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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 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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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.

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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. 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.

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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: 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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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.

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About the Call Me Instead option toggle
Call Me Instead gives you another way to verify your phone number. Please use this option if you aren't able to receive the phone number verification code via text message.

When you tap Call Me Instead, you will receive an automated phone call that gives you a six-digit verification code. You can finish the verification process by entering that code into the LINE app.

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Checking your registered email address toggle
To check your registered email address:
1. Go to the Home tab > Settings > Account.
2. Tap Email address.
3. Your email address will appear below Change your email.
Note: Tap here to open the Account screen from your smartphone. 

For the steps to register your email address, see this Help article.

For the steps to change your email address, see this Help article.

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I'm not receiving the verification code text message toggle
If you don't receive the verification code via text message, try resending it or selecting Call me instead to verify your account.

For details about the Call me instead option, see this Help article.

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I verified my phone number, but I see someone else's name toggle
If the phone number you use for verification has been registered to a LINE account before, the name registered to that account will appear. This lets you make sure the LINE account is yours before transferring it.

If the LINE account that appears isn't yours, please tap No, that's not me.

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Receiving text messages or phone calls from an unknown number toggle
When you request a verification code, the LINE app will send you one via text message or phone call.

These verification codes are sent out using a system designated by LINE. The phone number used may appear as either a domestic or overseas number.

If you requested the verification code:
Please proceed with the verification process using the code that was sent to you.

If you received a verification code but didn't request one:
It’s possible someone entered your phone number by mistake. In this case, please disregard the text message or phone call.
Important: Even if you did not request a verification code, be sure to never share this code with anyone.

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