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How to Set Up PIN Logon in Windows 8

Apart from the traditional local account, Windows 8 allows its users to log in to it in new ways: Windows Live account, PIN logon and picture password. Some of you may don't know what PIN is, or don't know what Windows 8 PIN is for, then this article will answer both the question, and guide you how to set up PIN Logon in Windows 8.

What is Windows 8 PIN Logon?

A PIN (Personal Identification Number) is almost the same as the regular password except you can only use numbers, and it has to be 4 digits long. PIN logon is another way for Windows 8 users to log in PC, as an addition to the normal password. Plus, for the fact that it is only 4 digits long, it shall come in handy when your text password is too complicated on the virtual keyboard in the tablet, which boasts one of the key features of Windows 8, compatible to mobile devices like tablet and such.

Note: instead of textual password and PIN, picture password is also an available option for you to log in your Window 8 PC, click to learn how to create Windows 8 picture password.

How to Set Up PIN Logon in Windows 8?

Setting up your windows 8 PIN code is a very simple process, just follow the steps below:

That is all, quick and easy! Please remember your PIN number for that it might be used to unlock your PC. And when you log into Windows 8 next time, you're prompted to enter your PIN instead of your password, Enter the four-digit PIN (you don't have to press Enter when done) to log in.

How to Change Logon Options

If you prefer to sign in with your password or your picture password, you can just click "Sign in Options" to change. Choose the way you want to log in.

change sign in option

Plus, if you ever want to change or remove your PIN, just return to Users in PC settings and select.

change or remove pin

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