Learn how to use facial recognition for logon.
- [Instructor] For decades, people have been using passwords to log into their PCs. But thanks to a new feature called Windows Hello, you may no longer have to do that. Windows Hello uses biometric authentication. In other words, you can log in by allowing Windows to recognize your face. Now before I show you how to set this up, I need to point out that you have to have compatible hardware in order to make this work. I'm using a Microsoft Surface Book 2, and there are a few other machines out there that are certified to work with Windows Hello. So let's go ahead and set this up.
I'm going to begin the process by clicking on the Start button. From there, I'm going to click on Settings. Next I'm going to click on Accounts, and then I'm going to click on Sign-in options. So this is going to take me to the Sign-in options screen. And you can see right here that we have Windows Hello, and it says, "Sign in to Windows, apps and services "by teaching Windows to recognize you." And we have a button right here that we can use to set up facial recognition. Now before we go through this, there's one thing that I need to show you. I'm going to scroll down a little bit further and you can see that this machine is set up to use a PIN.
Now a PIN is required as a backup means of authentication, so in other words, if Windows has trouble recognizing your face, you can still get in using your PIN. You're not just totally locked out because Windows is unable to recognize you. Now if you don't have a PIN on your machine just yet, then Windows Hello will walk you through the process of setting one up as a part of the facial recognition setup process. But in my case I've already got a PIN. So I wanted to be sure and point that out before we get started. So with that said, I'm going to go ahead and scroll back up and I'm going to click the Set up button just beneath Face Recognition.
So I'll click Set up, and now I'm taken to the Welcome to Windows Hello screen. And you can see that it says that, "Your device just got more personal. "Say goodbye to entering complex passwords "and start using Windows Hello to unlock your device, "verify your identity, and buy things in the Store "using your face." So we'll go ahead and get started by clicking Get started. And when I do that, I have to enter my PIN. If I hadn't set up a PIN just yet, I would be prompted to enter my Windows password. But I'll go ahead and enter a PIN, and now I'm prompted to look directly at the camera.
And as you can see, it says, "All set! "Use your face the next time that you want to unlock your device." But then, here's the really important part. Notice the tip underneath there. Right here, "If you wore glasses "while setting up Windows Hello, "select improve recognition "go through the setup again without them. "This will help us recognize you either way." Now in my case, I'm not wearing glasses but I am wearing headphones. So that's probably something that I would want to do. So I'm going to go ahead and click Close, and you can see the Improve recognition button right there.
So if you want to go through the setup process again to help Windows recognize you a little better, this is the button that you would click, and it would take you through the exact same process that you've just seen. If you decide that facial recognition is not for you, then it's easy enough to disable. All you have to do is use the Remove button. So that's how you set up facial recognition and Windows Hello in Windows 10.
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