If you are someone who shares your Netflix account with your family members or friends, then the new Netflix update is just for you. Netflix recently added a new feature to its platform where users can lock their profile with a PIN lock. This way, if you want to access your profile then you need to type in the PIN Lock.
Let’s see how you can lock your Netflix profile with a PIN lock. You can hide the content you watch, recommendation, history, etc from other people and this is an option that you need to start using right now.
What is Profile Lock in Netflix?
Profile Lock is a new feature introduced by Netflix to password protect your profile on a commonly used account. The majority of users subscribe to a Netflix plan where 4 users can be added. Let’s say 4 people from a family is using a Netflix account. Before the update, anyone can view anyone’s profile and their watch history, etc. With the new update, PIN Lock, you can lock your profile with a 4 digit PIN. Every time when you want to access your profile, you need to type the PIN.
How to Setup PIN Lock on Netflix Profile?
You can easily set the PIN lock through the Netflix website. Just follow the steps mentioned below and lock your profile with the new update.
Step 1: Open the Netflix website and login to your account. From here, you need to select your profile from the select Account options. You can hover on your profile icon from the top right corner to access this menu.
Step 2: From the Accounts page you will find an option ‘Profile and Parental Controls’ and every profile in this particular account will be listed here.
Step 3: Next to the account name you can find a small down headed arrow mark. Click to expand it. Now you will be able to see a new option ‘Profile Lock’. Click on the ‘Change’ button next to it to select a new PIN for the profile.
You will be asked to type your main account password for confirmation. Type your credentials there and verify it.
Step 4: On the Profile Lock page, you need to tick mark on the ‘Require a PIN to access the user’s profile’ option.
Step 5: Now, it will ask you to type a 4 digit PIN to secure your account. You can type any PIN of your choice.
Step 6: Once done, click on the Save button and everything is done.
Next time onwards, when you try to login to your profile from the Netflix account, you will be asked to type the 4 digits quick PIN.
This option will be very helpful for parents to keep control of what their children are watching. You can lock your Profile locked and keep your children’s account on below 18 modes. This way you can restrict them from watching any R rated content on Netflix. This feature was introduced on Netflix just a few days ago and is something that you should enable right now.