Windows Hello, fingerprint scanners, and the more traditional password are just a few of the current ways to sign into a Windows 10 PC. Be it so, it appears now that Microsoft is working on a new app to sign you into your Windows 10 PC by using your phone’s Bluetooth connection.
First seen by Twitter user Walking Cat, the new app by the name of “phone sign-in beta” has appeared in the Windows Store.
— WalkingCat (@h0x0d) March 9, 2016
The Windows Store listing warns that the app is only intended for internal testing purposes and that the app is is still in a beta phase. It also hints that the app is the first step towards a world without passwords. At the moment, however, it appears that the app is only for Windows 10 mobile devices. Based on the listing, it also appears that the app uses a Bluetooth connection to unlock a Windows 10 computer. Similar to the Bluetooth unlocking capabilities found on Android devices, this app could mean that unlocking a Windows 10 computer would just require a tap from a phone already paired with the computer.
Further reading: Windows 10, Windows Hello, Windows Phone