Avast Mobile Security: Restoring the Anti-Theft PIN

How to restore your PIN

For security reasons Avast Mobile Security does not send your Avast PIN to our servers and there is no master key.

There are two methods to change the Avast PIN for Anti-Theft:

  • Preferred method allows you to change your PIN directly from the Anti-Theft feature with your Google Account credentials.
  • Alternative method allows you to change your PIN via your Avast Account.


Change your PIN via Google Account:

  1. When you are prompted to type your current PIN, click the menu icon and select Reset PIN.
  2. You are redirected to the Google Account login page. Click Next to confirm your e-mail address.
  3. Type your password for Google Account, and tap Sign in.
  4. Tap Allow when Avast asks for online access.
  5. Type your new PIN and retype it to confirm changes.

Change your PIN via Avast Account:

  1. Log into your Avast Account and select your device.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Go to the Anti-Theft tab.
  4. Type your new PIN twice, and confirm changes by clicking Save.

A confirmation message appears. Your new PIN is configured.

  • Avast Mobile Security
  • Android 4.0.3 and later

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