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Disabling logins to LINE for PC and iPad toggle

To disable logins to LINE for PC and iPad, follow the steps below on your smartphone. 

 

1. Tap the Home/Friends tab > Settings > Account.

2. Turn Allow login OFF.

 

Tap here to go to the Allow login setting on your smartphone.

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Using LINE for PC toggle
To use LINE for PC, you need to register an email address on the smartphone version of LINE. See this Help article for the steps to register an email address.

After registering an email address, download LINE for PC here.

Once you've downloaded LINE for PC, try logging in using the email address and password you registered on the smartphone version of LINE.

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Removing locks on your smartphone's unlock method toggle
If you make too many failed attempts at using your smartphone's unlock method, you will be locked out from using it. To remove a lock on your smartphone's unlock method, follow the steps below for your device.

Removing locks on iPhones
If Touch ID or Face ID are locked, you'll be prompted to enter your passcode when logging in. Enter your passcode and log in again with Touch ID or Face ID.

Removing locks on Android smartphones
If there is a lock on your biometric authentication method (e.g. fingerprint, eye, face), you can remove it with the PIN code or unlock pattern you set on your smartphone.

Important: Be sure to use the passcode configured on your smartphone, which is not the same as the passcode lock for LINE.

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Logging in to LINE on your iPad 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.
2. Enter the phone number registered to your LINE account and tap Log in.
3. Tap Show verification code.
4. Start the smartphone version of LINE.
5. Tap the Home/Friends tab > Settings > Account Pair a new device.
6. Enter the six-digit verification code that appears on LINE for iPad 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.
2. Enter the phone number registered to your LINE account and tap Log in.
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 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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Setting up your smartphone's unlock method to use for logging in to LINE on your iPad toggle
To be able to log in to your LINE account on an iPad using your smartphone's unlock method, you need to:
• Set an unlock method on your smartphone.
• Allow your smartphone's unlock method to be used for logins in the LINE app. 

Setting an unlock method on your smartphone
For iOS:

For Android:
Check your phone manufacturer's website for details on how to set an unlock method.

Note: LINE will never save your unlock method.

Allowing your smartphone's unlock method to be used for logins in the LINE app
1. From the Home/Friends tab, tap Settings > Account.
2. Tap Face ID/Touch ID for iOS or Device unlock method for Android > Enable.
You'll know setup is complete when you see Unlink in the field for your smartphone's unlock method.

Using your smartphone unlock method to log in is more secure because you are the only person who can use it.

You can increase your account security even more by not allowing logins with an email address and password. To only allow your account to be logged in to with your smartphone's unlock method or a QR code, tap the Home/Friends tab > Settings > Account and turn Log in with email and password OFF.
Note: Turning Log in with email and password OFF will not log you out of any devices you're already logged in to.

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Disabling your smartphone's unlock method for logging in to LINE toggle
To disable your smartphone's unlock method for logging in to LINE: 
1. Tap the Home/Friends tab > Settings > Account.
2. Tap Face ID/Touch ID for iOS or Device unlock method for Android, tap Disable.

When you disable your smartphone's unlock method for logging in to LINE, you'll be logged out of your account on iPad. To use your account on an iPad again, log in with your email address and password or with a QR code.
Note: To log in to your LINE account using an email address and password, open LINE on your smartphone, tap the Home/Friends tab > Settings > Account and turn Log in with email and password ON.

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About using your smartphone's unlock method to log in to LINE toggle
You can log in to LINE more securely by using the device unlock method you've set up on your smartphone.

To use this login method, you must: 
• Be using LINE version 10.18.0 or later.
• Be able to log in to LINE for iPad.

For the recommended system specifications, see this Help article

Using your smartphone unlock method to log in is more secure because you are the only person who can use it. The device unlock methods that are available depend on your OS, and include facial and fingerprint recognition.
Note: LINE will never save this information.

Related Help articles:

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I see a screen prompting me to log in with my smartphone's unlock method toggle
This screen appears when you have logins with your smartphone's unlock method enabled and you log in to your LINE account from an iPad.

If you don't remember logging in, follow the steps below to turn the Allow login setting OFF.

1. Tap the Home/Friends tab > Settings > Account.
2. Turn Allow login OFF.

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Checking what devices are logged in to your LINE account and LINE services toggle
You can check what devices (PC and iPads) are logged in to your LINE account and LINE services by following the steps below.
Note: With the smartphone version of LINE, the same LINE account cannot be used on multiple devices. See here for details.

