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Android P introduce new lock screen security feature called “Lockdown“. You can use lockdown feature in android P 9.0 to unlock your android P using only PIN or Password or Pattern lock. It’ll disable smart lock, fingerprint scanner and notifications on the lock screen in android P 9.0 devices. Let see how to enable and use lockdown in android P 9.0.
You can find android P lockdown feature under security and location settings. To add lockdown option in power menu, turn on “show Lockdown option” in android P 9.0 devices. After turned on this feature, turn off fingerprint scanner in your device.
To use this feature, first of all download and install android P Beta in your supported devices such as Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and other non-pixel devices such as Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo X21UD, Nokia 7 plus, Xiomi Mi Mix 2S, Sony Xperia XZ2 and more. Follow below given step by step complete process to enable and use lockdown in android P 9.0 devices.
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How to use Lockdown in android P 9.0 Power menu
By default in android P power menu, you can see power off, restart, screenshot and emergency options (Show above screenshot). Let see steps to add lockdown feature in android P power menu.
Step 1: Swipe down notification shade from any screen and tap Settings icon
Step 2: Scroll down up to Security & location settings and open it in your device
Step 3: Tap Lock screen preferences under device security section
Here you can see lock screen notification, add users from lock screen, lock screen message and show lock down option. By default turn off show lockdown option toggle button.
Step 4: Turn on “Show lockdown option” toggle button
Step 5: Tap home button in your device
Step 6: Now long press power button
You can see Lockdown option added to your android P power menu (Show below screenshot).
Step 7: Tap Lockdown
Now your android P 9.0 device is locked.
Step 8: Try to unlock your device with fingerprint sensor
You can’t unlock your device with fingerprint. To unlock your device, use Pattern lock or other method you set up. Now disable fingerprint sensor & other smart lock options and also can’t see notifications on lock screen.
And that’s all. Do you still have question about use lockdown in android P 9.0? If you have any question, we invite you to leave your feedback in below comment box. What would you like to see in upcoming android P/android 9.0 OS?