Here’s what a Steam Deck lock screen looks like. Image: Valve
Valve’s newest Steam Deck update adds a lock screen to the handheld gaming PC, the company announced Monday. The change means you can now set a PIN when you wake the device from sleep, which could prevent people from accessing your device who shouldn’t be. After you’ve installed the update, you can turn on the lock screen and set a PIN in the Steam Deck’s settings menu from a new Security tab.
The update also adds a handful of other welcome changes. The achievements page has gotten a “refresh,” and Valve says it’s now “faster to load and easier to navigate.” There are localized keyboards for 21 languages and layouts, and you can enable multiple keyboards at the same time, though Valve notes that it’s “currently working” on keyboards for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
And the Steam Deck now supports games and apps with multiple windows, such as web browsers or games with launchers, and you’ll be able to toggle between windows by pressing the Steam button while in a game.