Remove PIN from your Account in Windows 10

    Remove PIN from your Account in Windows 10

    How to Remove PIN from your Account in Windows 10
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    29 Nov 2017
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    Windows Hello in Windows 10 enables users to sign in to their device using a PIN (Personal Identification Number). You can use this PIN to sign in to Windows, apps, and services.

    One important difference between a password and a Hello PIN is that the PIN is tied to the specific device on which it was set up. That PIN is useless to anyone without that specific hardware. Someone who steals your password can sign in to your account from anywhere, but if they steal your PIN, they'd have to steal your physical device too!

    Even you can't use that PIN anywhere except on that specific device. If you want to sign in on multiple devices, you have to set up Hello on each device.

    For more information about PIN, see: Why a PIN is better than a password (Windows 10)

    When you sign in to Windows 10 with PIN, you only need to type your PIN number without pressing Enter.

    Luckily for those who no longer want to use a PIN there is an easy and fast workaround to completely remove the PIN. This short tutorial will show you how to do it.

    Here's How:

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

    2) Select Sign-in options on the left side, and click/tap on the Remove button under PIN on the right side.

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    3) Click/tap on Remove to confirm.

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    4) Type in your Microsoft account password to verify, and click/tap on OK.

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    That's it. Fast & easy .


  1.    02 Oct 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Mumbai, India
    Posts : 30
    Windows® 10 Pro (64-bit)

    Wow. Never in my dreams I could think of clicking the Cancel button to remove the PIN. I have been looking for an option to remove the PIN sign in since last 20 minutes. Thanks Kari. Great tutorial.
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  2.    30 Mar 2017 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 3
    WIN 10

    I am having a similar issue except the PIN only shows up when I open browser to facebook. I don't have PIN show up for anything else. I followed your outline how to remove it but it does not have a Remove PIN phrase next to create PIN. Any other suggestions?

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  3.    30 Mar 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello Jambolias, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It doesn't sound like the PIN you are seeing when you open the browser to Facebook may be for this. Could you post a screenshot showing this to see if it may or not?

    Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Ten Forums - Windows 10 Tutorials
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  4.    30 Mar 2017 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 3
    WIN 10

    Sure here is a screen shot of what comes up everytime I open facebook.
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  5.    30 Mar 2017 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jambolias21 View Post
    Sure here is a screen shot of what comes up everytime I open facebook.
    I guess you have an HP computer, that looks like the HP SimplePass PIN pad, nothing to do with Windows. See this thread: PIN issue I can't resolve via Google articles -- advice welcome! - - Windows 10 Forums

    HP SimplePass support page, scroll down the page for removal instructions ("Deleting or modifying your HP SimplePass", quite bottom of the page): HP Support document - HP Support Center
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  6.    30 Mar 2017 #6
    Join Date : Mar 2017
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    oh ok, thank you. I will check that out.
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