The latest operating system from Microsoft, Windows 11, ships with a Windows Hello feature that furnishes a more personal and secure way to sign in. Along with Windows Hello, you can use a PIN, facial recognition, or fingerprint to sign in to your device. You’ll also need to set up a PIN when you set up a facial recognition or fingerprint to sign in to Windows. However, if you wish, you can set up a PIN independently to sign into Windows 11.
A PIN on Windows 11 helps make it easier and safer to sign in to your PC because it is associated with one device, and it’s backed up for recovery with their Microsoft account. When you set a password for your account, it can be intercepted in transmission or stolen from the cache. Furthermore, the PIN is local to the device, so it can’t be used remotely to access your account.
The ‘Hello PIN’ is backed by Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip and integrated with the hardware, making it more secure than a password. Due to some reason, if you want to remove the PIN from your user account, this gearupwindows article will help you.
How to Remove a PIN from your Local Account in Windows 11?
Since the PIN is required for all Windows Hello sign-in options, facial recognition or fingerprint will also be removed if you remove the PIN from your account. If you still need to remove the PIN from your account in Windows 11, use the following steps:-
Step 1. First, open the Settings app. For that, press
Step 2. After that, select
Step 3. Then, select
Step 4. Next, click on the
Step 5. Then click the button
Step 6. Again, click the
Step 7. When prompted by “Windows Security,” enter your account password and then click the
That’s it. You can close the Windows Settings app.