How To Password Protect Google Sheets

Last Updated on October 31, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to password-protect Google Sheets

How To Password Protect Google Sheets

It’s usually a good idea to give Google Sheets with more sensitive data more protection. You might also work with private or sensitive data that you want to keep from users outside of your team.

Can you password protect Google Sheets?

Yes, you may password-protect your Google Sheets using the third-party program Skipser to make your Google Sheets safer.

Once ready, we’ll get started by utilizing real-world examples to show you how to password-protect Google Sheets.

How To Make Google Sheets Password Protected

Before we begin we will need a group of data to be used to password-protect Google Sheets.

Step 1

First, you need to have a clean and tidy group of data to work with.

Step 2

Unfortunately, you cannot password-protect your sheets natively.

However, you can utilize a workaround by downloading a script from

By accessing the password protection article via this link, you can follow their detailed instructions to password protect your Google Sheets.

Step 3

Once you have made a copy of the Protected Sheet on, you will need to key in the url for the desired Google Sheet that you want to set a password on.

Step 4

Next, press Protect File on the top bar and select Encrypt File.

Step 5

A pop-up box will appear, then press Continue.

Step 6

Once the authorization is done, you can set a password.


That’s all there is to it. You are welcome to copy the example spreadsheet below to see how it is done. The most crucial lesson is to enjoy yourself while doing it.

In this tutorial, I covered how to password-protect Google Sheets. Want more? Check out all the Google Sheets Tutorials.