How to Remove Pin in Windows 11

Are you tired of having to authenticate every time you power on your PC? Do you wish to remove the pin on Windows 11? If so, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll show you how to easily remove your pin on Windows 11.

The process is pretty simple. First, press the Windows button, then select the settings icon. In the settings window, on the left pane, you choose account, then on the right side, you select sign-in options. Then you head straight to the pin category. However, you may encounter a frustrating problem where you can’t remove your pin because it’s grayed out. This happens because you’re signed in with a Microsoft account instead of a local account.

The trick to remove any authentication method is to go back to accounts, then select your info from the right pane. Under account settings, you have an option highlighted in blue that says “sign in with a local account instead.” Simply click it, and you will be asked if you really want to switch to a local account. You will be required to verify your current identity to be allowed to make that switch. Simply input your current Microsoft account password and press ok.

Afterwards, you will have to edit your local account info. This is like a new account, but it’s not strictly tied up to the Microsoft account. You can decide on the username, and if you want to have no authentication requirement when you power on your PC or boot Windows, simply leave the password boxes empty. Then click on next.

You will then be signed out of your Microsoft account and then signed back into the new local account. If you go back to the account sign-in options, you will see that you need to set up a new password to even have access to setting up a pin. However, always make sure you’re the only one using this PC as having no authentication method will leave your PC vulnerable to other users.

That’s it! Now you know how to remove the pin on Windows 11. For more information and details, you can check the article in the description below.