Windows 10 introduced PINs to computers as an additional security measure. If you have been using Windows for some time, you will be aware that previous versions of the operation system used passwords. Now, the password is still there, but Windows 10 now has the option to use a PIN when logging in. So, how do you change the PIN on a Windows 10 computer?
Changing the PIN in Windows 10
To change the PIN on a Windows 10 computer, all that you need to is the following;
- Click on the Windows icon to the bottom left of your screen.
- In the “Start,” menu, click on the Settings button.
- Next, click on “Accounts.”
- In the next Window, click on “Sign in options.”
- Click on the “Change,” button under “PIN.”
- Enter your old PIN, as well as the new PIN that you wish to use.
Letters and Symbols
That’s it! That’s how you change the PIN on a Windows 10 computer. One thing to note is that you can include letters and symbols as part of your Windows 10 PIN. This is not something that I have done myself, because I have always considered the 4 word PIN adequate. You can also remove your PIN should you choose to do so.
A PIN vs a Password?
I personally find it easier to enter the PIN, when compared to the password that I used to use on previous versions of Windows. However, one challenge is that I now sometimes forget my password due to the fact that I have been using the PIN for so long. As a result, sometimes when my computer encounters problems and requires that I use the password instead of the PIN, I usually need to think long and hard in order to remember the thing. Feel free to use, in any case, whatever you feel comfortable with, between a PIN or a Password, on your Windows 10 computer.