Tech Tip: Setting A Picture Or PIN As Your Password

As traditional passwords have become less secure options, Windows 10 offers you the chance to sign-in by using a picture (annotated by you), or a PIN as your password. Here’s how:

  • Click the Start button and select Settings from the menu.
  • Choose Accounts.
  • On the left, select Sign-in Options.
  • Choose – Logging in with a PIN or Logging in with a picture password.

For picture password login:

  • Click the Add button under Picture Password and type in your current password.
  • Click OK.
  • Follow the onscreen steps to set up your picture password. These will include choosing a personal photo from your PC’s hard drive, drawing a series of three gestures on the photo, and confirming the gestures.
  • You can now sign in by performing these gestures over the photo to get into your PC or tablet.

For PIN login:

  • Click on the ‘Add’ link in the PIN section.
  • You will then be given a login PIN.