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Set Authentication Method with Samsung Flow

Samsung Flow is an app that lets you connect your phone to your computer or tablet. Not only can you get your phone's notifications on the larger screen, you can even unlock your devices with your phone! Keep reading to learn what authentication methods are available in Samsung Flow and how to set or change the one that unlocks your devices.

Available screens and settings may vary by phone, watch, tablet, PC, and their software versions.

In order for these features to work, Bluetooth needs to be turned on.

Set Authentication Method

Once you set an authentication method, you can unlock your computer or tablet with the set method. Just follow the prompt on your phone or watch, perform your chosen unlock method, and your computer will instantly unlock. Here's how to set your preferred unlock method:

On your phone, open the Samsung Flow app, and then touch More Options. Touch Manage devices and then touch the Settings icon next to your desired device. Touch the slider next to the authentication method you want to use.

  • Unlocked phone (Simple unlock): Sign in to Samsung Flow using your unlocked phone. 

  • Samsung Pass: Sign in to Samsung Flow with your biometrics using Samsung Pass.

  • Gear: Sign in to Samsung Flow by verifying your identity with your Gear.

  • Tablet biometrics: Sign in to Samsung Flow with your biometrics on your tablet.

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