Turn on PIN protection mode in the GMX Mail App for iOS

Use the PIN protection mode to protect your data against unauthorized access without logging out. When opening the app, you will be asked to enter your PIN. You can switch off the PIN protection mode at any time.

  1. Tap the menu symbol in the menu bar.
    The menu navigation will appear.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap General settings.
  4. Tap PIN protection mode.
  5. Tap Turn on PIN protection mode.
  6. Activate PIN protection mode.
    1. Choose your new PIN.
    2. Confirm your new PIN.
    A notification window will appear, saying that PIN protection mode is active.
  7. You can change your PIN at any time or use the Face ID instead of the PIN to unlock it.

    "Face ID" is the facial recognition function on the iPhone or iPad that allows you to easily unlock the device without using a password. Face ID must be set up in the device settings. Face ID is available on models from iPhone X onwards, while older models use Touch ID. Further information can be found on the Apple support pages.

    • Select a new PIN by tapping Change PIN protection.
    • Enable face recognition by swiping the slider under Use Face ID to the right.

    Activate PIN-Protection

  8. You can specify the time interval after which the PIN is required. Choose between 10/30 seconds, 1/2/3 minutes or set the PIN request On each App switch.

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