In this article, we will be showing you how to remove the PIN from Windows 10 PC. Microsoft Windows 10 comes with a variety of security features to keep your computer safe from any potential threats.
One of these security features is the basic PIN code that users may set on their lock screen to safeguard their privacy.
Once the PC launches, Windows asks for the PIN before logging in to an account.
This common feature gives users an upper hand on privacy, especially when the PC is being used by more than one person.
Entering a PIN to log in every time you start your computer might be annoying or time-consuming for some.
So, if you want to get rid of the PIN code for quick access to your PC, then that’s possible as well.
Note that removing the PIN is not advised if you have sensitive data stored in your user account. Since the PIN requirement provides an unbreachable wall of security, it would be best to keep it enabled.
However, if you don’t have anything private and you want to remove the PIN password, then this read is for you.
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How to remove PIN from Windows 10
Before you disable the PIN prompt by our set of instructions, ensure that you are signed in to the same account you want to remove the code from.
At often times, users tend to make the mistake of logging in from another account to change/remove the PIN of the other.
- Once you’re signed in, click on the Windows Start button. After the Start Menu pops up, click on “Settings”;
- Navigate towards the “Accounts” settings;
- See that column of options on the left? Click on the third button: “Sign-in options”;
- From here you may manage your sign-in settings. Click on the “Windows Hello PIN” option and the box will expand. At the bottom, you’ll see a Remove button, click there;
- Microsoft will now ask for confirmation with another “Remove” button. Clicking on it will result in your PIN getting disabled.
Similarly, you can remove the picture password, fingerprint lock, or password of an account from the same tab.
Setting Up Other Security Measures
If a PIN code is not your thing but you still want to secure your account, consider trying other options that Windows 10 brings to the table.
You can set a Windows password to protect your account.
Here’s how you can set it up:
- Navigate to Sign-in Options once again where you previously removed your PIN code from. Here you’ll find the password option. Click on the “Change” button;
- Microsoft will now ask for your current Microsoft account password and send you a verification code on your linked phone number. After you type the code into the box, Microsoft will allow you to set a new login password.
You can also enable the Windows Hello fingerprint lock but your PC must have a fingerprint scanner for that.
If your Windows 10 computer fulfills this requirement, you can set up the fingerprint scanner from the Sign-in options as well.
The procedure is easy, and Windows will guide you through it.
It is recommended to keep your current password with a combination of different letters and numbers.
The harder your password is to crack, the more secure your data will be.
However, make sure you set a PIN/password that you won’t forget, or else you might have to reset your device if you forget the login credentials.
As for the PIN code, we have shown you a straightforward procedure for getting rid of it.
If you change your mind and decide that you want the PIN option back, it can be done through the same Sign-in settings where we did most of our work.
This PIN window is the center of your login screen settings, you will find every setting relevant to logging in located here. Good luck!
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