January 9, 2017 9:12 am

Windows 10 Tip: How to set up multiple profiles with Windows Hello

By / Editor, Windows Blog

We’ve talked about how you can get started with Windows Hello – today, we’re going to show you how you can add multiple accounts to the same Windows 10 PC, and set it up so anyone you share it with can login to their own account using their own face or fingerprint with Windows Hello.

Windows 10 Tip: How to set up multiple profiles with Windows Hello

To get started, launch the Windows Settings menu (or simply type Windows key + I):

Windows 10 Tip: How to set up multiple profiles with Windows Hello

Type in the search box ‘’Family’’ or “Other people,’’ or go to Accounts > Family & other people.

Add a family member or friend

Windows 10 Tip: How to set up multiple profiles with Windows Hello

Select “Add a family member” or “Add someone else to this PC based on your needs.” Type in their Microsoft account email address.

Have them login with their new account

Windows 10 Tip: How to set up multiple profiles with Windows Hello

Sign out from your account and ask the other person to sign in back with their own account. They will be prompted to setup a new profile, including the setup of Windows Hello with their own face or fingerprint sign-in.

All set! Now every time each of you will show your face or touch/swipe your finger you will get uniquely recognized and you will get access to your own PC profile.

Have a great week!

* Windows Hello requires specialized hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors and capable devices.

Updated January 19, 2017 12:54 pm