How to Lock Your Netflix Profile with a PIN

How to Lock Your Netflix Profile with a PIN
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Most of the Netflix accounts have more than one profile. As much as there is a password for the Netflix account, the biggest privacy problem is related to the profiles since anyone with the account password can switch in between unlocked profiles. As of now, you could be wondering how you can protect the privacy of your Netflix profile. Well, that is easy, you can lock your Netflix profile with a simple 4 digit pin.

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As human beings, we have different preferences in the content we consume. Therefore if someone watches shows, series, and movies using your Netflix profile, they might alter your interests thus affecting your suggestions. Netflix’s machine learning-based recommendations learn from their own users. So, every time a viewer spends time watching a movie or a show, Netflix collects data that informs the machine learning algorithm behind the scenes and refreshes it. The more a viewer watches the more up-to-date and accurate the algorithm is.

How to Lock Your Netflix Profile with a PIN

1. Launch your browser, then search for netflix.com and log into your account.

2. Tap on your profile then click on the drop-down menu just next to your profile picture and select “Account.”

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3. Under “Profile and Parental Controls” tap on the profile you want to lock.

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4. Select “Profile Lock” then tap on “Change.” At this stage, the Profile lock status will show off.

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5. You will be prompted to enter your account password in order to edit the profile lock for that particular Netflix profile.

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6. Next, select the tiny box for a blue tick to appear against “Require a PIN to access X’s profile). Create a 4 digit Profile lock PIN. Hereafter you will enter the created PIN to open the locked profile unless you are using an unsupported device. To require a PIN any time a new profile is added to your account, select Require PIN to add new profiles.

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7. Finalize by clicking “Save” to save the changes. Now, refresh your account by signing out and signing in again for the established settings to show. From now on the lock profile will have a padlock icon against it.

How to Unlock your Netflix Profile

1. Tap on the locked Netflix profile and enter the PIN.

2. Tap on your profile then click on the drop-down menu just next to your profile picture and select “Account.”

3. Under “Profile and Parental Controls” tap on the profile you want to lock.

4. Select “Profile Lock” then tap on “Change.” At this stage, the Profile lock status will show off.

5. Next, enter the password to your Netflix account.

6. Deselect the tiny box for a blue tick to disappear against “Require a PIN to access X’s profile).

7. Save changes.

How to Recover a Profile Lock PIN

1. Launch the locked Netflix profile.

2. Click the Forgot PIN? link on the bottom of the screen. If you’re watching on a TV, enter the provided web address into a web browser. 

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3. To view or change the Profile Lock PIN that was created for the profile, enter your Netflix account password.