Windows 10 Tutorials 86 – How to Add a PIN to Your Account in Windows 10

Welcome to our series of Microsoft Windows 10 tutorials that help you understand the features of this operating system by Microsoft.

This tutorial will show you how to add a PIN to your account in Windows 10.

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In Windows 10 instead of using password to secure your account, you can also create a PIN (Personal Identification Number). Having a PIN makes it easier to sign in to Windows, apps, and services by just entering your numerical PIN code.

This may not seem like a really secure feature, however, on touch-screen devices likes tablets it’s easier to type in a PIN instead of complex password combinations one uses on PC.

Note:The default sign-in method will always be to use password when you first create Microsoft or local account on your Windows device.

How to Add a PIN to Your Account in Windows 10:

Open the Settings app and click on the Account option.

  1. From the options on the left hand side, click on Sign-in options.
  2. Click the Add button under the PIN setting on the right side panel. How to Add a PIN to Your Account
  3. If prompted to verify your account password, enter your password and click Ok to continue. How to Add a PIN to Your Account
  4. In Set up PIN window, enter and confirm a minimum 4 digit number to use as your account PIN and click Ok to finish. How to Add a PIN to Your Account

Note:By default PIN is disabled for Domain users.

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