How to Create a password for windows 10 user account


One of the most important features of an operating system is secure, so when you create a user account it asks you to choose a strong password in order to avoid possible security breaches. Microsoft brings multiple features and capabilities to Windows 10 and makes it easier than ever to authenticate yourself on a PC. You can use different windows 10 login options such as you can log in to Windows 10 using a Password This is a very common one. Also, You can set a PIN to long to windows and also you can set a Picture Password for logging into your computer. From the Windows 10 login screen, you can just switch between these sign-in or log-in options.

Everyone is very well aware of the password but changes the password for the current user account. Setting a pin and picture password is a little bit complicated to normal users. Today this post we discuss How to use Different Sign in options on Windows 10.

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Change Password on Windows 10

Here is how to create and change the current user account password on windows 10. To do this

  • Right-click on Windows 10 Start Menu and click open Settings.
  • Navigate ‘Accounts’ then click on ‘Sign-in options and finally hit the Change button under heading ‘Password’.

Change password

  • When you click on it change your password screen will appear and ask the current password to continue Next, enter ‘Current password and click Next.
  • In a new window that opens type in a new password, re-enter the new password, input a hint for the password hint and click the Next button.

Enter new password

  • Finally, click ‘Finish’ for completing the change to user password. The next time you sign in, you will have to use your new password.

Change password to pin on windows 10

The main advantage of using a PIN for login is PIN makes it easier to sign in to Windows, apps, and services. If you’re using smartphones such as iPhone and Android-based devices You should be familiar with PIN access authentication method, when you can type in the preset PIN number or passcode to automatically unlock the device.

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.

  • To Set Pin Password Same open settings > Accounts > Sign-in Options > Click on Add Bellow to PIN as shown below image.
  • When you click on it windows security will open asking First verify your account here type your current user password and click ok
  • Now on the next Screen Type, the pin and re-type the same pin on confirming pin. Click ok

IMPORTANT: If you want to be sure that the PIN code was typed correctly, click or tap the eye button from the right side of the text box.

Setup hello pin

The PIN code has been created. If you want to check whether or not your PIN code was created, look up for the same PIN section from the Sign-in options window. If you’ll see there a Change button, you’ll know that the PIN code has been configured and is ready to use.

Now log off windows, next time log in you will get the option to log in with pin.

Create a Picture password on Windows 10

You can also log in to windows 10 by clicking on the picture hints which you set during creating the picture password. Here is how to do

  • Press Windows key + I to open settings, Go to Account,
  • Select the Sign-in option from the menu, Click on Add under Picture Password.

Add picture password

  • First, enter your Microsoft account password to verify it’s your account. Click OK.

Create picture password

  • On the Next screen Click on Choose Picture and Choose a photo from your files.
  • Click on Use this picture if you like it or click on Choose new picture if you don’t. You can drag your photo to position it however you want.
  • You will have to set up three gestures that will become part of your picture password.
  • With your cursor, draw lines or circles that coordinate with your photo.
  • I traced two eyes and one nose of the cat shown on this image. Now again select the same to confirm the gesture.

If you see this message then you successfully created your picture password! This photo will show up when you sign into your Microsoft account. Simply retrace your gestures and you’ll be signed in.

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Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer
With over 7 years of experience in the IT industry, I have experience in IT support, helpdesk, sysadmin, network admin, and cloud computing. Certified in Microsoft Technologies (MCTS and MCSA) and also Cisco Certified Professional in Routing and Switching.

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