Surface Go - Windows Hello Face Authentication

Windows Hello face authentication is a feature first introduced in Windows 10 and carried over to Windows 11 that allows you to log in to a Windows machine using your face.

It allows you to log into your Windows computer quickly and securely with the help of a biometric authentication method. It uses infrared cameras and software algorithms to create a unique biometric profile of your face, which can verify your identity. With Windows Hello face authentication, you can avoid the hassle of remembering a password or PIN and easily access your device by simply looking at the screen.

Does the Surface Go support Windows Hello Facial Recognition?

All Surface Go versions and models are equipped with a Windows Hello Infrared (IR) camera, enabling Windows Hello Face Authentication (also known as Face ID) on Windows 11 and Windows 10.

Here is a summary of all Surface Go models’ biometric authentication supports.

ModelFingerprintIR Camera
Surface Go (2018)NoYes
Surface Go 2 (2020)NoYes
Surface Go 3 (2021)NoYes
Surface Go 4 (2023)NoYes
Table 1: Surface Go login features

The tablet has a camera array on the front next to the sensor, performing well in various lighting conditions, including complete darkness.