Read this fix, if you receive "Your PIN is no longer available due to a change in the security setting on this device" error while signing in to Windows 10.

PIN sign-in option is considered much better as compared to password. If you’ve Windows Hello supported device, you can setup face recognition after you setup PIN.

PIN is usually stored on the device as compared to password, which is stored on server. So if someone cracked your password, he can get into the account. But if someone cracked your PIN, he can’t sign-in to account unless he have the actual device to which PIN is tied.

According to Microsoft, in Windows 10, PIN is backed by a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip, which is a secure crypto-processor that is designed to carry out cryptographic operations. So any changes in the TPM chip or if you’ve cleared TPM, the PIN associated with it might not work then.

Under this condition, when you use PIN to sign in to your device, you’ll have following message displayed:

Your PIN is no longer available due to a change in the security setting on this device. You can setup your PIN again by going to Settings > Account > Sign-in options.

FIX Your PIN Is No Longer Available Due To A Change In Security Settings On This Device Windows 10

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This issue was experienced by few users recently, who upgraded to Windows 10 April 2018 Update (V1803). It all started with ‘Reset your security processor to fix functionality issues‘ message which started appearing after V1803 update. To fix this warning, users usually opted to clear the TPM. And this give rise to above mentioned sign-in error.

Well, if you’re also victim of this issue, try below mentioned steps:

FIX: ‘Your PIN Is No Longer Available Due To A Change In Security Settings On This Device’ Message In Windows 10

1. First, use password sign-in option on the login screen to get into your account.

2. Then try to change your PIN from Settings app > Accounts > Sign-in options.

NOTE: If you receive “Something went wrong. Try again later” message while changing PIN, follow steps mentioned in this fix.

After changing or creating new PIN, verify if the issue still occurs. It must be resolved by now.

3. If issue still persists, and you can’t change or add new PIN as well, try steps mentioned in this fix.

Hope something helps!


  • I met this issue, but when I click sign-in options, If I choose face, it shows Your pin Is requited to sign in. If I choose pin, no response, no keyboard, I don’t know why, Please help, thanks

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Try to choose Password sign-in option, go ahead and re-setup Windows Hello.

  • None of these suggestions are able to work for me. I have a relatively new laptop and this is the first update I’ve done and I don’t have any options to work around this issue. No administrator account, no section to enter pin or password.

  • That’s what was happening to me. I finally was able to hit f9 when the computer was booting up and this allowed me to restore to factory settings and start over. Took 14 hours to fix but working now. Knock on wood…

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad you sorted it!

  • Can’t do nothing I just got this computer already won’t work

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Boot into Safe Mode: and try the steps.

  • I am getting this message but my login screen isn’t giving me an option to sign in with my password. It just gives me this message with no options.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Boot into Safe Mode and then proceed. Refer my previous comment here.

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