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    Set up Face for Windows Hello in Windows 10

    Set up Face for Windows Hello in Windows 10

    How to Set Up Windows Hello Face Recognition in Windows 10
    Published by Category: User Accounts
    28 Jun 2020
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    How to Set Up Windows Hello Face Recognition in Windows 10


    Windows Hello is a more personal, more secure way to get instant access to your Windows 10 devices using fingerprint or face recognition.

    Windows Hello, greets you by name and with a smile, letting you sign in without a password and providing instant, more secure access to your Windows 10 devices. Windows Hello introduces system support for biometric authentication – using your face, iris, or fingerprint to unlock your devices – with technology that is much safer than traditional passwords. You– uniquely you– plus your device are the keys to your Windows experience, apps, data and even websites and services – not a random assortment of letters and numbers that are easily forgotten, hacked, or written down and pinned to a bulletin board. Modern sensors recognize your unique personal characteristics to sign-you-in on a supporting Windows 10 device.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 15007, Microsoft is bringing in some exciting improvements around how you discover and enroll into Windows Hello’s facial recognition. For devices and peripherals that support Windows Hello. you’ll now see a visual guidance that tracks your face in real-time, shows you an improved progress indicator and gives you real-time feedback to quickly and smoothly set your face up for signing in.

    Windows Hello Face Requirements:

    For more about Windows Hello, see:

    This tutorial will show you how to setup Windows Hello facial recognition for signing in to Windows 10, apps, and Microsoft services.


    Contents

    • Option One: To Setup Face for your Account in Settings
    • Option Two: To Setup Face for your Account from Sign-in Screen



    EXAMPLE: Windows Hello








    OPTION ONE

    To Setup Face for your Account in Settings


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Accounts icon.

    2 Click/tap on Sign-in options on the left side, click/tap on the Windows Hello Face option on the right side, and click/tap on the Set up button. (see screenshot below)

    Set up Face for Windows Hello in Windows 10-set_up_windows_hello_face_recognition-1.png

    3 Click/tap on Get started. (see screenshot below)

    Set up Face for Windows Hello in Windows 10-windows_hello_face-2.png

    4 Enter your PIN to verify it's you. (see screenshot below)

    Set up Face for Windows Hello in Windows 10-set_up_windows_hello_face_recognition-3.png

    5 Make sure your face is centered in the frame, and keep looking directly at your screen until it has finished. (see screenshots below)

    Set up Face for Windows Hello in Windows 10-windows_hello_face-4.png

    6 Click/tap on Improve recognition and go back to step 5 above if you would like to improve recognition so Windows Hello can recognize you in different lighting conditions, face angles, or when your appearance changes (for example, your glasses). (see screenshot below)

    Set up Face for Windows Hello in Windows 10-set_up_windows_hello_face_recognition-5.jpg

    7 When finished, click/tap on Close. (see screenshot above)

    8 Turn on or off Automatically unlock the screen if we recognize your face for what you want. (see screenshot below}

    Set up Face for Windows Hello in Windows 10-set_up_windows_hello_face_recognition-6.png

    9 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.






    OPTION TWO

    To Setup Face for your Account from Sign-in Screen


    This option is only available starting with Windows 10 build 17083.


    1 While on your sign-in screen, click/tap on the Windows Hello tile under Sign-in options. (see gif below)



    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21354
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    Hi, it could be relatively common - especially for laptop users- to see
    Set up Face for Windows Hello in Windows 10-1.png

    The 'learn more' is particularly unhelpful here.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...cy#managehello

    You've given some example cameras, but would be helpful to identify the criteria or approximate guidance.
    People post attempted fixes for this without attempting to verify whether the specs are met.

    Example (not definitive alas)
    Why is my laptop camera not compatible with Windows Hello Face? - Quora
    suggests
    The camera has to be designed specifically with this technology in mind, Windows Hello has infra red emitters to facilitate authentication, within your skin and iris, I believe it’s also doing some 3d imaging, making it impossible a picture of you breaks into your computer
    Laptop camera?
    Can Windows Hello be used on a laptop with the normal laptop camera? - Quora
    This is more specific
    Unfortunately the answer is a “NO”. Windows’ new feature (HELLO) requires a special camera which demands “Intel RealSense technology”.Microsoft are very cautious at security. So a special camera is definitely required.
    Intel RealSense 3D: What It Is and What You Do With It | Tom's Guide

    Would be helpful to add some info- at present it's badly handled by Windows.
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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    @dalchina,

    I agree. There's really not a lot out there other than making sure the camera's specs for a desktop, laptop, tablet, etc... says it's Windows Hello compatible and supports Windows 10.
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #4

    My first reaction to that message was 'Oh, there must be something wrong with my laptop camera' (supported by a recent weird experience applying for a bank account when I had to hold my passport up to the camera, and then stick my nose about 4" from the screen to satisfy their requirement to match an oval, and the picture for both was green!)

    With another app it worked perfectly well.
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