Create or change your Google Account PIN

Some products ask for a Google Account PIN before you can take certain actions, like set up a device or make a purchase.

When to use a PIN

You'll be asked to use a Google Account PIN in a few different situations, including when:

  • You approve purchases in Google Play (optional).
  • You send someone money in Google Pay.
  • You set up a Roku box. You'll use the PIN to add Google Play Movies & TV.
  • You buy something from Google Play in Daydream.

Your Google Account PIN is different from PINs you might have for other Google products, like Google Voice and AdWords.

Create a PIN

If you need to create a PIN, you'll see instructions. This step is often part of a setup or purchase process.

You can also create a PIN this way:

  1. Sign in to your Google Account PIN page.
  2. Select Create PIN.
  3. Choose a strong PIN and follow the instructions.
    • Don't use your birthday or other numbers that are easy to guess.
    • Don't use a PIN you use elsewhere.
    • Don't use numbers in order, like 1234 or 9876.
  4. Select Save.

Change your PIN

  1. Sign in to My Account.
  2. In the "Sign-in & security" section, select Signing in to Google.
  3. Choose Google Account PIN.
  4. Sign in with your password.
  5. Choose Change PIN.
  6. Choose a strong PIN and follow the instructions.
  7. Select Save.

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