The Netflix app for Android now has the option "screen lock" to prevent accidental touches on the phone from activating functions such as playing back or forward scenes from the title. When the tool is activated, it does not allow access to the Netflix player controls. Simply tap the display twice in a row to unlock the screen and access the play and pause buttons again.
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The new function is useful to prevent children from using other applications while watching Netflix on their mobile phone, and also helps prevent the user from skipping an episode or unintentionally pausing the video when accidentally touching the screen. Learn how to use Netflix's "screen lock" function on Android phones below. The feature is not yet available in the streaming app for iPhone (iOS).
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Step 1. Open Netflix on your phone and access the series or movie you want to watch by touching the play button;
Open Netflix and search for a series or movie to watch Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo
Step 2. With the player open, tap on the "Screen lock" option to disable the controls;
Select "screen lock" on Netflix Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo
Step 3. The warning "screen locked" will be displayed on the phone if you accidentally touch the screen. To unlock, tap on the lock;
A warning appears on the screen on Netflix Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo
Step 4. It is necessary to touch the screen again, with the warning "unlock controls", to confirm the action;
Confirm to unlock the screen Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo
Step 5. The screen will be locked. Just tap on it to access the Netflix player controls.
The Netflix player goes back to normal Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo
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