LINE

Help

FAQs

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 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.

Was this page helpful?

Yes No

"This message can't be decrypted" appears and I can't see sent/received chat messages toggle
If you see any of the following messages after transferring your account on a smartphone, you may not be able to view past chat messages.

- "This message can't be decrypted"
- "This message wasn't backed up and restored from your previous device. Unfortunately, there's no way to read it on your current device."
- "Unable to display message as it couldn't be decrypted."

If any of these messages appear and you cannot view your past chat messages, there is unfortunately no way to re-display them. In this case, please ask the other person in the chat to send you any old messages that you need.

The messages above appear when:
• You transfer your account to a device with the same OS (e.g. iOS to iOS) without backing up and restoring your chat messages.
Note: To view old chat messages on a new device, you need to back them up in advance and restore them.
⋅You transfer your account to a device with a different OS (e.g. iOS to Android).
Note: If you transfer your account to a device with a different OS, you cannot transfer your past chat messages.
⋅You receive chat messages while transferring your account.
Note: Any chat messages you receive while transferring your account cannot be transferred to your new device.

Related Help article:

Was this page helpful?

Yes No

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 tab > Settings > Account.
2. Tap Password.
Note: If you're asked to unlock the screen, use the unlock method you have configured on your device, such as your passcode, PIN code, or biometric identification (e.g. fingerprint, face). Do not use the password registered to your LINE account.
3. Enter your new password twice, then tap Change password.

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

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.

Was this page helpful?

Yes No

Are Points included in the My Coins balance? toggle
The My Coins balance that appears on the sticker/theme/emoji purchase screen includes your purchased Coins and any Coins that you can get by exchanging your Points.

Points are exchanged for Coins at a rate of one Coin for every two Points.
Note: The exchange rate may differ depending on the country you're using LINE in. See this Help article for details.

For the steps to purchase stickers, themes, and emoji with Points, see this Help article.

Was this page helpful?

Yes No

Data that can be transferred toggle
For a list of what data can and cannot be transferred along with your account, please see below.

Data that can be transferred:
• Friends and groups
• Notes and albums
• Profile settings (profile photo, display name, status message, ID)
• Timeline/profile posts
• Content saved in Keep (excluding content in your Keep Memo chat)
• The right to use your LINE stickers and themes (including those received as gifts)
• Your purchase history of paid items, along with your Coin and LINE Point balances
• Data registered to authorized apps, including titles from LINE Games and LINE PLAY

Note:
- Coins cannot be transferred between different OSes (e.g. from iOS to Android and vice versa).
- If your friends, groups, or any other information disappeared after transferring your account, it may be due to one of the reasons described in this Help article.

Data that cannot be transferred:
• Chat history

Your chat history is not transferred with your account, so we recommend backing it up beforehand.

Was this page helpful?

Yes No

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. Go to the Home 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 > OK.

Tap here to open the Account screen from your smartphone.

Was this page helpful?

Yes No

What is Letter Sealing? toggle
Letter Sealing is a feature that provides end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for chat messages. E2EE is a communication system designed so that messages saved on our servers are encrypted and cannot be read by anyone except the sender and receiver of the message.

Once the sender and receiver have both turned on Letter Sealing, they will be able to start sending messages with added security.

The following information will be encrypted:

• Text messages (not including messages sent through other services like YouTube)
• Location information
• 1-on-1 voice/video calls
Note: We plan to expand Letter Sealing’s functionality in the future.

If you use LINE for PC after turning on Letter Sealing, you'll be required to verify your identity the first time you send a message.

For information about verifying your identity to use Letter Sealing on LINE for PC, see this Help article.

Was this page helpful?

Yes No

Turning notification messages on and off toggle
To change your settings for receiving notification messages: 
1. Tap the Home tab > Settings.
2. Tap Privacy.
3. Tap Provide usage data.
4. Tap Notification messages.
5. Turn Allow third-party notifications ON or OFF.

Turning Allow third-party notifications OFF will make it so you are unable to receive notification messages from any company's official account.

If you don't want to get notification messages from the official account of a certain company, please block that company's official account.

Was this page helpful?

Yes No

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: 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.

Was this page helpful?

Yes No

Phone numbers that cannot be verified toggle
To verify your phone number, your device needs to be able to receive text messages or phone calls. 
Note: Even if your device meets these requirements, LINE accounts cannot be created or transferred with a virtual phone number.

If you can't create or transfer an account with your preferred phone number, use a different phone number that is provided by a mobile service provider.
Important: If you verify a phone number that is already registered to another LINE account, that account will be deleted.

Was this page helpful?

Yes No

Category

Help Center
TOP