We all have grown accustomed to Windows 10’s perks. Better stability, cool graphical features, and Cortana. But it seem that Microsoft has another surprise in store for use in terms of security and account control. Be prepared to bye-bye passwords and hello face recognition.
Yes, you read it right. Microsoft has included a little Easter egg in their last installment of the critically-acclaimed operating system. Remember those sci-fi movies where the characters had to undergo retinal scan or a fingerprint scan in order to get access into a secure location? Well, let’s just say that Microsoft decided to imbue its new baby boy with such technology. Fingerprint sensors are not something new under the sun. I think that it’s been almost 8 years since computer manufacturers have decided to integrate fingerprint sensors in the computer’s design.
But face recognition is something completely new to Windows. So, how does it work? Basically, the computer is programmed to skim through your facial details in order to create a profile. The operation takes about thirty seconds or so. After it has finished the operation, you can now use this procedure in order to log in on your device without having to waste time on typing your password.
The feature makes use of the pc’s or laptop’s integrated camera. And the more sophisticated the camera is, the easier for your computer it will be to identify your face. There are a couple of computers out there which have special integrated camera that are capable of using infrared sensors. Usually, this is not a prerequisite, but it will facilitate the whole procedure.
So, how to activate this marvelous feature? It’s quite simple, actually. Press the windows key or simply click on the lower left corner in order to bring the start menu up. From there select settings. After entering setting, navigate until you see the accounts icon. Note: before enabling the option (the application is named Windows Hello, because, every time you’ll want to log in, the computer will say “Hello, I’m looking for your), you must set a Microsoft account. After that, you are required to pick a personal identification number. You can use the PIN in order to access your computer from any number of external devices.
After you’ve completed the above operations, scroll down until you see the Windows Hello section. From there, Windows will tell what you can use in order to bypass normal password typing procedure. For some computers, facial recognition might not be available and to other, that support biometrics, fingerprind ID may be the only option available.