Android fingerprint

Android and Windows are two of the most popular operating systems that are currently in use for smartphones and Computers respectively.

This makes it easier for someone who wants to develop an app that seamlessly works between these two operating systems.

Even Microsoft has added a couple of features like receiving texts from your Android phone on your Windows PC, continuing browsing from phone to PC and vice versa to make use of the popularity of both of these operating systems.

This post also concentrates on one such way where you can use the fingerprint scanner on your Android device to unlock and login to your Windows PC.

This method is not only more secure than the conventional login method, it is also comparatively faster and more convenient as most people carry their smartphones with them at all times.

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So, if you are interested to know how you could unlock and login to your Windows PC using the fingerprint scanner on your Android smartphone, here is how to do it.

How to Login to Windows PC using Android Fingerprint Scanner

Step 1:

To login to Windows PC using Android fingerprint scanner, the first thing you need to do is to install an Android app called Remote Fingerprint Unlock.

You can download and install the app on your Android smartphone by downloading it from the Google Play Store link below.

Remote Fingerprint Unlock
Remote Fingerprint Unlock
Developer: Rusu Andrei
Price: Free+
  • Remote Fingerprint Unlock Screenshot
  • Remote Fingerprint Unlock Screenshot

Step 2:

Once you have installed the Remote Fingerprint Unlock on your Android smartphone, you have to install the corresponding Fingerprint Credential Provider module on your Windows PC.

This module works on Windows 7/8/10 Computers.

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You can download it from the Google Drive link here.

The link has zip files of both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of the module and you have to download the corresponding version based on your Windows PC.

If you are not sure about the version of your Windows PC, you can follow the steps here to find it and then download the corresponding version.

Step 3:

Once you have downloaded the appropriate file for your PC, extract the zip file to a folder and then install the Fingerprint Credential Provider module by launching the setup file.

Android fingerprint

Step 4:

After you complete the above step, launch the Remote Fingerprint Unlock app on your Android smartphone and then register your fingerprint.

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Step 5:

Make sure your computer is locked by pressing the Windows+L keys and then proceed to scan for your computer by using the scan option in the left hamburger menu of the app.

Remember, your computer would be recognized by the app only if it is locked.

Step 6:

Once your Windows PC has been recognized by the app, just create and an new account on the app by entering the Windows user name and password of your PC from the app.

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Step 7:

After this, you have to make the Windows PC account you added as the default account on the app.

Now you can now unlock and login to Windows PC using your Android fingerprint scanner by opening the app and scanning your fingerprint.

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Let us know in the comments below did you find this new method to unlock and login to Windows PC using Android fingerprint scanner useful.

Feel free to post in the comments section if you have any questions regarding this method.


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