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 change or remove the SIM PIN code on Android

The SIM card PIN code is meant to protect your data against unauthorized access. Each SIM you insert into a smartphone has a PIN code that you need to enter in order to activate the card. Some mobile providers use standard PIN codes, like 0000 or 1234, for all their SIM cards, while...

How do I view all the users on a Windows computer? (5 ways)

Sometimes, you may need to extract a list of all the user accounts on a Windows computer. Or you may want to know the hidden user accounts that exist alongside your user account. To help you out, we compiled a list of five methods that you can use to see all the users, including the...

Microsoft Authenticator on Android: Sign into an MS account

Did you know you can get into your Microsoft account without inserting a password? The Microsoft Authenticator app lets you enable two-step verification for your Microsoft account. You can then use your Android smartphone or tablet to approve or deny sign-in requests. Read...

How to change the Microsoft password: 2 different ways

Besides logging into Windows 10 PCs, you also use your Microsoft account password to connect on Xbox, Skype, Outlook, and OneDrive. Therefore, it’s a good idea to regularly change the Microsoft password in order to keep your data safe. If you suspect someone has gained access to...

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...