How to set up Windows Hello in Windows 10?

How to set up Windows Hello in Windows 10?

Using the instructions below you can easily get Windows Hello up and running on Windows 10 Pc

Windows Hello is a stylish new feature added to Windows 10 to enable Windows 10 users log in using fingerprint, facial recognition or iris. This feature adds biometric security layer on the PC. This means users get an alternate way to login to their Windows 10 PC. As opposed to the traditional password login method, Hello is considered user-friendly, secure and reliable. To configure Hello, a special camera array or fingerprint scanner is required.

How Helpful is Windows Hello?

Windows Hello the biometric-based technology solves quite a few problems like security and inconvenience, caused by traditional password method. This biometric method is harder to break, and the user doesn’t need to remember it as in case of passwords..

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How Windows Hello Works?

Windows Hello the new biometric technology limits attack surface on Windows 10 by eradicating the need of passwords. Windows Hello let users authenticate non-Microsoft and Microsoft services. This amazing technology uses 3D structured light to create face model followed by anti-spoofing techniques to restrict the creation of a fake mask to try login to someone else’s machine.

Compatible Devices with Windows Hello (At the time of writing):

Microsoft Surface Pro

Surface Book

Hp’s Spectre X360 13

ASUS Transformer Mini T102HA

Dell XPS 13 9360

Setting up Windows Hello on Windows 10 machine is very easy. What you need to do is, follow step by step instructions provided below:

Note: Without the necessary hardware you won’t be able to see options to setup Windows Hello.

How to Setup Hello on Windows 10?

  1. Head to the Settings app and click on accounts.
  2. Next click on sign-in options present in the sidebar.
    How to setup Hello on Windows 10
  3. Before you get permission to use Windows Hello you need to set up a PIN code.  Once its added you’ll be able to see the option for Hello to unlock.
  4. Here, you’ll see options to set up Windows Hello.
  5. Click on Set up under Face section > “Get started.”
  6. Next step will depend on the unlock method being used i.e. fingerprint or face.
    How to setup Hello on Windows 10 - 2
  7. Once done you’ll be asked to Improve recognition to perform more captures. Moreover, you can also configure to auto unlock.
  8. Once the setup is done, you’ll be able to see a small eye with a text reading as it is looking for you.

If you’re using face recognition you need to look into the camera and if the fingerprint method is used, you need to adjust it until PC has recorded it.

Using this method, you can secure your Windows 10 device from unauthorized access.

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Does Windows Hello Support FIDO2 Security Keys?

Microsoft is supporting latest security protocol FIDO2 in Windows Hello. This means users will be able to access standard based devices like USD security keys for an added layer of security.

These steps will help you use Windows 10 Hello that has been around since 2015. Certainly, Windows Hello has become popular lately due to Apple’s Face ID but this will benefit Microsoft in long run. As people are becoming familiar with Face ID and fingerprint scanner this biometric technology will help them to stay protected from intruders.

Not only this, Windows Hello provide an added layer of security so that business and home users do not have to worry about their data security.

We hope you use Windows Hello for extra security. Leave us a comment if you like the information about Windows Hello and how to use it.

Preeti is a technical writer with Systweak. She covers new technology and troubleshooting. She loves gadgets and is an avid reader. In her free time, she likes to travel and explore new places solo.

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