How to put a PIN on Netflix to protect your account

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If you share your Netflix account with friends or family, it is very likely that every person using the account has your Netflix profile. And it's also likely that you don't want other members can access your profile to check your history. For this reason, Netflix offers the option of lock profiles with a PIN code.

This security measure, which complements Netflix's parental controls, allows each user to have the own secure profile and prevent other people from accessing it. We will explain how can you block your profile with a PIN to hide your history and the content you see from other people using the same account.



Netflix allows you to set a PIN on your profile so that other people cannot enter.

How to block your Netflix profile with a PIN

The function of Netflix profile lock with PIN it can be activated and deactivated, for now, only through the Netflix website. To date, it is not possible to configure the PIN via the Whatsapp mobile di Netflix, ma the app will ask you for your PIN when you want to access your profile.

That said, the steps for activate the Netflix lock PIN on your profile are these:

  1. Open the web browser on your mobile or computer and go to the Netflix page.
  2. Tap your profile picture in the top right corner, then tap "Account".
  3. Tap the profile you want to block, then on «Profile lock».
  4. Activate the option “A PIN is required to access the profile” and enter the four-digit PIN

From here you can also manage the PIN of the rest of the people who have a profile in the account, as well as establish a PIN that must be entered if a new profile is added.



The Netflix PIN profile lock screen.

How to remove the PIN from your Netflix profile

If what you want is disable Netflix profile blocking in so you don't have to re-enter your PIN when you want to enter the application, all you have to do is repeat the procedure that you followed to activate the pin, unchecking the block option:

  1. Open the web browser on your mobile or computer and go to the Netflix page.
  2. Tap your profile picture in the top right corner, then tap "Account".
  3. Tap the profile you want to block, then on «Profile lock».
  4. Disable the option “A PIN is required to access the profile”.

Keep in mind that by doing so, Netflix will no longer ask you for your PIN when you want to access your profile, nor will ask other people using the same account. Therefore, they will be able to access your profile and see your playback history and your lists.


I have lost my Netflix PIN, how can I recover it?

In the case of forget your Netflix PIN and you can't log into your account, it's possible get it back following a few simple steps:


  1. Log in to Netflix and, on the PIN entry screen, tap the "Forgot your PIN?" located at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Enter the password for your Netflix account.
  3. Change or deactivate your profile PIN for your Netflix account.

Now you can re-enter the your Netflix profile without problems. Just remember to keep the new PIN in so you don't have to retrieve it next time.


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