How to set up Windows Hello facial recognition on your laptop

You can log into your Windows 10 laptop or tablet by looking at your webcam. Here’s what you need and how to set it up. Using your Windows 10 laptop or tablet’s built-in webcam, Hello uses facial recognition to get you in and working in under two seconds. It also works with more than a dozen apps like DropBox, iHeartRadio, and  OneDrive, so you can skip typing in a password. Unfortunately, not every webcam will work with Windows Hello.

Your PC will need an infrared (IR) camera to use the feature, which is more common in new laptops and two-in-ones from the past couple of years, including those from Dell, Lenovo, and Asus. It’s cool, and it works well. If you have the right hardware,

Here’s how you can set up Windows Hello’s face login:

Step 1 – Open Settings and choose Accounts

Step 2 – Click “Sign-in options” on the sidebar and scroll down to Windows Hello. Click “Set up” under Face but if you don’t have a PIN, you’ll need to set that up first. That’s located directly above Windows Hello.

Step 3 – Click Get Started and Enter your PIN.

Step 4 – Stare into the webcam while Windows Hello scans your face. This procedure will be quick.

Step 5 – Click Improve Recognition for additional scans, or close the setup process. 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.

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