With MoneyWiz you are handling personal and sensitive data. You may want to enable PIN Protection for added security.
A PIN is a 4-digit code that you enter every time you start MoneyWiz or depending on your settings after a certain time has passed. The options you have to choose from are:
- After 1 minute
- After 5 minutes
- After 10 minutes
- After 15 minutes
- After 30 minutes
- After 60 minutes
By default the app is set to request PIN immediately, which is the most protective option.
Enabling PIN protection
If you are using MoneyWiz on multiple devices, you need to enable your PIN code on just one – the new protection setting will sync to other devices automatically. Read below on how to enable the PIN code from a particular device and then read on to see more specific information regarding each platform and PIN protection.
- iOS, Android and Windows: go to MoneyWiz Settings -> General -> Enable PIN protection and enter 4-digit code.
- Mac: find PIN Protection menu bar at the top of the screen -> Enable PIN protection and enter 4-digit code.
You can also set MoneyWiz to erase your local data if the PIN has been entered incorrectly a couple of times. Please note that if incorrect PIN is entered a specified number of times and the data is erased, only the local data is deleted and your SYNCbits data (if you have an account) is still available for you to use.
iOS and Android
If your device is Touch ID enabled, then MoneyWiz can take advantage of that and allow you to enter into the app via the Touch ID integration (you must first enable regular 4-digit PIN code).
Please, note that the timeout option that you set from an iOS device syncs across your mobile devices.
If you force close the application (refer to this Apple guide if you don’t know how), the next time you start the app – PIN is requested immediately, regardless of what time has passed.
The timeout is only relevant when you keep the app on background.
macOS and Windows
Please, note that the timeout option that you set from a Mac does not sync across your devices – it’s kept only as a local setting. This way you can have your mobile devices set to request PIN immediately and your Mac set to request it after 15 minutes of inactivity.
As soon as the MoneyWiz window loses focus it starts counting down the time and it will request PIN if you return to the app after the timeout has passed.
Similar to the iOS version, if you quit the app, the next time you start it, it will request PIN immediately, regardless of what the timeout is.
The timeout is only relevant when you keep the app running (also minimized or on another desktop).
Changing the PIN
You can always change your PIN and this will affect all of your other devices. If your device is lost or stolen, change the PIN from any other device. This way your data will stay protected as the app will start requesting the new PIN.