In March 2021 we released Fing App version 11.0 for Android. With this release, we have included the ability to manage your Fing Desktop network via your Fing Mobile App, creating one platform whereby you can manage all of your available Fing products.
To note: Fing App 11.0 for iOS will be released in April 2021.
What are the feature/functionality changes?
Please see below the feature/functionality updates relating to this release:
- Access to Fing Desktop via Fing Mobile app: via your Mobile app, you can now access & manage your Fing Desktop Network/Data by going to your ‘Network’ list (via the ‘Home’ tab) & click on your Fing Desktop network from the ‘Monitored Networks’ list.
- Fing Desktop network can be added to ‘Home’ tab: to quickly access the Fing Desktop network, you can add it to the ‘Home’ tab on the Mobile App (like Fingbox network). To note: only 1 monitored network can be added to the ‘Home’ tab at any time, e.g., if you have a Fingbox, you can add either a Fingbox or Fing Desktop Network to your ‘Home’ tab. However, regardless of which network is added to the ‘Home’ tab, all networks can be accessed by simply clicking on the network list (‘Hamburger’/3 line icon).
So, how will this look on the Mobile App? Will there be any changes to the UI?
Yes, we have made some changes in order to implement these functionalities and to continue to improve user experience. See below the main changes to the Mobile App UI:
- Network List Layout – when you click on your Network list (‘Hamburger icon) you will see 2 categories: ‘Monitored Networks’ & ‘Scanned Networks’. Monitored Networks refer to Fingbox or Fing Desktop networks. Scanned Networks refer to Mobile App scanned networks.
- Scan Option: if you have a Fing Desktop Network attached, when you click the ‘Scan’ button a manual scan cannot be completed, only a scan via the Fing Desktop Network. Scanning from the Mobile is blocked to preserve the scan with higher quality & avoid conflicts if scans. Detaching the network from Fing Desktop, will enable the ability to scan once again from Mobile.
- ‘Notifications’ tab (NEW): ‘on the Fing Desktop dashboard, there is a new ‘Notification’ tab which contains a list of notifications of new device connections.
- Improved UI for router vulnerability report: We unified the screens for Fing Vulnerability Test (Mobile app) and Fingbox Vulnerability Test so the same data are presented and in the same format.
- ‘Port close’ option: Now users do not have to navigate to a separate screen, instead ports can be closed directly from the analysis report page (if the router doesn’t support port closing, i.e. Google WiFi, Eero, the button close ports is not displayed).
- ‘Restore purchase’ button location changed: The restore purchase button helps to recover your purchases and you can find this button under App settings. You can find this by clicking on Avatar icon and then click on “Try for Free” and then if you scroll down you will find the “Restore” button.
How do I access my Fing Desktop Network via my Mobile App?
To access your Fing Desktop Network via your Mobile App:
- Log into your mobile app (using the account details that you use for your Fing Desktop app)
- Go to the Home tab
- Click on the ‘Hamburger’ icon (in the ‘Current Wi-Fi’ section of the display)
- A display will expand showing 2 sections:
- Monitored Networks: Fingbox or Fing Desktop networks
- Scanned Networks: all previously scanned networks
- The Fing Desktop Network will have a MAC address beginning with DW and a ‘desktop’ icon. Click on this network and your Fing Desktop dashboard will then be expanded (with tabs Devices/Network/Internet/Notifications)
You can now access the functionality & monitor the Fing Desktop Network.