Galaxy S6: How can I manage my Fingerprint Locks on my Samsung Galaxy S6?

Last Update Date : Apr 09. 2018

Fingerprints


Use fingerprint recognition as an alternative to entering passwords in certain apps.

You can also use your fingerprint to verify your identity when logging in to your Samsung account.

Note: Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Registering a Fingerprint


You can register up to 3 fingerprints. A password will also set up as an alternative to your fingerprint.

Note: Fingerprint recognition uses the unique characteristics of each fingerprint to enhance the security of your device. The likelihood of the fingerprint sensor confusing even small areas of two different fingerprints is very low. But, in rare cases the sensor may recognize a fingerprint that is similar to a registered fingerprint.

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 1 .

2. Touch Settings 1 .

3. Touch Lock screen and security 1 .

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Note: It may be necessary to scroll down and touch Lock screen and security 1 under the Personal tab.

4. Touch Fingerprints under the Security tab.

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• To add a fingerprint, touch Add fingerprint and follow the instructions to register a fingerprint and password.

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• To rename a fingerprint, touch EDIT, select a fingerprint, and then touch RENAME.

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• To delete a fingerprint, touch EDIT, select a fingerprint, and then touch REMOVE.

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Changing Backup Password


You have the option to change your backup password.

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 1 > Settings1 .

2. Touch Lock screen and security 1 > Fingerprints > Change backup password.

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Fingerprint Verification


Fingerprint verification can be used for other accounts accessed from your phone.

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 1 > Settings 1 .

2. Touch Lock screen and security 1 > Fingerprints.

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Web sign-in: Access your online accounts using your fingerprint.

Verify Samsung account: Verify your identity using your fingerprint when logging in to your Samsung account.

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