How to Reset Windows 10’s Facial Login With “The Force”

Ben Stegner 29-07-2016

Windows 10 includes many more ways to log into your PC than just a password. We’ve covered how to log in with all sorts of other methods How to Log Into Windows 10 With Finger Scans & Facial Recognition Instead of using a password or PIN, you might be better off using fingerprint scans or facial recognition! But there are a few risks associated with them. Here's what you need to know. Read More , including a PIN, drawing on an image, scanning a fingerprint, and even logging in with your face.


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When you use facial login, the system attempts to match the face it sees (hopefully yours) with the one it has on record. If it determines that it doesn’t have a match, it has to “discover” a new face before it will try to scan again.

So, if it doesn’t detect your face because of a low-light situation or similar, you have to move your head away from the scanner and back again.

Or so the non-Jedi think! Amazingly, you can channel The Force and wave your hand slowly in front of your webcam to fool the software into thinking it’s seeing a new face. As a Jedi, you’re able to fool technology like this with no problem; try it out!



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Did you try The Force when logging in? Let us know if you enjoyed this tip below!

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Related topics: Face Recognition, Troubleshooting, Windows 10.

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