Windows 11 forgets my login preference

Copper Contributor

Recently, after locking my screen (either manually or automatically), Windows 11 Pro will sometimes ask for my password instead of my PIN, the latter of which is my preferred method of logging in.  After the most recent update (see below), it only prompts for the PIN sometimes, and other times it prompts for the password. It always gives me the option of using a PIN instead by clicking "sign-in options", so it doesn't appear to be some sort of security update.


Is this intended behavior or is something amiss?


Edition: Windows 11 Pro
Version: 22H2
Installed on: ‎10/‎6/‎2022
OS build: 22621.755
Experience: Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22636.1000.0



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Does it start after the recent update?
Check for update and see if there are any pending updates?
Try restart your PC and see if the problem persists?
If yes, make sure report it with the Feedback Hub app.