In addition to traditional password-based logins, Windows 10 also includes PIN Password and Picture Password login for user safety. You can use Microsoft account-based sign-in to access your computer. However, some design conflicts may not allow you to use either a PIN or a Password image to log into your system. For example, when you’re in Safe Mode, both of these options work, and you need a traditional password in that case.
This article provides the Windows 10 Sign-in option process.
Windows 10 picture password
To set it up, go to Settings> Accounts> Sign-in options and scroll down to the Picture password section and click Add.
Next, you need to verify your account by signing in to your Microsoft account with your full password.
Under the brief description of the picture password in the left pane, select Choose picture.
Now browse to the location of the image you want to use as the picture password.
After selecting the picture, you want to use, drag it to the position you want and then touch or tap Use this picture or find another picture.
The next step is to draw three gestures on the picture you’re using. You can use any combination of circles, taps, and lines. Please don’t overdo it, as you’ll need to remember the size and direction of the gestures you use.
Log out of Windows and log back in.
Note: If you forgot the gestures or didn’t press enough, you can click Login Options on the login screen and use the password or PIN you have set up.
Use a PIN to sign in to Windows 10
Another option you have to log into your computer is to generate a PIN. We showed you how to create a four-digit PIN to make logging into your system more manageable.
But if you’re running the Pro version of Windows 10 and want something more secure, you can also create an intricate Windows 10 PIN that allows up to 127 characters.
This includes lower case letters and special characters like “! + _% $ “. Using this method, you can also define the number of days before a user is asked to change their PIN – any from 1 to 730 days.
Are you still using a password to sign in to your Windows 10 account, or do you use a PIN, picture, or even Windows Hello? Leave a comment below and let us know.