Keeping the information on your Google Pixel 4A safe is something that should be taken seriously.
Even if you don’t use any banking or finance apps on the device, simply having an email account on your phone can give someone that steals or even picks up your phone the ability to change passwords and access important accounts.
Fortunately, most smartphones have some kind of login security that you can enable, and the Google Pixel 4A is such a phone with these security features.
If you have a PIN set to lock and unlock your phone, then you might decide that you want to update it if too many people know it, or if it doesn’t feel like a secure password.
You can change your Google Pixel 4A PIN by going to Settings > Security > Screen Lock > then choosing PIN and entering the one that you would like to use.
Our guide below will show you some additional information about updating your PIN on a Pixel phone, as well as provide some additional information on the other security settings available on the device.
How to Change Your Google Pixel 4A Pin
- Open the app menu.
- Select Settings.
- Choose Security.
- Tap Screen Lock.
- Enter the current password.
- Choose PIN.
- Enter the new PIN.
- Re-enter the new PIN.
Our guide continues below with additional information on changing the password on a Google Pixel 4A, including pictures of these steps.
How to Use a Different Number Passcode on a Google Pixel 4A (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on a Google Pixel 4A in the Android 11 operating system.
Step 1: Swipe up on the Home screen to open the app menu.
Step 2: Scroll to the bottom of the list and choose the Settings option.
Step 3: Select the Security option from this menu.
Step 4: Touch the Screen Lock button.
if you are currently using a PIN then it will say so under Screen Lock. If you are using something else then it will say that instead.
Step 5: Enter the current PIN or password.
Step 6: Tap the PIN option.
Step 7: Enter the PIN that you would like to use to unlock the device.
Step 8: Re-enter the new PIN to confirm.
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion about the Google Pixel 4A PIN and its additional security settings and features.
More Information on How to Update Your Pixel 4A PIN
In this article, we have shown you where to go on your phone when you want to change the login pin that is set for your device.
Ultimately you are going to end up on a menu where you will see a variety of different security settings for the device.
Once you have a PIN that you are comfortable with, you should consider making sure that the other settings on this menu are accurate as well.
Some of the options that you have are:
- Google Play Protect – helps to make sure that your apps are safe
- Security update – shows you the last time you installed one
- Find My Device – helps you to locate a lost device
- Google Play system update – shows the last time you updated the Google Play store
- Screen Lock – this is the password/passcode/PIN setting
- Pixel imprint – where you can set up fingerprints
- Smart Lock – you can choose when your phone should unlokc automatically
- Device admin apps – apps on your phone that can manage the device
- Encryption & credentials – displays information about stored credentials and the state of the device encryption
- Trust agents – apps that have been marked as being trusted
- App pinning – keeps an app in view untiul it’s unpinned
- Confirm SIM deletion – if you want to delete the SIM on your phone then your phone will need to verify your identity
Additionally, if you don’t want to use a PIN to secure your phone you can also pick from a few other options as well.
Choosing the None option will make it so that you don’t need to enter any password or anything when you want to unlock the screen. This is the easiest way to use your phone, but it is also very insecure. Essentially anyone with access to your phone would be able to see all of the information on the device.
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