Windows 8 is the first Windows to introduce Microsoft accounts that allow you to sync your settings and files between different computers. Windows 10 expanded this feature this feature by allowing you to customize your accounts even more, and today we’ll explain you how to manage users in Windows 10.
To start managing users in Windows 10, you need to open Settings and go to Accounts first. The first option in Accounts group is Your account that lets you manage your Microsoft account, customize your profile picture, your user name etc. We just have to mention that if you want to manage your Microsoft account you must do it online.
Manage users accounts in Windows 10
If you don’t want to use Microsoft’s account and sync your settings you can just click Sign in with local account instead to create a local account. You won’t need to enter email account or phone number, just enter your username and password and you’re good to go. In addition, if you have your camera attached you can create a new profile picture as well.
In addition, if you want to add more Microsoft accounts, for example for your work or school, you can create them using the link at the bottom of the Your account page.
Next on our list are sign-in options, and from this section you can set if Windows 10 will require a password when your computer wakes from sleep mode or not. In addition, you can also change your account password here as well. From this section you can also add a PIN password that you can use to unlock your account. If you want, you can also add a picture password and use your favorite picture along with series of swipes and other gestures to unlock your PC. Last option is is for fingerprint or card reader, so if you want maximum security this is probably the way to go.
Next option is Work Access, and this option allows you to connect to a computer at work and access its apps, network and email.
Next we have Family & Other Users, and this section allows you to add new users. From this section you can create a user account for your child and monitor it using the Microsoft Family Safety. That way you can make sure that your child visits only appropriate websites and respects time limits. In addition, you can also add other users from this section. Last option here is the Assigned access, and with this option you can allow a user to have access to only one Windows Store app.
Last section is Sync your settings and it does just that. It syncs your settings with your Microsoft account across all Windows 10 devices. If you don’t want that, you can easily turn off syncing.
Windows 10 brings a variety of options when it comes to managing users, and we hope that managing users in Windows 10 is now bit more clear to you. If you have any additional questions, feel free to the post them in the comment section.