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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.

8 ways to switch the user in Windows 10

8 ways to switch the user in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 10.04.2024
People often share their computers and devices with others. Whether your little brother or sister or one of your grandparents wants to experience the world of technology, they could cause problems with your PC or your important data because they are unfamiliar with using Windows....
How to turn off or change the SIM PIN on an iPhone

How to turn off or change the SIM PIN on an iPhone

  • tutorial
  • Diana Ann Roe
  • 22.03.2024
The SIM PIN on your iPhone provides an extra layer of security, preventing unauthorized people from using your SIM card if the device is stolen or lost. Learning how to change the SIM PIN on an iPhone is useful if you have a new SIM...
How to lock Incognito tabs in Chrome on Android and iPhone

How to lock Incognito tabs in Chrome on Android and iPhone

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 08.02.2024
If you use the Incognito mode on your Android or iPhone smartphone to browse the web privately, you probably have things in there that you don’t want others to see. In that case, you’ll likely want to protect your Incognito tabs. Fortunately, the Google Chrome...
How to enable and use fingerprint authentication in Windows 10

How to enable and use fingerprint authentication in Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 29.01.2024
Biometric authentication is available in Windows 10 if you have a laptop or desktop computer with a fingerprint reader or a webcam that can be used for face recognition. Of the two authentication methods, the fingerprint reader is the fastest, and I like using it...
How to shut down a Windows 10 laptop, tablet or desktop PC

How to shut down a Windows 10 laptop, tablet or desktop PC

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 25.01.2024
When you finish working on your Windows 10 computer, you will probably want to turn it off. Windows 10 gives you a lot of choices for how to do that. While this isn’t hard at all, it’s good to know the different ways you can...
How to enable and use fingerprint authentication in Windows 11

How to enable and use fingerprint authentication in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 15.01.2024
Some of our readers have asked us if Windows 11 supports biometrics. Yes, it does, but in order for biometric authentication to work, you also need laptops or desktop computers with hardware that’s compatible with things like fingerprint authentication or face recognition. Both types of...
How to sign out (log off) from Windows 10

How to sign out (log off) from Windows 10

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 29.12.2023
When you are no longer using your computer or Windows 10 laptop, albeit temporarily, it is a good idea not to stay logged on. Instead, you should either shut it down (to save power) or sign out (to keep your data and work private). If...
How to change your user account name in Windows 11

How to change your user account name in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 07.12.2023
Did someone tell you that you can’t change your account name in Windows 11? If you’re here, you probably want to prove them otherwise. And you can, because yes, you can rename a user account in Windows 11, and it’s also quite easy. However, to...
How to use Netplwiz to login to Windows without a password

How to use Netplwiz to login to Windows without a password

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 19.06.2023
Experienced Windows users may miss the old days, when they could sign into their computers without entering a password and the operating system instantly logged them in. To do that, they used a tool named Netplwiz, which “typed” the user account password for them at...
What is a Windows user account?

What is a Windows user account?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 26.05.2023
Just as with any other operating system, you need a user account to use a Windows computer or device. This is one of those concepts that a lot of us take for granted, and we believe we know what it is and what it does....
How to manage local users and groups in Windows with lusrmgr.msc

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

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 03.05.2023
Most people edit Windows user accounts from the Settings app or the User Accounts section in the Control Panel. However, there’s another way to perform Windows user management, one that gives you access to much more detailed information about the users and groups on your...
How to list all the users on a Windows computer (7 ways)

How to list all the users on a Windows computer (7 ways)

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 10.04.2023
Sometimes, you may need to extract a list of all the user accounts on a Windows computer. What if you want to see all the hidden user accounts that exist alongside your user account? Can you use graphical tools in Windows to learn all that?...
How to change the Administrator account on Windows 11 (6 ways)

How to change the Administrator account on Windows 11 (6 ways)

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 30.01.2023
If you want to grant a Standard user complete control over the operating system, its apps, and its settings, there are several ways to set it as Administrator on Windows 11. An Administrator account can install software and hardware, access any files (including system-protected ones),...
Local account vs. Microsoft account: Which one should I use?

Local account vs. Microsoft account: Which one should I use?

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 20.01.2023
Both Windows 10 and Windows 11 heavily promote the use of a Microsoft account that has an associated email address and password. If you want to take advantage of what these new operating systems offer, Microsoft accounts make your life easier. However, many people are...
5 ways to create and add a new user in Windows 11

5 ways to create and add a new user in Windows 11

  • tutorial
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 12.01.2023
Do you have a new Windows 11 PC, or did you just install the operating system yourself? You may need to share your computer with others, so you must add a new user to Windows 11. If that’s the case, you are in the right...