint”. If you don’t want to unlock Telegram using your fingerprint, you can safely disable this feature.
By default, Telegram blocks automatically after an hour. You can of course change the time from 1 minute to 45 hours by clicking on the “Automatic block” option. Also from this menu, you can disable the automatic lock function. When finished, click on the “Finish” button to save all changes.
If you wish to lock manually your Telegram app, access the “Chat” screen and click on the lock icon. From now on, when you open Telegram, you will immediately see the option to unlock the app using your Fingerprint. If you wish, you can of course also exit the unlock screen with your fingerprint and choose to use the password to access Telegram.
How to protect Telegram messages with a password on iPhone
Even if you own an iPhone, you can protect Telegram by setting a password or using Touch ID or Face ID.
To get started, open the Telegram app on your iPhone, go to “Settings”, then go to the section “Privacy and security” and choose the “Password and Face ID” option. On this screen, click on “Activate password” and enter a six-digit code. Then click on “Password options” to view different versions of the same: you can choose to set a numeric code four-digit or an alphanumeric code longer It is customized. After entering your password, type it once more to confirm it.
That’s it: you have chosen ed password enabled and, automatically, you have also activated the Face ID or Touch ID unlock function. If you wish to disable both, tap the switch next to the “Unlock with Face ID” (or “Unlock with Touch ID”) option.
By default, Telegram blocks the app only when you don’t use it for an hour. You can of course change this setting by clicking on the “Autoblock” option. From this menu, you can choose to disable the feature or choose a different time period for the block ranging from 1 minute to 5 hours.
You can also lock manually the Telegram app by clicking on the padlock icon at the top of the “Chat” screen.
Whenever you log in to Telegram, your smartphone will automatically scan your face using Face ID. If you use Touch ID, you will be prompted to scan your fingerprint. Alternatively, you can always choose to enter the password to unlock Telegram.