Microsoft tests password-free 'login' on Windows 10

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Microsoft tests password-free 'login' on Windows 10

Microsoft continues to search for a password-free world. The latest step is the option to be able to log in to all accounts on a Windows device without requiring any password.

The option is currently only available to those who use the preview Windows 10 (Beta), and these users will now be able to transition through the settings. Once they do, they will only be able to enter your devices with Windows Hello facial recognition, fingerprint sensor or traditional PIN.

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Microsoft wants you to use Windows Hello to sign in

At this time, the feature is still available to a small number of Beta users. And if you are going to enable the new feature, you will be asked to activate Windows Hello (if it is not enabled). Below are the steps on how you can get to the new feature (if you are part of this Beta program):

  • Go to Settings
  • Click on Accounts
  • Sign In Options
  • Select ‘On’ below ‘make my device password free’

By selecting this option, all accounts you have on your Windows 10 device will switch to one of the other three authentication modes. That is, you can now enter your system with Windows Hello facial recognition (recommended), biometric sensor or PIN.

Windows Hello is safer and faster when signing in

With this new feature, the goal is to further motivate you to use Windows Hello to get on your Windows device. This system not only gives you more security than using a password, but also allows you to enter the system faster.

If you are interested in learning more about Windows 10 previews, you can check out the full details through the official Microsoft blog.

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