You are the password

Windows Hello: you are the password

Windows Hello logs you into your Windows devices in under two seconds, 3x faster than a password1. Use your camera to recognise your face or try your fingerprint reader – either way Windows Hello recognises you instantly. You can always keep your PIN as a backup.

Sign in your way

Enable Windows Hello to switch on sign-in with your face or fingerprint. Login to your laptop, tablet, device, app or even websites faster and more securely. You can even make in-app purchases.

Windows Hello facial recognition

Sign in with your smile

Windows Hello fingerprint recognition

Sign in with your fingerprint

Apps enabled for Windows Hello

Windows Hello works with compatible apps like iHeartRADIO and DropBox, so you can bypass the password and breeze right through. Sign-ins are fast and password-free, with an extra measure of security.7

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Windows Hello companion devices

Your companion devices unlock your PC.

Windows Hello lets you use your digital wristband, smart watch, phone and other companion devices to unlock your Windows PC quickly, without using a password.6 By already certifying your identity, these devices give you another choice for quick, secured sign-ins.

Additional Windows features

* Up to 12 hours of video playback. Testing conducted by Microsoft in September 2015 using preproduction Intel Core i5, 256GB, 8 GB RAM device. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.

** System software uses significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and apps usage. 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. For more information, see surface.com/storage.

Up to 9 hours of video playback. Testing conducted by Microsoft in September 2015 using preproduction Intel Core i5, 256GB, 8 GB RAM device. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.

1 Based on average time comparison between typing a password and detecting a face or fingerprint for authentication.

3 Windows Hello requires specialised hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors and capable devices.

4 Cortana available in selected markets; experience may vary by region and device.

5 Touch-capable tablet or PC required. Pen accessory may be sold separately.

6 Available for selected companion devices and selected Windows 10 editions. Might require PC and companion devices to be joined in Azure Active Directory or Active Directory and paired via Bluetooth.

7 Limited to compatible apps.

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