Windows 10 devices can now be unlocked using a Samsung device as the mobile manufacturer recently updated its Flow app on Play Store which now adds support for unlocking Windows 10 devices using the operating system’s inbuilt Windows Hello feature.
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Windows Hello is another method of signing into your Windows 10 device and all it takes is a touch of your finger or a scan of your face — no need to type passwords anymore.
If you’ve aforementioned things in order, all you need to do is pair both the Windows and Samsung device using Bluetooth. Once the Bluetooth pairing is complete, go to Windows Hello page and click on ‘Register Device’ button and confirm using the passcode. Now to complete the process, you’ll need to enter your PIN.
After this is done, you’ll be able to unlock your Windows 10 PC using your fingerprint via any compatible Samsung phone or tablet. Note that you’ll need to register a fingerprint on your Samsung device before it begins.
How to Check if Your PC is Compatible with Windows Hello
According to Microsoft, “Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, and most PCs with fingerprint readers already work with Windows Hello, and more devices that can recognise your face and fingerprint will be available in the future. You can also sign in to your PC using Windows Hello companion devices, such as Microsoft Band and some Windows 10 phones.”