Telegram is one of the most popular messaging apps nowadays. A competitor of WhatsApp, there are millions of users who use Telegram in their daily life to send messages, pictures, documents, etc. For security, you can lock the Telegram app on your device using your device’s app lock feature or any other 3rd party app locker. However, Telegram also has a built-in passcode feature in the app that helps you to lock the app without using your device’s app locker. However, if you forgot the Telegram passcode, it could be a problem.
In this guide, we have described what to do if you forgot Telegram passcode on your device. We also have described if it’s possible to reset Telegram passcode and if possible, how you can do it. So, just keep reading this guide if you want to open the Telegram app and use it even if you forget the Telegram passcode. Below, we have described the method to fix this problem. You can also read about what does last seen a long time mean on Telegram.
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What is Telegram Passcode?
Passcode is a built-in feature on Telegram that helps you to lock the app without using any 3rd party app locker. You have to set a four-digit passcode on Telegram and it’ll ask for the passcode when you try to open the app. So, if you don’t want unwanted access to your Telegram, then you can set the passcode to protect the Telegram app.
To enable the passcode on Telegram, you can go to the Menu>Settings>Privacy and Security>Passcode lock option and then set your preferred passcode. You can also change the auto-lock duration of the passcode. However, if you forgot this passcode of Telegram, it could be a problem for you.
Can You Reset the Forgotten Telegram Passcode?
Unfortunately, as of now, there’s no way to reset the Telegram passcode if you forgot it. So, you can’t reset your passcode as there’s no option to do that. So, when people forget the passcode, they get into a problem and can’t open the Telegram app on their devices.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t open the Telegram app if you forgot the passcode. Below, we have described the ways to remove the Telegram passcode once you forget it. So, you can follow the steps below to do that.
What to do If you Forgot your Telegram Passcode?
If you have forgotten Telegram passcode, then you can follow any of the methods below to unlock Telegram and use it without any issues. Below, we have described the methods to do that easily.
1. Unlock Using Fingerprint
Even with the passcode, you get the option to unlock Telegram with your fingerprint. However, for that, you should have the ‘Fingerprint unlock’ enabled in the passcode option on Telegram. And obviously, your device should have a working fingerprint sensor. So, you can try using the Fingerprint and unlock Telegram.
If you are not getting the Fingerprint option when opening, then you can click on the fingerprint icon from the passcode dialer and unlock it.
2. Reinstall Telegram
If you have not set a fingerprint or for any reason, if the fingerprint unlocking method is not working, then the best way to remove the passcode is by reinstalling the Telegram app on your device. Once you uninstall the Telegram app from your device, it’ll automatically remove the passcode.
So, once removed, you can download and install the latest version of the Telegram app on your device and it won’t ask for any passcode. So, this is the best option if you forgot your Telegram passcode. However, reinstalling the app will remove your secret chats. So, that’s the only issue you might face when you reinstall it.
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