Picture Password is a security feature on Windows 10 that originally come from Windows 8. With this option, you can log into the system by pointing or dragging the mouse on a specific area of the picture. It also supports touch action if you using touchscreen monitor or tablet. Then, how to enable picture password on Windows 10?
Picture Password is an early feature of Windows 10. In case you disable an automatic update and never installed new improvements, it still available and work perfectly.
How to Enable Picture Password on Windows 10
Open Start Menu and click Settings icon, represented by gears.
On a Settings window, click the Accounts section.
On the left sidebar, select Sign-in Options. Then, scroll to the Picture Password and click Add.
The Windows Security will ask your Microsoft password. Fill the password column and OK to continue.
Next, click Choose New Picture if you want to use your own. After you found the desired picture, click Use This Picture to confirmed.
Now, draw three combinations of gestures. You can use point, straight line, and circle. Make sure you draw it on a specific area that nobody expected. The system will ask you to re-draw the gestures again to ensure you remember the combination.
Once it has done, you can click Finish and then the Picture Password is available at the login screen.
Windows Picture Password can be a secure option if you usually using the computer alone in a quiet room. But, this kind of password is not safe when you using it at the park or public space. Someone behind you can easily spot the gestures combination. Instead, you can pick traditional password or PIN for login.
In addition, the Picture Password still accepting gestures from both mouse pointer and touch. It does not ask you to be really accurate. As long you draw the gestures near the specific area, it still recognizes the password.