Samsung Flow – Using watch to unlock Tablet or PC

[App] Samsung Flow

Samsung FlowSamsung Flow is a software product that enables a seamless, secure, connected experience across your devices.

You can authenticate your Tablet/PC with your smartphone, share content between devices, and sync notifications or view contents from your smartphone on your Tablet/PC. You can turn on the smartphone’s Mobile Hotspot to keep your Tablet/PC connected.

You can also log in to your Tablet/PC with your biometric data (Iris, Fingerprints) if you register with Samsung Pass.

You can also use Samsung Flow on Galaxy Watch. Unlock and Sign in to your Tablet/PC using your Samsung Wearable. Using watch to unlock Tablet/PC, you can also view notifications on your phone and check the flow history of your shared content.
The following devices support Samsung Flow:
1. Windows Tablet/PC : Windows 10 OS Creators update (V1703) and June patch build (15063.413)
(Galaxy TabPro S, Galaxy Book, Galaxy Book2, PC)
2. Android Tablet: Android Marshmallow OS or newer (Galaxy Tab S4, Tab S3, Tab S2, Tab A (2018, 10.5), Tab A2, Tab Active 2, Tab A 10.1, Tab A (2017))
3. Android Phone : Android Marshmallow OS or Newer
It may not be supported by some models, depending on the smartphone specifications.
4. Samsung Wearable: Tizen 3.0 OS or Newer
Samsung Galaxy Watch, Samsung Gear S3, Samsung Gear Sports

Samsung Flow will operate only on official software released by Samsung Electronics.
Windows: Bluetooth (Bluetooth LE optional) or Wi-Fi/LAN, Wi-Fi direct

Windows 10 users can find the Samsung Flow app on the Windows App Store.
Go to the Samsung Flow webpage where you can find the setup guide:
If you have not updated the Samsung Flow app to the latest version, please go to Windows Store > Menu > Downloads and Updates to update the app.

The following permissions are required for the app service. For optional permissions, the default functionality of the service is turned on, but not allowed.

Required permissions
Location: Used to search for your phone using your tablet or computer connected through Bluetooth
Storage: Used to store content shared among registered devices on an external storage device and view the stored content

Optional permissions
Phone: Used to answer and decline calls to your phone on your tablet or computer
Contacts: Used to obtain information about callers or senders when you receive calls or text messages on your phone
SMS: Used to receive and reply to text messages to your phone on your tablet or computer
Microphone: Used to record and send the audio from your phone to your computer or tablet while using Smart View

Samsung Flow user reviews :

Better than before with WLAN connection, but why does the screen have to remain on when mirroring? SideSync could do this with the screen completely off before. It’s an unnecessary waste of battery to have the phone screen active when it’s already mirrored. The phone screen on/off button on the Smart View doesn’t really work. It just lowers the brightness on the phone screen but you can still see it’s on and what’s happening. It should be actually off.
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.February 7, 2019
  • Hello, Kristian Joseph Gomez. Sorry for your inconvenience. We will review your suggestion so that it can be supported in the next major update. Thank you.
I have been using SideSync for some time and am very disappointed that much of the functionallity that I have been using in the past has disappeared. This was an influence on my purchase of a Tab S4. Specifically The ability to access my phone screen (and use my phone) from my tablet is something I used alot and was hoping to be able to do now, but cannot.
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.February 15, 2019
  • Hello, John Phillips Sorry for your inconvenience. Please report your issue via Samsung Members app or email us( with more details (repro step, screen capture). Thank you.

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