User Accounts and Family Safety

How to manage user accounts, user groups, parental controls, and other settings. We cover Windows, Android, iOS, macOS, and other platforms.

How to switch Google accounts on Android: All you need to know

Did you know that you can use just one device and switch between different Google accounts on Android? The data associated with each account gets synced for your apps, and Android offers the flexibility of easily accessing one Google account or another. If you like to keep things...

What is a Windows user group, and what does it do?

Security is essential in any digital environment, so to make it easier for users to manage permissions and other user accounts, Windows offers a useful feature called user groups. Although it may seem a bit intimidating at first, this feature is not that hard to understand...

How to restore Downloads and other user folders in Windows 10

Windows 10 allows you to change the location of your user folders and move them to anywhere you want. For example, you might have moved the Downloads folder from its default location on your C: drive to another partition or drive to keep it separate from your...

How to manage local users and groups in Windows 10 using lusrmgr.msc

Most people edit Windows 10 user accounts from the Settings app or the User Accounts section found in the Control Panel. However, there’s another way that gives you access to much more detailed information about the users and groups on your PC and the...

2 ways to remove the People icon from the taskbar in Windows 10

Do you want to remove the People icon from your taskbar in Windows 10? Well, you are not the only one. Ever since Microsoft introduced the People app in Windows 10, many of us felt that the two people icon present on our taskbar was nothing but a waste of space. If...

6 ways to change an account to Administrator and back in Windows 10

If you want to promote a trustworthy user or limit the permissions of a naughty one on your Windows 10 PC, there are several ways to change an account type from Standard to Administrator and the other way around. While a Standard account lets you access the...

6 ways to sign in to Windows 10

Most people sign into Windows 10 using their password or the PIN they’ve 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...

6 ways to add a local (non-Microsoft) user to Windows 10

There are times when you need to know how to add a non-Microsoft account to Windows 10. Microsoft accounts come with the advantage of syncing your settings across multiple devices. However, some users prefer giving that up, in exchange for the more secure and private experience of a...

How to switch to a Windows 10 local account from a Microsoft one

If you already gave the Microsoft experience a shot and you're not impressed, switching to a Windows 10 local account from a Microsoft one is a simple process. While logging in with Microsoft has the advantage of cross-device synchronization, some users choose the security and...

3 ways to create a Microsoft account from your browser

Do you want to use Microsoft products and services like Windows 10, Xbox, Skype, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Office, or OneDrive? Well, to get access to all their features and benefits, you need a Microsoft account. Creating a Microsoft account is free and can easily be done from...

How to add a Microsoft account to Windows 10

When you install Windows 10 or set it up for the first time, the operating system invites you to create a Microsoft account. However, during the setup process, you only get to configure one Microsoft account. What if you need to use more than one Microsoft account on your Windows...

How to automatically login without a password into Windows (using netplwiz)

Regardless of whether you use Windows 10 or Windows 7, you may want to automatically login without entering a password, while keeping your existing user account password. You may have a long password, and you are using a PC where only you have access. If this is what you want,...

How to unblock a number on Android: All you need to know

There may come a time when you have a change of heart and decide to unblock a number on your Android. Maybe you overreacted, or you simply miss the person and want to give them a second chance. No matter the reason, it's not hard to unblock a number on your Android smartphone, if...