Your Samsung Galaxy phone's fingerprint reader will soon let you unlock your Windows 10 PC

If you're one of the millions using a compatible Samsung Galaxy phone, it looks like you'll soon be able to use it to unlock your Windows 10 PC. Samsung already allows this with its Galaxy TabPro S through the Samsung Flow app for Windows 10, but, as SamMobile reports, Samsung has now confirmed that the feature will support all Windows 10 PCs soon.

The confirmations came in response to a user review for the Android companion app:

Sorry for your inconvenience. Samsung Flow is compatible with TapPro S now . But it will support all Windows 10 PCs from Windows 10 next major update (estimated early of April). Thank you.

We took a look at Samsung Flow early last year, noting its similarities to Windows Hello. That comes down to Windows 10's Companion Device Framework, which Samsung Flow is using in combination with Windows Hello APIs to make Flow work.

At the moment, Samsung Flow supports Galaxy phones from the S7 and S6 ranges, along with the Note 5, A7 and A5. If you own one of those phones (and presumably whatever Samsung plans to release in the coming months), it sounds like you'll be able to take advantage of Samsung Flow on any Windows 10 PC starting in April.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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