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Set auto-lock

Set auto-lock to automatically lock your Ledger Nano S device after a period of inactivity. The PIN code is then required to unlock it. It is recommended to enable auto-lock for optimal security.


  1. Connect and unlock your device using your PIN code.
  2. Go to Settings. Then press both buttons to validate.
  3. Go to Security and press both buttons to validate.
  4. Press both buttons to enter the Auto-lock menu.
  5. Select one of the following options:
    • OFF
    • 1 minute
    • 3 minutes
    • 5 minutes
    • 10 minutes
  6. Press both buttons to activate the corresponding auto-lock option.

If you've enabled auto-lock your device will show the text vires in numeris when the device has been automatically locked. The message is Latin for strength in numbers, which is a Bitcoin motto. To unlock the device, press both buttons and enter your PIN code. 

You can lock your device at any time by holding both buttons for 3 seconds.