By Ellie / Last Updated September 30, 2021

About Chrome Remote Desktop PIN

Chrome Remote Desktop is a free remote control application with simple operation and high security. It can be used for remote connections between computers in different networks. It is suitable for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome operating systems.

Chrome Remote Desktop needs a PIN code to achieve connection, but some users don’t understand the role of the PIN code and often don’t pay enough attention to it, resulting in forgetting the pin code from time to time and eventually affecting the use of Chrome Remote Desktop.

PIN refers to Postal Index Number, which is usually a passcode composed of a string of numbers. It is mainly used to identify the user’s identity and authorize the user to enter the system. In Chrome Remote Desktop, PIN code is used as a password, and its main functions are:

  • Distinguish different remote connection devices. Since there is more than one device connected through Chrome Remote Desktop, different PIN codes need to be set to correspond to different computers to realize the accurate remote connection.
  • Safety reasons. If there is no pin code, then your personal privacy and relevant sensitive information may be lost or leaked.
  • Grant the permission of remote connection to the equipment. For Chrome Remote Desktop, the pin code is indispensable, so that unauthorized personnel cannot connect to the device or perform any unauthorized operations.

Based on this, this tutorial provides you with four solutions in detail to fix “How do I find my Chrome Remote Desktop PIN” problem.

How do I find My Chrome Remote Desktop PIN?

To retrieve Chrome Remote Desktop pin, you can check PIN in Chrome Personal Center

 Step 1. Open Chrome browser, expand Personal Center in the upper-right corner and click the key icon.

Open Password Options

Step 2. Click Autofill first and then click Password.

Change Password

Step 3. Find Saved Password in the Password interface, you’ll see the password you saved before. Find the Chrome Remote Desktop, then click the eye icon.

Saved Password

Step 4. Next, you’re required to type your Windows password to allow you to see the Chrome Remote Desktop PIN.

Enter Windows Password

Step 5. Then you’ll see your PIN appear here.

Show Password

How to reset Chrome Remote Desktop PIN?

The above method can help you find Chrome Remote Desktop PIN, but if you didn’t set the Chrome browser to automatically save your password, you may never find Chrome Remote Desktop PIN again. But don’t worry, you can reset your Chrome Remote Desktop PIN with the following two solutions.

Solution 1. Change Chrome Remote Desktop PIN

Step 1. Enter Chrome Remote Desktop main interface, click the pencil icon in This device.

Edit Chrome Remote Desktop PIN

Step 2. Enter a new pin code under Change PIN, and click Save.

Change PIN

Solution 2. Uninstall and reinstall Chrome Remote Desktop

Since you can reset Chrome Remote Desktop PIN after reinstalling Chrome Remote Desktop, this method can help you solve this problem.

 Step 1. Expand Extensions in the upper-right corner of the Chrome browser and click Manage extensions below.

Manage Google Extensions

Step 2. In the main interface of Extensions, find Chrome Remote Desktop and click Remove.

Remove Chrome Remote Desktop

Step 3. In the pop-up window, click Remove to confirm your removal.  

Remove Confirm

Step 4. Open Chrome Remote Desktop download page. Click Remote Access first and then click the blue download button.

Set Up Remote Access

Step 5. After automatically jumping to the chrome web store, click Add to Chrome to download Chrome Remote Desktop.

Add to Chrome

Step 6. Click Add extension to confirm the installation.

Confirm Installation

Step 7. Enter the name you want.

Choose Name

Step 8. Enter a PIN code you like and then click Start to finish the re-installation of Chrome Remote Desktop.

Choose a PIN

Or you can choose to use the temporary PIN for remote access over Chrome Remote Desktop.

Step 1. On the host computer, open Chrome Remote Desktop. Click Remote Support, and then click Generate Code.

Generate-code

Step 2. Remember the automatically-generated code. Note: the code is only valid for 5 minutes.

Share this screen

Step 3. On the client computer, find Connect to another computer on the Remote Support page. Input the automatically-generated code of the host computer. Then click Connect.

Connect-to-another-computer

Step 4. On the host computer, there will be a pop-up window asking whether the host computer allows the control of the client computer. Click Share to establish connection.

Accept control

Best Chrome Remote Desktop alternative: AnyViewer

If you think the above solutions are too troublesome and want to avoid Chrome Remote Desktop problems as Chrome Remote Desktop goes offline, you can try AnyViewer, which is free yet professional remote control software for Windows.

AnyViewer is the best Chrome Remote Desktop alternative. It supports multiple Windows versions, including Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7 and Windows Server 2019/2016/2012 R2. AnyViewer is easy to operate. You only need few steps to achieve remote control. Besides, it requires no account or password. You don’t need to worry about forgetting passwords anymore.

Preparation work:

  • Connect the client computer (the controller computer) and the host computer (the controlled computer) to the Internet.
  • Download and install AnyViewer on the client computer and the host computer respectively.
Download Freeware Win 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
Secure Download

 Set up AnyViewer

Step 1. Run AnyViewer on both computers.

Temporary Code

Step 2. On the host computer, click on Setting and then Recipient. Tick the third option. Then set the security code you want in the box. Then click OK to finish the set-up process.

Accept Remote Control

Remote control over AnyViewer

You’ve already configured it for remote control. On the client computer, enter the device ID of the host computer. After entering the device ID, you’ll be given two options:

Option 1: You can send a control request; then the host computer will receive a pop-up request. People sitting in front of the host computer could either allow it or deny it.

Send a Control Request to Your Partner

Request to Control Your Device

Option 2: You could also input a security code of your home PC to achieve remote assistance directly. You can either input a permanent security code or a temporary security code.

Security Code

Tip: A permanent security code is set by you in advance. A temporary security code is automatically generated and will change every time. Both security codes allow you to establish the connection directly.

Conclusion

How do I find my PIN for Chrome Remote Desktop? When you forget your PIN, you can first follow Solution 1 to see if you can find it. If you can’t, then you can try to reset it. You can also choose to use the temporary PIN to achieve remote control over Chrome Remote Desktop.

We also introduce a third-party remote control application to you. As the best alternative to Chrome Remote Desktop, AnyViewer is totally free and is much simpler in operation. It is very suitable for novice users.