As we are all aware, Windows 11 offers you various sign-in options, including a password, PIN (Windows Hello), security key, facial or fingerprint recognition, a picture password, and so on. So, yes, you can use any of these sign-in options to log in to your device and protect your data securely.
Most users use a password or PIN as their go-to sign-in option to log into their devices. You can browse through the Settings app to look for different ways to sign in on your Windows PC. Head on to Settings> Accounts> Sign In Options.
However, most users have complained that they could not access the sign-on options after upgrading to Windows 11. So, if you are also experiencing the same issue, you’ve come to the right place. You can quickly troubleshoot this problem by making quick changes to your device’s settings.
Sign-in options not working on Windows 11? We’ve got you covered. In this post, we have listed various solutions that you can use to fix this glitch so that you can securely log into your device.
Let’s get started.
How to Fix Sign In Options not Working on Windows 11
Solution #1: Configure the Sign-in Options
Tap the Windows icon on the Taskbar and select “Settings.” Switch to the “Accounts” section from the left menu pane. Select “Sign in options.”
Disable the “For improved security, only allow Windows Hello Sign In” option.
Choose some other sign-in option other than Windows Hello.
Reboot your device and check if the issue was resolved.
Also read: How to Disable the Lock Screen on Windows 11
Solution #2: Set up an Automatic Sign In
Press the Windows + R key combination to open the Run dialog box. Type “Netplwiz” in the textbox and hit Enter to launch the User Account properties window.
Now, uncheck the “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” option.
Hit on the OK and Apply buttons to save the recent changes.
So, when you uncheck this option, Windows will automatically redirect you to the desktop, and you wouldn’t be required to enter a password or security key to log in to your device.
Solution #3: Use the System Restore
Tap on the search icon placed on the Taskbar and type “Create a Restore Point.” Hit Enter.
The System Restore window will now appear on the screen. Tap on the “System Restore” button.
Hit on the “Next” button to proceed.
Pick a restore point from the list to roll back your device to a previous state to undo all the recent changes made after that selected event.
Hit on “Next” to confirm and proceed. Your device will now be restored to a previous checkpoint, and all the recent changes will be undone.
Reboot your machine and check if the “Sign in options not working” issue persists.
Solution #4: Create a new user account
A corrupt user profile can also mess with the sign-in process on your device. Creating a new user account might help you overcome any such issues. Follow these quick steps to create a new user account on Windows 11:
Launch the Settings app and switch to the “Accounts” section from the left menu pane. Select “Family and other users.”
Hit the “Add user” button to create a new user account on your Windows 11 PC.
Enter the new user account’s login credentials and tap “Next.”
Now, once the new user account has been created, use this account to log in to your device to check if you are still experiencing the same problem.
Solution #5: Update Windows
Using an outdated version of Windows can also trigger the “Sign-in options not working” issue on your device. Hence, we will now check if any latest update is available for your computer.
Launch the Settings app and switch to the “Windows Update” section from the left menu pane.
Tap on the “Check for Updates” button.
Windows will now check for available updates. If any update is available for your device, download and install it immediately to upgrade your Windows 11 PC.
And it’s a Wrap!
Here are a few simple workarounds to fix the “Sign-in options not working” issue on Windows 11. Was this post helpful? Do let us know which method did the trick for you. And which sign-in method do you use on your Windows 11 PC to log in? Feel free to share your insights in the comments box. Follow us on social media – Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.