How To Lock Column In Google Sheets

Last Updated on October 30, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to lock column in Google Sheets.

Locking your column allows you to lock your columns and/or rows so that they stay on the screen when you scroll down or over to view the rest of your sheet.

Once ready, we’ll get started by utilizing real-world examples to show you how to lock column in Google Sheets.

How To Lock Column In Google Sheets

Before we begin we will need a group of data to be used to lock column in Google Sheets.

Step 1

First, you need to have a clean and tidy group of data to work with.

Step 2

In this example, we want to lock the first column, meaning column A. to lock column A, simply select column A, then click View, select Freeze, then select Uo to column A.

Step 3

Once you are done, your Google Sheets will look like this.

You can see there is a distinct line after column A.

This means column A is now frozen and will always appear on your Google Sheet even if you scroll all the way to your right.

Summary

That’s all there is to it. You are welcome to copy the example spreadsheet below to see how it is done.

Example Spreadsheet: Make a copy of the example spreadsheet

In this tutorial, I covered how to lock column in Google Sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.