How to add / remove fingerprint for account in Windows 10

How to add / remove fingerprint for account in Windows 10

Windows Hello is a more personal and secure way to instantly access Windows 10 devices with fingerprint or facial recognition.

This guide will show you how to add or remove fingerprints to your account that you can use to sign in to Windows 10, Microsoft apps and services.

Sign-in options on Windows 10

Local users (Microsoft and local accounts) can sign in to Windows with fingerprints by default, unless the option is disabled.

Domain users will not be able to log into Windows with fingerprints by default, unless this option is enabled.

When you boot into Safe Mode, you will only be able to log in with a password and not with any other login options (for example, fingerprint or PIN).

Starting with Windows 10 build 18995, Microsoft is going one step further in the journey of passwordless sign-in, by adding Windows Hello PIN support to Safe Mode, so you no longer have to rely on passwords. password when troubleshooting your device.

How to set up fingerprint for account in Windows 10

You’ll use this option if you haven’t already set up and added fingerprints to your account.

1. Open the Settings app and click the Accounts icon .

2. Click Sign-in options on the left side, click Windows Hello Fingerprint on the right side, and click the Set up button .

Select Sign-in options> Windows Hello Fingerprint> t Set up

Note : You need a PIN for your account before you can set up Windows Hello fingerprints.

3. When ready, tap Get started.

4. Enter your PIN to verify that it is you.

Enter the PIN to confirm

5. Scan your finger on the fingerprint reader. You’ll need to scan your finger a few times to get set up with Windows Hello.

6. When prompted to Now try another angle , click Next.

7. Place your fingers at different angles on the fingerprint reader so that different sides of the fingerprint are collected. You’ll need to scan your finger a few times to get set up with Windows Hello.

Place fingers at different angles on the fingerprint reader

8. Once all are set, click Close or click the Add another finger link and go to step 3 above.

How to add another fingerprint to the account in Windows 10

You can use this option after you have set up the fingerprint according to the instructions above and want to add another finger.

1. Open the Settings app and click the Accounts icon .

2. Click Sign-in options on the left side, click Windows Hello Fingerprint on the right side and select Add another.

3. Go to step 3 in the section above to continue.

How to remove all fingerprints from account in Windows 10

1. Open the Settings app and click the Accounts icon .

2. Click Sign-in options on the left side, click Windows Hello Fingerprint on the right side, and select Remove.

Set up fingerprints for the account from the login screen

This option is only available starting with Windows 10 build 17083. Once on the login screen, click the Windows Hello tile under Sign-in options .

Set up fingerprints for the account from the login screen

See more:

  • How to remove PIN and other login options on Windows 10
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