How to Set Up a Picture Password in Windows 11

The latest Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating system builds provide multiple ways to sign in to your computer. While installing Windows, we were asked to set up a password.

Although password protection is the most preferred sign-in option, users can choose other ways to sign in to their PC. If we talk about the latest operating system from Microsoft – Windows 11, the operating system allows you various sign-in options.

For example, you can use PIN protection to sign in to your PC. Similarly, you can use a picture password as well. Picture passwords are easier to sign in than remembering and typing a long password.

It’s pretty easy to set up a Picture Password in Windows 10 and 11. So, if you want to set up Picture Password in Windows 11, you are reading the right guide.

Also read: How to Set Up a PIN on your Windows 11 PC

Steps to Set Up a Picture Password in Windows 11

In this article, we will share a step-by-step guide on how to set up a Picture Password in Windows 11. Let’s check out.

1. First, click the Windows 11 Start button and select Settings.

select Settings

2. On the Settings page, click the Accounts option, as shown in the screenshot below.

click on the Accounts option

3. On the right pane, click on the Sign-in options.

click on the Sign-in options

4. On the next page, click on the Picture Password option.

click on the Picture Password option

5. Next, click on the Add button located under the Picture Password.

click on the Add button

6. Now, you will be asked to verify your account. For that, enter your current password and click on the Ok button.

enter your current password

7. On the left pane, click on the Choose Picture button and select the image you want to set.

Choose Picture

8. On the next screen, click on the Use this picture button.

Use this picture

9. Now, you need to draw three gestures on the picture. You can draw simple shapes on the image. You can click anywhere in the picture to create a tap. As you draw the gesture, the numbers move from one to three.

10. Once drawn, you need to confirm your gestures. Draw it again. For reference, you can check the gesture I have drawn in the image.

confirm your gestures

That’s it! You are done. Now press Windows Key + L button to lock your PC. Next, you will see the Picture Password screen. You need to draw the gestures on the photo to unlock your PC.

So, this guide is about setting up Picture Password in Windows 11. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you have any doubts about this, let us know in the comment box below.


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