Windows Hello to reportedly get speedier with Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update

Laurent Giret

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If you often use Windows Hello to unlock your Windows 10 Mobile phone, you may be aware that the feature could use some improvements. Indeed, whether you use your handset’s iris scanner or fingerprint sensor (for the few phones that have one such as the HP Elite x3), the whole process can feel a bit slow, with superfluous animations that don’t look to be really necessary.

Fortunately, it seems that Microsoft has addressed this issue in upcoming builds of the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update. Today, the folks over at Windows Central explained that they managed to get their hands on an upcoming Windows 10 Mobile Insider build (they didn’t specify the build number), and this preview build features one nice improvement for Windows Hello: the unlocking process has been sped up by cutting the “Hello” animation that follows the “Making sure that it’s you” message. Overall, the process seems to be close to one second faster, which is still not blazingly fast but certainly better than before.

It’s not clear yet if these Windows Hello improvements will also make their way to PCs running the Windows 10 Creators Update. However, improving Windows Hello login times has been a popular request in the Feedback Hub, and we’re glad that Microsoft is making sure that users who own a device that supports it have a great experience.