How To Lock Pages in Notion

Lock Notion pages and prevent accidental edits.

How To Lock Pages in Notion

Notion is a powerful note-taking application that many people use to store different types of information. In addition to being intuitive, it has a number of features that make it stand out from competitors. One of these features is the ability to lock pages.

Locking pages allows you to prevent changes to a document until you unlock it. This feature is useful for keeping track of important information or preventing accidental edits.
You can lock individual pages and once locked, they cannot be edited unless you unlock them.

In this article, I will show you how to exactly do that and protect your information.

Why You’d Want To Lock Pages in Notion?

There are many reasons why you’d want to lock pages in Notion, especially if you are working in teams. 

It’s the most simple and easy way to protect data on your Notion page. If a page contains important information, you can lock it so that other users will not be able to edit the page or delete it.

Now that we know the reasons, let’s look at the actual steps to lock pages in Notion.

How To Lock Pages in Notion in 3 Simple Steps

You can lock any page inside a database to prevent changes from being made to it. Locking pages is different than locking a database in which you restrict people from making changes to database properties.

In Notion, locking a page is as simple as three steps. After you open the page that you want to lock, follow the below steps.

  1. Click on the three dots on your page. The three dots are located at the top right-hand side of your screen and when you click on them with your pointer, a popup menu will appear.
click three dots on a Notion page
  1. You’ll see the Lock Page option in the menu. Click on it and your page content will be locked from other people and will prevent them from making changes to it.

Notion places a lock icon at the top of the page, indicating whether or not the page has been locked.

Notion lock icon

This icon is shown to both the admin as well as users that don’t have permission.

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  • I’m looking for a way to time a lock. For instance, I want to lock a database for now and then have it unlock in two months for a period of one week. Is it possible?

    • Chedrick Maghanoy

      nice concept i wonder on where u gonna use this feature you have in mind

    • A

      Hi Fred,

      Thanks for your comment. I don’t think what you requested is currently possible. I recommend that you contact the Notion team and inform them of this feature request.

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