How to Login with your Face in Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to set up Windows Hello facial recognition to sign in with their faces in Windows 11. Windows 11 has a Windows Hello feature that provides a more personal and secure way to sign into Windows.

With Windows Hello, one can use a PIN, facial recognition, or fingerprint to sign into their devices. Windows Hello feature offers several ways to ditch their passwords in favor of a more secure and personal authentication method.

To set up facial recognition authentication with Windows Hello, you’ll need a computer with special hardware that supports these features. For instance, you’ll need a fingerprint reader to authenticate with your finger, and facial recognition authentication requires an infrared or Intel RealSense camera.

Without these hardware options, you may be unable to use Windows Hello secure login options.

If your device has these hardware features, continue below to set up a facial recognition authentication to log in with your face in Windows 11.

How to sign into Windows 11 with your face

As mentioned above, the Windows Hello feature provides a more personal and secure way to sign into Windows without a normal password.

If your device has a camera that allows facial recognition, follow the steps below to set it up in Windows 11.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for the majority of its settings. Everything can be done, from system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + I shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings, as shown in the image below:

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Accounts, then select the Sign-in options tile on the right pane of your screen, shown in the image below.

On the Sign-in options settings pane, under Ways to sign in, click on the Facial recognition (Windows Hello) tile to expand it.

Then click the Setup button to set up the facial recognition authentication method.

Next, click Get Start to begin capturing your face to log in.

After that, a pop-up window will appear to create your PIN. Enter and confirm your PIN, and your camera will begin enrolling your face.

Once your face is captured and stored, you can log in with your face the next time you want to sign into your computer.

That should do it!


This post showed students and new users steps to set up facial recognition in Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.

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