Windows 10 has a lot of security features which are very useful for all users. Still, today we are talking about a particular feature which makes it easier for users to authenticate themselves while logging into their PC. With the introduction of Windows 10, you could now use password, PIN or picture password to log in to your computer. You could also set all three of them and then from the sign-in screen, and you could switch between any of these options to authenticate yourself. The only problem with these sign-in options is that they don’t work in Safe Mode and you have to only use the traditional password to login to your computer in safe mode.

But in this tutorial, we would be talking specifically about Picture Passwords and how to set it up in Windows 10. With picture password, you don’t need to remember the long password instead you sign in by drawing different shapes or making the right gesture over an image to unlock your PC. So without wasting any time let’s see How to Add a Picture Password in Windows 10 with the help of the below-listed guide.

How to Add a Picture Password in Windows 10

Make sure to  create a restore point  just in case something goes wrong.

1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Accounts.

2. From the left-hand menu, select Sign-in options.

3. Now in the right window pane click on “Add” under Picture Password.

Note: A local account must have a password to be able to add a picture password. A Microsoft account will be password protected by default.

4. Windows will ask you to verify your identity, so Enter your account password and click OK.

5. A new picture password window will open, click on “Choose picture“.

6. Next, navigate to the picture’s location in Open dialog box then select the picture and click Open.

7. Adjust the image by dragging it to position it the way you want then click “Use this picture“.

Note: If you want to use a different picture, click on “Choose new picture” then repeat the steps from 5 to 7.

8. Now you have to draw three gesture one by one on the picture. As you draw each gesture, you will see the numbers will move from 1 to 3.

Note: You can use any combination of circles, straight lines, and taps. You can click & drag to draw a circle or triangle or any shape you like.

9. Once you draw all the three gestures, you will be asked to draw them all again to confirm your password.

10. If you mess up your gestures, you could click on “Start over” to start the process again. You would need to draw all the gestures from the beginning.

11. Finally, after adding all the gestures click Finish.

12. That’s it, your picture password has now been added as a sign-in option.

How to Change Picture Password in Windows 10

1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Accounts.

2. From the left-hand menu, select Sign-in options.

3. Now in the right window pane click on “Change” button under Picture Password.

4. Windows will ask you to verify your identity, so Enter your account password and click OK.

5. Now you have two options, either you could change the gestures of your current picture, or you could use a new picture.

6. To use the current picture, click on “Use this picture” and if you want to use a new image, click “Choose new picture“.

Note: If you click “Use this picture” then skip the steps 7 and 8.

7. Navigate to and select the picture file you want to use then click Open.

8. Adjust the image by dragging it to position it the way you want then click “Use this picture“.

9. Now you have to draw three gesture one by one on the picture.

Note: You can use any combination of circles, straight lines, and taps. You can click & drag to draw a circle or triangle or any shape you like.

10. Once you draw all the three gestures, you will be asked to draw them all again to confirm your password.

11. Finally, after adding all the gestures click Finish.

12. Reboot your PC to save changes.

How to Remove a Picture Password in Windows 10

1. Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Accounts.

2. From the left-hand menu, select Sign-in options.

3. Now in the right window pane click on “Remove” button under Picture Password.

4. That’s it, your picture password has now been removed as a sign-in option.

5. Close everything and reboot your PC to save changes.

Recommended:

  • How to change your Account Password in Windows 10
  • Prevent Users from Changing Password in Windows 10
  • How to Reset Your Password in Windows 10
  • Set Default User Logon Picture for all Users in Windows 10

That’s it you have successfully learned How to Add a Picture Password in Windows 10 but if you still have any questions regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.