How to set picture password in Windows 8.1

You have already experienced the fast and fluid picture password sign in within your Windows 8 PC. Now you switched for all new Windows 8.1 and you want to set picture password within sign in page. Here how to set picture password in Windows 8.1.

How to set picture password in Windows 8.1The sign in option within Windows 8.1 brings you three authentication methods, regular password, PIN and picture password. But picture password provide a personal sign in experience for you, takes away complexity of typing long regular passwords.

Picture password within Windows 8.1 mainly uses two strategies, a picture from your collection and combination of three gestures you drawn on the picture. You can choose line, circles and taps to drawn gestures within the picture, can be done in any direction. You have to make these gestures upon the next time you sign in with Windows 8.1. There are 1,155,509,083 gesture combinations can be made within a picture password.

How to set picture password in Windows 8.1

  • Goto start screen and click on the arrow button at the bottom of the page.
  • Click on PC settings and select accounts.
  • Click on sign in option and hit on add button next to picture password.Picture password in windows 8.1
  • Make authentication through your Windows 8.1 password.
  • Select the image you want to out in and set the area.
  • Set up the gestures using lines, circles and taps.creating geatures for picture password
  • Repeat the gestures you have made and click on finish.
  • Upon restarting Windows will ask for picture password.verification of picture password

Important tips to keep in mind

  1. Select simple and close up photo for creating picture password. It will help you to make gestures easily.
  2. Select the area which is easy to remember white creating the gestures.
  3. Gestures can be make through lines, circles and taps choose mixed combinations. Also make variation within the direction of gestures.

How can sign in to Windows 8.1 if picture password fails

  • Click on start over and reenter the gestures within the picture.
  • If you fail again then hit on switch to password.
  • Sign in with Windows 8.1 password.

How to remove picture password in Windows 8.1

  • Goto start screen and click on the arrow button at the bottom of the page.
  • Select PC settings and click on accounts.remove picture password
  • Select sign in option.
  • Click on remove button next to Picture password.

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