Most people sign into Windows 10 using their password or the PIN they\u2019ve created for their user accounts. However, there are other ways in which you can log in to Windows 10. You can do it using your face, your fingerprint, or a security key, if your computer offers support for such authentication options. But, do you know them all? Would you like to find out what they are? If you do, here\u2019s all the Windows 10 sign-in options you can use on your computer or device:\r\n\r\n\r\n1. Sign in to Windows 10 using a Password\r\nThe most basic and widely used method to authenticate and sign in to Windows 10 is via your user account password. On the sign-in screen, select your account in the bottom-left corner (if you have more than one account), enter your password, press Enter on your keyboard, or click the arrow on the right side of the password. It doesn\u2019t matter whether you\u2019re using a Microsoft account or an offline account: this method works just the same for both types of Windows 10 user accounts.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWindows 10 sign-in options: Password\r\n\r\nYou might have multiple sign-in options configured for your Windows 10 user account. In that case, you can switch to using your password by clicking or tapping on \u201cSign-in options\u201d on the login screen and then the password button illustrated in the screenshot below.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWindows 10 sign-in options: Choosing Password\r\n2. Sign in to Windows 10 using a Windows Hello PIN\r\nAnother commonly used method for signing into Windows 10 is to use a PIN (Personal Identification Number). This is also the authenticating method recommended by Microsoft for Windows 10 PCs. If you\u2019ve configured a PIN for your Windows 10 device when you installed the operating system or when you created your user account, type your PIN on the sign-in screen.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWindows 10 sign-in options: PIN code\r\n\r\nIf you have more than one sign-in option configured for your user account, you need to first click or tap the link bearing the same name: \u201cSign-in options.\u201d Then, press the PIN button looking like a small dial pad, just like in the screenshot below.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWindows 10 sign-in options: Selecting PIN\r\n\r\nNote that using a PIN is also probably the fastest way of logging into Windows 10.\r\n\r\n\r\n3. Sign in to Windows 10 using a Picture Password\r\nOne less common method for signing into Windows 10 is the one based on a picture you select. It\u2019s called Picture Password and, if you\u2019ve created one, you can click on three spots on the picture displayed by Windows 10\u2019s sign-in screen to access your computer or device.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWindows 10 sign-in options: Picture Password\r\n\r\nSuppose your Windows 10 user account has more sign-in options configured (password, PIN, etc.). In that case, you can choose to log in using your Picture Password by clicking or tapping on the \u201cSign-in options\u201d link and then pressing the Picture Password button. It looks like a small stylized photo of a mountain.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWindows 10 sign-in options: How to use Picture Password\r\n4. Sign in to Windows 10 using Windows Hello Face\r\nSome higher-end Windows 10 computers and some premium webcams can do facial recognition. If your device supports this feature, Windows 10 allows you to sign in using your face. All you have to do is look at the webcam and let the operating system identify you.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWindows 10 sign-in options: Facial recognition\r\n\r\nHere is How to unlock your PC with your face, using Windows Hello Face.\r\n5. Sign in to Windows 10 using Windows Hello Fingerprint\r\nSimilarly to method number 4, some Windows 10 computers and devices come with a fingerprint reader. If yours has one, and you\u2019ve added your fingerprint to the sign-in options available for your user account, you can log in to Windows 10 simply by scanning your fingerprint.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nA laptop with a fingerprint reader\r\n6. Sign in to Windows 10 using a Security key\r\nThe final Windows 10 sign-in method that we know of is based on using a physical security key. That\u2019s actually a USB memory stick that stores a unique hardware key that\u2019s used to identify you. Such security keys can usually be bought from retail computer shops. If you have one and you\u2019ve configured it on your user account, all you have to do is plug it into a USB port on your Windows 10 computer to sign in.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nA Yubico YubiKey 5 NFC (USB and NFC Security Key)\r\nDo you know other ways to sign in to Windows 10?\r\nThese are the six methods we know for logging into your user account in Windows 10. Do you know others? Do you have any questions regarding the ones we\u2019ve described? If you do, or if you have anything else to add to our guide, don\u2019t hesitate to leave a comment below.