Windows 10, the login is done without a password

In the Windows 10 update that will arrive in 2020, Microsoft will give users the ability to log in to the PC using their face

While trying to solve the problems reported by users who installed the May Update 2019, Microsoft engineers continue to work on the new features that will be introduced with the next update 20H1, that is, the one that will arrive in the first half of 2020 (19H2, scheduled for this fall, should instead be a simple service pack without major changes).

Among the novelties of Windows 10 in 2020 there will also be a feature to say goodbye to passwords. They will be replaced by biometric recognition, already widely tested in the mobile world where fingerprint sensors (even inside the display) and facial recognition technologies using the front camera are swarming. These technologies are now sufficiently mature, and users sufficiently accustomed to using them, so Microsoft has decided to implement them in Windows 10. In addition to passwordless unlocking, in the same Windows 10 update (which is called Build 18936), Microsoft has also introduced other minor innovations.

How to unlock Windows 10 without a password

In the Build 18936 of Windows 10 20H1 just released to its beta testers, Microsoft has also included, within the PC unlocking modes (Settings > Accounts > Login Options), a toggle called "Make your device passwordless". This toggle acts at Microsoft account level and not at single device level, so if it is activated it will set passwordless access on all devices from which we access with our Microsoft profile. Among the access options there are the Windows Hello facial recognition, the fingerprint or a simple PIN. Microsoft, however, also explains that this option is in the testing phase and has only been released to a small portion of its testers enrolled in the Insider Program.

Other new features in Windows 10 Build 18936

A second new feature contained in the Windows 10 20H1 beta just released to insiders is the ability to create on-the-fly events to add to the calendar directly from the taskbar. In practice, a text box will appear in which we can enter the details of the event. Finally, Microsoft is expanding the availability of phone screen sharing via the Your Phone app. This feature will be available on Surface Laptop, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Pro 4, 5 and 6, Surface Book and Surface Book 2 starting with Build 18936.