The following circumstances should be considered before enabling a Windows 10 device to automatically login to a user account:
- When the device is only being used by one person OR the account being logged into is not an administrative account. This is important because allowing access to an admin account can provide access to documents stored in another user profile.
- The user account does not store any personal data.
- Account credentials and passwords are not saved in any of the web browsers. In the wrong hands, this could allow access to accounts with linked credit cards.
How to Automatically Login to an Account on Windows 10NOTE: Please consider implementing an automatic logon very sparingly as it does remove the security provided by having a password attached to user profiles.
Use these steps to enable the auto-login feature for a user account:
- First, log into the device with any user account.
- Open a command window by clicking in search and typing "cmd".
- In the command window, type "control userpasswords2".
- This will bring up the User Accounts window.
- Click on the name of the user account to automatically log into from those accounts listed.
- Uncheck the box next to "User must enter a user name and password to use this computer".
- Click the "Apply" and "Ok" button to save the settings and close the window.
- Reboot the device to apply the settings.
- Once the device reboots, it should automatically log into the user account selected and take you straight to the desktop.