How to Transfer a Netflix Profile to An Existing Account? What to Consider Before Transferring Your Netflix Profile?

Learn how simple it is to move your Netflix profile to your personal account. Take easy actions to ensure a smooth transition. The profiles of children cannot be moved.

by B Kishwar

Updated Mar 30, 2024

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How to Transfer a Netflix Profile to An Existing Account? What to Consider Before Transferring Your Netflix Profile?

Transfer Profile Feature in Netflix

Introduced in October 2022, Netflix's 'Transfer Profile' feature enables users to transfer their profile to a new account without losing their watch history and recommendations. For users facing transitions like moving homes it ensures a smooth transition. Saved games and history viewing are among the customized settings that are retained by this function.

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Users who do not live in the same home must now have separate Netflix subscriptions. As part of Netflix's attempt to reduce password sharing, the 'Transfer Profile' function lets users save their preferences when switching to a paid account.

How to Transfer A Netflix Profile to An Existing Account?

Transferring your Netflix profile, including your lists, suggestions, and viewing history, to another existing Netflix account is known as a profile transfer. Users can decide if data from another user can be transferred or not.

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Netflix settings have an on-and-off option for this transfer. Below are the steps involved in transferring a profile to an already existing account.

Turning Profile Transfers On or Off

  • Go to the settings of your Netflix account to enable or disable profile transfers.
  • Click to turn it on or off

Starting a New Account with a Profile Transfer

  • Log in to your Netflix account if you want to transfer your profile to a different account.
  • Select your profile by accessing your account settings.
  • Select "Transfer" and then "Start Profile Transfer."
  • To create a new account and transfer your profile there, follow these steps

Transferring to an Existing Account

  • Access the account you wish to move data from by logging in.
  • Select your profile by going to your account settings.
  • Select "Transfer" and then "Start Profile Transfer."
  • Select "An Existing Account" and enter the password and email address.
  • Your profile will be transferred to the current account after confirmation.

What to Consider Before Transferring Your Netflix Profile?

Given are the key points to consider when transferring your Netflix profile

Understanding Transfer Details

  • Note that the following data moves to your new profile: settings, saved games, suggestions, viewing history, name, and icon.
  • PIN Security and Kids Profiles
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PIN Protection and Kids Profiles

  • Moving PIN-protected profiles is not possible. Turn off the PIN lock first.
  • You cannot transfer a kid's Netflix profile to another account.

Retention of Original Profile

  • As a backup, the first profile remains on the active account. It can later be deleted by the account owner.

Payment Information

  • During profile transfer, payment data is not transferred. You'll have to provide updated payment details.

Transfer Method

  • Mobile or desktop apps do not support profile transfer; only the official website supports it. 
  • Use a browser to see your account settings.

Netflix Encourages Individual Account Ownership

Netflix has begun offering individual accounts. Password-sharing policies are being tightened to increase subscriptions. It's easy to convert from sharing a profile on Netflix with someone, such as a roommate, to having your account. It will not be necessary for you to reset all of your preferences and start over from the beginning.

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You can transfer your Netflix profile to a new or existing one as long as it is active, has a linked email address, and doesn't require a PIN. But remember that profiles of children cannot be moved across accounts.

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