How to Lock Facebook Profile on PC, Android and iPhone (2021)

Let’s look at how to lock your Facebook profile on PC, Android and iPhone step-by-step.

How to Lock Facebook Profile (Android or iPhone)

Here are the steps:

Open the Facebook app.

Tap the Menu (three horizontal lines) at the top (if you’re using Android) or bottom (if you’re using iPhone).

Hit your profile.

Tap the “three horizontal dots” button and select “Lock Profile.”

Hit the “Lock Your Profile” button.

That’s all there is to it. Your profile has been locked.

To unlock your Facebook profile, follow these steps:

Visit your profile.

Tap the “three horizontal dots” button and select “Unlock Profile.”

Tap the “Unlock” option.

Hit the “Unlock Your Profile” button.

That’s it.

Here is an alternate way to lock your FB profile.

Launch the Facebook app.

Hit the three horizontal lines at the top if you’re on Android or bottom if you’re on iPhone.

Hit Settings & Privacy > Settings.

Tap “Profile Locking” under Privacy.

Hit the “Lock Your Profile” button.

That’s all there is to it. Your profile has been locked.

Here is an alternate way to unlock your FB profile. 

Launch the Facebook app.

Hit the three horizontal lines at the top if you’re on Android or bottom if you’re on iPhone.

Hit Settings & Privacy > Settings.

Tap “Profile Locking” under Privacy.

Tap the “Unlock” option.

Hit the “Unlock Your Profile” button.

That’s it.

How to Lock Profile in Facebook Desktop Version (PC)

Sign in to your Facebook account.

Click on your name at the top.

Click on the three horizontal dots button beneath the cover photo.

Select the Lock Profile option.

Click the Lock Your Profile button in the popup.

That’s all there is to it.

For unlocking your Facebook profile, follow the steps above and you’ll see the Unlock Profile option.

Click Unlock.

Click on the Unlock Your Profile button.

That’s all.

Notes

Facebook lets you lock your profile, and if you do, people who aren’t your friends will have limited access to it.

What Happens When You Lock Your Facebook Profile?

  • Non-friends cannot see your full-size profile picture or cover photo. However, your friends can.
  • Only your friends can see your stories, photos, and posts.
  • You can’t put a post for “Public.”
  • Only a portion of “About” will be visible to strangers.
  • Profile review and tag review are enabled.
  • Posts that were “Public” will now only be visible to friends.

Why Can’t I Lock My Facebook Profile?

It may be because it is not available for all countries.