Samsung now allows users to unlock Windows 10 PC using a Galaxy S8’s fingerprint reader

Samsung Flow has received an update that makes it compatible with almost all Windows 10-based PCs, laptops, and tablets. All you need is a compatible Galaxy smartphone.

Users can now unlock their Windows 10 devices using the fingerprint sensor on their Galaxy smartphone, sync texts, transfer files, automatically connect to the phone’s Wi-Fi hotspot, and more.

The Tech giant first introduced the ability to unlock its Windows 10-powered Galaxy TabPro S with a Samsung Flow app for Android last year, and this expansion means any Windows 10 PC is now supported.

Alongside the fingerprint support, the company is also enabling the ability to sync smartphone notifications to your PC. This was also previously available to Samsung PCs, but the company is now expanding it to all Windows 10 devices. Samsung’s latest Flow apps are available now, and users just need a PC running the latest Windows 10 Creators Update to enable the new features.

The Flow app currently lets users unlock a Galaxy TabPro S 2-in-1 with the fingerprint sensor on a Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge and Edge+, Note 5, and A7 and A5 devices. After the Windows 10 Creators Update, however, that login feature will expand to all Windows 10 PCs that have the hardware to support it, as first reported by SamMobile.

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