Netflix’s plans for multiple concurrent viewing sessions have made a lot of friends, as well as family members, subscribe to a single plan, which is then shared among all. While this saves money, it can also intrude your privacy as other people in your account can access your profile too and see what you’re watching or have in your list.
If you want to keep your Netflix entertainment hidden from the other people who share your account, you can make your Netflix profile private.
While you don’t have to be the account owner to make your profile private, being one certainly has its perks. Account owners can make any profile private and can also modify other profiles, their parental controls and delete other profiles without requiring a pin.
Here is how to make your Netflix profile private and protect it with a PIN in four simple steps.
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Making Netflix profile private with PIN
Login to your Netflix account via a web browser (preferably on a PC) on Netflix.com and follow the steps mentioned below to make a Netflix profile private.
Step 1: Hover over your profile icon at the top-right side of the screen and select Account from the dropdown menu.
Step 2: On the Account page, scroll down to Profile & Parental Controls and expand the profile that you want to make private by clicking on the arrow button to its right. From the options below, look for Profile Lock and click on the Change link option to its right.
Step 3: Netflix will ask for your account password on the next page. Enter it and click on the Continue button.
Step 4: Click on the box beside Require a PIN to access (your name) profile, which will reveal four boxes below. Enter your four-digit pin to lock your Netflix profile and click on the Save button.
You can also click on the box beside Require (your name) PIN to add new profiles if you’re the account owner and if you want Netflix to confirm a new profile addition with your PIN.
Once the new settings are saved and your Netflix profile is private, you’ll be redirected to the Account page, which will display the following message.
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