1. Tap the Home/Friends tab > Settings > Account.
2. Tap Devices.

From the Devices screen, you can see the name of the device logged into your account and how long it’s been logged in.

Tap Log out for any device you don’t want to be logged in to. If you tap Log out from all services, all devices logged into LINE services will be logged out.
Note:
- LINE IAB stands for LINE Internal App Browser (the browser in the LINE app).
- If you see names of devices you don’t remember logging in to, log out from them and then change your password. See this Help article for details.

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About LINE Labs toggle
LINE Labs lets you try out features that may be released as official services in the future.

To enable features offered in LINE Labs: 
1. Tap the Home/Friends or More tab > Settings > LINE Labs.
2. Check the features you want to use.

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Using specific features from your device's home screen toggle
You can use the features below by tapping and holding the LINE icon on your device's home screen.

• New chat
• My Code payment
• QR code reader
• Mute

Note: Depending on the launcher app, these features may not appear on Android devices.

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About Text scan toggle
This feature recognizes words in photos and converts them into text, which can then be copied, translated, and sent in chats.

To use Text scan when taking a photo:
1. Tap the camera icon next to the text box in a chat.
2. Swipe right on the shooting modes at the bottom of the screen and select Text scan.
3. Take a photo.
Note: You can also tap "[A]" after taking a photo.

To use Text scan with a photo shared in a chat:
1. Tap a photo that was shared in a chat.
2. Tap "[A]".

To use Text scan with a photo saved on your device:
1. Tap the photo icon next to the text box in a chat.
2. Tap the photo you want to use.
3. Tap "[A]".

To use Text scan from the QR code reader:
1. Tap the QR code icon on the right side of the search bar at the top of the Home/Friends, Chats, or News tab.
2. Tap Scan text at the bottom of the screen.
3. Take a photo.

For information on copying or translating text from a photo, see this Help article.

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About the QR code reader toggle
The QR code reader can scan QR codes for LINE and a variety of other QR code types. To use this feature, follow the steps below.

From the search bar:
1. Tap the QR code icon on the right side of the search bar.
2. Tap Scan QR code.
Note: You can find the QR code icon in the search bar from the Home/Friends, Chats, or News tab.

From the add friends screen:
1. Tap the Home/Friends tab > the add friends icon at the top right.
2. Tap QR code.

From profile settings:
1. Tap the Home/Friends tab > Settings > Edit profile.
2. Tap QR code.
3. Tap Scan QR code.

The QR code reader can be used for:
• LINE Pay (My Code) payments 
• Adding friends via QR Code
• Accessing URLs via QR code
• Displaying text via QR code
• Scanning barcodes

Note: "QR Code" is a registered trademark of DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED.

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Copying/translating text with Text scan toggle
After you've used Text scan to convert text from a photo, you can copy/translate it by following the steps below.
Note:
- For information on how to use Text scan, see this Help article.
- All of the text that was scanned will be automatically selected. If you want to select only a certain part of the text, drag your finger to select it.

To copy text:
Tap Copy.

To translate text:
Tap the globe icon.
Note: To change the target language, tap the language at the bottom of the translation screen.

You can also copy translated text by tapping Copy above the translation. Tapping Share automatically pastes the copied text in your chat text input field. The text will also be pasted automatically if you go to Timeline and tap Post or go to Keep and tap Save. (You can also paste the copied text manually.)

If Text scan doesn't appear, update LINE to the latest version here.

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How is the LINE Local Search score calculated? toggle
The LINE Local Search score is based on multiple types of data collected from LINE's tens of millions of users, including search results clicked, search queries entered, URLs accessed, and users' current locations.

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About the URL access information collected via the LINE app toggle
URL access information is collected only from users who have agreed to provide LINE chat usage data

When collecting URL access information, we take the following measures to protect users' privacy:

• Only the domain name and the hashed variable part of the URL (path and parameters) is collected.
• Collected data is not linked to a user identifier.

It is very difficult to obtain an original URL from its hash, so we calculate our access ranking by hashing the URLs of widely used public sites and comparing the resulting hashes with the URL hashes we collected. We then calculate the number of site visits only for the sites with matching hashes.

We do not try to convert hashed URLs to the original URLs in any way.

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