How to set up the IRIS scanner

Last Update date : 2017.09.22


What is the IRIS scanner?


The IRIS scanner brings security to another level for your Samsung Galaxy smartphones.


The patterns in your irises are incredibly complex and are virtually impossible to replicate, meaning iris authentication is one of the safest ways to keep your phone locked and the contents private.


Note: The IRIS scanner is supported only on the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note8.


Tips for using IRIS


● Hold your device about 25-35 cm away from your face with the screen facing towards you. Position your eyes in the circles shown on the screen.


● Wearing glasses or contacts when unlocking your device or verifying your identity may cause the device to have difficulty recognising your irises.


● Keep your eyes open and look at the top of the screen.


● IRIS recognition may not work properly in direct sunlight. For best results, perform this process indoors.


● Dirt and debris on the IRIS camera, LED sensor, or proximity sensor may cause the device to have difficulty recognising your irises.


How to set up the IRIS scanner 


Step 1: Go to the Settings menu → Lock screen and security Screen lock type.

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Step 2: Tap on Iris Scanner.

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Step 3: Tap Continue to Set up iris security.

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Step 4: To use iris recognition securely, you need to set a Pattern, PIN, or password. Select one of the three options to proceed.

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Step 5: For example, Pattern was selected. Set Pattern then tap on Continue. Re-enter the same pattern and then tap on Confirm.

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Step 6: Please read the Disclaimer and tap OK to proceed.

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Step 7: You can choose to Register only 1 iris, or tap on Continue to register both Irises.

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Step 8: Follow the on screen prompts to register your irises.

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Step 9: Once the Iris registration is 100% complete, the screen will display Success. Tips on how to use the Iris scanner efficiently will now be displayed.

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Step 10: Your Iris data has now been registered. Tap on Done to complete the setup.

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