Telegram is a great chat app for individuals and large groups with tons of users. Apparently, smartphone nowadays has a variety of security and authentication options that you can use. Suppose there is a password, fingerprint, face recognition or face ID on iPhone. But Telegram developers have added extra security to the app and if you enable it, you can unlock Telegram messages with passcode, fingerprint or ID face on iPhone.

Note: Telegram app based authentication is not synced across devices. So if you want to set up separate devices separately, do so. However, remember that if you forget Telegram account password, you will lose all your data. In the end you have to uninstall Telegram app and download it again from Google Play Store or App Store and use it again through your number.



Unlock Telegram messages with password

  1. Start the Telegram app.
  2. Tap the hamburger menu in the top left.
  3. Choose Settings.
  4. Once inside the settings, navigate to the Privacy & Security tab.
  5. Find the Security tab and tap on the Passcode lock.
  6. In the next window you need to enable password lock for Telegram app.
  7. Enter a four-digit passcode, then re-enter it to confirm. Please remember that if you forget your password, you may need to reinstall the Telegram app, which will result in data loss.

Protect Telegram messages with fingerprint

To protect your Telegram messages with your fingerprint, the first step is to set up a password that you learned earlier. Once you set up a password for Telegram, you have the following options.

  1. Change Password: As the name suggests, this allows you to change the passcode you’ve set up for Telegram.
  2. Unlock with fingerprint: Fingerprint is the other option you can configure from here to log into Telegram by authenticating with your finger.
  3. Automatic locking: If you want to connect to Telegram after a certain time, you can configure it and have Telegram blocked after this time.
  4. show content: This feature can work whenever you enable task switcher to show content or not.
  5. Disable password: You can use it to unlock telegram by password.

Since you are looking for a way to fingerprint protect your Telegram, go ahead and click Fingerprint Unlock. Make sure you register your fingerprint there, and when you open Telegram you’ll just have to use your fingerprint instead of a password to access your chats.

Unlock with fingerprint

Unblock Telegram with Face ID on iPhone

Apparently, the iPhone runs a different operating system called iOS, as does the iPad, which runs iPadOS. Although the steps are the same for both devices like Android, we hope this helps you.

  1. Open Telegram app.
  2. Tap Settings in the bottom right.
  3. In the settings window, go to Privacy and security.
  4. Tap Passcode & Face ID.
  5. Tap on “Enable Password”.
  6. Enter a 6-digit passcode and then re-enter it.
  7. Once you set up iPhone passcode, you can use Face ID to unlock Telegram. All you have to do is switch “Unlock with Face ID‘, you don’t need to do anything else as it will get the Face ID information you set up for your iPhone.


This article will show you how to unlock Telegram messages with passcode, fingerprint or Face ID on iPhone. I hope that you have secured the chat app even more by using this method.

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