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Need a way to lock touchscreen use

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So, I'm very surprised this isn't a feature already but the nest hubs need a way to turn off the touchscreen or lock it. My cat has figured out that if he just slaps the screen he can eventually get his food bowl to activate and get an extra meal. Unfortunately, he also makes all kinds of changes to ALL the other home devices along the way. Turning off and on air purifiers, lights all kinds of colors, doors unlock, garage doors open, makes calls, turns off cameras and general settings changes. Can't just move the screen because he can get to just about anywhere it would be. Simple setting needs to be added to turn off the touchscreen!


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Platinum Product Expert

Sounds pretty frustrating, and very clever of the cat! This is mostly a user to user community, therefore if this is important to you, I’d encourage you to also send this feedback directly to Google. You will not receive a response, unless Google need more details from you, however the team are still reading the feedback.

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Community Specialist

Hi JarrodO,


davidking is correct. I understand that this would be a helpful feature, however this option is not available. In line with this, we want to encourage you to send feedback from your end and we’re hoping for all the possibilities by taking our user’s feedback and suggestions.


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