How to disable Face Login in Windows 11

This post shows students and new user steps to disable Windows Hello facial recognition sign-in option in Windows 11. Windows 11 comes with 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, their face, or fingerprint to sign into their devices. Windows Hello is a way one can ditch their passwords in favor of a more secure and personal method of authentication.

In order set up Windows Hello sign-in options, you’ll need a Windows computer with special hardware that supports these authentication methods. For instance, you’ll need a fingerprint reader to authenticate with your finger, and a facial recognition authentication requires an infrared or Intel RealSense camera.

If you have set up Windows to login with your face and you which to disable it, the steps below show you how to do that.

How to disable face login 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 you want to disable it, then use the steps below to do that.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done 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. 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 Facial recognition (Windows Hello) tile to expand it.

Then click the Remove button to disable the facial recognition sign in option in Windows 11.

Once you do that, you’ll be prompted to enter your PIN or windows password to confirm the change.

After you complete the steps, you can continue signing in with a traditional password. You may have to remove the PIN you created during the facial recognition sign-in option setup.

That should do it!


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