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  1. rdubmu's Avatar
    If you have a windows 10 computer I highly suggest Samsung flow. I get all my notifications from my phone to the computer. You can also unlock your computer using bio-metrics on your phone (eyes or finger print). So far I am a fan!
    02-19-2018 10:11 PM
  2. 1122334455667788's Avatar
    Thanks. I'll check it out.
    jimd1050 likes this.
    02-19-2018 10:28 PM
  3. bassjo's Avatar
    If you have a windows 10 computer I highly suggest Samsung flow. I get all my notifications from my phone to the computer. You can also unlock your computer using bio-metrics on your phone (eyes or finger print). So far I am a fan!
    I wholeheartedly agree. I absolutely love this app. With the companion app on my computer I can also transfer files, photos, etc... wirelessly to my computer. Also like the OP said I can unlock my computer using my phone and I can reply to text messages from my computer as well. Thumbs up from me!
    02-20-2018 05:48 AM
  4. tuckertje01's Avatar
    Thanks, sounds good so I'll give it a try.
    02-20-2018 05:51 AM
  5. KruseLudsMobile's Avatar
    If you have a windows 10 computer I highly suggest Samsung flow. I get all my notifications from my phone to the computer. You can also unlock your computer using bio-metrics on your phone (eyes or finger print). So far I am a fan!
    I already used SideSync... What advantages/disadvantages of using one vs. the other?
    02-20-2018 06:56 AM
  6. mary beth hale's Avatar
    If you have a windows 10 computer I highly suggest Samsung flow. I get all my notifications from my phone to the computer. You can also unlock your computer using bio-metrics on your phone (eyes or finger print). So far I am a fan!
    Didn't know about this. Installed on phone and laptop just now and will give it a go. Thanks for the info.
    02-20-2018 08:01 AM
  7. billykac's Avatar
    I already used SideSync... What advantages/disadvantages of using one vs. the other?
    Would like to know this as well.
    02-20-2018 10:48 AM
  8. rdubmu's Avatar
    You can download both and find out?
    02-20-2018 10:51 AM
  9. mary beth hale's Avatar
    If you have a windows 10 computer I highly suggest Samsung flow. I get all my notifications from my phone to the computer. You can also unlock your computer using bio-metrics on your phone (eyes or finger print). So far I am a fan!
    This is working very nicely for me. Thanks for the heads-up.
    rdubmu likes this.
    02-20-2018 05:57 PM
  10. torbach1's Avatar
    I installed this. I don't have a Samsung tablet or Windows machine. I have a Surface Laptop. It says on Samsung's website that this should only work with the Samsung laptop. Is that accurate? I've successfully installed it on my Surface laptop, and on my Note 8. I've connected the two over Bluetooth, but then after that it just says on the phone that they're disconnected.

    When I try to reconnect, it goes through the same Bluetooth connection effort asks me to verify my pin on both sides, after I do, it stays they're connected, and then I get the same message on the phone a moment after that saying it's disconnected again.
    02-23-2018 09:22 AM
  11. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Works on my inexpensive Dell laptop running Windows 10, so no, not just for Samsung machines. Stays connected to my S8 Plus at home without issues.
    Your Surface runs Windows so not sure what the problem is.
    02-23-2018 09:48 AM
  12. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I installed this. I don't have a Samsung tablet or Windows machine. I have a Surface Laptop. It says on Samsung's website that this should only work with the Samsung laptop. Is that accurate? I've successfully installed it on my Surface laptop, and on my Note 8. I've connected the two over Bluetooth, but then after that it just says on the phone that they're disconnected.

