How to Set Up Passwordless Login in Windows 10


Having strong passwords for your accounts helps reduce the risk of hacking or unauthorized access to them, but at the same time, these long passwords can create chaos if you have to enter them frequently while signing in. People who use their Microsoft accounts are required to enter their long passwords every time they sign in to Windows which makes it annoying.

If you are a Windows user and have the same issue, then you are on the right page. In this article, we have made a tutorial on how to set up passwordless login in Windows 10 by signing in with a local account as well as how to set up a PIN for signing in with a Microsoft account.

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1. Passwordless Login With Local Account

  1. To enable passwordless login, click on the Windows icon at the bottom left corner, search for settings, and open the Windows Settings app.
    windows icon

  2. In the Windows 10 Settings app, click on Accounts.
    windows accounts setting

  3. Next, click on Your info from the side menu and you will see your Microsoft account with which you have signed in. To remove the login password from your Windows, you will need a local account to sign in instead of your Microsoft account. So in Your info section, click on the Sign in with a local account instead option.
    account info

  4. It will ask you for confirmation, whether you want to switch to a local account or not, so select Next.
    confirmation to switch to local account

  5. Verify yourself by entering your Microsoft account password and then click Ok.
    verify your Microsoft Account

  6. Now, configure your local account by entering your User name and new sign-in password (optional). Since we want to remove the login password, we’ll leave it blank and click on Next.
    set up local account info

  7. After restarting your PC, you will be able to sign in to Windows from your local account instantly without entering any password.
    windows 10 sign in

2. PIN Based Sign in With Microsoft Account

  1. Signing in with a Microsoft Account is beneficial for syncing your device settings. It also allows you to sign in to other apps quickly. So if you want to continue with your Microsoft Account, then using a PIN instead of your password will make it easy for you to sign in to Windows. To set up a PIN, go to your Windows 10 Settings app, and click on Accounts.
    windows accounts setting

  2. Go to Sign-in options, select Windows Hello PIN, then click on Add.
    windows hello pin

  3. Click Next to proceed to PIN generation.
    create a pin for sign-in

  4. Set up your PIN. You can include letters and symbols as well if you want. After that click OK and you are done. Next time when you sign in to your Windows, you will be asked to enter your PIN, instead of your login password.
    set up pin

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