Amid a broader set of updates rolled out for Netflix, one feature that received major appreciation was the ability to lock Netflix profile by adding a 4-digit PIN. The same feature was also confirmed as a part of the streaming service’s improved parental controls. With this new change in action, each individual user can set a four-digit PIN specific to their profile in a Netflix account.
How to lock Netflix profile with a 4-digit pin?
There can be as many as 5 separate profiles for a single Netflix account. Moreover, each Profile user may share his/her profile with a partner or friend, risking their privacy as a person could get access to the content they don’t want to be viewed by others. Here’s how you can add a 4-digit pin to lock Netflix profile.
- Go to your Netflix account.
- Open the Profile & Parental Controls settings.
- Change the Profile Lock setting.
- Enter your Netflix account password.
- Check Require a PIN box.
- Create your Profile Lock PIN.
- To set a pin for any newly added profiles, select Require PIN to add new profiles option.
- Hit the Save button.
It is important to note here that currently, you can set the PIN-lock only via a browser since account settings can’t be changed from the Netflix app on your phone or TV.
How to lock your Netflix profile
To add a PIN to a specific profile, visit the Netflix website and sign in with your account details.
Scroll down to the Profile and Parental Controls section on the main page, and choose the profile you would like to configure the Pin for.
Move to the Profile lock setting as shown in the image above and hit the Change link.
When a new window opens, enter your Netflix account password and hit the Continue button.
Now, check the ‘Require a Pin to access Your name profile’ box to make visible 4 empty boxes.
Enter your 4-digit PIN and hit the Save button to confirm the changes. If you would like to set a pin for any newly added profiles, also select Require PIN to add the new profiles option, before hitting the Save button.
Once done, you’ll get a notification confirming your profile lock is active. If not, your device may require a refresh to pick up the updated settings. To do so, switch to another profile, then switch back.
To lock individual profiles, make sure you have the latest version of parental controls.
Hope that makes sense!