How to Turn On or Off Automatic Sign-in After Update in Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to turn On or Of Automatic Sign-in After an Update in Windows 11. When you secure your Windows account with a password or PIN, you’ll be required to enter your credentials everytime Windows boots up.

This also applies to when you update Windows and your computer needs to reboot to fully apply the updates. Windows 11 will prompt you to enter your password or PIN to login and finish the updates.

When you enable Automatic Sign-in after an Update, Windows to save your Sign-in credential and use it to automatically sign in to your account to finish installing an update.

This only applies during Windows Updates. All other time, your computer will prompt you to enter your sign in credentials before you can logon.

Below is how to enable or disable this feature in Windows 11.

How to automatically sign in after a Windows update in Windows 11

As mentioned above, if you enable Automatic Sign-in after an update in Windows 11, Windows to save your Sign-in credential and use it to automatically sign in to your account to finish installing an update.

To turn this feature On or Off, use the steps below.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its 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, select Sign-in options tile 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, select the Use my sign-in info to automatically finish setting up after an update tile as highlighted below, then toggle the button to the On position.

windows 11 automatically sign in after update

You can close the Settings page once done.

How to disable automatically sign-in after an update in Windows 11

If you change you mind about the settings above, you can disable this feature simply by going to the Start menu ==> Windows Settings ==> Accounts ==> Sign-in options ==> and toggle the button to the Off position for the tile “Use my sign-in info to automatically finish settings up after an update".

windows 11 automatically sign in after update disable

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable Windows 11 feature that automatically sign in after an update. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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