How to add a Finger to Fingerprint Reader in Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to add additional fingers to Windows fingerprint recognition sign-in with Windows 11. When you set up a Windows Hello Fingerprint recognition sign-in, you can register and authenticate with more fingers.

Adding more fingers to authenticate with is similar to setting up a fingerprint recognition sign-in the first time. You can use as many fingers to create a fingerprint profile. Only fingers that are added and registered will be used to sign in to Windows.

Windows Hello Fingerprint feature provides a more personal and secure way to sign into Windows. One can use a PIN, facial recognition, or fingerprint to sign into their Windows devices. In addition, the windows Hello feature offers several ways to ditch their passwords in favor of a more secure and personal authentication method.

Below is how to add additional fingers with Windows 11 finger recognition sign-in.

How to add additional fingers to Windows Hello Finger recognition sign-in with Windows 11

As mentioned above, one can use multiple fingers to sign in to Windows 11 with the Hello Finger recognition feature. Once Hello Finger recognition is set up, adding additional fingers is easy.

Below is how to do that.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for the majority of its settings. As a result, 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:

windows 11 start settings

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. For example, in Windows Settings, click Accounts, and select the Sign-in options tile on the right, as shown in the image below.

On the Sign-in options settings pane, select the Fingerprint recognition (Windows Hello) tile to expand it, and click Set up another finger as highlighted below.

Type your account’s PIN to verify it’s you.

On the next screen, Windows will ask you to start swiping the finger you want to use to log in on the fingerprint reader or sensor until Windows can get a complete reading of your print.

windows 11 fingerprint reader

Once Windows has successfully read the print on the first finger, you’ll see an all-set message with an option to add prints from other fingers if you wish to add more.

That should do it!


This post showed you how to set up additional fingers for fingerprint sign-in with Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.

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