How to Setup Change Windows 10 Picture Password

How to Setup Change Windows 10 Picture Password? Today morning I noticed that there is a new section in the Windows 10 machine under Sign-in options on the settings page.

I know the picture password was there before on Windows 8 machine. You can set up a picture password for the Windows 10 touch screen machines.

Picture password can be set up on touch screen machines and non-touchscreen machines. You can draw a picture password directly on a touchscreen with your finger or use a mouse to draw your shapes.

Video !! – How to Add, Change and Remove Windows 10 picture password

How to Setup Change Windows 10 Picture Password?

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How to Setup Change Windows 10 Picture Password

How to add/setup Windows 10 Picture password  

To set up Windows 10 picture password on your Windows 10 machine, Navigate through “Setting–> Accounts –> Sign-in Options” Or you can run the following command from the RUN menu and then click on the ADD button. Before adding a picture password, you have to authenticate yourself with Windows 10 password.

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How to Setup Change Windows 10 Picture Password
How to Setup Change Windows 10 Picture Password

Windows 10 picture password comes with the following welcome page where it demonstrates how to set up a picture password for a Touch screen machine:-

How to Setup Change Windows 10 Picture Password
How to Setup Change Windows 10 Picture Password

You need to select the picture you want to use for Windows 10 picture password. You can select any picture from the gallery. As you can see in the following screen capture, there are two options 1. Use this picture, and 2. choose a new picture. In this case, I selected to use this picture as Windows 10 picture password 🙂

How to Setup Change Windows 10 Picture Password
How to Setup Change Windows 10 Picture Password

Next, you need to select 3 gestures as your Windows 10 picture password. You have to remember that a picture password is limited to three gestures. Three gestures must combine circles, straight lines, and taps. I would prefer to have taps. I can tap on the Mic, Surface, and stand as 3 gestures 🙂 While setting up picture password gestures, you need to repeat those twice to confirm your gestures.

How to Setup Change Windows 10 Picture Password
How to Setup Change Windows 10 Picture Password

It is recommended to make 3 gestures of your Windows 10 picture password, not very complex like your signature 🙂 Also, it would be best if you remembered the sequence of your gestures.

How to Change or Remove Windows 10 Picture Password:-

To change Windows 10 picture password, you need to go to settings –> accounts –> Sign-in Options. Then, as you can see in the following screen capture, click/Tap on the Change button. To remove Windows 10 picture password, you can click on the REMOVE button.

How to Setup Change Windows 10 Picture Password
How to Setup Change Windows 10 Picture Password

How to Setup Change Windows 10 Picture Password

While changing the picture password, Windows 10 will ask for the Microsoft account password. You can keep your current picture and change your gestures or choose a new picture. Also, from this page, you can replay your 3 gestures if you have forgotten the Windows 10 picture password gestures !!

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Anoop is Microsoft MVP! He is a Solution Architect in enterprise client management with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is a blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. E writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc…

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