Users usually complain that the fingerprint reader of our phones is wasted. It is a very reliable security method and we only use it to unlock our mobile and access certain services. But now You can unlock your Windows PC thanks to your mobile. As? With an application, some patience and a few steps to follow.
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Remote Fingerprint Unlock: the app that your fingerprint reader uses to unlock your PC
The application that allows this trick is available on Google Play. His name makes it clear: Remote Fingerprint Unlock. This app is very simple and easy to install, in a few minutes you can be using it without problems. You will only have to follow certain steps.
First and foremost, we will download the app from Google Play. Before starting it, you will have to go to the link that we leave below to download a plugin For Windows, it will be what remotely connect the mobile app with our Windows PC. If your Windows is 32 bits, download the x86 zip. If on the contrary it is 64, the x64.
Once downloaded, we will have to extract the executable from the zip and install it on our computer. We have analyzed it several times and the program is not malicious, so it is completely safe. After installing it, touch configure the app.
We lock the computer, that is, we leave it on the lock screen. For this you can either restart the PC, or block it or restart the session. Once that is done, you will open the application and you will have to click on "Scan". When it appears, click on it.
Now it's time to set up the account that will associate the app with the computer. 2 options will appear on the PC lock screen: or unlock the PC with our username and password or with Fingerprint Unlock. An ID will appear that if it matches the one that appears on the screen of the app, it will be correct.
Now, in the "My accounts" section, you will have to configure the Windows account. This is very simple: you will have to put the name of your PC account and the password you have set. It is important that the Fingerprint Unlock screen is put on the lock screen, since it will not work if you are in your normal login.
Now, you go to the "Unlock" section and put your finger on your fingerprint, and voila: Windows will be unlocked. You can only unlock Windows if the app is open, not when the mobile is locked. But it is much faster than using our PC password in a classic way.
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Remote Fingerprint Unlock has a paid version with more options, such as waking the PC out of the app, putting several PCs configured in the app and an unlock widget (in addition to removing ads). Now we can give new use to the wasted fingerprint reader of our phones.