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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.

What is a Microsoft account? The pros and cons of Microsoft accounts

Are you using a laptop with Windows 10 or a gaming PC with Windows 11? Are you editing documents with Microsoft 365 or synchronizing your files with OneDrive? Do you own an Xbox Series X console? Are you still video conferencing on Skype? If the answer is yes to any of these...

5 ways to sign in to Windows 11

Most people sign into Windows 11 using a PIN code or a password. But there are other ways to log in to Windows 11, some faster than others, some more secure, and even some that even Microsoft doesn’t recommend. Windows 11 offers you many ways to log in with your user account,...

Review ESET Parental Control: Protecting your children on Android!

The children of today use smartphones and tablets to browse the internet, play games, access all kinds of apps and even chat online. They have access to an entire, albeit virtual, new world. Unfortunately, this also makes them susceptible to stumble upon inappropriate content for...

How to use the Microsoft Store in Windows without a Microsoft account

Back when Windows 10 was released, Microsoft used to force users to sign into their Microsoft accounts before they could download and install apps and games from the Microsoft Store. Luckily, that is a thing of the past. Do you want to download apps from Microsoft Store...

7 ways to switch the user in Windows 11

Having multiple users on a Windows 11 computer is a great way to make sure each person who uses the computer has a pleasant experience while using it. Keeping files, settings, and apps separated helps with security and privacy, so it’s a good idea to have multiple user accounts if...

How to install and use Windows 11 with a local account

Do you have Windows 10 Home, and you want to use it without a Microsoft account? Do you want to install Windows 11 (Home or Pro) using a local account? Luckily, you can do these things, even though Microsoft makes things too complicated. Our guide shares the steps you need to follow...

7 ways to lock a Windows 11 PC

If you want to make sure others can’t access your data when you step away from your PC, it’s a good idea to learn how to lock the screen in Windows 11. This also saves battery while keeping your Windows session active in the background, so you can simply log in to get back to...

How to change the Administrator on Windows 11: 5 ways

If you want to grant a Standard user complete control over the operating system, its apps, and 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 protected ones), and...

How to remove an account from Windows (7 ways)

Do you need to delete a user account from your Windows 11 or Windows 10 computer or device? Maybe a specific user became corrupted, or perhaps you want to block someone’s access to your PC. Well, regardless of whether you want to remove a Microsoft account from Windows or a local...

How to face unlock Windows 11 with Windows Hello

Unlocking your device using face recognition is a super-easy way of accessing your tablet, laptop, or PC. With Windows Hello Face, Microsoft has refined this type of authentication and has enhanced its security. This article explains what Windows Hello Face is and...

How to switch to a Windows 11 local account from a Microsoft one

Windows 11, just like Windows 10, wants you to use a Microsoft account on your computers and devices. It’s true that such accounts come with certain advantages like synchronization and built-in support for a wide range of Microsoft services. However, it also means that you might be...

6 ways to sign out of Windows 11

Signing out of Windows is useful when you need to sign in with another user, apply various settings, and even troubleshoot applications. As opposed to switching users, this action completely shuts down all processes associated with the current user, freeing up resources and preparing...

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

Do you have a new PC with Windows 11 or did you just install it yourself? You may want to share your computer with other people, so you have to add a new user to Windows 11. If that’s the case, you are in the right place. In this guide, we show you how to create and add a new user...

How do I reset my Microsoft account password?

If you are using Windows 10, Windows 11, Outlook, Microsoft 365, Xbox, Azure, or most of the other products and services offered by Microsoft, it’s almost a given that you also own a Microsoft account for logging in. You might call it your email account, Xbox account, OneDrive...

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...