Manage your Google Account PIN on Android

If you already have a 4-digit Google Account PIN, you enter it the first time you open and sign in to the Google Admin app. If you don’t already have a PIN, you’re prompted to create one at that time.

You can manage your Google Account PIN in the Admin app by doing any of the following actions:

About your Google Account PIN

Using a PIN helps secure your managed Google account and ensures that any changes are only made by authorized administrators from your organization.

The PIN works on any device. If other people use your device while you’re signed in, they can’t use the Google Admin app or access any of your administrative data unless they know the PIN.

The PIN applies to other Google services, such as approving Google Play purchases.

The PIN is not:

  • The password you use to sign in to your managed Google account.
  • The PIN or password you use to unlock your mobile device. To make it easy to remember, you might want to use the same PIN for your device and your Google Account.

Learn more about your Google Account PIN.

Create or change your PIN

  1. Open the Google Admin app Google Admin. Set up now
  2. If necessary, switch to your administrator account: Tap Menu Menu and then Down Arrow Down Arrow to choose another account.
  3. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  4. Choose an option:
    • To create a new PIN, tap Set PIN.
    • To update your PIN, tap Change PIN.

If create or change your PIN here, it applies to all Google services that use the PIN.

Choose whether or not to require PIN entry

  1. Open the Google Admin app Google Admin. Set up now
  2. If necessary, switch to your administrator account: Tap Menu Menu and then Down Arrow Down Arrow to choose another account.
  3. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  4. Tap Ask for PIN to turn it on or off.

Forget your PIN?

  1. Open the Google Admin app Google Admin. Set up now
  2. On the Enter Google PIN screen, tap Forgot PIN?.
  3. Sign in to your administrator account and follow the steps to change the PIN.
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