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MoneyWiz allows you to set up a 4-digit PIN password code that prevents other people from launching MoneyWiz while using your device. You can also use Touch and Face ID to speed up the process.
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. To setup the PIN protection, go to MoneyWiz Settings -> General -> Enable PIN Protection. Once this is enabled, you can enable additional biometric forms of authentication (if available on your device).
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 MoneyWiz Cloud data (if you have an account) is still available for you to use.
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.