Setting up the Biometrics and Security

Last modified : Sep 12. 2019

Set up extra security and passcodes on your Galaxy phone or tablet, with the in-built with facial recognition and fingerprint scanner to prevent others from accessing information saved on your device. 

Please Note: Some Biometric security settings may not be available on your device, please refer to your device user manual to confirm if your Galaxy device supports these security settings.

Setup a basic Lock Screen type

If you would also like to create biometrics like Face ID's and Fingerprint ID's, you will need to create either a primary PIN, Pattern or Password security type.

1 Launch the Settings app > Lock Screen
settings > lock screen
2 Select Screen lock type
select screen lock type
3 Touch your preferred Lock screen type.

select preferred screen lock type
4 Enter your passcode and tap Continue when finished.
enter passcode and tap continue once complete
5 You will then need to reconfirm your passcode, re-enter your passcode and tap OK once complete.
reenter passcode and tap ok once complete
6 Customise and control how you would like your notifications to be displayed on your lock screen, once complete tap Done.
Control how you would like your notifications to be displayed on your lock screen

Setup Biometrics

1 Once you've created your primary security lock type, head into Biometrics and security
head into biometrics and security
2 Select Face recognition and re-enter your primary lock screen passcode to proceed to the next step.
select a biometric (face recognition or fingerprints)
3 Tap on the Continue button to start creating your Face ID.
Tap on the Continue button to start creating your Face ID.
4 Select Yes or No if you are wearing glasses then tap Continue.
Select Yes or No if you are wearing glasses then tap Continue.
5 Position your whole face in the box shown on the screen to complete the registration.

If your face is too close or too far from the camera your Face ID may not be recognised.
Position your whole face in the box shown on the screen to complete the registration. If your face is too close or too far from the camera your Face ID may not be recognised.

Ensure there is a sufficient amount of light in the environment and there is nothing obstructing the camera's view to successfully register your Face ID. If you are experiencing issues registering your Face ID try cleaning the camera lens with a soft cloth and repeat the above steps.

6 Once your face has been successfully registered, toggle on or off your preferred Useful Features and tap OK.
Once your face has been successfully registered, toggle on or off your preferred <b>Useful Features</b> and tap <b>OK.</b>
7 Head back to the Biometrics and security settings and select Fingerprints. You will need to re-enter your primary lock screen passcode to proceed to the next step.
select a biometric (face recognition or fingerprints)
8 Place your finger on the fingerprint scanner, then lift it off until the scan has reached 100%.
scan your fingerprint on the screen
scan your fingerprint on the screen
9 When you are finished registering your fingerprints, tap Done.

Deleting the registered face data

1 On the Settings screen, tap Biometrics and security → Face recognition
2 Unlock the screen using the primary screen lock method.
3 Tap Remove face data → Remove.

Once the registered face is deleted, all the related features will also be deactivated.

Deleting registered fingerprints

1 On the Settings screen, tap Biometrics and security → Fingerprints
2 Unlock the screen using the primary screen lock method.
3 Select a fingerprint to delete and tap Remove → Remove

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