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.
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.
- From the options on the left hand side, click on Sign-in options.
- Click the Add button under the PIN setting on the right side panel.
- If prompted to verify your account password, enter your password and click Ok to continue.
- In Set up PIN window, enter and confirm a minimum 4 digit number to use as your account PIN and click Ok to finish.
Note:By default PIN is disabled for Domain users.