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What’s New With Nougat Part 13: Samsung Pass eliminates the need to remember passwords

Samsung has released a new beta of Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge today. It brings Samsung Pass, a feature that was announced with the Galaxy Note 7 earlier this year. Think of Samsung Pass as a master key for website login or mobile banking services. It eliminates the need for you to remember passwords and enables you to access those services by relying on the fingerprint scanner.

Samsung Pass lets you use biometric authentication to verify your identity easily and securely. The biometric data is coded, encrypted, and stored securely under Samsung Knox protection. The data always remains on the device itself and is never stored on the Samsung Pass server or backed up anywhere else.

Once it has been configured, Samsung Pass can quickly enable auto login for websites and even applications. You can use medical, financial and healthcare services that require additional security on mobile with biometric authentication as well.

Be sure to go through our entire What’s New With Nougat series to find out all that’s new with the upcoming major update for Samsung devices.

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NickA7X
NickA7X

Hello! I flashed BTU Official Nougat release yesterday and Samsung Pass isnt working for me, it says “Samsung pass is not available at the moment, try again later”. Is this happening to anyone else? Thanks!

darifbs
darifbs

I have same firmware and same problem !

unikum1981@gmail.com

Same here…

xox92
xox92

I also had this problem. If you have Knox installed, uninstall it then try to set up Samsung Pass again, it worked for me 😀

punkerbruin
punkerbruin

same here doesn’t work for me, and i don’t have knox installed.

tecksulfur
tecksulfur

You have to install Knox for this feature?

Reeneman
Reeneman

Is the secured folder part of the Nougat update?

maccyb
maccyb

I loved this option on Note7, and the additional security of it being stored and encrypted by Knox was great, plus it saved a lot of time. Will be nice to see in S7 and Edge and new devices.

ShivamChatak
ShivamChatak

Cool…. Fingerprint authentication also work in Samsung browser to sign in into websites. Love it.

mada222
mada222

It’s December SMR too

SiliconChip
SiliconChip

I already have last pass that not only does the same, including fingerprint authentication, as it also works on PC’S browsers or via a vault app.

True that DB is not stored locally rather on a remote server, but that allows to be used more often and in different places/devices.
Still, Samsung Pass is a nice approach by Sam.