Sign-in options

How to disable Windows Hello PIN sign-in option on Windows 10

If you rather sign in with a password, then use this guide to remove your current PIN from your Windows 10 account.

Remove PIN password on Windows 10

When setting up a new device or creating a new user account on Windows 10, you’re now forced into adding a PIN alongside a password. Although using a PIN has its benefits, such as simplicity and more secure, because it’s only locally relevant, it’s not an option that everyone wants.

If you’re currently signing in with a PIN, but you rather use a password or another mechanism for authentication (such as fingerprint), you can remove the PIN using the Settings app.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to remove a PIN password from your Windows 10 account.

How to remove PIN password on Windows 10

To remove a PIN password on Windows 10, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Accounts.

  3. Click on Sign-in options.

  4. Under the “Manage how your sign in to your device” section, select the Windows Hello PIN option.

    Remove PIN from Windows 10
    Remove PIN from Windows 10
  5. Click the Remove button.

    Important: If you’re not running the Windows 10 April 2019 Update, version 1903, the settings may look a little different, but the steps still apply.
  6. Click the Remove button again.

    Confirm remove PIN on Windows 10
    Confirm remove PIN on Windows 10
  7. Confirm your current password and click the OK button.

Once you complete the steps, you’ll no longer be able to sign in with a PIN, and you’ll need to use your account password to access the desktop. If you rather bypass the Sign-in screen, you can use these steps to remove your account password on Windows 10.