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How to securely use PC without password on Windows 10

Windows 10 (20H1) now includes a features to ditch passwords completely, and here's how to enable the feature.

Make your device passwordless on Windows 10

Although Windows 10 already includes the ability to use biometric authentication to use your device without a password, starting with the 20H1 update, Microsoft is going a step further to improve security adding a new feature to go completely passwordless on a device.

The feature is known as “Make your device passwordless,” and when is enabled, it will switch all the Microsoft accounts configured on you computer to the Windows Hello modern authentication.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to enable the feature that allows you to use your computer without password on Windows 10 20H1.

How to make your device passwordless on Windows 10

Use these steps to enable passwordless authentication on Windows 10:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 10.

  2. Click on Accounts.

  3. Click on Sign-in options.

  4. Under the “Make your device passwordless” section, turn on the toggle switch.

    Windows 10 Sign-in options settings with passwordless setting
    Windows 10 Sign-in options settings with passwordless setting

Once you complete the steps, those Microsoft accounts available on your device with switch to a modern authentication method using PIN, Fingerprint, or Windows Hello Face.

If you don’t have a fingerprint reader or Windows Hello camera, you can still go passwordless setting up a PIN on Windows 10.

This feature is available starting Windows 10 build 18936 part of the 20H1 update coming in 2020. If you don’t see the settings, you’re likely not running the version that supports this feature.