How to Lock Facebook Profile on iPhone

an iphone showing facebook

an iphone showing facebook

Some people just love their privacy and as such would like to keep their Facebook profile a secret and under lock. Are you using an iPhone and wanna lock your profile? then this article is perfect for you. Learn how to lock your Facebook profile and keep it a secret.

Facebook, Inc., is an American multinational technology conglomerate based in Menlo Park, California. The company owns Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, among other products and services.

Although Facebook is an interactive and social media platform, you may also wish to keep some of your details a secret from intruders and strangers especially if you are privacy conscious.

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Facebook profile lock feature enables you to secure your profile including your photos, stories, and posts from everyone who is not on your friend list. It’s a way of giving you control over who gets to see you on Facebook and gives you a right to privacy from strangers.

This initiative first began as a safety measure for women but is now open to all regardless of gender.  Locking your profile gives you the benefit of being visible with restrictions on your personal details. Although this feature is protective, it may also have the disadvantage of keeping you hidden and away from potential clients and customers.

How to Lock Facebook Profile on iPhone

  1. Open the Facebook app on your iPhone
  2. Click on your profile.
  3. Tap the three dots icon next to “Add Story”.
  4. Select the Lock Profile option.
  5. Read the short description that tells you what this feature is and then tap Lock Your Profile.

Note: If you do not see this option, please update the Facebook app. Also, if you have zero Facebook friends, you might not see this option. Finally, you may also follow the above steps on your iPhone via browsers like Safari or Chrome.

Furthermore, if the feature is not available on your Facebook as it does not apply to all countries, follow these options to protect your privacy.

  1. Open the Facebook app
  2. Click on the three lines icon at the bottom right.
  3. Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy.
  4. Select Settings and then → Privacy settings.
  5. Make your desired changes.

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