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Secure your Wallet with a PIN timeout

You can keep your Google Wallet extra safe by choosing how often it "times out" automatically. When this happens, you'll have to enter your Google payments PIN to unlock the app.

To set a timeout:

  1. Open the Wallet app.
  2. Go to the navigation menu on the left.
  3. Touch Settings.
  4. Touch Security.
  5. Touch Auto-lock.
  6. Enter your Payments PIN.
  7. Choose your PIN's timeout duration.

If you choose 15 minutes or 1 day, you'll need a data connection each time you unlock your Wallet.

Keep in mind that your Wallet will ask for your Google payments PIN outside of your chosen timeout, even if you choose "Never," when transactions need extra security verification.

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