Do you have a Windows 11 computer or device and don\u2019t know how to access the UEFI or BIOS? Are there any issues with your PC that you think can be repaired from there? Whether you need to enter UEFI/BIOS to troubleshoot your computer or adjust settings to improve its performance, in this tutorial, we show you how to access UEFI/BIOS on a Windows 11 PC in seven different ways:\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nNOTE: If you want to know more about what UEFI/BIOS is and what it\u2019s used for, first read What is BIOS? What does BIOS mean?.\r\n1. How to enter the UEFI/BIOS in Windows 11 from the Settings app\r\nOne of the most straightforward ways to access the UEFI/BIOS in Windows 11 is available in the Settings app. First, open the Settings (Win + I) and, in the System tab, click or tap on Recovery.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nOpen Recovery from the System page of the Windows 11 Settings\r\n\r\nOn the Recovery page, scroll until you get to the Recovery options section. There, you should find the Advanced startup option. On its right side, press the Restart now button.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nPress Restart now next to Advanced startup\r\n\r\nWindows 11 now warns you that it\u2019s going to restart your device. Make sure you\u2019ve saved your work in any of your open files, and then press Restart now once more.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSave your work and restart your Windows 11 PC\r\n\r\nAfter Windows 11 restarts, you get to see the \u201cChoose an option\u201d screen used by the operating system to give you access to the advanced startup options, as well as other recovery tools. On it, click or tap on Troubleshoot (Reset your PC or see advanced options).\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSelect Troubleshoot\r\n\r\nOn the Troubleshoot screen, click or tap on the Advanced options.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nGo to Advanced options\r\n\r\nIn the list of Advanced options, click or tap on \u201cUEFI Firmware Settings\u201d.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nClick or tap UEFI Firmware Settings\r\n\r\nWindows 11 now informs you that you have to \u201cRestart to change UEFI firmware settings\u201d so press Restart to continue.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nRestart to get into Windows 11\\'s UEFI BIOS\r\n\r\nAfter your PC reboots, you are taken directly to its UEFI/BIOS.\r\n\r\n\r\n2. How to access the UEFI/BIOS from Windows 11 using Shift + Restart\r\nA fast and easy way to access the UEFI/BIOS from Windows 11 without even having to sign in is to use the Shift + Restart keyboard and mouse shortcut. On the sign-in or lock screen, while keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on the Power button from the bottom-right corner of the screen, and select Restart in the menu.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nRestart while pressing Shift on Windows 11\\'s sign-in screen\r\n\r\nSimilarly, you can also press Shift on your keyboard and use the Restart option from the Start Menu Power options.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHow to access Windows 11\\'s UEFI/BIOS from the Start Menu\r\n\r\nAfter Windows 11 restarts, you get to the Advanced startup (Choose an option) screen. There, just like in the previous method in this guide, navigate to Troubleshoot \u0026gt; Advanced options \u0026gt; UEFI Firmware Settings and press Restart. Once you do that, Windows 11 restarts and enters UEFI/BIOS immediately.\r\n3. How to get to the UEFI/BIOS from Windows 11\u2019s Run window\r\nOne other way to enter UEFI/BIOS on a Windows 11 PC is available via the Run window. Open Run (Windows + R), type shutdown /r /o /f /t 00, and click/tap on OK or press Enter on your keyboard.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nGet into UEFI/BIOS from Windows 11\\'s Run box\r\n\r\nTo access the UEFI/BIOS, you could also run the slightly shorter command shutdown.exe /r /o, but it\u2019s not as fast as the previous command.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nRestart into UEFI (BIOS) with a shorter command but slightly more time-consuming\r\n\r\nWhy is it not that fast? Because with this command, Windows 11 first notifies you that your computer has to shut down (restart). So, you have to wait for a couple of moments before it gets you to the UEFI/BIOS.