How to Lock and Unlock Screen on Netflix on iPhone and Android

Especially when I’m binge-watching a show, the last thing I want to encounter is unwanted interruption. And I guess I’m not the only one who wants to enjoy streaming video without having to deal with unwanted obstructions. If you are a movie buff or prefer to stream shows with complete peace of mind, you would really appreciate the ability to lock/unlock the screen on Netflix on iPhone/iPad and Android.

Lock and Unlock Screen on Netflix on iOS and Android

Thanks to a recent update, Netflix lets you lock your screen so that accidental tapping doesn’t interrupt your streaming. After locking the screen, a lock icon appears whenever you touch the screen, confirming that it is locked for uninterrupted video streaming. After that, unwanted touches will not pause or skip playback. Let me show you how the screen lock feature works on Netflix!

  1. open the Netflix app on your iPhone or iPad and start playing any movie/show.

2. Then tap the screen to reveal a menu with playback controls and other video options. Here, tap on To lock option.

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3. When done correctly, you see a Lock Screen option and all other menus will disappear.

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That’s it! You have locked the Netflix screen on your device. In the future, whenever you tap the screen, a lock icon will appear instead of the playback controls.

If you want to unlock the screen, just tap the lock icon and confirm the action.

Lock/Unlock Screen on Netflix on iOS and Android

So this is how you can lock your Netflix screen to prevent random taps from interrupting your marathon. As someone who has a big penchant for streaming movies and shows, I find this feature quite useful.

Since we’re talking about Netflix, I’d like to bring your attention to the best tips and tricks that can play a vital role in improving your overall video streaming experience. From letting you customize subtitles to enabling smart downloads and keeping a tab on IMDb ratings, the roundup fully covers you.

By the way, what’s your take on the screen lock feature? Be sure to share your comments in the comments below.

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