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Checking/changing your password toggle
Unfortunately, there is no way to directly check your registered password.

If you forgot your password, follow the steps below to change it.
Note: Be sure to write your new password down so you don’t forget it.

1. Tap the Home/Friends tab > Settings > Account.
2. Tap Password.
3. Enter your new password twice, then tap Change password.
Note: If your device is locked with a password or pattern lock, you‘ll be asked to unlock it when you change your password.

If you're viewing this article on your smartphone, tap here to go to the Account screen.

You can also watch this video to learn how to configure your settings.

If you can’t remember your password and don't have access to your old device when transferring your LINE account, see this Help article.

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Logging in to LINE on your iPad or PC using your smartphone's unlock method toggle
See below for the steps to log in to LINE using your smartphone's unlock method.

When logging in to LINE with your smartphone's unlock method for the first time:
1. Start LINE for iPad or LINE for PC.
2. Enter the phone number registered to your LINE account and select Log in with smartphone.
3. Select Show verification code.
4. Start the smartphone version of LINE.
5. Select the Home/Friends tab > Settings > Account > Pair a new device.
6. Enter the six-digit verification code that appears on LINE for iPad or LINE for PC into your smartphone.
7. Use your smartphone's unlock method when prompted to do so.

When logging in after the first time:
1. Start LINE for iPad or LINE for PC.
2. Enter the phone number registered to your LINE account and select Log in with smartphone.
3. Start the smartphone version of LINE.
4. Use your smartphone's unlock method when prompted to do so.

"Login successful!" will appear when you're logged in. The LINE official account will also send a login notification message to you in the smartphone version of LINE.
Note: For details about the content of this notification, see this Help article.

For more information about your smartphone's unlock method, see this Help article.

For information on how to set up LINE so you can use your smartphone's unlock method for logging in, see this Help article.

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Registering an email address toggle
Registering an email address to your LINE account makes it possible for you to reset your password in the case that you forget it. 

To register an email address: 
1. Tap the Home/Friends tab Settings > Account > Email address.
2. Enter an email address, then tap Next.
3. Enter the verification code or tap the URL in the email that was sent to you.

If you're viewing this article on your smartphone, tap here to go to the Account screen.

You can also watch this video to learn how to configure your settings.

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Creating a new account toggle
You need a device that can receive text messages or phone calls to create a new LINE account.

To create a new account:
1. Open LINE and tap Sign up.
2. Confirm the Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy, then enter your phone number and tap the arrow.
3. Enter the verification code you received via text message.
Note:
- On some devices, the verification code is entered automatically. In this case, please skip to step 4.
- If you see a message that says "Welcome back, XXXX!" after entering the verification code, tap No, that's not me.
4. Tap No, create a new account.
5. Enter a name, set a profile photo, and tap the arrow.
6. Create a password and tap the arrow.
7. Choose whether to add friends from your device's contacts, then tap the arrow.

If you see someone else's name after verifying your phone number, see this Help article.

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Backing up and restoring chat histories toggle
If you're an iOS user:
You can use iCloud to back up your chats.

For details on how to back up your chats, see this Help article. For information on how to restore your chats, see this Help article.

If you're an Android user:
You can use Google Drive to back up your chats.

For details on how to back up and restore your chats, see this Help article.

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Using LINE on devices unable to receive text messages toggle
If you can't receive text messages, try selecting Call me instead to verify your account.
Note: The Call me instead option is only available in some countries.

If you can't receive text messages or use the Call me instead option, there is unfortunately no other way to create a LINE account.

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Backing up and restoring your chat history with Google Drive toggle
You can back up and restore your chat history with Google Drive by following the steps below.
Important:
- Before backing up your chat history, make sure you have enough free space on your device and Google Drive.
- Be sure to try the following steps in an area with a strong network connection.
- The "Back up and restore chat history" option is only available on devices that can use Google Drive.

To back up your chat history:
1. From the Home/Friends or More tab, tap Settings > Chats.
2. Tap Back up and restore chat history.
3. Tap Back up to Google Drive.

Images and stickers are not backed up with your chat history, so we recommend saving any important images in Albums or Keep. For details about automatically backing up your chats, see this Help article.

To restore your chat history:
1. Tap the Home/Friends or More tab > Settings > Chats.
2. Tap Back up and restore chat history.
3. Tap Restore.
Note: With LINE version 9.2.0 and later, you can also restore your chat history when you transfer your account.

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Creating a password toggle
To create a password for your LINE account: 
1. From the Home/Friends or More tab, tap Settings.
2. Tap AccountPassword.
3. Enter a password.
Note: We recommend using a unique password that you don't use with any other websites or services.

If you're viewing this article on your smartphone, tap here to go to the Account screen.

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I want to transfer my LINE account, but I don’t know my password toggle
Unfortunately, there is no way to check the password you need to transfer your LINE account. If you don't know your password, follow the steps below to reset it:

1. On your new device, open LINE and tap Log in.
2. Enter your phone number and tap the arrow.
3. Enter the six-digit verification code that's sent to you via text message.
Note: The code may be entered automatically on some devices.
4. Tap Yes, that's my account.
Note: If you see Yes, transfer my account, tap it followed by Log in with previous number or Log in with email address, then enter your registered information.
5. Tap Forgot your password?
6. Enter the email address registered to your LINE account.

If you don't receive the password reset email, see here.
Note: You will not be able to reset your password if you haven't registered an email address to your LINE account.

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Automatically backing up chats to Google Drive toggle
If you want to restore your chat history after changing devices, you need to back it up in advance.

To automatically back up your chats to Google Drive, follow the steps below.
Note: For information on manually backing up your chats, see this Help article.

1. From the Home/Friends or More tab, tap Settings > Chats.
2. Tap Back up and restore chat history.
3. Turn Enable auto-backup ON.
4. Select how often you want to back up your chats.

Your chats will be backed up automatically when you stop using your device and its screen has turned off.
Note:
- Your device needs to be connected to the internet and plugged into an outlet when the auto-backup refresh starts.
- If you can't use a Wi-Fi connection, you can still back up your chats with Use mobile data selected.

If an auto-backup fails, you'll receive a chat notification from the LINE official account. For more information about this notification, see this Help article.

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