Windows 10: Login changed from PIN to password, No option to change back to PIN

Discus and support Login changed from PIN to password, No option to change back to PIN in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; A Window update today has locked me out of Windows 10. Was using a PIN to log in. Now it wants a password. Anything I try comes back as incorrect. On... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by JimT, Dec 28, 2020.

  1. JimT Win User

    Login changed from PIN to password, No option to change back to PIN


    A Window update today has locked me out of Windows 10. Was using a PIN to log in. Now it wants a password. Anything I try comes back as incorrect. On the 6th attempt at the password it appears as if it is going to work. Then after 30-60 seconds it comes backs as incorrect password. Tried Advance boot options and remove update, but it does not show any Admin accounts. The user account I was using was the Admin account. At a loss on what to do.

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  2. Dyan Rey Win User

    Microsoft Account PIN and password

    We appreciate the screenshot that you provided. to start troubleshooting the issue with you logins, we suggest that you follow the steps below on how login pin goes back to password:

    • Click Start menu and go to Settings.
    • In Settings, click the Accounts icon.
    • Click on Sign-in options.
    • Change both your password and pin one by one.
    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Dyan Rey, Dec 28, 2020
    #2
  3. Unable to login using The login PIN

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft community.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps to change the pin and check fi it helps.

    • In the login page next to “PIN password option”.
    • You will find “Other sign in options”, click on it will prompt you for regular password.
    • Enter regular password and login to the computer.
    • I suggest you to click on the Start Menu
      and select settings.
    • Now select Accounts.
    • Next select the tab Sign-in option.
    • Under the “PIN tab” click on “ADD” option.
    • It will prompt you for current pin password and new password, please provide
      new password then apply the changes, restart
      the computer and check if it works.
    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Karthicka_R, Dec 28, 2020
    #3
  4. Login changed from PIN to password, No option to change back to PIN

    Pin Login not available and can't change or remove my pin

    Hi Saschavan,

    To help you disable your PIN login, kindly follow the steps below:

    • Go to this location: Settings/Accounts/Sign-in options
    • Check the PIN options and click the I forget my PIN available to click?
    • Enter your password, it will prompt you to enter a new PIN.
    • Click Cancel and your PIN should be disable upon reboot.

    Let us know the result to help you further.
     
    Dennis Mop, Dec 28, 2020
    #4
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