How to Activate and Deactivate the Windows Hello Easy PIN

Do you want to increase the security of your login with Windows 10 ? Well, today we will teach you how to activate and deactivate the Windows Hello PIN … But… what is the Windows Hello PIN, what does it consist of and how do I activate it? then in MrAppsGeek we explain everything to you step by step.

What is the Windows Hello PIN and what is it for?

Windows Hello is the advanced security system built into Windows 10. Its purpose is to protect the login to Windows through different methods such as:

  • Face recognition.
  • Fingerprint.
  • numeric PIN.

How does it work ?

Here is an explanatory video that explains how Windows Hello facial recognition works.

However, there is a possibility that you do not have a webcam with which to activate facial recognition , don’t worry, we will also have the possibility of shielding our login with the Windows Hello activation PIN .

How to Activate Windows 10 Hello PIN?

To enable the Windows 10 Hello PIN, the first thing we must do is press the following quick keyboard shortcut :

  • Windows + I.

The “Windows Settings” menu will open and we must access the “Accounts” section , as in the photo.

Now we go to “Login Options” and once inside we look for the section that says “Windows Hello PIN” , we enter inside and click on “Add” .

In the case of having an account password, we must enter it to continue.

Set a PIN

In this section we must fill in the following:

  • New PIN .
  • Confirm PIN .
  • accept .

Once we have assigned a PIN to Windows 10 we will have the possibility to change or delete it .

How to remove the PIN from Windows Hello?

You may also want to know how to disable the Windows PIN because it can be annoying to have to enter it every time you start the session or access certain applications. To connect them we must press the following keys again:

  • Windows + I.
  1. We enter “Login Options” .
  2. In the “Windows Hello” section , we click on “Remove” .

Now we will be asked if we are sure that we want to remove the PIN, we click on “Remove” .

It is possible that if we have a password in Windows we are asked to be able to delete the PIN , in that case we enter it and click “OK” and that’s it.

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