How to Change Password in Windows 11

Changing your password regularly is a good practice to ensure the security of your Windows 11 account. This guide will walk you through the steps to change your password using the Settings app.


Updating your password can enhance your account security and protect your personal information. Windows 11 provides a straightforward process to change your password through the Settings app. Follow these steps to update your password.

Step 1: Open Settings

  1. Click on the Start menu (Windows icon) at the bottom-left corner of your screen.
  2. Click on the Settings icon (gear icon). Alternatively, press Win + I to open the Settings app directly.

Step 2: Navigate to Account Settings

  1. In the Settings app, click on Accounts in the left-hand sidebar.

Step 3: Access Sign-in Options

  1. Click on Sign-in options in the Accounts menu.

Step 4: Change Your Password

  1. Under the Ways to sign in section, click on the Password option to expand it.
  2. Click on the Change button.

Step 5: Verify Your Identity

  1. If you're using a Microsoft account, you may need to verify your identity. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the verification process (e.g., entering a code sent to your email or phone).

Step 6: Enter Your Current Password

  1. Enter your current password and click Next.

Step 7: Set a New Password

  1. Enter your new password in the New password field.
  2. Re-enter the new password in the Confirm password field.
  3. Optionally, enter a hint for your new password in the Password hint field.
  4. Click Next to save your new password.

Step 8: Complete the Process

  1. Click Finish to complete the password change process.

Additional Tips

  • Choose a Strong Password: Use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special characters to create a strong password.
  • Password Managers: Consider using a password manager to securely store and manage your passwords.
  • Regular Updates: Regularly update your password to enhance your account security.


You have successfully learned how to change your password in Windows 11. By following these steps, you can enhance your account security and protect your personal information. Regularly updating your password is a good practice to maintain the security of your Windows 11 account.