Chapter 3. Enabling automatic login

You can enable automatic login in order to streamline your computing experience, avoiding the need to repeatedly enter your password during every session startup. This can be convenient for single-user environments where security risks are minimal, such as on a personal home computer that is not shared with others.


Enabling automatic login poses security risks. It allows direct access to the user account without requiring a password. This might lead to unauthorized use of the system or sensitive data. This risk is significant when the computer is shared, in public spaces, or physically accessible.

Consider whether the login convenience outweighs the potential compromise of security and privacy.


  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click Users.
  3. Select the Unlock button and enter your password.
  4. Toggle the switch to enable automatic login.

Once you have enabled automatic login, your computer will automatically log in to the specified user account the next time you start it up.