How to change your BitLocker PIN quickly

BitLocker is a feature that helps protect the internal hard drive from outside attacks or offline attacks. It is designed to protect data by providing a key for the entire drive. In the following article, TipsMake will show you 3 ways to change BitLocker PIN quickly and easily on Windows 10.

BitLocker is a feature that helps protect the internal hard drive from outside attacks or offline attacks. This is an entire disk encryption feature available on Windows (Pro and Enterprise editions only). It is designed to protect data by providing a key for the entire drive. In the following article, TipsMake will show you 3 ways to change BitLocker PIN quickly and easily on Windows 10.

On current Windows 10 and TPM 2.0, the BitLocker PIN has been extended to 6 characters. Besides, the time locked on TPM 2.0 is longer than the default when a PIN is changed.

How to change BitLocker PIN on Windows 10

  1. 1. Use PowerShell
  2. 2. Use the Command Prompt
  3. 3. Use the Control Panel

1. Use PowerShell

To change the BitLocker PIN using PowerShell, follow these steps:

  1. Press Windows + X to access the Power User Menu .
  2. Press A to open PowerShell in admin mode.
  3. Type the following command into the PowerShell window and press Enter .
manage-bde -changepin C:
How to change your BitLocker PIN quickly Picture 1 PowerShell Windows 10

Replace the C character in the command with a different letter assigned to the drive system that contains the Windows installation on your computer.

  1. Enter the new PIN and press Enter .
  2. Confirm the PIN and press Enter .

So your BitLocker PIN has been changed successfully. Please restart the system and check.

2. Use the Command Prompt

To change the BitLocker PIN using the Command Prompt, follow these steps:

  1. Press Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog box .
  2. Type cmd in the Run dialog box and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open Command Prompt in admin mode.
  3. Type the following command into the Command Prompt window and press Enter .
manage-bde -changepin C:
How to change your BitLocker PIN quickly Picture 2 Command Prompt

Replace the C character in the command with a different letter assigned to the drive system containing the Windows installation on your computer.

  1. Enter the new PIN and press Enter .
  2. Confirm the PIN and press Enter .

Your BitLocker PIN has been successfully changed. Restart the system and check.

3. Use the Control Panel

Follow the steps below to change the BitLocker PIN via the Control Panel

  1. Press Windows + R combination to open the Run dialog box .
  2. Type control into the dialog box and press Enter to open Control Panel .
  3. Set the view to Large icons .
  4. Click BitLocker Drive Encryption .
  5. Click Change PIN .
  6. If you know the old PIN code , type, then enter a new PIN , then select Change PIN .
  7. If you don't know the old PIN , select Reset a Forgotten PIN . Enter the new PIN and confirm. Click Set PIN , reboot the system and check.
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