Especially when I binge-watch 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 obstruction. Whether you are a movie buff or prefer to stream shows in peace, you will indeed appreciate the ability to lock/unlock Netflix screen on iPhone/iPad and Android.

Lock and Unlock Screen in Netflix on iOS and Android

Thanks to a recent update, Netflix lets you lock the screen so that accidental tapping doesn’t interrupt streaming. Once you’ve locked the screen, a lock icon will appear each time you tap the screen, confirming that it’s sealed for uninterrupted video streaming. After that, unwanted presses will not pause or skip playback. Let me show you how the lock screen feature works on Netflix!

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

2. Next, tap the screen to display a menu with playback commands and other video options. Here, press the Lock option.

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

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

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

Lock/Unlock Screen in Netflix on iOS and Android

This is how you can lock the Netflix screen to prevent random taps from interrupting your binge-watching. As someone who has a huge fondness for streaming movies and shows, I find this feature very useful.

As we talk about Netflix, I would like to draw your attention to the best tips and tricks that can play a vital role in improving your overall video streaming experience. From being able to customize subtitles to enabling smart downloads to controlling IMDb ratings, the roundup has you covered.

By the way, what do you think of the screen lock feature? Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments below.