Change Picture Password for your Account in Windows 10  

    Change Picture Password for your Account in Windows 10

    Change Picture Password for your Account in Windows 10

    How to Change Picture Password for your Account in Windows 10
    Published by Category: User Accounts
    17 Jun 2020
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Change Picture Password for your Account in Windows 10


    You can sign in to your PC with a picture password. You choose the picture and the three gestures you use with it to create a password that's uniquely yours. When you have chose a picture, you "draw" with the mouse, touchpad, or pin/finger on a touchscreen to create a combination of circles, straight lines, and taps. The size, position, and direction of your gestures become part of your picture password.

    When you change your picture password, you can keep your current picture and change your gestures, or choose a new picture.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the picture password for your account in Windows 10.


    EXAMPLE: Picture password on Sign-in screen
    Change Picture Password for your Account in Windows 10-sign-in_picture_password.jpg



    Here's How:

    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Accounts icon.

    2 Click/tap on Sign-in options on the left side, click/tap on Picture password on the right side, and click/tap on the Change button. (see screenshot below)

    Enabling passwordless sign-in will remove the password and picture password sign-in options for all Microsoft accounts on the sign-in screen and in Accounts > Sign-in options > Settings.

    Change Picture Password for your Account in Windows 10-picture_password-1.jpg

    3 Enter your account's password to verify it's you, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Change Picture Password for your Account in Windows 10-picture_password-2.png

    4 Do step 5 (current picture) or step 6 (new picture) below for what you want to do.


    5 To Change Picture Password using Current Picture

    A) Click/tap on Use this picture on the left side, and go to step 7. (see screenshot below)

    Change Picture Password for your Account in Windows 10-picture_password-3.jpg


    6 To Change Picture Password using New Picture

    A) Click/tap on Choose new picture on the left side. (see screenshot below)

    Change Picture Password for your Account in Windows 10-picture_password-3b.png

    B) Navigate to and select the picture file you want to use, and click/tap on Open. (see screenshot below)

    Change Picture Password for your Account in Windows 10-picture_password-3c.png

    C) Drag your picture to position it the way you want, click/tap on Use this picture when finished, and go to step 7. (see screenshot below)

    If you want to use a different picture, then click/tap on Choose new picture and repeat step 6B above until you have a picture you want to use.

    Change Picture Password for your Account in Windows 10-picture_password-3d.jpg

    7 Draw the first gesture on your picture. (see screenshot below)

    You can use any combination of circles, straight lines, and taps.

    If you make a mistake, then you can click/tap on Start over to return to step 7.

    Change Picture Password for your Account in Windows 10-picture_password-4.jpg

    8 Draw the second gesture on your picture. (see screenshot below)

    You can use any combination of circles, straight lines, and taps.

    If you make a mistake, then you can click/tap on Start over to return to step 7.

    Change Picture Password for your Account in Windows 10-picture_password-5.jpg

    9 Draw the third gesture on your picture. (see screenshot below)

    You can use any combination of circles, straight lines, and taps.

    If you make a mistake, then you can click/tap on Start over to return to step 7.

    Change Picture Password for your Account in Windows 10-picture_password-6.jpg

    10 You will now need to repeat steps 7 to 9 above to draw the same three gestures again to confirm them. (see screenshot below)

    Change Picture Password for your Account in Windows 10-picture_password-7.jpg

    11 If successful, click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)

    Change Picture Password for your Account in Windows 10-picture_password-8.jpg

    12 You can now close Settings if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 621
    Windows 10 PRO 64Bit
       #1

    Isn't there a way for the webcam to do facial recognition without you doing any gestures?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 60,468
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #2

    Hello alkaufmann, :)

    Yes, but that would be part of Windows Hello below instead.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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