Samsung Pass is a cool software by Samsung that uses your biometrics to log in to a site or app.
It’s not exactly a password manager but a faster and safer way to login to sites or add payment details without typing a word.
And since it has the Samsung brand name, it works only on Samsung devices and that too, only with the latest ones that support biometric authentication.
In the following section, I mention a few more things it misses along with the benefits.
Samsung Pass Pros
#1. Samsung Pass is a built-in tool in all the latest Samsung smartphones and quite easy to set up, too.
You just need to open ‘Settings’ and navigate to ‘Biometrics and Security’ and then select ‘Samsung Pass’ under it.
In many of the handsets, the option can also be under the ‘Lock Screen and Security’ section.
Next, you need to hit the “Start” button and accept the terms and conditions before verifying your biometrics – fingerprints, face ID, and iris.
That’s it. And you’re good to go!
#2. The auto-login of Samsung Pass is incredibly fast and secure.
But before you use Samsung Pass, you need to save your credentials for once.
So first, you need to go to the site and log in using your username and password.
And as you do that, a pop-up appears that asks you whether you want to sign-in using biometrics from next time. Tap ‘Remember’ and you’re done.
Now, whenever you visit the site the next time, you will see the option to log in to the site using Samsung Pass.
Following the same procedure, you can insert credit card details and shipping addresses on different sites and apps using Samsung Pass.
Samsung Pass Cons
#1. Sure, Samsung Pass is an exciting tool, but it also has lots of flaws.
And the most significant setback is the function doesn’t work with any popular browsers like Chrome, Firefox, or Opera. You’ll have to browse the web using the default ‘Internet’ app on your Samsung phone to login via Samsung Pass.
Similarly, the software doesn’t work with every app. Only those apps respond to Samsung Pass that supports Android autofill framework.
#2. The tool is not available anywhere other than the latest Samsung smartphones.
#3. The most fundamental job of a password saving tool is to generate passwords, but unfortunately, Samsung Pass fails to do so.
Also, the tool is unable to spot weak and duplicate passwords that most of the cutting-edge programs can easily do.
#4. Samsung Pass is excellent in auto-filling credentials, but security is a major concern with this tool.
Samsung encrypts your sensitive data but doesn’t reveal which encryption system it uses. So, you can’t be assured about the safety of your confidential information, and you also don’t know whether Samsung stores your details or not.
That again raises serious questions because most of the password managers never store your data on their servers.
Samsung Pass pricing plans and payment methods
Samsung Pass is already pre-installed on all the latest Samsung smartphones and tablets for free.
Do I recommend Samsung Pass?
The answer is simple. If you’re a Samsung user, definitely yes.
In fact, I used to use it on my older smartphone. However, other smartphone and desktop users can’t use the software. So, of course, the answer is ‘no’ for them.