I recently discovered the Samsung Pass app on my phone, I had no idea what it was used for so I did some research and I started using it immediately. So what is Samsung Pass? What does it do? How does it work? I will answer all these questions in depth.
What Is Samsung Pass?
Samsung Pass is Samsung’s password management system that uses biometric data such as your irises, your face, or your fingerprint for a quicker, more secure login.
This is a great feature that works very well, however, not all websites and apps support this authentication system.
For some websites and apps, you will still have to manually enter your password at some point during the process.
To use Samsung Pass, you must use Samsung’s internet browser, if you use Google Chrome or any other browser this feature will not work.
How Does Samsung Pass Work?
You can watch the video above or follow the steps below to set up Samsung Pass on your phone:
- On the home screen, you must swipe up from the bottom.
- Then type “Samsung Pass” into the search box.
- Tap on the app when it shows up.
- Read the on-screen prompt and tap agree.
- Then you must login to your Samsung account to continue.
- If you have registered your fingerprints you must confirm them here then tap next. But if you have not registered your fingerprints Samsung Pass will walk you through the process.
After completing the steps above, the next time you visit a compatible website or use a compatible app, you will be prompted to sign in via Samsung Pass.
Is Samsung Pass Secure?
The Samsung Pass biometric login system provides a layer of security, but is it 100% foolproof? Probably not, because the fingerprint scanner, the iris scanner, and the facial recognition can be fooled from time to time.
What Phones Are Compatible With Samsung Pass?
Samsung Pass cannot be downloaded from the Google App Store into your phone. It’s a pre-installed app that’s only available on a number of Samsung phones.
These phones have the Android 8 operating system or newer. Below, I have compiled a list of phones that have Samsung Pass.
- Samsung Galaxy S8
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S9
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S10e
- Samsung Galaxy S10
- Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
- Samsung Galaxy S20
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite
Should You Use Samsung Pass?
If you have one of the Samsung phones listed above, I would definitely recommend using it.
While I think the fingerprint scanner is great, I think the app could be improved because it’s missing a few features.
These features include a password generator to generate unique passwords for every site that uses Samsung Pass and the ability to share your login info in a secure folder with your family, friends, or co-workers.
What Are Some Alternatives To Samsung Pass?
LastPass is an extremely popular password manager app that many people use to help them remember their passwords and other sensitive information such as internet banking passwords, credit card info, insurance cards, website login info, etc.
LastPass has some great features and it can be used as secure storage for almost any type of digital information. LastPass is compatible with Android and iOS.
Dashlane is another popular password manager that offers almost the same features and functionalities as LastPass.
However, Dashlane also offers a few additional features that LastPass doesn’t have such as identity theft protection, and a VPN. Dashlane is available on Android and iOS.
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