Setting a PIN code will make it much easier and faster to sign into a Windows tablet. If you need to keep your device secure, then you should set it up to require a sign-in each time you wake the device from sleep. But, typing in your full password on a touch screen tablet every time you want to use it can be tedious. Setting a PIN code will give you an alternative way to sign in that is much quicker.
- It may seem strange…that we're starting on a black screen here,…but I wanted to talk about unlocking a Windows tablet…when it's in the sleep mode.…So my device is asleep,…so I'm going to hit the Power button to wake it up.…Then I'll swipe up on this screen…and I get to the sign-in screen.…Now I just need to type in my password for my user account.…Once I've typed in the password,…I hit Return and now I'm signed in.…Depending on some settings…which we're going to see in a minute,…you might not have to type in your password…every time you sign in,…and depending on your security needs,…you can change those settings…or even set up a simple four digit passcode…for easier access.…
So first, let's look at our settings.…I'm going to swipe from the right edge to get Action Center.…I'll go into All settings…and I want to go to the category labelled Accounts.…From here, I want to go to Sign-in options.…These are the settings we want to focus on in this movie.…So first, I want to look at this option…that says require sign-in.…
Nick Brazzi then steps through how to best become productive with the Surface in Tablet mode, exploring the basic touch controls in Windows 10 and how to adjust important settings like notifications, quick actions, and more. Viewers also learn how to use touch to control apps (including Office), multitask, use the onscreen keyboard, work with tiles and pinned apps, and more. Viewers then learn how to get the most out of the Surface accessories, including how to use the powerful Surface pen with OneNote and for visual art. Finally, the course explores important customization and security settings, including how to use Windows Hello for fingerprint or face recognition for fast login.
- Connecting a keyboard and mouse to the Surface
- Running updates
- Using touch controls
- Switching modes
- Using the Surface pen
- Setting a PIN code
- Adding storage with a microSD card