How to Set Up Windows Hello Facial Recognition in Windows 10


The Hello feature in Windows 10 provides several ways of logging in to your laptop — from passwords to PIN numbers, fingerprint scans, and even facial recognition. Facial recognition requires an infrared or Intel RealSense camera. So far, the feature has been limited to selected computers, such as Microsoft’s own Surface Book and HP’s EliteBook Folio G1. You can also purchase some external webcams that will provide this functionality.

Provided you have the appropriate hardware, enabling the Windows Hello facial recognition in Windows 10 is awesome. Here’s how you can do it:

STEP 1: Go to Settings, then click on Accounts.

STEP 2: Click on Sign-in options on the left pane, then scroll down to Windows Hello, and then click on the Set up button under Face.

NOTE: If you currently don’t have a PIN, you’ll need to set up one. The option can be found directly above the Windows Hello section.

STEP 3: On the Welcome screen, click on Get started.

STEP 4: Enter your PIN in the field provided.

STEP 5: Stare into the webcam while Windows Hello scans your face.

NOTE: This procedure will be quick.

STEP 6: Click the Improve recognition button for additional scans or to close the setup process.

NOTE: If you wear glasses or a hat, we recommend that you scan your face with and without them.

The next time you log in to Windows, the camera will be searching for your face to authenticate your login request.

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