Quick Sign In is a feature of the PainChek app that lets you quickly sign into the PainChek app using a 4 digit PIN.
Enabling Quick Sign In
The first time you sign in to the PainChek app, it will prompt you to set up a Quick Sign In PIN. If you declined to set it up during the first sign in, follow these steps:
- Log in to the PainChek app using your email and password
- Edit your profile
- Enable "Quick Sign In"
- Enter (and confirm) your 4 digit PIN.
Please ensure you do not use the same PIN for the PainChek app as you do to unlock your devices' home screen. You'll be compromising the security of PainChek if you do.
Once you've enabled Quick Sign In on a device, when you load PainChek it will take you to the Quick Sign In screen. Select your profile and enter your PIN.
Benefits of Quick Sign In
The main benefits are:
- You can log in into the PainChek app when you don't have an internet connection (e.g. when there's no WiFi available)
- There's no need to enter your user name (you just click on your profile picture)
- You only have to type in a short PIN (rather than your longer, complicated password)
Caveats with using Quick Sign In
The main things to consider when using quick login:
- The Quick Sign In is only applied to the device that you enabled it on. So if you happen to use PainChek on multiple devices, you'll need to enable Quick Sign In on all of the devices individually.
- Your profile picture and name is displayed in the quick login form for anyone to see
- You're relying on a 4 digit PIN rather than your longer, more complicated password to secure access to PainChek.
Provided that you have a strong PIN/Password on your devices' home screen, then you still have 2 layers of security protecting access to PainChek. However, if you or your organisation are not comfortable with this level of security, then simply do not use the Quick Sign In functionality.