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

Among the novelties of Windows 10 of 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 that use the front camera swarm. These technologies are now mature enough, and users sufficiently accustomed to using them, so Microsoft has decided to implement them in Windows 10. In addition to unlocking without a password , in the same Windows 10 update (called Build 18936), Microsoft introduced also other minor changes.

How to unlock Windows 10 without a password

In Windows 10 20H1 Build 18936 just released to its beta testers, Microsoft has included a toggle called “Make your device passwordless” in the PC unlock mode (Settings> Account> Access options). This toggle acts at the level of Microsoft account and not of a single device, so if it is activated it will set access without a password on all the devices from which we access with our Microsoft profile. Access options include Windows Hello face recognition , fingerprint or a simple PIN. Microsoft, however, also explains that this option is being tested and has only been released to a small part of its testers enrolled in the Insider Program.

Other new features in Windows 10 Build 18936

A second novelty contained in the newly released Windows 10 20H1 beta to insiders is the ability to create events on the fly 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 from Build 18936.