One of the most useful features of the latest generation smartphones is unlocking by fingerprint. A user-friendly feature that has made our mobile phones safer. Even PC manufacturers have understood the importance of this security feature, to the point of introducing a fingerprint sensor even on notebooks. If you'd like to unlock your Windows PC with a fingerprint but don't have a pre-installed sensor, don't worry, we'll explain how.
In this article you will be able to see how to use the reader of your Android smartphone to get this function even on non-prepared computers. The only requirements are to have a Windows PC (from Windows 7 onwards all versions of the Microsoft operating system are supported) and an Android smartphone with a fingerprint sensor.
Unlock Windows PC with fingerprint
For a long time I searched for a reliable solution that would allow me to unlock my Windows PC without having to always enter my password. Today this need can be satisfied thanks to a simple application. From the tests I carried out, this method has always worked correctly without the slightest hitch. Ready to unlock your PC with a fingerprint? Then continue reading this guide.
How to use Android's fingerprint to unlock Windows PCs
The first thing you need to do is install the Windows credential module on your PC. You can download this form from this link. present a x64 version compatible with 64-bit computers and an x86 version for 32-bit computers. Download the version compatible with your operating system. If you are in doubt and have a computer purchased in the last 7/8 years, then download the 64-bit version.
When the download is complete, start installing the module. Follow the wizard and when asked to add an exception to the firewall, confirm the operation and proceed. If you do not agree to add this exception, the PC will not be able to communicate with the smartphone when on the lock screen.
At the end of the installation, to verify that everything is configured correctly, go to the lock screen (just press the keys simultaneously Win + THE). At the bottom left there will be a new option (Unlock fingerprints). If you see this entry, then your Windows PC has been configured correctly.
Now you need to install the application Remote Fingerprint Unlock on your Android smartphone. You can download it for free from the Google Play Store.
At the end of the installation, start the app. Make sure your PC and smartphone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. The application will start scanning the network in search of a PC with the previously installed credential module installed. At the end of the search, select your PC. You will be asked to enter the credentials you use to access your PC (email address and password used to log in to the PC).
During the configuration procedure you will also be asked to authenticate yourself using a fingerprint. Make sure all credentials are correct otherwise this method will not work.
After completing the configuration, you can start unlocking your PC by starting the app on your Android smartphone and placing your finger to allow the operation.
These simple steps will enable your Windows PC to unlock via fingerprint. the fastest and cheapest solution to add a convenient function to your PC.
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