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWindows 11 shut down notification\r\n\r\nAfter restarting, Windows 11 loads the same \u201cChoose an option\u201d screen. Use it to navigate to Troubleshoot \u0026gt; Advanced options \u0026gt; UEFI Firmware Settings and press Restart, just like we showed you in the first section of this tutorial. Then, Windows 11 restarts, and your PC enters its UEFI/BIOS environment.\r\n\r\n\r\n4. How to enter UEFI/BIOS from Windows 11 using a shortcut\r\nPerhaps the fastest way to access the UEFI/BIOS on a Windows 11 PC is to create and use a shortcut for that. We\u2019ve already described everything you have to do in this tutorial: Shortcuts for the UEFI BIOS \u0026amp; Windows 10\u2019s Recovery Environment. However, if you don\u2019t have the time to read it, the short version is that you can create a regular shortcut anywhere on your Windows 11 PC and point its target to the shutdown /r /o /f /t 00 command we\u2019ve also shown you in the previous section of this guide.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nShortcut for UEFI (BIOS) in Windows 11\r\n\r\nOnce you have the shortcut, double-click or double-tap on it, and it takes you to the \u201cChoose an option\u201d screen. On it, go to Troubleshoot \u0026gt; Advanced options \u0026gt; UEFI Firmware Settings and press Restart. Then, Windows 11 restarts again, and your PC enters its UEFI/BIOS environment.\r\n5. How to access the UEFI/BIOS from Windows 11 using Command Prompt, PowerShell, or Terminal\r\nIf you prefer command-line environments, you can run the same commands from the previous section of this tutorial in Windows 11\u2019s Command Prompt, PowerShell, or Terminal. Open the command-line app you want, type shutdown /r /o /f /t 00, and press Enter on your keyboard. Then, your Windows 11 PC restarts, and you\u2019re taken to the Advanced startup (Choose an option) screen.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nRunning the command for accessing UEFI/BIOS in Windows 11\\'s Terminal\r\n\r\nIf you prefer to run the shorter shutdown.exe /r /o command, Windows 11 first notifies you that your PC will shut down (restart) in less than a minute. Wait it out.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWindows 11 informs you that it will shut down\r\n\r\nNext, after Windows 11 restarts, you get to the Choose an option (Advanced startup) screen. Use it to go to Troubleshoot \u0026gt; Advanced options \u0026gt; UEFI Firmware Settings. Then, click or tap on Restart, as shown in the first section of this guide. Once your computer or device reboots once more, you\u2019re taken to its UEFI/BIOS.\r\n6. How to enter UEFI/BIOS from Windows 11 on a Surface Pro (eligible models)\r\nIf you installed Windows 11 on a Surface Pro tablet eligible for the upgrade, a fast way to access the UEFI/BIOS is to use its buttons. First, shut down your Surface Pro. Then, locate the Volume Up (+) button on its side, press and hold it down.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nKeep the Volume Up button pressed on a Surface Pro tablet\r\n\r\nWhile still keeping the Volume Up (+) button pressed, push and release the Power button, and wait until you see the Microsoft or the Surface logo displayed on the screen. When the logo shows up, you can release the Volume Up (+) button. You should now be taken to your Surface\u2019s UEFI/BIOS.\r\n7. How to enter UEFI/BIOS by pressing a key while on the POST screen\r\nOn some desktop computers and laptops, you might get the chance to see a message on the POST screen when your computer boots up, with instructions on how to access the BIOS. It usually involves pressing the Del or F2 key on your keyboard to get into UEFI/BIOS, but it can vary depending on the motherboard\u2019s manufacturer and model. In the image below, you can see what it looks like on a desktop PC with an ASUS motherboard.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nEnter UEFI/BIOS using before Windows 11 boots, on a PC with an ASUS motherboard\r\n\r\nThat\u2019s it!\r\nDid you encounter problems accessing the UEFI/BIOS on your Windows 11 PC?\r\nAs you\u2019ve seen, entering UEFI/BIOS on a Windows 11 PC is very similar to how you do it on a Windows 10 computer or device. Furthermore, there are just as many methods to do it, so you can pick your favorite from the list. We\u2019re curious if you found it easy to enter UEFI/BIOS and whether you stumbled upon issues while attempting it. Do you know other ways to get into the UEFI/BIOS? Let us know in the comments below.