Microsoft Testing “Phone Sign-in Beta” To Unlock Windows 10 PCs Via Bluetooth
Microsoft has been experimenting with newer ways of signing into Windows 10 PCs without the use of passwords. This time around, the Redmond tech giant came up with an app called, “phone sign-in beta” that can be used for unlocking a Windows 10-powered PC over Bluetooth. At the moment, Microsoft is conducting tests on the new app, which will appear soon on computers.Advertisement
Microsoft took similar attempts in the past for creating newer techniques of sign ins without the use of passwords. For instance, the company created the Windows Hello support through use of cameras and fingerprint readers that would match your finger impression to help you log in.
Twitter user, WalkingCat, first discovered the new authenticator app which is currently undergoing internal beta testing procedures. Right now, the app is only limited to Windows 10 PCs supporting fingerprint sensor or Windows Hello camera. For now, the app might not be available for Android and iOS platforms, notes The Verge.
So, how does the app work? After you create a Bluetooth sync between the app and your PC, it will quickly help to unlock your Windows 10 PC. First, open the app and then tap on your computer, and the screen will be unlocked. According to app listings, the future versions of the app will have support for a sign-in solution for VPN and browsers, Microsoft accounts, MFA approvals through notifications and one-time passcode generation, reports MSpoweruser.
It is not clear when the tech giant will release the app, so we can only wait for it to arrive soon. However, it can be said that if you find it difficult to manually enter your password and even remember it every time, the new app is just for you.
We had also reported earlier that Microsoft introduced a new set of updates for the Windows 10 apps. The new batch of Windows 10 updates includes MSN Money, MSN Weather, MSN Sports, MSN News and Mail and Calendar.
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