Secure your Google Pay account

Important: App lock functionality in GPay is an optional feature.

  • After you've configured your first bank account on GPay, when you reopen the app, you'll receive a prompt to set up the lock feature.
  • If you choose to skip it, you can still follow the steps below to opt-in at a later point in time.
  • For push payments to online merchants such as Swiggy, Zomato, Amazon, Flipkart, Zerodha and others, GPay app lock is skipped.

To make Google Pay more secure, you will require a Google PIN to use the app. You can also use your existing screen lock to secure Google Pay.

  • For the screen lock feature, if the device is unlocked within 30 seconds, GPay app lock will be skipped.

Important: For push payments to online merchants such as Zomato, Flipkart, Zerodha and others, GPay app lock is skipped for both screen lock and Google PIN.

Tip: Your Google PIN is different from your UPI PIN or the PIN that you use to unlock your phone.

Choose how to secure your account

Tip: If Google PIN is active, you’ll need to be connected to the internet to open the app.

  1. Open Google Pay .
  2. At the top, tap your photo and then Settings and then Privacy & Security and then Security.
    • Select Use screen lock to use your existing pattern, PIN, fingerprint, or password that you use to lock your phone. If you use the screen lock option, you'll be able to use Google Pay without having to enter the lock code if you open the app within a few seconds of unlocking your device.
      Tip: Your fingerprint information isn't shared with the app. Learn more about Unlock with your fingerprint.
    • Select Use Google PIN to use Google PIN.

Change your Google PIN

  1. Open Google Pay .
  2. At the top, tap your photo and then Settings and then Privacy & Security and then Security.
  3. Select Use Google PIN.
  4. Tap Forgot PIN.
  5. Follow the instructions.

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