# Lock Screen

The Lock Screen feature allows you to lock your Wasabi Wallet from being viewed or used while it is running, and then unlock it at any time with a user-specified PIN.

Caution!

This feature is only intended to be used if you are stepping away from your computer for a very short time.

The PIN can be deleted and your wallet accessed by anyone that gets physical access to your computer and knows how to find and alter your UIConfig.json file.

Do not treat this feature as a strong, fail-safe lock on your wallet.


# How to set the Lock Screen feature

You can active the Lock Screen feature by going to the menu bar on the top/left corner of your Wasabi Wallet and clicking on Tools. In the resulting dropdown menu, click on Settings.

Then, scroll down the Settings page until you see the Lock Screen section.

Choose and enter a numerical PIN up to 10 digits in length in the PIN box, and click on Set.

# How to lock your screen

You can now lock your screen in two ways:

  1. Hit Ctrl-L on your keyboard.
  2. On the top/left menu bar, click on File, then Lock Screen.

Your wallet is now locked to anyone who does not have your PIN.

To unlock, just enter the correct PIN in the provided box.

# How to clear your Lock Screen PIN

If you wish to delete or change your PIN:

  1. Go to the top/left menu bar and click on Tools, then Settings.
  2. Scroll down the Settings page to the Lock Screen section.
  3. Enter your PIN in the PIN box, and click Clear.
  4. If a new PIN is desired, enter it in the PIN box and click Set, otherwise the Lock Screen feature is now disabled.

# If you forget your PIN

If you have forgotten your PIN, you can delete it with these steps:

  1. Shut down Wasabi Wallet.
  2. Open your UIConfig.json file using a text editor. This file can be found in Wasabi's Data Folder.
  3. Find LockScreenPinHash at the bottom of this file, and delete the string of characters that are between the two quotation marks.

When you are finished, it should look like this:

Save your changes to this file, and re-start Wasabi. The Lock Screen function should now be disabled, and you can create a new PIN if desired.