    When I try to reconnect, it goes through the same Bluetooth connection effort asks me to verify my pin on both sides, after I do, it stays they're connected, and then I get the same message on the phone a moment after that saying it's disconnected again.
    Maybe try uninstall/reinstall on both devices? Do you have the most recent Windows update on your Surface. Flow app states your laptop needs to be on Creators update.
    1. Windows Tablet/PC : Windows 10 OS Creators update (V1703) and June patch build (15063.413)
    02-23-2018 09:54 AM
  13. torbach1's Avatar
    Maybe try uninstall/reinstall on both devices? Do you have the most recent Windows update on your Surface. Flow app states your laptop needs to be on Creators update.
    1. Windows Tablet/PC : Windows 10 OS Creators update (V1703) and June patch build (15063.413)
    Yeah, I do have the latest. I'll uninstall and reinstall. Thanks!
    02-23-2018 10:37 AM
  14. Telstar1948's Avatar
    Did anyone determine whether SideSync and Samsung Flow are different in function?
    02-24-2018 07:05 AM
  15. Trees's Avatar
    Are there any ports that need to be open for Flow to work on Windows 10? Maybe some firewall rule adjustments are needed?
    02-24-2018 08:14 AM
  16. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Did anyone determine whether SideSync and Samsung Flow are different in function?
    Haven't used SideSync so don't know.
    02-24-2018 08:42 AM
  17. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Are there any ports that need to be open for Flow to work on Windows 10? Maybe some firewall rule adjustments are needed?
    For me it was just a matter of downloading Samsung Flow app from Microsoft Store on laptop and downloading Samsung Flow app on phone then following setup process. I don't have an AV program on my laptop other than Windows Defender, so not sure if that would make a difference.
    02-24-2018 08:58 AM
  18. KruseLudsMobile's Avatar
    You can download both and find out?
    Samsung SideSync allows you to show your phone screen in a window on your PC, and you interact with the phone the same way in that window. You can be connected to the pc via cable or they will be able to connect to each other over WiFi as well if you are on the same network (and my PC doesn't even have WiFi). Have not tried Bluetooth, that probably works as well (if the PC has Bluetooth). Phone nofications show up on your PC and you can make phone calls with the PC. You can also drag and drop files back and forth from the phone to your PC. So what does Samsung Flow do that is different or better? #rdumbu or someone else, now that I have told you what SideSync does, can't you just tell me what Samsung Flow does?
    02-24-2018 09:31 AM
  19. 1122334455667788's Avatar
    I just installed Sidesync and am quite impressed. Only problem is it seems a little low resolution.
    Once I've used it for a while, I'll probably give Flow a try and see how it compares.

    Edit: It seems the resolution can actually be changed.
    02-24-2018 09:49 AM
  20. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I'll give SideSync a try after work to compare it to Flow.
    02-24-2018 10:49 AM
  21. bassjo's Avatar
    Did anyone determine whether SideSync and Samsung Flow are different in function?
    Yeah I've used side sync, it's more for being able to "cast" your note 8 screen on your computer and then you can navigate it as you would on the phone itself... Albeit more clumsily. Flow let's you transfer files between the devices, see notifications coming on your phone on your computer, see and reply to text messages on your computer and unlock your computer using the biometric features of the note 8.
    02-24-2018 01:19 PM
  22. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Yeah I've used side sync, it's more for being able to "cast" your note 8 screen on your computer and then you can navigate it as you would on the phone itself... Albeit more clumsily. Flow let's you transfer files between the devices, see notifications coming on your phone on your computer, see and reply to text messages on your computer and unlock your computer using the biometric features of the note 8.
    Thanks for that clear explanation. So SideSync isn't really what I want.
    bassjo likes this.
    02-24-2018 05:52 PM
  23. mary beth hale's Avatar
    If you have a windows 10 computer I highly suggest Samsung flow. I get all my notifications from my phone to the computer. You can also unlock your computer using bio-metrics on your phone (eyes or finger print). So far I am a fan!
    Every day I use this I like it more. Has worked flawlessly for me. Thanks again.
    Wonder why it only has mediocre ratings in the Store.
    02-24-2018 05:54 PM
  24. Lepa79's Avatar
    Any one know if you can install samsung flow on another phone that has no sim and be able to get notifications on it from main phone?
    02-24-2018 07:56 PM
  25. mlbrowninsc's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up on this. Installed it last night and it's working great.
    02-25-2018 11:27 AM
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