If you lose your phone, you can easily locate it by going to Google Find My App or computer browser through the security option of your Google Account. But the biggest problem is when the mobile is stolen, the thief switches off and keeps it in his pocket as soon as he finds it, due to which your mobile is not locked.
So that no other person can switch off your smartphone, you should disable the power button of your smartphone on the lock screen, so that no one will be able to switch off your smartphone without opening the lock.
Advantages of disable the power button of the smartphone on the lock screen
I recount an incident that happened to me a few years ago, at that time I was travelling in the bus at night and the bus stopped for a while for breakfast in a hotel, so as soon as I had breakfast I getting back into the bus and Reached the seat, I realized that I do not have my smartphone in my pocket.
So without delay, I immediately stopped the bus and started looking for my phone and asked another person to call my phone and as soon as he called my number, my phone started ringing and I got my phone The ringtone began to be heard inside the bus.
Since my phone had a problem with the power button and it did not work properly, the thief was not able to switch off the phone immediately and I was able to find my phone. Yes, I do not believe in violence, so I did not beat the thief, but I got my smartphone due to a malfunction of the phone, so I was very happy.
How to disable the power button of your smartphone?
By the way, you do not have to deform your smartphone power button for this, you can do this by going to the settings of your smartphone so that if someone finds your smartphone, they cannot switch it off immediately and you got some time to find the smartphone.
By the way, this method is currently only for Android 10 and Android 11 users and this option will not be available in smartphones with earlier Android versions. So let's know how to do it:
First of all, you have to go to the settings of your smartphone and search for the power button or the side key. After that, going to that setting, in the function of the power button, you have to select the voice assistant instead of the power menu.
By the way, I show this process step by step for smartphones with stock Android and custom UI.
Disabling the power button in a stock Android smartphone
You can disable the power button in a smartphone-like Google Pixel, OnePlus, Nokia, Motorola, stock Android or similar UI stock smartphone like this:
- First, you go to your smartphone settings and click on buttons & gestures
2. Then click on 'Press and hold the power buttons'.
3. Now you will have the option to select the function, where you select the voice assistant instead of the power menu.
By doing this, pressing the power button of your smartphone will open the Google Assistant instead of the Power menu. To switch off or restart the mobile, you can go to the power option on the notification panel, but for this, you have to open the lock of your smartphone first.
Disable the power button in a smartphone with custom UI
Since every smartphone I have this setting is different, I will tell you the settings of one of the smartphones with custom UI, Samsung's One UI smartphone:
- First of all, you have to open the settings of the smartphone, in which, on coming down, you will see the option of advanced feature, which you can touch and open.
2. Inside the advanced feature is the option of 'side key' at the top, you have to open it
3. Now you will see the option of press and hold in which you have to select wake Bixby instead of the power off menu.
In this way, the power menu option will be removed from the power button and instead it will open Bixby every time you press the power button, due to which you cannot switch off the smartphone from the power button.
Although this method is also not full proof, and the combination of the power and volume buttons can still switch the phone off, But yes it can definitely give you extra time in an emergency so that the chance of getting your mobile increases.
By the way, I give you a tip that is very useful, that always write an alternative number of your home on your lock screen by going to the lock screen settings so that anyone in accident or emergency condition can contact that number.