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, facial recognition, or a secure PIN. 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.