Samsung Galaxy fingerprint reader will soon be able to unlock your Windows 10 PC

Laurent Giret

If you own a recent Samsung Galaxy smartphone with a fingerprint reader, you’ll soon be able to use your phone to unlock your Windows 10 PC: a new report from SamMobile reveals that Samsung Flow, an Android app that allow Galaxy users to unlock their GalaxyTap Pro S Windows 10 tablet using their handset’s fingerprint reader, will soon be updated to support all Windows 10 PCs (via Neowin).

Answering to a comment on the Google Play Store listing, the Korean company explained that the new functionality will be enabled in April after the release of “Windows 10 next major update” (which as you may know is the upcoming Creators Update).

Samsung Flow Google Play
Samsung also confirmed that the Windows 10 Creators Update will be released in April.

According to the store listing, the Samsung Flow Android app is only compatible with select handsets including the Galaxy S7, S7 edge, S6, S6 edge, S6 edge + and Note 5. After installing it, Galaxy users need to pair their phone to their Galaxy TabPro S using Bluetooth or NFC. Overall, it’s not clear if using Samsung Flow to unlock your PC is faster than just typing your password, but it’s certainly a nice to have feature if your Windows 10 PC doesn’t support Windows Hello.

It remains to be seen if the app will support more Galaxy handsets in the future, but Samsung may well have a found a new feature to differentiate itself from other Android manufacturers. If you own a recent Galaxy smartphone, let us know in the comments if you’re looking forward to be able to unlock your Windows 10 PC using Samsung Flow.