Learn about Windows Hello and set it up

Applies to: Windows 10

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Windows Hello is a more personal, more secure way to get instant access to your Windows 10 devices using fingerprint or facial recognition. Most PC's with fingerprint readers already work with Windows Hello, making it easier and safer to sign into your PC. Here's how to set it up:

  • Go to the Start menu and select Settings .

  • Go to Accounts  > Sign-in options .
  • Under Manage how you sign in to your device, select a Windows Hello item to add, change, or remove it.
  • If your device is not compatible, see devices that work with Windows Hello.