Lots of Windows settings are accessible in the appropriately named Settings tool built-in to Windows 11. It’s here that you can access things like the sign-in options to change how you visit, or where you go to alter user account settings for you or other users.
How to Access Windows 11 Account Settings
Right-click the Start menu and choose
What Are the Windows 11 User Account Settings?
There are several alternatives offered from the Accounts settings page:
Your infoSign-in optionsEmail & accountsFamilyWindows backupOther usersAccess work or school
Below are descriptions of those alternatives and explanations of why you ‘d want to gain access to those specific settings.
Some of those alternatives are only available for users visited to their Microsoft account. Those discrepancies are kept in mind below.
‘Your Info’ Settings
This is where you can change your profile image and switch between using a local account or a Microsoft account. If you’re logged in to your MS account, there’s a link to access additional settings, like for privacy and payments, at account.microsoft.com.
‘Email & Accounts’ Settings
Accounts utilized by email, calendar, contacts, and other apps are listed here. Go here to eliminate existing accounts, or to add accounts from places like Outlook.com, Google, iCloud, and more.
‘Sign-in Options’ Settings
There are multiple sign-in choices in Windows 11:
Here’s how to automobile log in to Windows 11
If you’re logged in with your MS account, those last 2 methods are usable if the choice to just enable Windows Hello sign-in for Microsoft accounts is shut off.
Even more down this screen are additional settings. One decides when Windows must make you sign in once again if you’ve been away. Another choice is for dynamic lock, which, when switched on, lets Windows automatically lock your gadget when a Bluetooth-connected phone falls outside the Bluetooth variety (i.e., Windows will lock the device when you walk away).
You can also have restartable apps draw back up instantly when you sign back in to your account. In addition to those sign-in options is one to reveal or hide your account details on the sign-in screen, and another to utilize your sign-in information to immediately complete establishing the gadget after an update.
If you want other people to have access to this computer with their own user account, this is where you include them. You can add Microsoft accounts, including child accounts that work with Microsoft Family Safety.
You won’t see this screen if you’re utilizing a local account. Adding other users from a regional account is possible through
All computer system users are located on this screen, this isn’t how you alter user accounts. See the bottom of this page for those instructions.
‘Windows Backup’ Settings
Back up files, apps, and more so you can have the very same setup on other devices you log in to. You can set up OneDrive folder syncing, and turn on “Remember my apps” and “Remember my preferences” so those things are available throughout all your devices.
‘Other Users’ Settings
This is where you can include regional user accounts, modification another user’s account type, and remove other local accounts.
This is also where you can turn the device into a kiosk. Mostly suggested for services however similarly functional on a desktop computer, this mode shows just one app of your choosing. It’s utilized to let other people access the computer system in a locked-down mode where a single app– for example, Mail– is open, but they can’t utilize any other app or internet browser files and folders.
‘Access Work or School’ Settings
This is where you can establish a work or school account to access things like apps, e-mail, and more on the network. You can enter your school/work e-mail address or sign up with the computer to Azure Active Directory or a regional Active Directory domain.
How Do I Change User Accounts in Windows 11?
Go to that Settings screen to change a user’s account type between
Something else you can do is change the user account you’re visited as. This isn’t possible through Settings. Instead, change users in Windows 11 by right-clicking the Start button and going to FAQHow do I remove a Microsoft account from Windows 11?
To eliminate an account on Windows 11, go to How do I alter the admin account on Windows 11?
To change the administrator account on Windows 11, go to How do I alter my account name on Windows 11?
To change your account name on Windows 11, open the Control Panel and go to