You are the password

Windows Hello: explore its features and enabled apps

Windows Hello logs you into your Windows devices in less than 2 seconds, 3x faster than a password1. Use your camera to recognize your face or try your fingerprint reader8 – either way Windows Hello recognizes you instantly. You can always keep your PIN as a backup.

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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 with Windows Hello enabled

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 10 features

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

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.

8 Windows Hello requires specialized hardware including a Windows Hello capable device, fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors and capable devices.