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

Microsoft has released the stable version of Windows 11 for all users. Windows 11 operating system comes with a new look along with many new features. By default, Windows only shows your username on the sign-in screen.

Here, if you sign in with your Microsoft account to Windows, you can also choose to show your email address and username. This unique detail identifies your account on the sign-in screen. It may be helpful 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.

This risewindows post will show you steps of additional account details like email address on the sign-in screen when using Windows 11.

How to Show or Hide Account Details in Sign-in Screen using the Settings app?

Step 1. Firstly, open the Settings app by clicking Windows + I keys from the keyboard.

Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, select the Accounts category from the left sidebar.

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Step 3. Then, on the right sidebar of Accounts, select Sign-in options.

Step 4. Next, scroll down to the “Sign-in options” settings, and see the “Show account details such as my email address on the sign-in screen” option. Turn On the toggle switch to enable this feature. To disable this feature, flip the toggle switch to the Off position.

Finally, log off your computer to see the changes.

How to Allow Users to Show Account Details using Group Policy?

You can also use Local Group Policy Editor to show account details on the sign-in screen on a Windows 11 PC. Even gpedit.msc is not a part of Windows 11 Home edition. Either enable gpedit.msc or use an alternate method.

Step 1. Firstly, open the Local Group Policy Editor.

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Step 2. Now, when the Local Group Policy Editor window opens, navigate to the following path from the left sidebar:-

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon

Step 3. Then, on the right sidebar of the Logon folder, look for the policy name, “Block user from showing account details on sign-in.” Then, double-click on this policy to modify its settings.

Step 4. After that, select the Disabled option to show the account details on the sign-in screen. To hide the account details from the log-in screen, select the Enabled or Not Configured option.

Step 5. Next, click the Apply button.

Step 6. Finally, click OK.

So, restart or log off your PC to see the changes.

How to Show or Hide Account Details in Sign-in Screen through Registry Editor?

To show or hide account details in the sign-in screen through the registry editor, do the following:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Registry Editor.

Step 2. Now, when the Registry Editor window opens, navigate to the following path from the left sidebar:-

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System

Step 3. Right-click the “System” folder in the left sidebar and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. After that, name the new entry as BlockUserFromShowingAccountDetailsOnSignin.

Step 4. Then, double-click the BlockUserFromShowingAccountDetailsOnSignin to change its default value. Then, set the “Value data” to 0.

Step 5. After that, click OK.

Finally, close the registry editor and restart your computer to see the changes. If you want to revert the changes, navigate to the following registry key in the Registry Editor:-

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System

On the right side of the System folder, delete the “BlockUserFromShowingAccountDetailsOnSignin.” Then, restart your computer to restore the default settings.

That’s it for the article.

I hope it will be helpful to you.

Good luck & Keep growing with risewindows, guys.

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