How To Disable 'Hello' in Windows 10

Disabling Windows 10 Facial Recognition and Biometric Login 

Manual Configuration

To turn off the Facial Recognition feature for Windows Hello, navigate to: -

  1. All Settings
  2. Click Accounts
  3. Select Sign-in options
  4. Below Picture password, select Remove
  5. Turn off 'Automatically unlock the screen if we recognize your face option'

Settings Screen to Disable Windows Hello

There isn’t a way to turn off Facial Recognition features in Windows 10 Camera app


Group Policy Configuration

Disabling Windows Hello for business can be applied in both User Configuration and Computer Configuration in the policy settings.

To disable Windows Hello for business: -

  1. Open gpedit.msc
  2. Navigate to Policy > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Hello for Business
  3. Select Use Windows Hello for Business
  4. Select the disable option
  5. Click Apply
  6. Click OK
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