Another advantage of using PIN number to sign into Windows is that you only need to type the PIN code, without having to press Enter key, making logging in quicker.
Follow the tutorial to learn how to create and add a PIN to your account in Windows 10, to be used in place of password.
- In Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, open Charms bar by sliding down or up from the top or bottom left corner (slide in if you’re using touch), then select Settings, and go to Change PC settings.
In Windows 10, click on Start and open the Settings app. Alternatively, open Action Center (Notifications bar) and select All settings.
- In Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, click or tap on the Accounts.
- In Windows 8, go to Users on the left pane.
In Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, go to Sign-in options on the left pane.
- Under PIN or Sign-in options (for Windows 8 only) section in the right pane, click or tap on Add or Create a PIN (for Windows 8 only) button.
- If prompted to verify your account password, enter your password. If you’re using Microsoft Account (MSA) with 2FA enabled, you may be required to perform additional steps to complete the secondary authentication.
- Enter the PIN code you preferred. The PIN number requires at least 4 digits. Then, click or tap on OK.
- Close Settings app. The PIN is now ready to be used to sign in or unlock the device.
The next time you have to sign in or unlock the Windows device, the logon screen will automatically defaulted to use PIN as the sign in option.