Set up Biometrics and Security on the Galaxy A Series

Last modified : May 06. 2019

Set up extra security and passcodes on the new 2019 Galaxy A series phones, in-built with facial recognition and finger print scanner to prevent others from accessing information saved on your device. 

 

Select one of the drop down menus to learn how to set up and remove the biometrics and security settings on the new Galaxy A20, A30, A50 and A70.

Galaxy A20 & A30Click to Expand

The Galaxy A20 and A30 comes with the primary PIN, Pattern and Password security types but also allows you to add biometrics like facial recognition and fingerprint ID's. With the rear fingerprint sensor conveniently in-built on the back of your device and the face recognition technology, unlocking your Galaxy A20 or A30 has never been more simple and time-saving. 


Setting basic Lock Screen Types

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.

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.
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

Creating 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 Galaxy A20: Swipe your finger downwards over the fingerprint recognition sensor.
register fingerprint ID on the galaxy a20

Galaxy A30: Place your finger on the fingerprint recognition sensor. After the device detects your finger, lift it up and place it on the fingerprint recognition sensor again.

register fingerprint ID on the galaxy a30

Repeat this action until the fingerprint is registered.

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
Galaxy A50 & A70Click to Expand

The Galaxy A50 and A70 comes with high-tech biometric authentication. The On-Screen Fingerprint scanner recognizes your unique fingerprint, so you are the only one who can press and unlock in one easy move. Both the Galaxy A50 and A70 allow you to unlock your device by simply holding it in front of your face. The Face Recognition techology grants mobile access for you alone to ensure your personal data doesn't fall into the wrong hands.


Setting basic Lock Screen Types

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.

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.
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

Creating 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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