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Enhance the security of your Windows device by leveraging Windows Hello. If you’ve already set up Windows Hello, you can eliminate the password sign-in method for an even more secure experience.

Once you remove the password option, all features on your device that require your Microsoft account and password, including various apps and web browsers, will seamlessly transition to using Windows Hello’s facial recognition, fingerprint identification, or PIN code.

Note: This option is only available when you sign in with your Microsoft account.

To go passwordless, you can use the Settings app.

  1. In the Settings app on your Windows device, select Accounts > Sign-in options or use the following shortcut:

    Sign-in options

  2. Under Additional settings, turn on the option For improved security, only allow Windows Hello sign-in for Microsoft accounts on this device

    Note: in Windows 10, this option is under Require Windows Hello sign-in for Microsoft accounts.

Screenshot of Settings - toggle to configure passwordless turned on.

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The next time you sign in to your device, you won't have the option to use your password. Only the Windows Hello face, fingerprint, or PIN gestures will be available.

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How to go passwordless with your Microsoft account

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