[Feature] Biometric/FaceID/PIN protection


[X] iOS
[ ] Android

Obsidian Mobile version: v0.0.15

Would love to see FaceID protection on the app. It’s a decently common feature among other mobile journaling apps, along with a PIN lock for instances when biometric login isn’t working.

It’s not about encrypting the notes or fully protecting a synced vault - more just that it’s usually easier for someone to get into your phone than your computer.


I would like to see that on Android too.


Yes, please — I’d like some security to protect notes in the event the phone is stolen etc.


Here’s another vote for Face ID / Touch ID / PIN option when launching or returning to the app after a configurable time period. I use Day One for journaling and would like to replace it fully with Obsidian, but as long as someone can just tap the app icon to jump straight to my most recent notes if I’ve temporarily handed them my iPhone/iPad, it’s a non-starter.

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[] iOS
[X] Android

I also vote for a way to secure the app, i don’t like the fact that the sensitive information i put in Obsidian is this easy to get access to

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Yes, please.

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+1. Please :pray:

A PIN protection would be sufficient. Our “vault” is not really a vault until we can lock our vault.

A clear and absolute NO to any biometric stuff however - such “cozy” features are phone-exclusive and overkill for an app feature.
Security isn’t something to toy around. I’d hate if scanning faces would become a normality. What said B. Franklin?

“Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither”

+1, please

Other thoughts:

  • Allow for PIN that is different from the device PIN/passcode (i.e. do not allow unlocking with device PIN if FaceID fails, user’s choice)
  • Option to set the PIN application-wide or vault-specific