Netflix is undoubtedly one of the most popular streaming services in the world. Its account sharing feature allows users to create up to five different profiles with their own settings and preferences.

But the issue is that anyone with an account password can easily access any profile and change the settings, watch a show or do all sorts of things.

This can hinder the viewing experience of a user. That’s why Netflix launched a feature that allows users to lock profiles with a 4-digit pin.

Can We Lock Netflix Profiles?

Netflix recently introduced the lock feature on profiles. This feature allows users sharing a Netflix account to have some privacy in their viewing activities.

When you lock your profile, Netflix will ask for a pin each time someone wants to access it.

But, the problem is you can only set a lock on your Netflix profile using a browser. You can’t do this through the Netflix app.

Why Lock Netflix Profile?

The first thing that comes to mind is privacy. You might not want others to see what shows you’re watching or like to watch. Locking your Netflix profile will allow you to block those prying eyes of others.

Similarly, there can be other reasons like:

  1. To restrict kids from accessing inappropriate content for their age through your profile.
  2. To avoid mix-up playlists on your profile
  3. To streamline your viewing process

How Do I Lock My Netflix Profile?

Setting a pin for your Netflix profile is pretty straightforward and only takes about 5-10 minutes. So, If you want to lock your Netflix profile but don’t know how then go through the steps below:

  1. Log in to your Netflix account on a browser
  2. Go to any profile and click on the profile icon at the top-right corner
  3. Click on “Account
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  4. On Profile & Parental controls, click on the profile you want to lock
  5. Click on Change, next to profile lock
  6. Enter the password of your account and click Continue
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  7. Check the “Require a pin to access profile” box
  8. Enter a 4-digit PIN and click Save

Now you’ve successfully locked your profile.