If you do not want to use your fingerprint to log into your computer, you can remove Windows Hello Fingerprint in Windows 10. It is possible to delete all the preset fingerprints so that you can sign in to your system with other different Sign-in options such as PIN, password, Windows Hello Face, etc.
If your computer has a fingerprint scanner, it is better to use it instead of a PIN or password. This practice helps you to log in securely in public places without revealing the password to an unknown person.
Although it is straightforward to set up and use Windows Hello Fingerprint and Face on a Windows 10 PC, there is a tiny drawback. If you register multiple fingerprints and you want to remove only one of them, you cannot do that. You have to remove all the fingerprints.
How to remove Windows Hello Fingerprint
To remove Windows Hello Fingerprint in Windows 10, follow these steps-
- Press Win+I to open Windows Settings.
- Go to Accounts > Sign-in options.
- Click on Windows Hello Fingerprint.
- Click the Remove button.
Let’s check out all these steps in detail.
You need to open the Windows Settings panel on your computer. Although there are many ways to do that, you can press Win+I buttons together to get it done.
After opening the Windows Settings panel, you can need to navigate to Accounts. Here you can find an option on your left-hand side called Sign-in options.
The Sign-in options page contains all the options that you have on your computer to sign into the system.
Click the Windows Hello Fingerprint option. After that, you will see a Remove button.
Click on it to remove all registered fingerprints from Windows 10.
Please note that you do not need to enter your PIN, etc, to verify yourself before removing the fingerprint.
I hope it helps.
Related read: How to Disable or Enable Biometrics Sign In on Windows 10 joined to a Domain.