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Two-factor authentication for the OneDrive app on Windows 10 Mobile

Onedrive hello
  • On January 28, 2016

You can use the Lumia 950’s Iris Scanner to unlock the app

Microsoft has added an additional level of security to OneDrive mobile. Thanks to build-in support for Windows Hello authentication, people with Lumia 950 & 950 XL phones can now unlock the app by using the Iris scanner.

To enable the feature: go to Settings → Additional device sign-up → On

Settings OneDrive WIndows Hello

In order to turn the feature on, you need to enable sign-in to your device and turn on Windows Hello → Go to Settings → Accounts → Sign-in options. Next time you open OneDrive you will need to scan your iris and hit OK.

Tip: You can select ‘Never’ in the ‘Require sign-in’ menu, so Windows Hello will only scan your iris when you open the OneDrive app.

With Windows 10, Microsoft allows app developers to secure user data through two-stage authentication methods – using Windows Hello or Microsoft Passport. Windows Hello currently supports fingerprints, facial recognition, and iris scanning.