How to Use Picture Password in Windows 8

Microsoft has introduced a modern security feature “Picture Password” in Windows 8 (Developer or Consumer) for accessing it under certain security covers. Although users are aware of multiple security features like slap capturing or scanning, Bio-metric, account password, etc in general modes. But this security feature in Windows 8 is meant for more secure login into the computer system.

picture password on windows 8 login

Brief details of Picture Password – Actually Picture Password asks permission to verify security conditions during system login.  It allows you to sketch a gesture (sign) during choosing a picture to lock or start the security system. Suppose a user sets 2D gestures (sign) in an opted picture as the password then your system asks the same 2D gestures ( sign) at the time of logging in. Now important guides are being described below on how to use Picture Password in Windows 8. Have a look:


Windows 10 – How to Set Up Picture Password

How to Use Picture Password in Windows 8

  • Go to metro Interface tab and click on Control Panel app.
  •  Control Panel tab including multiple options is displayed. Now click on the Users tab after Personalizing. Further, click on Create a Picture Password in the right pane.
  •  Type current account password in this tab and click on the OK button.
  •  Next time users have to select a new particular picture to set password from a folder location or picture folders. Now click on choose Picture button from this tab.
choose picture password
  •  If you have selected a new picture, next tab asks to set as confirm this picture and click on this button Use this Picture.

use this picture

  •  A new tab of Set up Your gestures comes in view. Here users have 3 gestures options to configure and create a password by either Touching or Clicking to choose picture password.
confirm picture password
  • Repeat the steps by Touching or Clicking during choosing Picture to configure the password. Hit the OK button.
setup complete picture password
  • Now your system will ask to insert Picture password before logging in.

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Topics:  Windows 8