How to Lock Side Keys on a Motorola Cell Phone

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How to Lock Side Keys on a Motorola Cell Phone
If you often hit the side keys on your Motorola phone, lock them temporarily. (lock 2 image by Cindy Haggerty from

Motorola cell phones such as the RAZR, Tundra, Entice and DROID, have small keys on the side which perform specific functions. On most phones, these keys can turn the phone's volume up and down, or mute the sound altogether. This may be useful if you receive a call in a classroom or meeting. Some side buttons also open the phone's digital camera. If the camera is opened accidentally and runs for several hours, you may find your cell phone's battery completely drained. You can manipulate settings to lock the side buttons, if desired.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Turn on the Motorola cell phone, and then hold down the "*" (asterisk) button to lock the side keys and keypad.

  2. 2

    Hit the "Center Select Key," and then scroll to and click "Settings."

  3. 3

    Scroll down, and then click "Security." Scroll to "Keypad Lock."

  4. 4

    Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Timer." Click a time delay, either two, four or eight seconds. After the phone is idle for this time period, the side keys and keypad become locked.

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