Logging in to Xero for Android

You can log in to Xero for Android using your fingerprint, a security code, your Xero password, or you can choose to leave the app unlocked.

Login options

There are 4 options for logging in to Xero for Android (depending on the device you use):

  • Fingerprint – if your device has a fingerprint scanner, register your fingerprint to log into Xero for Android.
  • Keep app unlocked – if you use your fingerprint or a passcode on your device's lock screen, you can choose to keep Xero for Android unlocked.
  • Security code – you can set up a 4-digit security code to use every time you open the app. This code should be different from the passcode you use to unlock your device.
  • Xero password – login by entering your Xero password each time you open the app. If you've enabled two-step authentication in Xero, you'll need to also enter the code from Google Authenticator.

Change the way you log in

  1. Tap the menu icon on the Dashboard.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. If you currently have the app unlocked, turn on Keep app locked.
  4. Tap your preferred option:
    • Fingerprint (if available on your device).
    • Security code, then enter your 4-digit code.
    • Xero password.
  5. (Optional) If you want to update your security code, tap Change security code, and enter your new code.
  6. Tap the back arrow to return to the Dashboard.