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How To Remove Pin From Windows 11

If you want to remove the PIN from Windows 11, follow these step-by-step instructions:

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Go to Accounts > Sign-in options.

3. Click on “PIN (Windows Hello).

4. Click on “Remove” and confirm your credentials.

5. Click “OK” to remove the PIN.

However, if the “Remove” button is grayed out, you need to disable the “For improved security, only allow Windows Hello sign-in for Microsoft account on this device” toggle switch or the “Passwordless account” option on your Microsoft account online.

To disable the Windows Hello sign-in, follow these steps:

1. Open Settings.

2. Go to Accounts > Sign-in options.

3. Under “Additional settings,” turn off the “For improved security, only allow Windows Hello sign-in for Microsoft account on this device” toggle switch.

To disable the passwordless Microsoft account, follow these steps:

1. Open Settings.

2. Go to Accounts > Your info.

3. Click on “Accounts” in the “Related settings” section.

4. Click on the Security tab.

5. Click on “Advanced security options.”

6. Under “Additional security,” turn off the Passwordless account option.

7. Follow the on-screen directions and restart your computer.

Once you have disabled these options, you should be able to remove the PIN from your Windows 11 account by following the initial steps.

You can also remove the PIN using the “I forgot my PIN” option or by turning off the passwordless login feature for your Microsoft account. However, these methods may require different steps to follow.

Remember that removing the PIN is an additional security measure, so make sure to consider your security needs before making any changes.

Disabling Windows Hello Sign-In and Passwordless Account

To remove the PIN from Windows 11, you may need to disable the Windows Hello sign-in and passwordless account. Follow the instructions below based on your situation.

To disable the Windows Hello sign-in, follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Go to Accounts > Sign-in options.
  3. Under “Additional settings,” turn off the “For improved security, only allow Windows Hello sign-in for Microsoft account on this device” toggle switch.

To disable the passwordless Microsoft account, follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Go to Accounts > Your info.
  3. Click on “Accounts” in the “Related settings” section.
  4. Click on the Security tab.
  5. Click on “Advanced security options.”
  6. Under “Additional security,” turn off the Passwordless account option.
  7. Follow the on-screen directions and restart your computer.

Once you have disabled these options, you should be able to remove the PIN from your Windows 11 account by following the initial steps.

You can also remove the PIN using the “I forgot my PIN” option or by turning off the passwordless login feature for your Microsoft account. However, these methods may require different steps to follow.

Remember that removing the PIN is an additional security measure, so make sure to consider your security needs before making any changes.