How to Show Account Details on Sign-in Screen on Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to show additional account details like email address on the sign-in screen when using Windows 11. By default, Windows only shows your username on the sign-in screen. If you choose to show additional details, the steps below will show you how.

If you sign in with your Microsoft account in to Windows, you can also choose to show your email address along with your username. This unique detail identifies your account on the sign-in screen.

This may be useful on a multi-accounts system where multiple user accounts are available on the sign-in screen. If you don’t remember the username associated with your account, an email address may help you identify it.

The new Windows 11 comes with many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others. Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to work with and manage Windows 11.

If you’re excited about Windows 11, then keep coming back for more useful tutorials on it.

To get started with showing more account details on the sign-in screen, follow the steps below.

How to show email address on sign-in screen on Windows 11

As mentioned above, one can choose to show additional account details on the sign-in screen when using Windows 11.

Below is how to do that.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings app. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from the System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 start settings

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Accounts, and select Sign-in options on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.

windows 11 accounts sign in options

On the Sign-in options settings pane, under Additional settings, toggle the button on the tile to the On position for “Show account details such as my email address on the sign-in screen.” to enable.

windows 11 show account details on signin screen

That should enable additional account details on the sign-in screen.

How to disable account details on the sign-in screen

If you change your mind about the changes above, you can simply turn it off by reversing the steps above and going to the Start menu ==> Settings ==> Account ==> Sign-in options ==> and toggle the button on the tile to the Off position for “Show account details such as my email address on the sign-in screen.” to disable.

That should disable it.

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable the option to show more account details on the sign-in screen. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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