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Require a Google PIN or fingerprint to use Wallet

You can set up a Google PIN to make Wallet more secure. After you set up a PIN, you can set up fingerprint scan so you don’t have to enter a PIN every time you open the app. 

Protect Wallet with the Google PIN

Setting up a Google PIN makes Wallet more secure by asking for a code when you open the app. The code you choose is linked to your Google Account and can be used with other products (like Google Play). Whenever you open the Wallet app, you’ll be asked to enter your PIN.

Because the PIN is a number only you should know, it helps make sure other people can’t get access to your Wallet account. You don’t have to use the PIN, but we recommend it to help keep your Wallet account secure. 

What about the PIN I already set up?

If you’ve been using a PIN with Google Wallet, you’ll need to replace it with a new Google PIN. You’ll be asked to do this next time you sign in to Wallet.

Note: Your Google PIN is not the same PIN you may have set up for phone security.

Manage your Google PIN

Turn Wallet PIN requirement on or off

  1. Open the Wallet app or go to
  2. Tap or click Menu.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Turn Require Google PIN on or off.

Change or reset your PIN

  1. Open the Wallet app or visit
  2. Tap or click Menu Menu.
  3. On your mobile device, tap Settings > Security > Change Google PIN. On your computer, click Settings and then Change Google PIN.
  4. Sign in to your Google Account and follow the instructions to change your Google PIN.

Require a fingerprint to use Wallet

If your phone supports fingerprint scanning, you can set Wallet to ask for your fingerprint whenever you open the app. 

  1. If you haven’t already done so: 
    • Create a Google PIN.
    • Set up fingerprint ID on your device.
  2. Open the Wallet app.
  3. Tap Menu and then Security.
  4. Turn Fingerprint ID on. 
    • If you no longer want to use fingerprint ID, this is also how you can turn it off.

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