Microsoft includes the ability to log in with a PIN in Windows 8, and the feature still exists in Windows 10. Here’s how to set it up for faster sign in.
Windows 10 allows you to log in to your user account with a PIN instead of a Password. It’s a handy feature that some claim is more secure than a password because many people prefer simple, non-secure passwords. Setting up a pin is simple if you know where to look, so follow the steps, and in two minutes, you will be good to go.
Log Into Windows 10 with a PIN
Step 1. Go to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options. Then on the right side, under “Sign-in Options,” click on Windows Hello PIN.
Step 3. Type in your PIN twice and click OK. That’s it. Now you need to type in your PIN to sign in to your Windows 10 device.
If you ever want to change it, head back to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options and select the Change button.
If you ever need to change it, read our article on how to reset your Windows 10 PIN.
If you are still rocking Window 8.1 for some reason and want to create a PIN, read our article here. Just note that Windows 8 is no longer supported. According to the company:
Windows 8.1 reached the end of Mainstream Support on January 9, 2018, and will reach end of Extended Support on January 10, 2023. With the general availability of Windows 8.1, customers on Windows 8 had until January 12, 2016, to move to Windows 8.1 to remain supported.