This post shows students and new users steps to disable fingerprint recognition sign-in with Windows 11. Instead, windows 11 has a Windows Hello feature that provides a more personal and secure way to sign into Windows devices.
With Windows Hello, one can use a PIN, face, or fingerprint to sign into their devices. Windows Hello is a way to ditch their passwords in favor of a more secure and personal authentication method.
To use Windows Hello security authentication methods, you’ll need a Windows computer with special hardware that supports these authentication methods. For example, you’ll need a fingerprint reader to sign in with your fingerprint, an infrared camera to use your face, and TPM to sign in with a PIN.
The steps below show you how to disable or remove a fingerprint recognition sign-in option with Windows 11. Once you set up fingerprint authentication, you can sign in with your printer print.
If you do not want to use your fingerprint to sign in, remove that option; the steps below show you how.
How to remove the fingerprint recognition sign-in option with Windows 11
As mentioned above, Windows Hello provides a more personal and secure way to sign into Windows without a normal password.
If you have configured a facial recognition login and want to disable it, then use the steps below.
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:
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, 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 Fingerprint recognition (Windows Hello) tile to expand it.
Then click the Remove button to disable the fingerprint recognition sign-in option in Windows 11.
That should do it!
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