When configuring Windows 10 for the first time, you are asked to create a login password to protect access to your machine by locking the screen. This password, more or less complex can prove, in the long run, binding, especially if you have got into the habit of locking your screen each time you leave your PC using the shortcut Windows+ L.
Windows however, offers other, often simpler, methods to unlock your session. If it can appear to be less secure, the simple PIN code (with numbers) has the advantage of being easier to enter to quickly unlock your session. Here’s how to activate it, in addition to the password lock.
1. Open the settings
Click on the Start menu and go to Settings of Windows 10. Enter the options of Accounts, and go to the menu Connection options.
2. Add a PIN
Click on PIN code of Windows Hello, then click on the button Add.
Enter your account password and confirm by pressing OK.
A window allowing to Configure a PIN is displayed. Using the numeric keys on your keyboard, set a PIN.
You must enter at least 4 digits, but it is quite possible, and even advisable to configure a PIN code with a larger number of digits.
Confirm your confidential code by entering it a second time and validate it by clicking on OK.
3. Unlock your session
To verify that your PIN code is working correctly, lock your session using the keyboard shortcut Windows+ L. Then bring up the screen for unlocking Windows.
By default, the operating system now asks you to enter the previously configured PIN code. However, you can continue to enter your password, if you wish, by deploying the Connection options and then clicking on the icon with the key, to enter your usual password.