1. Graham Swarbrick's Avatar
    There is no option to lock/unlock messages.
    11-24-2019 09:15 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Can you clarify your question -- are you asking if you can lock the stock Messages app so no one else but you can open it?
    11-24-2019 12:13 PM
  3. Graham Swarbrick's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Can you clarify your question -- are you asking if you can lock the stock Messages app so no one else but you can open it?
    no, previously you could lock a message so it could not accidentally be deleted . this option is now not available.
    11-24-2019 12:48 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Oh I see. I assume this is for the stock Samsung Messages app? What happens if you long-press the message in the screen that shows all of your threads?
    11-24-2019 01:04 PM
  5. Graham Swarbrick's Avatar
    Oh I see. I assume this is for the stock Samsung Messages app? What happens if you long-press the message in the screen that shows all of your threads?
    Options come up but lock/ unlock not there
    11-24-2019 01:30 PM
  6. Graham Swarbrick's Avatar
    Oh I see. I assume this is for the stock Samsung Messages app? What happens if you long-press the message in the screen that shows all of your threads?
    It is for the stock messaging app
    11-24-2019 01:32 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It's possible they took away the option in a recent update. Let me ask some of the other Ambassadors that have Samsung devices. @mustang7757, @SpookDroid, any ideas?
    11-24-2019 01:56 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'll have to check my note 9
    11-24-2019 02:00 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    No option on stock message app
    B. Diddy likes this.
    11-24-2019 02:06 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    In that case, your best bet is to look at 3rd party SMS apps like Textra to see if they have that option.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    11-24-2019 02:12 PM
  11. Graham Swarbrick's Avatar
    Why did Samsung remove this?
    11-24-2019 02:15 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You'd probably have to ask them. I'm not sure if anyone here has any insight into the inner workings of their dev team.
    11-24-2019 02:26 PM
  13. msm0511's Avatar
    Why did Samsung remove this?
    If you press on a particular message, then three dots, then star message that will save it. It won't lock it per se, but it will never be deleted.
    SpookDroid and B. Diddy like this.
    11-26-2019 08:42 AM

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