How to manage user account passwords in Windows 10

In the previous guide we had learned how to create user account in Windows 10. We know importance of the password as it helps us to stay secure. In this guide, learn How to manage user account passwords in Windows 10. We will explain you how to create alphanumeric password, PIN password and Picture password.

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In the Sign-in options page, you can manage many ways to authenticate with Windows 10 quickly. Using these settings, you can change your current password; set up Windows Hello using a PIN or picture password, and you can even turn on Dynamic lock to lock your device as you step away.

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How to manage user account passwords in Windows 10

 Changing Password

To change your current password, do the following:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Accounts.
  3. Click on Sign-in options.
  4. Under “Password,” click the Change button.

How to manage user account passwords in Windows 10

5. Enter your current Microsoft account password.
6. Click the Sign-in button.

How to manage user account passwords in Windows 10

7. Enter your old password.
8. Create a new password.
9. Click the Next button.

How to manage user account passwords in Windows 10

It’s worth noting that if you’re using a Microsoft account, changing the password on your computer will also change the password you use to check your emails on the web associated with your Microsoft Account.

Adding a PIN

If you want to use a faster and more secure way to sign into Windows 10, you should be using a PIN password instead, which you can create using the following steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Accounts.
  3. Under “PIN,” click the Add button.

How to manage user account passwords in Windows 10

4. Create a new PIN.

  • Quick Tip: You can also check the available option to allow letters and symbols as part of your PIN.

5. Click the OK button.

How to manage user account passwords in Windows 10

While a PIN is usually more secure than a traditional password, because it’s only tied to one device, and it’s never transmitted over the network, remember that it only works locally. You can’t use it to access your device remotely.

Adding picture password

You can also use a picture as a password. This authentication method lets you use touch gestures on a picture to sign into Windows 10. Usually, this option is more suited for a touchscreen device.

To configure a picture password, do the following:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on Accounts.
  3. Under “Picture password,” click the Add button.

How to manage user account passwords in Windows 10

4. Enter your password to verify your information.
5. Click the Choose picture button from the left pane.

How to manage user account passwords in Windows 10

6. After selecting the image, click the Use this picture button.

How to manage user account passwords in Windows 10

7. Draw three gestures on the image, including circles, straight lines, taps, or a combination of the three.

How to manage user account passwords in Windows 10

8. Repeat the gestures to confirm.
9. Click the Finish button.

How to manage user account passwords in Windows 10

Once you’ve completed setting up a picture password, simply sign-out and sign back into your account to test the changes.

Conclusion:

This guide is about How to manage user account passwords in Windows 10. We have done a great job now. You have created new user account and created password. Learned how to create different types of user account, creating different type of password options in Windows 10. For further support, leave comments or ask more on Forum.

Arun Prabhakar

Arun Prabhakar immensely interested in following Windows and other technology developments. Being passionate Windows blogger, he loves to help others on fixing their computer issues.