Iris Recognition on Galaxy Note7



The Samsung Galaxy Note7 features iris recognition technology which helps keep your phone safe and secure. This uses the iris recognition camera and LED to scan and recognise the unique pattern of your iris.


Precautions for Iris recognition

  • To protect your eyes, do not stare at the iris recognition LED light when your eyes are less than 20 cm away from the device.
  • Do not use a screen protector that may cover the proximity sensor. It may cause the proximity sensor to malfunction and thus the iris recognition LED may not turn on when you are close.
  • Do not subject the device to excessive impacts or scratch the area around the iris recognition camera and LED with sharp or hard objects. Doing so may cause damage to the iris recognition camera or LED resulting in it to malfunction
  • Do not use iris recognition camera and LED with infants. Doing so may cause damage to their eyesight.
  • Anyone who experiences dizziness, seizures, loss of awareness, blackouts, or a family history of such symptoms or conditions, should see a doctor before using iris recognition.
  • The iris scanner is not intended to be used a medical device; biometric data collected and stored locally by the iris scanner is not intended for any diagnostic, therapeutic, or preventative medical purposes. Additional security options are available on your device.

For better Iris recognition

The device may not recognise your irises in the following situations:

  • When you are wearing glasses, sunglasses, coloured contact lenses or circle lenses.
  • When some parts of your irises are hidden by narrowed or puffy eyelids.
  • When the device is tilted or shaken too much.
  • When the device is lower than your face.
  • When the area around the iris recognition camera and LED is covered with a screen protector, ink or paint, or other material.
  • When you’ve had intraocular lens implant or iris scar treatment.
  • When you scan your irises in places with strong sunlight, or in places with no light or low-light conditions.
  • When the area around the iris recognition camera and LED is humid or wet.
  • When some parts of your irises are hidden by dirt on you glasses.
  • When you register your irises in bright conditions and scan them in low-light conditions.
  • When you scan your irises after moving from a bright place to a dark place.
  • When your cornea is cloudy or you have a health condition that affects your irises.