Samsung has updated the Flow app on Google Play and Windows Store to work with more devices and support a new authentication method. Now, Samsung Flow can unlock your Windows 10 device, or at least, when you use a corresponding app for both Android and Windows 10. Therefore, if your computer does not have a fingerprint scanner, you can use the one on your phone to unlock it.
The Android part of this setup was updated some time ago. However, the Windows version was delayed due to Microsoft’ application publishing process. The Galaxy TabPro S already supported the fingerprint unlock feature, but it now works with other Windows 10 devices too.
To set up Samsung Flow on your devices, follow these instructions:
- Start Samsung Flow app on your phone and tablet/PC
- Choose your phone and click Pair on the list
- Confirm your passcode on both devices and complete Bluetooth pairing
- Click on the Register Device button on your tablet/PC
- Confirm passcode on both devices and complete registration
- Type your PIN on the next screen
- Scan your fingerprint. That’s all
If you are reasonably tech-savvy, then you shouldn’t run into any trouble with Samsung Flow. All you need is a compatible Samsung device running Marshmallow or newer, and a computer with Bluetooth and fTPM support running Windows 10 Creator’s update. This sounds complicated, but it is not. it simply means any Windows 10 device with Bluetooth that has been updated recently. Uninstall Samsung flow on both devices, follow the above instructions to pair the two devices, and you are all set.
Other notable features of the app include the ability to sync notifications between platforms, an instant hotspot feature, and easy file transfer between devices. It also works for both Samsung phones and tablets. Therefore, if you have a supported device, you might want to try it out.
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