Accounts Select Preferred Hello Camera in Windows 11

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This tutorial will show you how to select your preferred Hello camera for your account in Windows 11.

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.

You can set up facial recognition sign-in with your PC's infrared camera or an external infrared camera.

Starting with Windows 11 build 25324, if you have multiple cameras that support Windows Hello, you can now select your preferred camera.

Here's How:

1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Accounts on the left side, and click/tap on Sign-in options on the right side. (see screenshot below)


3 Under Ways to sign in, click/tap on Facial recognition (Windows Hello) to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Select your preferred Hello camera in the drop menu. (see screenshot below)

Let Windows Choose is the default setting.


5 You can now close Settings if you like.

That's it,
Shawn Brink



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