Windows 10 provides innovative security features, and among these security options are new sign in options like the PIN code and Fingerprint Scanner.
A fingerprint scanner uses your fingerprint for identification. Scanning an image of your fingerprint, and then saving a registered copy of it, is basically what a fingerprint scanner does. So next time when you need to identify yourself, as when signing in to Windows or an app, the fingerprint reader will scan your fingerprint and compares it to the saved version.
PIN simply signifies the personal identity of a person.
This tutorial will show you how to add a fingerprint and PIN for your account that you can use to sign in to Windows 10.
In the right panel, you can see PIN and Fingerprint options.
The above-mentioned steps are to be followed both for setting a PIN and Fingerprint.
**Please note if your PC has a fingerprint reader, then only you will be able to setup and add a fingerprint for your account.
Also, while setting up the fingerprint PIN is mandatory, if you don’t have a PIN, you’ll need to create one to set up the fingerprint reader.
Also read: Security Features in Windows 10
There are no limitations on maximum length or complexity of the PIN you choose. Here are some considerations before you choose a PIN:
When finished, you can close “Settings“.
In many aspects, we can say that PIN and Fingerprint is more secure than a password which we have used in earlier version of windows.