How do I lock a Telegram chat on iPhone?

I don't want people who are using my iPhone getting into my Telegram chats, can I lock them with a PIN?

How to lock Telegram chats with a PIN code password on iPhone and iPad.

If you are using Telegram's Secret Chats for the end-to-end encryption it provides, then you probably also want to guard your chats from anybody who might pick up your phone. You can do this by opening the Telegram app and heading to Settings -> Privacy and Security -> Passcode & Face ID and tapping Turn Passcode On. You'll then be asked to enter a six digit PIN and confirm it.

How to lock Telegram chats with a PIN code password on iPhone and iPad.

Now you can choose to turn on Face ID and set an auto-lock time if you wish.

How to lock Telegram chats with a PIN code password on iPhone and iPad.
When you return to your chats you will see a small lock icon next to "Chats" at the top. Tap it to lock your chats. Telegram will be locked now until you type in your PIN or use Face ID. You can get rid of the lock in the same place you set it in Settings, but you'll need your passcode/Face ID to turn it off.
How to lock Telegram chats with a PIN code password on iPhone and iPad.

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