How to Improve Hello Facial Recognition Sign in with Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to improve Windows Hello facial recognition sign in with Windows 11. Windows 11 comes with a Windows Hello feature that provides a more personal and secure way to sign into Windows.

When you set up a facial recognition to sign in to your Windows 11 device, you can improve the system by rerunning the facial recognition process so that Windows can detect your face better.

You can run the process with your glasses on (if you wear one), and off so that Windows can recognize you with or without glasses. You can also improve Windows detection by changing the lighting condition and changing your face angles so that it’s easier to sign into Windows.

The more your run Windows facial recognition improvement process, the better Windows will detect your face accurately.

You can always run the improvement process by going to Start > Settings > Account > Sign-in options. Expand Facial recognition (Windows Hello) and click the Improve recognition button. Rerun the recognition process to train the system to detect your face better.

How to improve Windows facial detection in Windows 11

As mentioned above, one can improve Windows facial detection process by rerunning the detection process. You can do that with changing the lighting condition, change facial expressions and angles.

The more you do it, the better.

To improve Windows facial detection process or if Windows isn’t detecting your face easily, do the following:

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 start settings

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Accounts, then select the Sign-in options tile on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.

windows 11 accounts sign in options

On the Sign-in options settings pane, under Ways to sign in, click on the Facial recognition (Windows Hello) tile to expand it.

On the expanded tile, click on the Improve recognition button as highlighted below to improve the system detecting your face.

windows 11 improve recognition facial

Next, click on Get started to begin capturing your face to login.

windows 11 setup face login get setup

After that, a pop up windows will appear to create your PIN. Enter and confirm your PIN and your camera will begin enrolling your face.

reset forgotten pin windows 11

Once your face is captured and stored, you’ll have the option to login with your face the next time you want to sign into your computer.

windows 11 capture face to login

That should do it!


This post showed you how to improve Windows facial recognition detection so that it can easily recognize your face. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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