Windows Hello is a more personal, more secure way to get instant access to your Windows 11 devices using a PIN, facial recognition, or fingerprint. You'll need to set up a PIN as part of setting up fingerprint or facial recognition sign-in, but you can also sign in with just your PIN.
These options help make it easier and safer to sign into your PC because your PIN is only associated with one device and it's backed up for recovery with your Microsoft account.
If your Windows 11 device has a built-in fingerprint sensor or connected fingerprint reader, you can set up the fingerprint recognition sign-in option.
After you set up fingerprint recognition, you can set up and add another finger as wanted to use to sign in.
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EXAMPLE: Fingerprint recognition sign-in option on sign-in screen
Open Settings (Win+I).
Click/tap on Accounts on the left side, and click/tap on Sign-in options on the right side. (see screenshot below)
Under Ways to sign in, click/tap on Fingerprint recognition (Windows Hello) to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)
Click/tap on the Remove button to the right of Remove this sign-in optioin. (see screenshot below)
You can now close Settings if you like.