Windows 10: Lock Screen sometimes opens password/PIN screen on its own

Discus and support Lock Screen sometimes opens password/PIN screen on its own in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi, I'm running Windows 10 Pro 1903 (version 10.0.18362 build 18362), and I've just witnessed the screen where you type your PIN/password to unlock... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by esunaga, Dec 13, 2019.

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    Lock Screen sometimes opens password/PIN screen on its own


    Hi,

    I'm running Windows 10 Pro 1903 (version 10.0.18362 build 18362), and I've just witnessed the screen where you type your PIN/password to unlock the computer open on its own while I was on the lock screen and not clicking on anything/not moving my cursor. I had just woken my pc from sleep, but, like I said, I wasn't pressing/touching anything and had just let it sit on the lock screen for a little while. After a few moments, the lock screen came back on, and the screen went to sleep as it does when I don't move/type anything for too long (though it had only been maybe a minute since I had woken up my computer). Nothing was typed on the password box, and I didn't notice my cursor moving or anything weird like that. Is this a known bug or something? I remember seeing something similar happening several months ago, once or twice, but since it stopped happening I just assumed it was a Windows error that was somehow fixed in an update. I've already scanned for virus/malware with two different tools and didn't find anything suspicious, and have also scanned for disk errors. Has this happened to anyone?

    :)
     
    esunaga, Dec 13, 2019
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  2. Different Pin Or Password For Lock Screen & Sign-in Screen?

    I am wondering if it is possible to have a separate Pin or Password for the lock screen and sign in screen?

    For example:
    My Microsoft Account Pin and Password is known to more than myself in my home. I do not want to change the Microsoft Account Password. If I change the Pin at the lock screen, others can just use the Microsoft account Password instead.

    What I wish to do is lock my computer and when presented with the lock screen, have the Password for that different than the sign in screen. The only option presented at the first lock screen is either a Pin or Password.

    The computer will be doing things in the background while it is locked.

    Is it even possible to do what I want?
     
    theoldfarter, Dec 13, 2019
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  3. Lock screen automatically with password

    Hi Kenneth,

    To have a better view on this concern, are you referring with Lock Screen timeout? If so, we suggest that you follow the steps below:

    • Click on Start menu.
    • Go to Settings.
    • Click on Accounts.
    • Under Sign-in options, click on Lock screen.
    • Go to Screen timeout settings.
    • Change the value under Screen.

    Also, no need to create a pin code since you already have your Microsoft account password. You can sign in using your account.

    Let us know if you need any further assistance and we will be glad to help.
     
    Desiree Yau, Dec 13, 2019
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  4. Lock Screen sometimes opens password/PIN screen on its own

    Lock Screen Pin or Password

    Pls tell me how to set a pin or password on my windows phone 10 lock screen?☺
     
    KaloyanKostov, Dec 13, 2019
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