With the release of Windows 11, many users are still getting used to the new interface and features. One of the changes in windows 11 is the addition of a pin feature for logging into your desktop. While this may be convenient for some, others may prefer to stick with the traditional password method. If you fall into the latter category, here is a step-by-step guide on How to remove the pin from Windows 11.
Accessing the Settings Menu
The first step to removing your pin is to access the Settings menu. You can do this by clicking on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your desktop and then clicking on the gear icon for Settings. Alternatively, you can also press the Windows key + I on your keyboard to open the Settings menu.
Navigating to the Accounts Section
Once you are in the Settings menu, click on the “Accounts” section. This will bring up a list of options related to your account settings.
Selecting the Sign-in Options
In the Accounts section, click on the “Sign-in options” tab. This will bring up a list of options related to how you sign into your Windows 11 desktop.
Removing the Pin
Under the “Sign-in options” tab, you will see an option for “Windows Hello PIN.” Click on this option to access the settings for your pin.
In the Windows Hello PIN settings, you will see an option to “Remove.” Click on this option to remove your pin from your Windows 11 desktop.
Confirming the Removal
A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm the removal of your pin. Click on “Remove” to confirm the removal.
Using a Password Instead
Once you have removed your pin, you will now be prompted to use your password to log into your Windows 11 desktop. If you do not have a password set up, you can do so by going back to the “Sign-in options” tab and selecting “Password” as your preferred sign-in method.
If you ever want to add a pin back to your Windows 11 desktop, you can do so by following the same steps and selecting “Add” instead of “Remove” in the Windows Hello PIN settings. Additionally, you can customize your pins by going to the “Sign-in options” tab and selecting “Customize your pin” under the Windows Hello PIN option.
By following these simple steps, you can easily remove the pin from your Windows 11 desktop and use a password instead. This can be helpful for those who prefer the traditional method of logging in or for those who may have forgotten their pin. Have you tried removing your pin on windows 11? Let us know in the comments.