Samsung Flow Will Let You Unlock Your PC Using Your Galaxy Phone’s Fingerprint Reader

Courtesy of the Verge

Got a Galaxy phone with a fingerprint reader? And a PC running Windows 10? You should be excited by this news.

Samsung Flow service is a neat Windows 10 app that lets Galaxy Tab Pro S users unlock their device using a compatible Galaxy smartphone’s fingerprint reader. Samsung is working on an update to the service that will allow users to unlock any Windows 10 PC using the fingerprint scanner on their Galaxy smartphone.

Samsung support confirmed in reply to a consumer complain that the Samsung Flow app would be released for all Windows 10 PCs after the next major Windows 10 update which is scheduled to be released in April this year. Apart from the fingerprint authentication using a Galaxy smartphone, the app also lets users check their smartphone notifications and reply to them from the PC, transfer content (to and from the PC), and sync app activity from the paired smartphone.

The app was launched two years ago along with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. This update could be a move to push more people to buy Galaxy smartphones, as the feature will only work with them.

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