What is Fingerprint recognition used for on Galaxy S6/S6 edge?

Last Update Date : Apr 23. 2018



Use Fingerprint recognition as an alternative security method to entering passwords. 

In order for fingerprint recognition to function, your fingerprint information needs to be registered and stored in your device. After registering, you can set the device to use your fingerprint for the features below:


Fingerprint Screen lock
Web sign-in : Sign in to websites that can remember passwords by swiping any of your registered fingers over the home key.
Verify Samsung account : Instead of entering your Samsung account password, swipe any of your registered fingers over the home key for example, when purchasing content in Samsung services
Pay with PayPal : Link your PayPal account to your device to make quick and secure PayPal payments using any your registered fingerprints


※ Note : This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.

* More handy tips for Galaxy S6/ Galaxy S6 edge are now available on Smart Simulator.

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