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


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, including a PIN, drawing on an image, scanning a fingerprint, and even logging in with your face.

If you’re a Star Wars aficionado (the kind who knows all the silly mistakes in the movies), you’ll be pleased to know that Windows 10’s facial login can be helped along using The Force.

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!

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

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