Remove PIN from your Account in Windows 10  

    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
    Published by Category: User Accounts
    17 Jul 2019
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    How to Remove PIN from your Account in Windows 10


    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) Click/tap on Sign-in options on the left side, click/tap on Windows Hello PIN on the right side, and click/tap on the Remove button. (see screenshot below)

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    3) Click/tap on Remove to confirm. (see screenshot below)

    Remove PIN from your Account in Windows 10-remove_pin-2.jpg

    4) Type in your account's password to verify, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Remove PIN from your Account in Windows 10-remove_pin-3.png



    That's it. Fast & easy :).

    Kari




  1. Posts : 34
    Windows® 10 Pro (64-bit)
       #1

    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. Posts : 3
    WIN 10
       #2

    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. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,608
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19631
       #3

    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?


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  4. Posts : 3
    WIN 10
       #4

    Sure here is a screen shot of what comes up everytime I open facebook.
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  5. Kari's Avatar
    Posts : 17,106
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Jambolias21 said:
    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. Posts : 3
    WIN 10
       #6

    oh ok, thank you. I will check that out.
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  7. Posts : 2
    Win10
       #7

    The option 'Remove' is grayed out for some (or all?) users, who have set a PIN. A network admin had enabled Windows Hello in Azure. Then, some users didn't see the option to skip the option to set a PIN. (This is an interface problem at the side of Microsoft.) So, some users have set a PIN. Then, the network admin disabled Windows Hello, because users didn't want to use a PIN. After the disabling of Windows Hello, some (or all?) users who had set a PIN, still have the option to use Windows Hello, and the option to remove PIN is grayed out. It sounds like a bug to me, for some specific situations.
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