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About this app

Helping you take hold of today and helping you move toward a brighter tomorrow.

Meet our Principal® app dedicated to helping you build your future. Make moves on your retirement account(s) and feel great that you can move toward your goals. Download our streamlined, trustworthy and sleek app, now.

Log in to the app for retirement account information and:

• Check your defined contribution account details (i.e. account balances, vested balances)
• View your defined benefit, nonqualified and employee stock ownership plan details
• Change the contribution rate to your retirement account
• Make transfers between investment options or change how your upcoming contributions are invested

While you’re there, gain access to your insurance information too.

The availability of information and functionality will vary depending on your employer’s plan type(s).

To make changes not available on the app, visit Principal.com.

Some screens may contain more information than is illustrated in the samples.

This document is intended to be educational in nature and is not intended to be taken as a recommendation.

Insurance products and plan administrative services provided through Principal Life Insurance Co., a member of the Principal Financial Group®, Des Moines, IA 50392.
Visit our online privacy policy at https://www.principal.com/privacy-policies
© 2019 Principal Financial Services, Inc.
Updated on
Aug 29, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info and 7 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 8 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

21.7K reviews
Mike Kelly
June 26, 2021
Just started using this app. Easy to use, easy to interpret the numbers with graphs, seems easy to transfer funds and setup external accounts. One thing I don't like... Should be able to run/download reports for balances/fund performance! BTW, I don't know why so many are complaining about speed. There are a couple of functions that take a couple of seconds, but it's not tragic like some are saying. I work in IT; this app could be much worse. Im wondering if certain phones or net speeds are why?
47 people found this review helpful
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Principal Financial Group
June 28, 2021
Hi Mike - Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on the Principal mobile app. We'll keep your suggestion in mind as we continue to expand our capabilities.
Randy Piper
October 6, 2021
I updated to the newest version and now it won't start. It just opens a window saying Principal keeps stopping and do I want to close the app, see app info, and one other choice. I tried deleting the app and reinstalling, but it didn't help. Now that the developers responded to my problem so quickly, I changed the rating to 5 stars since that's what I think the app deserves. I've used it for a long time and I've always been happy with it.
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Principal Financial Group
October 6, 2021
Hi Randy- We just released a fix for this issue. Please follow these instructions to clear the play store cache and download the update. Tap-and-hold on the play store icon, then go to info > storage & cache, and clear the Play app’s cache. Open the play store and pull up the Principal app. You'll be prompted to download the latest version (2.0.26)
Cheryl Sanchez
August 30, 2020
UPDATE: Very responsive team! Fixed issue from my rating and feedback. App is working again & it gives me the info I need to see! Thanks for the responsiveness! On S10+, used to work nicely, but now doesn't even work! After logging in, takes you to page with gray bars that just flash until you're greeted with an error message that says, "Here's some info you'll want to look at" on an otherwise blank page.
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Principal Financial Group
August 29, 2020
Hi Cheryl - We're sorry you had a negative experience. We were experiencing some technical difficulties this morning. Would you mind trying again? If it still doesn't work for you, please shake your phone to report the bug or email us at DLCRPMOBILEANDROIDDEV@exchange.principal.com so we can work with you directly to resolve this.

What's new

UX Improvements