If you, or someone else, enter your PIN code incorrectly three times in a row, our system will automatically lock your PIN code. This is a part of our security procedures to ensure that a stranger would not be able to access your personal data, bank accounts, private details etc simply by “guessing” your PIN codes.
While it may be inconvenient if you’ve just accidentally typed in the wrong code, it is still necessary – specially to protect you in case your smart phone has been stolen.
Remember: you can’t continue using Smart-ID without the correct PIN codes, so neither can a thief.
The app will lock after three unsuccessful PIN attempts for a period of three hours. You will see a countdown timer showing you how long before you can try again.
If three further incorrect PIN attempts be made (6 in total by now), the app will lock for a period of 24 hours. Again, a countdown timer will appear showing how long until you can try again
If another three unsuccessful PIN attempts are made (9 in total), the PIN code will be locked permanently. When this happens, you need to register and authenticate a new Smart-ID account.
A hint: if you are in a hurry and cannot wait for your account to be unlocked, register a new one.
First, make sure are able to finish the registration process successfully. If you are, then open your app and delete your existing Smart-ID account. You’ll see an option to start the new account registration after your existing account has been deleted.